Sunday, November 23, 2008

a little known secret



for great (and totally affordable) kiddo clothes in the city. we just stumbled upon bit'z kids. the store is at 410 columbus ave (bet. 79 + 80) and just opened in september. every piece we got was under 30 bucks, with the exception of the reversible cords (above) which i think pushed 36. the back has some really cute dresses and tweedy item that are slightly pricier but still super fantastic.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

gregory crewdson




my favorite contemporary photogapher, represented by luhring augustine.
apparently gallery hd did a video on crewdson and his fascinating process (i have yet to see it).
p.s. if you have gallery hd (channel 714 for optimum online users), there's lots of inspiring programming on there, including a great piece on artist vik muniz by david byrne at 10 on tuesday and 6 on wednesday! )

nod young



these are "puti trees", the work of artist nod young. inspired by poems from a classical zen text. as young offers his interpretation of part of the poems:
"each person’s body is a tree of wisdom, every person’s soul is a mirror of brightness (‘the light’). It is important to carefully take care of this light in order to maintain a state of purity versus one of fallen dust. "
(via happy cavalier - thank you!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

a tee perfectly suited for...


both my mustard-collecting husband and ketchup-addicted daughter
from the cotton factory

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ruffle dress


by portland-based designer lisa reitz. lisa will custom make the dress and even has a variety of fabrics to choose from.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

some blasts from the past


the wig + polaroids



while back in maine this past week i came across a large stack of photographs of "the wig". probably about ten years ago, around the time when i contemplated turning my hair grey with a variety of chemicals, i acquired this wig. my roomate christie and i, armed with a polaroid camera, began documenting people at parties in our house in that wig- often in varying degrees of inebriation (in which state a few men really let loose the woman in them...). back when these were taken, digital cameras weren't ubiquitious (in fact, i don't remember anyone i knew having them but then again i used an apple 2c through college).. and how when these pictures were taken it was so exciting to see them "right away" (the anticipation during the "development" only heightening the excitement of the unveiling...would it be bad, would it be amazing?)...and how we really take for granted today what it means to see a captured image seconds or split seconds after taking it. every party we had the polaroid was passed around...oh the sad sad state of the polaroid...to think-- how exciting it was to WAIT to see what you had shot...
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