Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

the influence

the influence behind the new Every Little Counts collection

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Styles: Untamed Youth!

View our latest collection, "Untamed Youth" inspired by teenage exploitation films of the 1950's... Running Wild, Girls on the Loose, Reform School Girl, and of course... Untamed Youth.

"So Young, So Bad" $30
inspired by the eponymous film and our love for typography

"Untamed Youth" $40
this one says it all

"Heartbreaker", $40
inspired by geometry, love, and led zeppelin

for more click here

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

maggie the cat

iconic lingerie moments...
"Living with somebody you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one you love doesn't love you"
-maggie the cat

(shop lingerie at dreams never end)

watching: the man who loved women

"the truth is, they want the same thing i do. they want to love. everyone wants love...all kinds of love...physical love, sentimental love...or just the tenderness of someone they know will never look at anyone else"
the man who loved women. 1977. directed by francois truffaut.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

classical barbra

i was going through this month's issue of InStyle- which was so awful, except for this little piece on Barbra Streisand, who I love. The Way We Were. The Owl and the Pussycat. What's Up, Doc? i've always thought she was stunning, but i especially love this photo shot by Francesco Scavullo for her Classical Barbra album in 1976. and i want this dress, bad.

"i had been wearing a lot of jeans and antique blouses with little beads and edges. this was a gorgeous dress made out of antique scarves and handpainted with flowers- kind of hippie. i found it in a shop in sausalito"- barbra streisand

Monday, October 26, 2009

In Dreams

i can't remember if i got into Roy Orbison from this scene in Blue Velvet or from listening to him with my dad. either way, i love this scene and i love Roy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

watching: blue velvet

"I had a dream. In fact, it was on the night I met you. In the dream, there was our world, and the world was dark because there weren't any robins and the robins represented love. And for the longest time, there was this darkness. And all of a sudden, thousands of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this blinding light of love. And it seemed that love would make any difference, and it did. So, I guess it means that there is trouble until the robins come."

-Sandy Williams, Blue Velvet

Friday, October 23, 2009

link love

i am overwhelmingly behind in just about everything- work, emails, blogs, tv. it's been 10 days since we landed here in brooklyn and we are still surrounded by boxes. everyday we get rid of a few more, but i really just can't wait until they are all gone. in the midst of unpacking, i did sneak away long enough to go through at least half of my favorite blogs.

a few of my favorite finds of the week:

henrique oliveira via design sponge
david hamilton via vain & vapid
an autumn playlist via deerlings & ghostlings
a hot air balloon ride via a cup of jo
gigi gaston via sally jane vintage
geometric necklaces via unruly things
recycling food in SF via npr

Thursday, October 22, 2009

in the passenger seat

just a few photos from the road. i had to do something to amuse myself....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

roadtrip: day 8

After spending a few hours walking around Bellefonte, enjoying the crisp autumn weather and the amazing Victorian architecture, Adam was pretty eager to get back on the road. We were only a few hours away from New York now. I was a little sad to see our roadtrip coming to an end... I could only imagine how hard it was going to be to unpack and settle in our new place. For those days spent on the road there was only so much we could do. It was a brief vacation- a sort of stressful vacation, but still a break from the day to day. Once we get to the new apartment, we will not only have to deal with unpacking, cleaning, and organizing but also the stress of trying to get back to work in the midst of it all.

Breaking for lunch at The Willowtree Inn in Stroudsburg, PA. It was a strange little place... beautiful view of the creek featured above, but also completely decked out in Halloween ornamentation, also featured above (and this is only a small dose of it). The vegetarian lunch option was a little lacking, but overall the place was charming.

Brief stop: The Delaware Water Gap. Stunning and a beautiful time of year to see it.

Taking silly photos.

Once we got close we had to break out all of our favorite NYC songs-
"we live in brooklyn, baby"- roy ayers, "new york"- the cat power cover, "b-boy bouillabaisse"- the beastie boys, "waiting for the man"- the velvet underground, and of course, everything by the ramones.

The Holland Tunnel. The sky was so beautiful...

and we are here! our new industrial neighborhood of bushwick.

The Queen- Bellefonte, PA

We were so lucky to find The Queen- a Victorian bed & breakfast in Bellefonte, PA.
We arrived late- around 9:30pm the night before after a couple hours of stressful driving. Nancy, the owner, gave us a great last minute deal and set us up in the maid's quarters. It was too bad we didn't have more time to spend there because it was so comfy, cozy.

Breakfast was served at 9am. We began with berries and creme, (fresh raspberries from the garden) and moved on to the incredible, beyond amazing Creme Brulee French Toast. It didn't even taste like french toast. It was like nothing I had ever had before- it was so decadently delicious. If you feel industrious enough to attempt this at home, the recipe is revealed here.

A collection of vintage wedding gowns found in Annie's room.

The slipper tub in Annie's room. I want to come back and stay in this room, if only just for the tub.

Old photographs in our room.

I got a little carried away taking photos of the bedroom... this would be a great place for a photoshoot. Maybe one day we will come back.

Downtown Bellefonte.

roadtrip: day 7

Again... playing catch up on the roadtrip.

Monday, Oct. 12th- waking up in Lima, OH. We had left Chicago so late the night before, that we didn't settle down for the night until 1am. We had made a short detour to visit my Ohio side of the family in Lima. But a roadtrip would not be complete without at least one problem with the car. We had been doing so well up until that morning...right up until the coolant level indicator came on. So we open the hood, check the level, everything is pretty good but now the hood won't close! The hood just wouldn't latch. We tried driving a little. The hood flew up. Bad news. Luckily my family was near by, so my uncle rescued us on the side of the road. After about 4 hours we were good enough to get back on the road. At least we got a few hours in with the family.

I had never been through Ohio during was beautiful.

Grandpa's Cheesebarn. Ashland, Ohio. Once I saw this from the side of the road, I knew we had to stop. This is definitely a roadside gem.

The Cheesebarn!

Follow the arrows to the cheese... and then across the parking lot to Sweeties.

Amazing looking fudge- maple syrup, turtle, and blueberry. For some bizarre reason I didn't try any. I was too full?? Feeling bad about all of the junk food I was already forced to eat on the road?

Getting closer to New York!

This was the first gas station/ rest stop we saw that had all of the traditional goods- postcards, license plates, etc.

After driving through rain and scary darkness, we made it to our final destination for the night- Bellefonte, PA.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

roadtrip: day 6

Catching up on the road trip... day 6 was actually last Sunday, the 11th. We began the day in Chicago, after spending the night at the Westin, just outside of Chicago- by the airport (much cheaper!) After five days of cheap motels and sketchy highway towns, scoring a deal on a nice hotel room was, like the photo says, very nice.
After a free buffet breakfast, we finally headed into Chicago.
agenda: The Art Institute of Chicago.

Having a Ferris Bueller moment...
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat

appropriate for our road trip...
this wallpaper piece by Robert Gober

Oct. 31, 1978. (Today series, "Tuesday"). On Kawara. 1978
"Deceptively simple, Oct. 31, 1978, like all of Kawara's date paintings, both records and celebrates the simple fact that the artist, and his creative energies, existed at this point in time."

The First Part of the Return from Parnassus, Cy Twombly. 1961
"Twombly's entire enterprise is characterized by unruly marks- stammering, energetic, and raw- that merge drawing, painting, writing, and symbolic glyphs"

Couple in Bed, Philip Guston. 1977. I love this painting of Guston and his wife in bed together. Night Studio, a book by Guston's daughter Musa, gives a great narrative of the time when this painting was made, and what it means.

Cloud Gate, in Millenium Park, a new (to us) area of Grant Park in the center of the city. We spent a few minutes running around taking photos, along with everyone else...that's us in the middle.
"What I wanted to do in Millennium Park is make something that would engage the Chicago skyline…so that one will see the clouds kind of floating in, with those very tall buildings reflected in the work. And then, since it is in the form of a gate, the participant, the viewer, will be able to enter into this very deep chamber that does, in a way, the same thing to one's reflection as the exterior of the piece is doing to the reflection of the city around."
-Anish Kapoor

Next stop: Ohio....

Friday, October 16, 2009

welcome to bushwick

we arrived in brooklyn on tuesday. the movers came on wednesday. yesterday we tackled the kitchen and living room. today we are taking on the office, and hopefully some of the bedroom.
i still promise to upload more pics from the road trip- i know, i am very behind...i will get to it soon!
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