Friday, April 15, 2011

Always Going

Fleet Foxes "Grown Ocean"
Helplessness Blues (2011, Sub Pop)

Fortress of Solitude

Dinanda H. Nooney, Martha Wieckers & children.
305 Cumberland St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn. June 11, 1978

While we're on the subject of borrowing inspiration, some images from the New York Public Library's Nooney Brooklyn Photographs collection, a document of families and individuals in their Brooklyn homes in the late '70s. (These were all taken in our last hood, Fort Greene, but the collection spans the borough.) Click to enlarge for details.

Diana Feingold. 116 Lafayette St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn. January, 1978.

Cornelius & Kathleen Walsh. 309 Vanderbilt Ave.,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn. April 16, 1978.

The Pierres. 120 Fort Greene Pl.,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn. May 4, 1978.

Jerry & Linda Schick. 188 Washington Ave.,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn. June 10, 1978.

Spencer & Rosalyn Depas. 227 Cumberland St.,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn. May 19, 1978.

Lester & Carolyn Beck, sons Christopher & Johnathan.
189 Washington Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

See the whole collection online at the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery.

h/t to Wary Meyers

Image of the Day

. Lillian Bassman: The V-Back Evenings (Model Suzy Parker in a dress by Pauline Trigère, from Harper's Bazaar, July 1955. Courtesy of the artist). From Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920–1980, opening tonight at the RISD Museum of Art.

Look What I Can Do


Prepare to lose one hour of your life:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Best Foot Forward

Corset Ankle Boot (leather and mesh) by Barneys Co-Op,
$515 at

Trouble, with a Capital T

A new online shop from Wary Meyers Decorative Arts?? The blog is already like perusing the best, most impeccably, charmingly curated yard sale ever. (Those who know me understand that that awkward sentence is meant as the highest compliment.)

A few selections from the current inventory:

1930s Handmade Crazy Quilt.

American Denim: A New Folk Art, by Peter Beagle. 1975.
(But so current.)

Vintage vinyl Courreges coat.
(I liberated this coat - in tan - from a
vintage store in Florida a few years ago,
but the black clearly wins.)

Like I said, this spells Trouble.

Peruse all the goods (more on their way) here.

Image of the Day

Ryan McGinley: Midnight Flight, 2011 (C-print, 183 x 279 cm), from the exhibition Somewhere Place at Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, through May 14th.

Feel Good Lost


Broken Social Scene – fan video for "Guilty Cubicles,"
from their debut album
Feel Good Lost
(2001, Noise Factory/
Arts & Crafts)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In the Studio

Paisha, model

Image of the Day

Dress and pull-over, Saint Laurent rive gauche, Fall/Winter 1971 – part of the exhibition Saint Laurent rive gauche: La révolution de la mode at Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent through July 17, 2011.

Photo © Sophie Carre courtesy Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent

Swallowed By Light


Vans x Seattle promo video by Kahlil Joseph and Luke Meier.
Full credits after the jump.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Past Is Never Dead. It's Not Even Past


Matmos "Regicide" from The Civil War (2003, Matador).

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, which started the Civil War. More about that after the jump....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Heavy Metal

This stuff is like Kryptonite.

Aqua Aura necklace

Crystal Corsage II

Labradorite neckpiece

Jewelry by Seattle-based artist Debra Baxter. Available at DB/CB and hitchcock Madrona. More Debra Baxter here.

In the Studio

Dave, Christmas


Sidney Lumet, 1924–2011 (photo by Sam Falk/NYT, 1967)

A.O. Scott on
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Serpico (1973)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

All Of Those Things I've Been Through


Wild Beasts "Albatross" from Smother
(forthcoming May 2011,
Domino, and also on a special 7" for Record Store Day, coming up this Saturday April 16)