Friday, May 4, 2012

Me and My Posse and MCA

Beastie Boys "The New Style" 

Beastie Boys "Paul Revere" — both from Licensed to Ill (1986, Def Jam) – one of the first rap albums I ever bought (and immediately memorized). It would be difficult to parse out, let alone explain, the level of influence that album has had on me.

Rest In Peace Adam Yauch.

Image of the Day

Francesca Woodman: Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 (Gelatin silver print, 13.3 x 13.3 cm. © George and Betty Woodman, courtesy George and Betty Woodman). On view at the Guggenheim through June 13 in the first major US exhibition of her work (originally at SFMoMA). I walked through it twice last week and I wish I could see it again.


Just venting: the new Blogger interface is SO FRUSTRATING. Like, more frustrating than self-checkout at the supermarket, more frustrating than waiting in line at the post office in Brooklyn (except Red Hook), more frustrating than jaywalking tickets.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Prom Season

Images from Mary Ellen Mark's new book, Prom (and the trailer for the accompanying film by Mark's husband, Martin Bell).

Meghan Connolly and Thomas Burrows. Wyncote, Pa., 2006. 
Meghan: “The worst thing about high school is the drama. 
We are all just a bunch of teenagers who want to kill each other.” 
Tom: “The worst thing about high school is having to go to class.”

Kayla S. Collins and Azmor Rendall. Newark, 2006

Andy Dunlap and Helen Alston. Charlottesville, Va., 2008. 
Helen: “We started dating six months ago, and we can’t even — 
we don’t even know what day it was because we went out to dinner 
one night, and I assumed that we were dating. Andy wasn’t sure.”

From the publisher's description:
Traveling across the United States to complete the project from 2006 to 2009, Mark photographed prom-goers at thirteen schools from New York City to Charlottesville, Virginia, to Houston to Los Angeles. Mark’s husband, the filmmaker Martin Bell, collaborated with her on the project to produce and direct a film, also called Prom, featuring interviews with the students about their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future.

Best Foot Forward

Nicholas Kirkwood Macrame Lace-Up Platform Sandal, 
$1295 at Bergdorf Goodman.
The Central Saint Martin's-trained designer 
opens his first store stateside, 
in NYC's meatpacking district, tomorrow.


Beautifully shot behind-the-scenes video at a Dan Jackson shoot with Daria Werbowy, for Australian Vogue

(via FGR)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Cool video by Bungo Tsuchiya for Husk Magazine

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Street Halo


Burial "NYC" from Street Halo (2011, Hyperdub)

(Instagram in NYC, March 2012)

A Year to Kill the Fear

Foxes in Fiction "15 Ativan (Song for Erika)" from Swung from the Branches (2010, Moodgadget)

(via Chad)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Life's What You Make It

  Our good friend April Johnson, quite an amazing stylist by trade, launched a new line this February for Fall 2012 called Alasdair. Much more info to come, stay tuned! See the first collection here.