I'm saving this for real this time

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

coming soon.

Well, after years of wavering on the boarder of having a blog that focuses on interior design, I will be moving into my first apartment in New York. My friend Annabel and I are currently looking at places now. No dorms for me. I unfortunately don't get to go all out since New York is so far and I can't really use flea market finds to my advantage. That all will just have to wait until I get to live with Tess someday in the near future in our beautiful Los Angeles. I don't really have any photos to post now, but soon I will dig into my design folder and find some inspirational gems to share!

Saturday, August 08, 2009


I was linked to one of my classmate's blogs..which then led me to a list of links of blogs which she followed. After giving them a look over I realized how absolutely terribly boring they all are. They almost all followed the same pattern and had nothing unique to offer. The visuals were absolutely the worst, all coming from the same canon digital rebel probably.

Is this because I have the attention span of a Tumblr user now? Has blogging been around so long that it is nothing special and everyone and their mom has one? I believe it is both...and probably a few other things. I am constantly frustrated by the internet...technology too. My ex-boyfriend and I would always discuss our views on blogs, social networking sites, and whatever else the internet has that allows you to express yourself. Why put it on paper. Nick one day came home from class with a manifesto of the future of photography, how it will all be viewed on computer screens and making prints should become totally obsolete. Aside from drugstore prints I haven't made a print in months. In one class I didn't even bother making digital prints for class, instead I just projected it on a wall, where as probably 2 years ago that option would have been out of question. I have clearly gone off topic but I guess I think the internet is ready to implode upon itself, or else I am patiently waiting for it to do so.

Today I am going outside and will leave the internet behind. I should be concerned that my "tumblarity" is going to drop or something, but I will survive. Maybe when I come home though I am going to go over all the blogs I follow on my blog roll and drop the ones I just don't care about. Don't drop my blog though...I love you all, each and every one of you.

Monday, August 03, 2009

another year approaches

I am turning 19 in a week on August 10th. This Saturday I am planning a birthday picnic at the Getty Center before the Dodos play a show. Sunday I will be at the Rosebowl Fleamarket. Monday is my actual birthday but I have no idea what to do...maybe Disneyland??

Birthdays ALWAYS stress me out. I usually end up being cranky and overwhelmed. Birthdays have to many expectations. This birthday is going to be a sad one for sure though because it marks the start of my last year as a teenager, and I thought I was finally getting so angsty. How is it already August...Where has this summer gone??

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm Melting.

It really sucks living in LA and not having air conditioning in your car. I cannot express that enough. I mean I guess it sucks anywhere that you live that is hot. My car doesn't have air conditioning and neither does my house. Then again I live in Malibu...we keep our doors open all day (please don't rob me). On the radio all any of the news people have to say is what a scorcher it is out there. I mean today it was 80 degrees at the beach, not even driving with the windows down could save me from my thighs sticking to my leather seats. Everyone's Facebook status is an indicator of the weather, or wishing they had a pool. And then there are those poor souls who live in the Valley. At least they have air conditoning in their homes...I hope. It must not be forgotten that we in LA live in a desert. It gets hot. So what do I do on a hot day?

1) Get away from the laptop...it is a portable heater (unless you are addicted to the internet).

2) Eat cool foods and stay hydrated. I know we all want to eat melty cheesy Mexican food but its just too hot for that. A bottle of ice cold water is your best friend. Fruits and salads and lots of yummy food that is good for you is also cool to eat. I've also been craving frozen yogurt. I can't resist and would get it every day if I could

3) Sit outside by any body of water (pool, ocean, lake, bucket of water, hose). You may as well get a tan...that's free.

4) Sleep all day. Then go out at night when things have cooled off. I usually opt for this mainly due to the lack of air conditioning in my car, and I like sleeping

5) Get into your underwear, grab a popsicle and lay in your empty bathtub. Trust me it is probably the coolest place in your house to be.

Those are my 5 tips for you. Its going to be a hot one this week. Just try to stay cool and not send the city into a black out.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

a collection of colors

The color of all these yarns are so beautiful and rich, I would love a rainbow blanket like the one above in those shades.

dear reader's i am curious

I have been absent from my blog mainly due to the fact that I frequent the world of tumblr. But I feel burnt out on tumblr and miss the old Orchid Killer. I saw this on another blog, and although i use Google analytics, I am curious as to my relationship with you all. Thus I bring you a poll! cool right!

I really hope people do this...

Friday, July 17, 2009

cactus cats

These kitties posed with succulents + cacti remind me of my wonderful new set of Arizona cactus themed cups that I purchased at the Rosebowl Swapmeet this last weekend. Check out Stephen Eichhorn's website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

hello paul baribeau!

The other week I finally got to see Paul Baribeau play a show. I have loved his music for years but the stars never aligned for me to see him play. But the other day they did and it was perfect.

navajo couch

unless this couch is fleecey, i bet it is kinda scratchy. oh but is it marvelous.

apt lust

I found this apartment on craigslist. it is in williamsburg and it should be mine. look at all that sunlight.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

something new

So where have I been? I have been on tumblr.
and now if you visit this blog's site you will see my 10 most recent tumblr posts.
My ultimate goal would be to some how mesh Orchid Killer and "I'm saving this for real this time" together but I don't know how to do that, so until then this is what I got.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I spent easter sunday with my friend Kyle. We made Satan eggs, then we deviled them. We really freaked out his christian roommate. I think Kyle is a satanist. 666 follows him everywhere.

freshman foundation show

This Friday from 5-7 is the reception for the SVA freshman photo department. I am exhibiting this photo. I am so overwhelmed by school. I also got a Tumblr and and posting my thoughts through that form.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

this is my TV face.

TV Faced. from Emma Cooper on Vimeo.

I am starting to get into making more videos. This is meant to be played full screen on your computer with the sound up as high as you can get it. In an ideal world it would be played continually on repeat. I was inspired by peoples TV faces, especially Nicks. I realized no one really ever knows what they look like while watching TV.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Return to Echo Park afternoons

I went home to Los Angeles last week, where I got to spend a few days visiting with my friend Kime Buzzelli who is an amazing artist and inspiration to me in so many ways. She always lets me come spend afternoons in her apartment photographing her for various school projects. Here Kime is in her environment.

kime buzzelli #1

kime buzzelli #2

kime buzzelli #3

Friday, February 27, 2009

mmmmm good

design keeps tasting better and better.

Edible prints via Sawa Tanaka

"A series of screenprints on rice paper using only food, i.e. cream, flour, fruit juice and food colouring."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bad news to the boys I love.

Lesley Arfin, Editor-in-Chief of my favorite, now recently "reinvented" magazine Missbehave and author of Dear Diary, had some upsetting news for me today upon getting home from class. Geeky boys are no longer cool... I feel like I know the geekiest boys of them all, so whats a girl to do?

"Guess what? Being a geek is no longer cool. It’s fucking geeky. Geek chic? Dead. In this recession we need no longer pine over the Michael Cera’s or the Jason Schwartzman’s of the world. Who cares about your obsession with Star Wars or This American Life? We need food on the table. We need dads who will wrap their big bear arms around us when the heat gets turned off. Question: How will McLovin take care of the beehive above the garage? Answer: He won’t. He’s a nerd. Nerds are pussies and they can’t do dad jobs. Sure it looks cute in the movies, but so does going to summer school and having a relay race. In real life, there are no shopping montages, there’s no St. Elmo’s Fire bar where everyone is BFF and plays the saxophone, and when John Cusack stands outside your window with a boom box, it’s weird, emo, and stalkerish, and you laugh about it with your friends. That’s what nerds are for: making fun of. They’re not gonna call you back because they’re scared and guess what? Catherine Keener would never fuck a 40-year-old virgin in real life because it’s not cute, IT’S FUCKING WEIRD. There is a middle ground between “nerds” and “jocks.” I’m not saying steak faces are cool, they’re not. They’re meat wads with shit for brains. And nerds are twerps with brains that can’t do shit. Except for math and Monty Python quoting. Sexy? If you say it is, then you’re a nerd too, so go for it. Don’t get me wrong, we can dork out. Being dorky is a totally different article. I’m strictly talking about socially awkward individuals who are a bit older now and can front as being something else: Pretentious. Well you can have your Wes Andersons’. We’ll take Clive Owen and Viggo please. As the old street saying goes, “a record collection will not keep you warm at night.” So die nerds. If you can’t chop the wood and carry the water, we say later for you. You girls might be hating on this right now but talk to me in 6 months. Or when you’re approaching 30 and want to start warming up the old oven. Softies are boring and shy and shy, my friends, is for children."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

keep your whites whiter and your brights brighter

"multi-disciplinary designer" Edward Heal poses a problem and a solution in his work. One example is his detergent T-shirt. The man is very clever to say the least.

Create an exciting new way to promote / advertise
Persil washing detergent.

Washing detergent contained within the fabric of the
t-shirt, so that it cleans itself and a full load of washing.
The Idea has been related to festivals in the summer,
in particular Glastonbury, where each visitor will
receive a t-shirt covered in detergent dots. Once the
t-shirt is taken home and washed you are left with
your own number and a unique pattern of dots. "

Friday, February 20, 2009

eat me alive.

Nick sent this to me from Animal New York.

" Artist Eiko Ishizawa describes both the dangers of the 'Bear Sleeping Bag' and the reasoning behind its creation: "[T]his bear sleeping bag is the metaphor of the changing the positions between being eaten by the bear, being a bear, who killed a bear and wearing a bear skin, or who see it and wants to hunt the bear." "

Call me "Big Guy"

Look how handsome my friend Calvin looks. He puts me to shame in every 9am class we have together. Way to go for getting on The Sartorialist!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

got to get you into my life

Growing up, I was always allowed to buy a couple new swimsuits every summer. As I got older and the price of bikini's skyrocketed to almost 100 dollars, I was lucky to get one new bathing suit a year. Last year I invested in an amazing black and white gingham bikini from Victoria's Secret (I was surprised myself). This year I have my eyes set on the Mociun one piece from their Spring 2009 collection. Just thinking about it is making me want to skip spring all together and get on to Summer.

For your special hipster boy valentine

Its true!

more quirky valentines from Kate Spade can be found here!
Happy Valentines Day! I know I have a Mayan Gold Chocolate bar waiting for me today!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

the shredder

Shredder from Olof Broström on Vimeo.

I love Olof Broström video of him shredding 5 years of of drawings, lyrics, photos, sketches, prints, reading material, official documents and some books. This one day may be me, with all the paper I have accumulated over the years.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

M83- Don't Save Us From the Flames

I love stumbling upon this video for a few reasons.
1. it reminds me of home.
2. it reminds me of warm weather. i am freezing my butt off here in new york
3. it features Diva, Lola, and Alex. all who are/were in blackblack!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


These "socket-deer" produced by AU are so unbelievably cute.

"These electrical outlet covers let you put your mobile phone on the wall as it recharges. The antlers for all three types of deer are already the perfect shape to hold things, so we hardly had to modify the forms at all. The tough urethane rubber we used for the cover holds handsets tightly, and also protects the antlers from breakage should you bump into them. Socket-deer can also be used as a cover for light switches, and the antlers make an excellent hook for keys or accessories."

give every letter a seal of approval

As much as I love the unicorn stamp at The Smell, maybe they should consider investing in this guy right here.
Obama Rubber Stamp, available from KIOSK for $26

weeks in to the new year

Here I am. Or. Here I was in my room before I came back to school in New York. I am currently still savoring the memories of afternoon sunlight hitting my face. I had a dream where I was tanner than I am now. Pale in comparison I guess. Hear hear to blogging for the fourth year.