I'm saving this for real this time

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!