Lace, lace, and more lace

I find the weirdest and most interesting things when I’m researching for a project. Here are some I like to share, from top to bottom:

  1. crochet covered horse, cat, and piano
  2. random pic I found on google, very creepy looking
  3. lace shovels by Cal Lane
  4. ballpoint pen drawing by Kate Smith
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Weekend Rewind

This weekend was nice and lazy for me. The weather was perfect and not too hot. Natty & I met up with Yuri for some bead shopping in downtown and we stumbled into a jewelry-making wonderland of a store. You name it, they have it. Dare I say it is much better than Bohemian Crystals? We could have easily stayed in there for 5 hours but our stomachs were crying for food.

Cole’s is usually yummy but we all found our dips a bit salty. Their garlic fries on the other hand was perfect. On our way back we made a pit-stop in Chinatown where Yuri showed me a fantastic home for sale. 2bd/2bath upstairs, fantastic retail/gallery space below, and a spacious studio in basement. I wished I had the money ‘cos this would be a nice investment. There are art galleries popping up all over Chinatown. Next door to the home was this cute little oriental shop which Natty managed to find a pair of cute earrings.

I took Natty back home to Mummy’s and painted my nails green with the Topshop polish Yuri gave me from her trip to London…all in all, a pleasant weekend.

The Sketchbook Project 2011

Attention all you doodlers, daydreamers, and creatives out there! Are you bored? Want to have your art travel across-country in fancy-shamcy galleries & museums and then end up at the Brooklyn Art Library??? Well all you have to do is:

  1. Sign up for this awesome project
  2. Pay US$25 and you will receive a 5.5″×8.5″ Moleskine Cahier sketchbook (add US$20 more to have it digitalize).
  3. Postmark your sketchbook by January 15th 2011 (plenty of time to sketch away!)
  4. All books will be included in an exhibition that will tour March 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, Portland, ME, Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL.

What are you waiting for? Sign-up here!

CXXVI 2010 Summer Lookbook

New York-based CXXVI has a new lookbook for its Summer 2010 collection. I’m really digging this men’s line and their lookbooks. Luv luv luv the nautical americana themes and you can tell each garment is built on quality and their attention to details. Apparently each tee is one-of-a-kind and are all “hand-printed, individually hand numbered and made of soft 100% combed cotton”.

You can read an article about the owners here.

Wild Nothing

Oh man, I am currently luving Wild Nothing, the solo project of Virginia born Jack Tatum. His songs are dreamy, poppy, and shoegazy, all the things that I luv. Gemini is full of addictive beats & melodies that will linger in your head for the rest of the day. This is the perfect summer music to get lost into.