Monday, August 24, 2009

etsy finds!!!

shawl collar swing coat at metrode's shop

pinstriped rabbit art doll at oh my cavalier's shop

madrid chair at reclaim the throne's shop

pyramid pendant gold necklace at michelle chang's jewelry shop

pencil case at little tea party's shop

the right side of the bed

all images from house to home

right now i really want to figure out what my perfect bedroom would look like. i'm into light colored bedding in cream, or beige or white, uncluttered space, naturalistic accents, battered items alongside the brand new, and a few well-chosen bits of color. i want simplicity and efficiency and comfort. i want ease and tranquility and traces of nostalgia. i wouldn't mind one of these rooms...

Thursday, August 20, 2009


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photo found on autoblog green

photo found on impact lab

so basically, i'm forever amazed by dogs— and these rawboned stray dog hustlers of moscow have taken my amazement to a whole new level. apparently when the soviet union collapsed in the 1990's, industrial complexes were moved from the city center to the suburbs, and this shift forced the stray dogs to change their survival strategies. they had always used the industrial complexes as safe shelters to sleep in at night, but during the day they foraged for food in the city streets where scraps were more accessible and plentiful. but once their shelters were moved to the suburbs, they had to start commuting to the city center to still get to that easy food. so guess what?— they figured out how to use the subway. can it get any more wonderful than that? can it get any more absurd and astonishing? can it get any more real, any simpler? i mean, of course they figured it out, they had to. these are the kind of dogs i'd want to hang out with— duck in and out of shadows with, weave through streets and legs and noise with, learn a few tricks from. these guys have it down, they travel to the city to eat, and then in the evenings they go back to the suburbs. they are like businessmen going to the city to make shit happen, to earn what they need to live. just for a minute i want to let myself imagine them in suits and ties, holding briefcases, serious and tired, preparing themselves for the day ahead. oh yeah, you know what else? they like to just chill out in the subway in the winter to stay warm (enduring a moscow winter can't be fun), and they know what's up in traffic (when to cross, when not to), and they know how to get the last bite of whatever you're eating out of your hand.
check out this video of a little scrapper waiting for his train

Sunday, August 2, 2009

that seventies look

calvin klein ad with a very young brooke shields

photo found here

lou doillon in vanessa bruno ad

amber valletta & georgina grenville in 2001 versace ad

i just love that seventies aesthetic. there is sex and haughtiness and gloss and fantasy. there is vulnerabilty and messiness and intrigue. there is softness and titillation and disturbance. through that seventies lens, women look both dangerous and tender—and that is a pretty dicey, but captivating combination.