Friday, April 29, 2011

Ready, Able


Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able" from
Veckatimest (2009, Warp). Directed by Allison Schulnik.

(thank you for the link Joey Veltkamp)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Best Foot Forward

Beautiful and simple. I could live in these for a summer.
Balenciaga tan buckle strap sandal, $865 at Barneys.

Keep It Down


Sic Alps "Bells (w/ Tremolo and Distortion)"
from A Long Way Around to a Shortcut (2009,
Drag City)

The visuals kind of remind me of Wes Lang.

[hat tip to Brian Standeford]

Need vs. Want

Proenza Schouler Shibori-print semi-sheer jersey long sleeved t-shirt, $375 from Kirna Zabete. I really want to buy this for Emily but we're in savings mode, and thus: Want.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Street Peeper

Miroslav Tichý, the Czech photographer whom I posted about last year when he had a major retrospective at the International Center of Photography in New York, died earlier this month at the age of 84.

With his homemade "trash cameras" and voyeuristic photographs of women on the street, I thought of Tichý as a sort of harmlessly lecherous, Eastern-block version of Bill Cunningham.

Click here to read a remembrance from Saatchi Online.

(via Izzie)

Stay Inside the Lines

I just stumbled across this the other day: an Yves Saint Laurent coloring book, published in the UK just last year.

Pick it up for cheap from Abe Books.

To be filed between this old favorite:

and this:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Image of the Day

Mural by Zephyr, Revolt, and Sharp for the beyond-
Wild Style (1983) directed by Charlie Ahearn.
Photograph by Martha Cooper.
(Front row: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift;
middle row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink;
back row: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp.)

Cooper's photo is on view as part of Jeffrey Deitch's debut exhibition, "Art in the Streets," which opened last week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The show is the first exhibition of street art ever held at a major museum in the U.S. When MOCA's board set out to hire a new director a year ago, they reportedly wanted someone who would take risks, and they got it in Deitch.

"Art in the Streets" runs through August 8. More info here.

Need vs. Want

F-Troupe 192 Oxfords, $240.
Currently in Want territory but we'll see.

Connected To My Mind


White Lines & the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug, playing this Thursday, April 28th, at Maysles Cinema (343 Lenox Avenue between 127th & 128th Streets, NYC) as part of Ego Trip's ongoing documentary series.

(hat tip to Kyle Johnson for the DVD loaner)

When Time And Place Collide


The Kills "Satellite" from Blood Pressures (2011, Domino). Directed by Sophie Muller.

Evokes an in-between feeling with which I currently identify, even if I'm not fully in love with the song itself.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Need vs. Want

A little coveting to start off the week, courtesy of 1st Dibs.

Hermès Black Crocodile Birkin Bag – a steal at $74,750.
No comment on how ridiculous this is.

Thea Porter caftan, ca. 1960s-70s.

Cartier ring, ca. 1970s-80s.

1980s Christian Dior taffeta ruffled opera wrap.
(I have a special weakness for any piece that
can be styled multiple ways.)

Chanel trench, ca. 1980s-90s.

1998 Chanel dress and belt
(although I wish the belt had a little less logo)

(Pair with:

Valentino studded sandals, at Saks.)

...and, for the girl who has everything:

1980s Chloé silk chiffon dress,
formerly owned by Lauren Bacall

All Wants, needless to say. But it's good inspiration and it makes me happy just to know these pieces are out there.

More at 1st Dibs.