Friday, May 13, 2011


. Unknown Mortal Orchestra "How Can U Luv Me?"
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Fat Possum, 2011)

(photo: Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2010)


Stills from Beauty In Motion, a collection of experimental films shot by photographer Erwin Blumenfeld between 1958 and 1964, screened at this year's Hyères Festival.

Visit Nowness for video and more info.

In the Middle of the Beginning


Trailer for The Future, Miranda July's second film

(via Brian Phillips at OHWOW)

Image of the Day

Charles Brittin: Untitled (Shirley Berman), 1957 (Contemporary silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 inches) from the exhibition Charles Brittin: West & South at Michael Kohn Gallery through this coming Monday, May 16th. Visit for more Charles Brittin info and images, and click here for an excellent write-up from Steffie Nelson at The Moment. An exhbition catalog is also available – order from Dashwood Books or your favorite bookstore.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

In the Studio

Carmen, commercial fisherwoman and part-time model.

Best Foot Forward

In some ways these are the antithesis of my style (frilly, pink). But I like that there's something subversive about them, like a prom dress that got dragged across the lawn.

Nicholas Kirkwood 135mm suede and ruffle chiffon sandals,
$1333.50 at

Image of the Day

Louise Bourgeois: Untitled, 2005 (Fabric, 21 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches) from Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works at Cheim & Read today through June 25th.


. Yesterday was also the birthday of Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol –
more commonly known as
Salvador Dalí.

To be honest I've never been a huge fan (I'm probably just missing something) but I appreciate the opportunity to post these mesmerizing 1966 William Claxton photos of Dalí and Donyale Luna in Spain.

Dalí said he believed Luna was the reincarnation of Nefertiti.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Martha Graham

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 - April 1, 1991) photographed by Barbara Morgan – from the 1941 book Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photosvia Bruce Silverstein Gallery on Facebook.


Pete Rock "Play Dis Only At Night"

Pete Rock "Pete's Jazz"

A couple of gems from
Petestrumentals, now available as a limited edition expanded 10th anniversary edition – listen and buy at

(photo: Tacoma WA, February 2011)

New Office Policy

Fresh flowers at all times.

Image of the Day

Official poster for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, which begins today and runs through May 22. Photograph of Faye Dunaway by Jerry Schatzberg; design by M. Lelièvre and B. Parienté at H5.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Image of the Day

Photo by Kyle Johnson from a Design Sponge post on our friends Ashley and Miles' beautiful apartment. Click here to see more.

Drive-By Truckers

Here are some pics from an EPIC scouting trip Emily and I took to the Olympic Peninsula last weekend.

Friday after work we took the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston and spent the night in Port Townsend, rolling in around 10pm and securing a room, then finding a bar, ordering a pizza, and watching some aging hippies in camp shirts dance to the kind of quasi-Chicago blues band that always reminds me of Buck's in Bellingham circa 1990.

Not sure if you can see but there's a dog in the driver's seat.

"Discover Your Northwest"

On Saturday we got up early and drove the entire day, all the way up to Clallam Bay and on down the coast, with a brief stop at a Forks roadhouse for late lunch and the Kentucky Derby.

Double quonset hut = butt hutt

Friends I made in La Push

We hit almost every beach possible for about 10 minutes each, and ended up staying at a motel on Lake Quinault, across the street from the world's largest Sitka Spruce.

This is not the largest Sitka Spruce in the world.
This is one of the largest Cedar trees in the world.

Emily doing what she does best: maxing, relaxing.

Sunday we continued south through Aberdeen, Westport, Tokeland, and Raymond before heading over to Chehalis and back home.

Might not sound like much but I'm telling you...


Monday, May 9, 2011

Image of the Day

My mom with my brother and me at Sequim Bay (on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State) in I'm guessing 1982? We used to rent this cabin for the same week in June every year... I remember my parents saying it was $110 for the week or something and it was nothing short of magical. Photo by my dad.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Violet the red-tailed hawk, who nests just outside
the office window of NYU President John Sexton, tends
to her first eyas (that's baby hawk in nature-speak),
on May 6. Nicely done, mom.

Photo by
Emily S. Rueb for The New York Times.

The highly addictive hawk-cam is here.