Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crumbling Land



Recent video made by Dina from photographs we took while painting. Song by Avey Tare.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Paint Face









We had a paint fight for my RZine class..yeah, yeah, art school I get it..either way it was fun to run around outside and throw paint(balls) at people instead of sitting in the labs staring at the computer..but it smelled horrible and I still had some in my ear when I got out of the shower..

I liked how all the different colors looked and I had some nice natural light coming through the window so I took a few photos.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Life Adjustment Center









Some photos from Ryan McGinley's new exhibition, "Life Adjustment Center," which opened today at Ratio 3 in San Francisco.

Freeing, intimate and nostalgic all at once..one day I'll get to one of his shows..I must!!!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Winter's Children
















Excerpt from 01 Mag: During the winter of 2010, photographer, filmmaker, and former sponsored snowboarder, Jim Mangan, left an 11-year career in the business side of snowboarding and lit out for the remote backcountry of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains to recharge and redirect. Accompanying him were seven accomplished snowboarders including his college friend, Peter Sutherland, now a renowned photographer and artist, as well as rising stars of the sport’s next generation, like Laura Hadar and Alex Andrews. Away from the corporate sponsors, the perfectly manicured terrain parks and halfpipes, and the ever-present audience, the riders literally stripped away all artifice along with their clothing in a powerful artistic statement that honors the original roots of the sport.

Using vintage snowboards from the early 1980s, and clad only in vibrant Native American blankets that contrast with the stark winter landscape, the seven riders soared naked and uninhibited down empty slopes. Mangan captures not just the action, but the unfolding of emotion on intentionally grainy 35 mm film that reflects the ethos of snowboarding’s early years. “As I exited the snowboarding business, I wanted to recreate the feelings that originally drew me to the sport,” explains Mangan. “This project is an exaggerated overstatement of those feelings.”

Winters Children
Published by powerHouse Books & Vice
Hardcover, 12.25 x 9.25 inches, 60 pages
58 full-color and black-and-white photographs
Release date: January 2011
Winter’s Children Art Exhibition: December 7, 2010, Milk Gallery NY
Book launch/signing: January 2011, Colette, Paris
More TBD

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get Some



New Lykke Li single. Good song, though I need to hear it loud and in the car before I can truly say I've heard it. I really like the ink and gold in the video..so spaaarkly and preeetty.

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Linda Kim








Illustrations by Linda Kim.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

STRT SRNS


Video made by Dina from recent footage taken with my flip video camera.

Check out her other videos here!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tom




Tom (Snow White) and (Golden Tunnel) by Ryan McGinely, 2010.

I hadn't seen these photos yet..I'm guessing they're relatively new? Just surreal and beautiful..

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Just Sayin..




Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and a photo I took of Sam last year.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Semi-Immortal Jelly





Jelly fact of the day!

Turritopsis nutricula
, the potentially immortal jellyfish, is a hydrozoan whose medusa, or jellyfish, form can revert to the polyp stage after becoming sexually mature. It is the only known case of a metazoan capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached sexual maturity as a solitary stage. It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation. Cell transdifferentiation is when the jellyfish "alters the differentiated state of the cell and transforms it into a new cell." In this process the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps of a new polyp colony. First, the umbrella reverts itself and then the tentacles and mesoglea get resorbed. The reverted medusa then attaches itself to the substrate by the end that had been at the opposite end of the umbrella and starts giving rise to new polyps to form the new colony. Theoretically, this process can go on infinitely, effectively rendering the jellyfish biologically immortal, although in nature, most Turritopsis, like other medusae, are likely to succumb to predation or disease in the plankton stage, without reverting to the polyp form. No single specimen has been observed for any extended period, so it is impossible to estimate the age of an individual, and so even if this species has the potential for immortality, there is no laboratory evidence of many generations surviving from any individual. -wikipedia

Where's Miss Frizzle when you need her...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Splinters




Dina and I wore our tights on the same day because we love each other so much!!!!!!

It was an accident, OK!!

I still have splinters in my feet..damn Florida "grass!"

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mermaid Clothes


Craig Lawrence SS11 collection film by Ben Toms, styling by Katie Shillingford.

For when I'm feeling like a washed up mermaid.."walking around in our summertime clothes.."

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Galliano SS11


























YESSSSS!!!!!

John Galliano's muse for his SS11 collection was Maria Lani, who was an actress in Paris during the '20s. She convinced artists such as Matisse, L├ęger, and Chagall to paint her portrait under the pretext that she would use their work in a horror movie about a painting come to life..she then sold all the paintings and ran away to America..hah, nice.

I love how it all feels like a silent movie come to life in color for the first time..from the Jazz age-esque tiered dresses to the rich silk kimonos, it feels like nostalgia turned upside down and reinterpreted for the modern girl. It's romantic and fresh at the same time, luxurious yet playful..the palette muted in some pieces while electrifying in others..an overall series of contradictions that seem to all fall perfectly into place for this collection..a true reflection of the insane genius that is solely and undeniably Galliano.

Dear Mr. Galliano, thank you for keeping fashion fun..and making me excited about clothes :)

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