Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Hollies

The Hollies covering Chuck Berry's Too Much Monkey Business. Get down, y'all!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Silver Spring Crafty Bastards - June 28th

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Fashion Inspiration

Pulled from Facehunter: The shape and color, Amber yellow pants, high waisted, rolled up. Pink lipstick, hair as an accessory. No socks, long necklace, great proportions.

The Fall

Last night at E street cinema, I had the opportunity to see a screening of The Fall, a new film from director Tarsem Singh (The Cell). The movie takes place in a Los Angeles hospital in 1915. Little Alexandria (break-out child actress Catinca Untaru) is an incredibly loveable, imaginative, and completely precious patient who, like fellow patient and hollywood stunt man Roy Walker (Lee Pace of Pushing Daisies), is recovering from the ailments of a recent fall. Alexandria's curiosity leads her to Roy's hospital room, quickly becoming attached to his seemingly trustworthy demeanor and his "epic tale of revenge".

Each shot is a work of art; the black-and-white of the opening scene, the dusty lighting of the 1915 hospital rooms, the saturated colors of their imaginations. It was quirky without being cheesy, it was smart but accessible, it was witty and funny and adorable and infinitely sad. And the costumes!!! Without giving too much away, I beg you to go see this movie. It won't let you down.

Please go see this movie.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer 2007

Upon reviewing my schedule for the next few months, I have come to the sad realization that there is no way in hell summer of '08 will even touch summer of '07. bummer.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Weekend in Charlotte, NC

It's wedding season. See you next week.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Don't Miss

Black Moth Super Rainbow will be at the Rock and Roll Hotel this Saturday, the 24th. Since I will be out of town, do me a favor and experience this for yourself. This is the video for the song Sun Lips.

A Graveface insert inside their "Dandelion Gum" Album describes them thusly: "Deep in the woods of western Pennsylvania vocoders hum amongst the flowers and synths bubble under the leaf-strewn ground while flutes whistle in the wind and beats bounce to the soft drizzle of a warm acid rain. As the sun peeks out from between the clouds, the organic aural concoction of Black Moth Super Rainbow starts to glisten above the trees."

They have also collaborated with one of my favorite bands sharing a place within the same genre of psychadelic electronica, Octopus Project, on the album The House of Apples and Eyeballs.

Check them out on Saturday!

Get Your Own Parking Space

Monday, May 19, 2008

Summer Lusts

Here are some inspiring designs that I find lovely, unique and totally unaffordable. Check it.

drkshdw by Rick Owens. Owens is an LA based designer whos current career is influenced by musicians, producing clothes for shows and videos. His neutral gray pallete and his over exhaggerated shapes make him stand out among his peers. Some of his designs are boring and cheesy, but these... THESE:

Ksubi Skirt. Garbage bag? Leather? Who cares, it's short and high wasted and would look hot on a dance floor:

Grey Ant and Ksubi came up with their own twists on the resurgence of the classic wayfarer sunglasses:

Mom-jeans aren't going away yet. These one's actually fit and are the perfect summer color (by Acne):

Disco Boat Shoes? Disco Boat Shoes! by 80/20:

Lizzie Fortunato Jewels has created a new line that will be all over the september runway. LFJ is run by two sisters, Elizabeth and Kathryn, out of California. Don't wait until fall, there are pieces for sale at ! Don't worry, they are only priced at 430 DOLLARS (wtf).

Jeffrey Campbell shoes:

3.1 Phillip Lim tries the frilly flowery trend, successfully creating something you can still look tough and cool in. Pair with a cropped leather jacket and some platform gladiator sandals and KA-PLOW!:

the end.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Crystal Castles vs. 8-bit

Crystal Castles is ripping off everyone these days. It seems that, in addition to using an image from someone else's EP cover art, they are also using the beats of some recorded/released chiptune songs. Not only is this a copywrite issue (which gets a little muddy because of the Creative Commons Licensing) but it is also undermining all the hard work of the Chiptune community, which has remained virtually unnoticed by the mainstream for so long.

Apparently, the Chiptune Community / Scene is 100% outraged.

Here are some articles explaining the things that are going on:




Dear Flat Top Kid

Dear Flat Top Kid,

Your hair is unreal.

I see you a few times a week near the YMCA on 14th and each time i almost wreck my car. Yes, your hair is THAT good. I have never seen such an amazing piece of work. DC Kidz Street Fashion is obviously inspired by the 80s, but you really took it to the next level. You OWN it. What was your inspiration?

All I want you to know is that I appreciate you and will forever support your vision. You are truly wise beyond your years.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bikram pose 15 - Sit-up



- Strengthens and tightens the abdomen
- Open mouth exhalation stimulates diaphragm and eliminates toxins from lungs

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bikram pose 14 - Pavanamuktasana

Pavanamuktasana - Wind Removing Pose

- Massages ascending, descending and transverse colon
- Regulates and normalises hydrochloric acid levels in stomach
- Improves and may cure conditions of constipation, flatulence and hyperacidity
- Relieves lower back pain
- Improves flexibility of the hip joints
- Firms and tones muscles of the abdominal wall, thighs and hips

Thursday, May 8, 2008

William Lamsom

William Lamsom's self portraits of himself as a part of the American landscape, Me In America (2004-2006) are direct, witty, and full of character. Here are two examples (below). To see the rest of the series, click:

"In September of 2004, while I was driving around America working on a project called Encounter, I began photographing myself in the landscape as a means of activating the photographic process when no other subjects presented themselves. This artistic exercise opened the door to a new way of making work that completely changed my photographic practice. I went from being an observer, trained by my interest in the American landscape photographers of the last half century, to a photographic collaborator, physically engaging with the landscape as a form of creative play. The series consists of images in which I am either performing an activity dictated in part by the location, or attempting to become part of the scene by assuming an inanimate form. In both cases, I conceal my face to emphasize the physicality of my body and its relationship to the landscape. Although this project began as an exercise, the playfulness, experimentation and sense of humor that emerged from it has come to represent the new way that I approach my work."
-William Lamsom

For more of Lamsom's photographs, visit his webpage

Bikram pose 13 - Savasana

Savasana - Dead Body Pose

This is Melissa's and my favorite pose... which is equivalent to recess being your favorite class. (p.s. i am halfway through and i am so goddamned tired)


- Returns cardiovascular circulation to normal
- Slows heart rate, reduces blood pressure
- Teaches complete relaxation
- Stills and focuses the mind

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fashion Inspiration

Chantal and I were discussing our own personal style inspirations on Saturday, both of us agreeing on our love of the androgynous, the marriage of historically male and historically female fashion. The image (below) I pulled from Facehunter yesterday seems to be the perfect combination of these two traits. The leather jacket and the 80s-inspired stockings (up until this image, i was against the stirrup stockings. I do wish she had tons of intentional rips in hers, however.) are totally tough while the exaggerated tiered floral print skirt (is it a dress?) and the pink tones of her scarf and bag are over-the-top girlie. This is a perfect example of the two extremes working together to produce an incredible look.

Quatro de Mayo