March 30, 2008

inspiration: the manhattan apt of Louise Bourgeois






from the February issue of the spanish Architectural Digest.

inspiration: design blogs

Lately I've come across some fantastic design blogs:






and, of course,

rooms.tumblr.com

March 28, 2008

inspiration: alexander mcqueen fall 2008






more breathtaking photos here...

violet in the bath

rodarte + me





I discovered ME magazine at McNally Robinson last weekend. This little journal is beautifully designed with ornamental flourishes and intriguing photos - but the best part is that the issue is entirely devoted to Rodarte. Some lovely shots of their clothes, q&a from friends like Jenny Lewis and Eleanor Friedberger, and an interview with the designers themselves. I love that everyone is asked who is their favorite Dickens character. 

March 26, 2008

new illustration

flavorpill



THE CONFIDENCE WOMAN is this weeks LA Flavorpill cover!

March 23, 2008

domaine de canton




these beautiful posters for a new ginger liqueur were all over soho - i'm not sure how i would like a ginger cocktail, but the i am intrigued by the sound of 'la coloniale' (2 parts Canton, 3 parts Hendricks gin)

gimme coffee


There's a new coffee place on Mott Street called Gimme Coffee. Despite the name, they have great coffee. They make a "Midnight Rider" which is an Americano with an extra shot of espresso. I can't stop thinking about how good it is. 

florent





We went to Florent for dinner for what might be the last time... 

March 20, 2008

t-shirt graphics





These graphics will be incorporated into t-shirt designs.

sketchbook




March 19, 2008

ispot


I recently joined theispot, after using it myself for many years to find illustrators, and I am excited to be one of the featured illustrators on the what's new page. They recently redesigned the site and I think it is much easier to use and much nicer to look at!

March 18, 2008

Andrea Dezsö



Another great thing about the Pricked: Extreme Embroidery show at the Museum of Art and Design was discovering the work of Andrea Dezso. Her exhibit in the show was composed of whimsical interpretations of her mother's folk sayings - created in tiny, elegant embroidery. The sayings were hysterical and her illustrations absolutely lovely. It was awesome to look her up and find she has a vast and varied body of work - including public art, sculptures, paintings, and illustrations.

March 17, 2008

charlotte


Love this photo of Charlotte Gainsbourg by Nan Goldin in this week's New York Times Magazine. The series of photos were taken in the Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature. It's an incredibly unique space and one of my favorite museums. Below is a picture I took of that same bear.

book-by-its-cover: sketchbook series


I met the amazingly talented and prolific illustrator Julia Rothman last year - although I've known of her through her digital illustrations in CITY magazine for years. I especially love her hand-drawn illustrations. She recently created a line of letterpress cards for Hello Lucky and I so need to purchase a set of the chandelier cards.

She also must have the best book collection in the world and shares her passion for books on her book review site, book-by-its-cover.com. I've found so many inspiring books and artists through her site, and am very excited to announce that today Julia has featured my sketchbooks in her weekly sketchbook series.

March 16, 2008

blackstones




taxidermy, powdered wigs, pirate flags + rusty straight razors...Blackstones looks like an amazing place to get a haircut - and they have a beautiful business card.

sketchbook


pricked: extreme embroidery


Saw an amazing exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design on Friday. Angelo Filomeno's DEATH OF A BLINDED PHILOSOPHER was extraordinary...in person it is simply luminous.

March 10, 2008

beastly polaroids




New etsy toys! 

March 8, 2008

inspiration: lost found art








I love the beautiful collections at Lost Found Art - especially those mirrors!