Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Smells Like MMM

Maison Martin Margiela's fragrance launch in Paris. Photos only.

{These make me want to bring back my discoball earrings.}

Monday, January 18, 2010

Coming Attraction: The Art of Ja

New York based visual artist, painter, graphic designer and art director, Nathan Jalanie Taylor, is rolling through Chicago and we can't wait to see the show. His work is best described as "expressive semi-abstract" and his 'shadow people' in his latest body of work "RE:BORN" are both creepy and wonderful. His images seem to take you to a surreal world where you can become lost in your own imagination. This should be an exciting and interesting viewing indeed. He'll be showing at the Avram Eisen Gallery in Chicago from January 21st to February 28th with an opening ceremony on the 21st.

Movement of the People

Mighty Men The Harvest

Eye On The Sparrow

The Ancients Know Yourself

Embrace Essence Magazine, February 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

First Clue: Gonzalo Cutrina

Extinction In Technicolor: Gonzalo Cutrina’s latest collection takes plastic higher with Aurora Vilaboa.

'Extinct' is the name of Gonzalo Cutrina’s latest collection, a Barcelona based illustrator that together with accessories designer Aurora Vilaboa, manages to take plastic jewellery into a higher level every season. Colourful, playful and bold, from the idea of reproducing extinct animals from pre-history, Gonzalo’s newest proposal represents a more than appealing rescue of pterodactyls and multicoloured fossils.

Source: Dazed Digital

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Muhsinah Sessions

The Grammy nominated vocalist and producer doing it for the girls.

Muhsinah was a classmate of mine at Howard University and from what I remember, she seemed to be one of the most genuinely gentle souls you could ever meet. She's very talented indeed and her success comes as no suprise. She says about her Grammy nomination, "I feel like it was a sign, a reminder to do more and more because our efforts are worth it. I feel like my life is only just starting. How exciting!" She performed for Obama’s Inaugural Ball with Common, was on Letterman singing with the Noisettes and got her first Grammy nod. Now Muhsinah is stepping to the front. Her new album, the epic heavy soul bump of The Oscillations: Triangle features her own deep, fizzy productions, setting pretty and definitely holding their weight alongside beats from Flying Lotus, Mike Slott, Exile and Oddisee. This DC-based siren is doing it for the girls.

Muhsinah // "Before" - The Oscillations:Triangle Teaser from Rock Slinger Incorporated on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rockett Mansion

I like a lot of black, so what... This is a really cool piece with functioning pockets.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lady Gaga is Creative Director of Polaroid

Wow. I don't know how I feel about this yet. I guess if it saves the company...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rockett Mansion

Ain't nothing wrong with a lil' vintage. Here's the picture of the day.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rockett Mansion

More things.

Rockett Mansion

I know it's been a while but I've been back in the lab making new things. These two neckpieces were made of vintage and found/stolen objects.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A.F. Vandevorst Goes Guerilla

The Belgian label showcases hospital chic at their guerilla store AKTION I in Antwerp.

Installing mid-century hospital beds in a store might be an eerie concept for a fashion label, yet it all begins to make sense in the hands of A.F. Vandevorst – the Antwerp-based designer duo, whose fascination with austerity and utilitarian clothing has granted them a firm spot on the Paris schedule for the last 11 years. Their guerilla store AKTION I launched with a big bash in Antwerp last Thursday.“At first we wanted to open a big concept store” explains Filip Arickx of the idea. “But after seeing so many derelict spaces in Antwerp, we thought it would be a shame not to make use of them.” Conceived as a three month venture, the store is located in the city’s Volksstraat and brings to life all the elements that made Arickx and An Vandevorst succesful in the first place.There is a reference to hospitals in antique sick beds and glass cabinets, which were borrowed from Dr. Guislain Museum in Ghent, and which here, display military-inspired holdalls and felt jackets – a reference to the couple’s ongoing fascination with the artist Joseph Beuys. Meanwhile, utilitarian ideas play through the genius idea of a store dumpster, where customers can deposit their worn out clothes. “We’re going to duplicate the best pieces” says Arickx. “It’s like an exchange. and those who we picked are going to get a piece in return!”Aside from showcasing A.F.’s women’s collection, Nightfall (lingerie) and Fetish (footwear line), the store’s opening also coincides with the news of the launch of their new collection A. Friend, which promises jersey pieces at only a fraction of the main line price. A. F. Vandevorst AKTION I will remain open the 31st of March with plans to move to another city afterwards.

A.F. Vandevorst AKTION I, Volksstraat 29-31, Antwerp open until March 31.

Source: Dazed Digital