Wednesday, December 31, 2008

my motto for 2009

be good be smart use your head and save your heart.
this applies to work, love, play, everything.
thanks, mara.

don't save us from the flames

i think i've used that title before, but it seems appropriate for the magical image above.
happy new year, everyone- let's try make good on our resolutions for 2009...
mine are:
1. sleep, wake up early
2. start running more (again)
3. work less, but make more meaningful work
4. less internet roaming, but more blogging
5. relax
6. spend more time with family
7. movies, books, art, music- see, read, look, listen more (thanks for reminding me, rebecca)
what are some of yours?
photo by ryan mcginley.

Monday, December 29, 2008

you're it

(12.30.08) i decided to keep adding to this list since there is so much i left out, and i am also a terrible editor and a hasty poster.

the other day i was tagged for the very first time by noemi, from life in lomo and xxn. Here are 8-ish a bunch of random things about myself:
1. i am addicted to the internet. i'm on it all day.
2. i sometimes wish i was still a smoker.
3. i am addicted to sleeping. i love it and i hate it. i can do it all day.
4. i take pleasure in my tears. sometimes pain feels good.
5. i like firm handshakes and good jokes.
6. i don't like a song, i love it. and then i listen to it over and over, and over and over.
7. two of my close friends i've known for 24+25 years.
8. i hate photos of myself, my dog's name is lou, and we are both pictured above.
9. i am rarely weather-appropriate, wearing summer clothes during the winter, and some winter clothes during the summer.
10. i lived in los angeles for just over a year, and sometimes i miss it. a lot. but most times i am so happy to be back in new york.
11. i take pleasure in an evening drink.
12. i have a terrible sweet-tooth, and i'm a junk food junkie
13. i love young love.
14. with a -9.5 / -10 prescription, i'm almost legally blind.
tagging nova-style, lolita, a cup of joe, all things ordinary, and le bouton studio, strong kent wythe, and forty sixth at grace

Sunday, December 28, 2008

let's go run away together

i really need to run away....
photo by anna wolf

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

r.i.p. k.i.t.t.

i'm so glad i saw her perform at the carlyle many years ago. it was an experience, a moment...and i'll never forget. i was with amazing friends, and on an amazing high. and if you were there, you know what i mean.

the more i see, the more i want

anything balmain. this look from spring 09 would do.

all i want

maurizio pecoraro long jersey bracelet gloves. sick. and on sale.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happy happy

images pulled from lolita , source unknown.

Monday, December 22, 2008

duskin on

thanks, kat, for the lovely write-up here.

spectator & pupil

my friend alia raza, whom i've known since she and i were 5 and shared a cubby in kindergarten together, has had a very good year. it all started with last january, as she shot her first short film, white light, which was adapted from a miranda july story, and since, it seems she hasn't stopped working. music videos, art videos, music/art events, editing her projects, and coming up with new ones, etc. she keeps herself busy. interview just ran a story about her most recent project- a music video for the band, violens. check it out here.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


the sads - go to their home page, it's so beautiful; this image, also so beautiful, is from their silent show cover art, by mike mills.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

a touch of evil

liza kaplan, of the magazine/website evil monito, recently invited me to do a q&a. check it out here. thanks, liza! xx

painting by libby black.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

bedtime stories

i'm so excited that keri russell wore duskin on conan o'brien the other night (december 8) to talk about her new film, bedtime stories. so excited, in fact, that i am rendered speechless. i LOVED felicity. she looked amazing. (thank you, kate!)

here's the video:

and a still:

the world may never know

sean higgins via bored and beautiful

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

i'm only you

by robyn hitchcock.
a blast from the past- i've been obsessed with this song even more after hearing rebecca schiffman perform it at two different shows.


wake me up when things are good again.
via lolita

Monday, December 15, 2008

holograms and cigarettes

Tush #4 2008 - Iris Strubegger - not sure of photographer...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

more than this

bob harris (bill murray) can crash my party any time he wants.

this is what i want to see every day

a heart-shaped world.
from joy sale, via joanna goddard / a cup of joe

sometimes there is light

but it's mostly just darkness in my head these days-
i'm so tired.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

good mourning II

i met diana oberlander years ago through a mutual friend, but i never knew much about her, except that she also worked in fashion, and was going to grad school. we just reconnected through facebook (but, of course), and after rummaging through her photos (isn't that what you do on those sites?) i was pleasantly surprised to learn that she is also a brilliant artist. i immediately fell in love with this porcelain mourning lace series she made, as well as the book of woodcuts also pictured. i love how the shapes are so fluid, that by default, they are perfect. it pains me to know that most of them have been snatched up, but i'm not surprised. Victorian lace patterns on porcelain? I've died and gone to heaven.

sadly, she doesn't have a website, otherwise i would post it here. she's a rare breed that doesn't really try to commercialize on her artistic talents. much of her work is personal, and word spreads organically.


ryan made this video for me while i was still living in los angeles and she stayed with him in new york for a month.


"kids," by MGMT. i really wanted to post "electric feel," but i couldn't find an embeddable version. i think everyone is sick of them by now, but i'm having a renaissance. blame it on the kids in miami.

sorry for the poor quality...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

stream of gorgeousness

i could wear this collection of chairs.
stream of light, by olivia lee

Saturday, December 6, 2008

god bless

still in miami, be back next week.

america, by glenn ligon via the new york times.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

all i need

ah, young love.

i was obsessed with this video when it came out. youtube didn't exist, so it was hard to track down, but now i can watch it whenever i want.

all i need, by air; directed by mike mills.

cherry-colored funk

a little experimentation with trader joe's pomegranate white tea + earl grey

all things considered

thank you, ryan, for playing me these amazing stories.

photo of deyrolle.

i'll take you there

castles in the sky.

from color me in.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

(love) for sale

because why not?

from net-a-porter's homepage.


by animal collective; for christine.

simply the best

tina turner, the original sasha fierce, with keith richards.

lived in bars


so sexy.

more hedi slimane.

Monday, December 1, 2008

my heart is in a shadow

hedi slimane

*the best thing is to just stare at this while the music is playing. everything makes sense.

come in

abelardo morell. for more deceptively beautiful images, go here.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


the simple dress with velvet ruffle collar (a custom piece). so soft and silky, i love it. if it weren't raining out right now, i would be wearing this with black tights and booties to meet some friends. instead, i'll keep my jeans and sneakers on and spare you the photo.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

bryn & lou

a few years ago, deena, from strong kent wythe, and i started this little company, bryn & lou (tiny toys), named after our little dogs. we made block prints, organic toys, cat dancers, mobiles, and basically whatever else we came up with. we even had a great write up in lucky magazine. then i moved to los angeles and it was kind of put on hold. right now we're so busy starting our own companies (and blogging) that it's hard to find time for it...but the good thing is that we know bryn & lou will always be there, whenever we feel like picking it back up, in any way we desire. anyway, my train of thought led me to the webpage, which deena brilliantly designed (and i think effortlessly, too). it's an image i will never tire of because it continues to inspire and mean so many good things to me...

heavy metal | | | miami slice

i'll be in miami for a much-needed mini-vacation during art basel (12|4|08-12|7|08), and one of the few things i'm making a priority (besides sun) is checking out this jose davila installation for renwick gallery. it will be at art positions, which is off the main site, on the beach front. art positions gives 20 young galleries a shipping container to showcase their artist(s). in davila and renwick's case, the container is the art. i've heard a lot about it from my friend, christine, who manages the gallery, and can't wait to see it in person. i'm not well-versed in art in any way, but i think from this image, it looks like perfection.

if you are around, please come by.

renwick gallery @
art positions | p18
jose davila

cat's meow

paris vogue 2009 calendar via life in lomo.

photo by terry richardson.


via b

Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thanksgiving

hermes pheasant hunting umbrella via paul pincus

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

duskin: spring 09

i really loved this model, debora muller from one management. she was so sweet and professional. she barely spoke any english, but she did a great job working with our photographer, matt wilson. there must be some model/photographer language that i'm not privy to.

wrap dress in silk charmeuse. you can't really tell here, but it's so short and silky that it's terribly sexy.

another ideal outfit

from top to bottom. i would love to wear this on a breezy fall day. actually, minus the sweater, i could wear it all-year-round.

philip lim furry sweater

acne ruffle bouse

organic pleated trousers

antik batik shoes

all from la garconne. of course, i might have added something from duskin if we were sold there. alas, something to aspire to.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

music for the morning after

i listen to my playlist on the blog pretty much every day and though i love it, i think it's time for some new songs...i'm working on a new one, which i hope to update once a month...coming soon.

with open arms

another wonderful thing i discovered while visiting the loveology blog: seabear, an icelandic band. click here for their Mypsace page. the music in this video actually starts at around 0:30. don't mind the little girl. she's a bit random (like a hippie child on acid), but amazing at the same time.


mila, at loveology, consistently has the most beautiful posts. check out her most recent: sometimes. loving it.

numero uno

this image from numero tokyo is amaaazing. sick. brilliant. everything i want.
thanks to bfor scanning it in.

Monday, November 24, 2008

carrying a torch

forget banksy, we'll always have banks.

burning church, by banks violette (2003 whitney museum)

new graphics
flower delivery