Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I know I have been a little bit neglectful of my blogging duties lately, but unfortunately I have been sick on and off for the last few weeks, which resulted in a bed ridden weekend that I could no longer ignore...so after a huge internal battle I decided to go to the hospital (an experience which I absolutely dread doing under normal circumstances but hate even more so in South Korea--imagine strange people proding you, pricking you and you have no idea why because you don't speak the language...not my idea of fun). Nonetheless, I figured I've had enough of getting sick every weekend and went despite my anxiety. The whole experience was...less than desirable but at least now I know what my problem is and I have been given the right meds (hopefully) to make me whole again :-) However, that is not the point of my rant...I wanted to share some more awesome images from my favorite site (www.theselby.com) which really made me smile...enjoy...OH and to all the sickies out there, may you all get well soon :-)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I strongly believe (and always have) that fashion is an expression of the self. As a semiotician, I think that signs are the fundamentals of any culture and like all other sign systems, fashion is one that clearly and creatively connotes one's persona. I think this is why I am so fascinated by the Japanese fashion scene. To me, it is a clear example of how far people go in creating a self-image through fashion (albeit extreme in some cases). As I recently said to my husband (after a debate as to why I am so "into" fashion). It is an art---to me, fashion is the use of different textiles, materials, ink, metals etc. on/for your body that in the end come together to create an artistic form...my point: check out the cool pictures I found on my new favorite website: http://www.japanesestreets.com/ and be as inspired as I was...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I realize that a lot of Japanese Fashion is a bit extreme for most tastes, but you have to admit that the creativity and uniqueness that is evident within the fashion scene of places such as Harajuku, Shibuya and Ginza (all areas in Tokyo), is pretty awe-inspiring. To get to my point, I was browsing a really great site today at work (http://www.japanesestreets.com ) and had to share some of my favorite images that I found. Enjoy and check out the site if you're thristy for more...(although I will probably post more soon...can't seem to get enough :-)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So, this weekend my favorite girl on Jeju had a party, and even though I was completely sober for the occassion (thanks to a pesky cold) I had the time of my life. In turn, this little post is a shout-out (and a thank you) to my Girl M, who is not only a generous and fabulous host but also a beautifully gorgeous friend as well. Thanks Miska!
I love this space! It belongs to designer and DJ duo vanessa giovacchini and marylouise pels. The pictures are of their LA home and I must say that I absolutely love the vibrancy and the creativity and the overall atmosphere of the place. Enjoy...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I took this out of the online December Vogue issue. The article was called "recession spending". It caught my eye, mostly because of the word recession which seems to be popping up everywhere and always seems to bring me the chills. However, I thought this image (and the article) lend a more positive (fashionable?) view on the issue...at least something right? To read the whole piece just see: http://www.style.com/trendsshopping/stylenotes/101308/
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I realize this is a little strange but I LOVE these candlesticks. They are so kitchy and borderline tacky (okay maybe they crossed over to the land of tackiness but still...) Once again I have The Selby to thank. (http://www.theselby.com/10_5_08_Nico_francesca/pages/image27.html).
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Last year Hugh (my husband) and I were lucky enough to visit Hiroshima, Japan. While we were there we got the chance to go to the A-bomb museum and I just re-discovered these gorgeous shots of paper cranes. The cranes were made by Japanese students to commemorate all of the victims of the atomic bomb. These photos always make me think about what we have done, and what we are doing to our world. Something to think about...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I just can't seem to get enough of "the selby" (http://www.theselby.com/). This time it's Ingrid Schram's Greenwich Village apartment in NYC. I love the 'organized messiness' (as my Mamo would say) of the place and the general warmth the space exhibits. For more pics check out: http://www.theselby.com/10_06_08_ingrid_schram/index.html, and enjoy!