Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wed Viewings

As part of my ongoing effort to update more regularly, I plan on posting a few videos- music, art, etc. every Wednesday. Look forward to it.

The Quay Brothers- Two stop motion artists with a twisted and beautiful mind.

Riceboy Sleeps- the new band/art collective from the frontman of Sigur Ros and his boyfriend Alex. Jonsi & Alex

Bjork - One Day. I went out last night and was chided for not knowing this song, so i had to look it up....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Petrou Man

Check out the new menswear line called PETROU/MAN created by my friends Soteris Kallis and Nicolas Petrou, modeled by yours truly. This talented duo of experienced designers has created a TO DIE FOR menswear collection that is at once utilitarian, wearable, masculine, and glamorous. I can personally attest that every single piece in the collection is incredibly well made and thought out, from the seam finishes to the fabrications. The only horrible thing about being their phantom model was the torturous thought of realizing that I WANT EVERY SINGLE PIECE.


Playing w/Dolls

My last night in Salt Lake City this last July involved me going through my old doll collection with my mother and sister. As I sifted through the piles of mermaids, princesses, and warriors, hundreds of memories flooded back to me. I dressed and coiffed every one of those plastic beauties, they have become my muses in countless sketchbooks, fashion illustrations, and fantasies.

Friday, July 10, 2009


While vacationing in Los Angeles I had the pleasure of discovering the joys of a little town called Pomona nestled in the San Bernadino valley. It was a brief respite from the endless sprawls of beige suburbs and shopping centers. The town is named after the greek goddess of fruit, and seems like the last bastion for a very vintage feeling L.A.

Our first stop was a thrift shop where Jillian had spotted a blue negligee a week earlier. She was thrilled when she found it still hanging on the rack, I was less than thrilled when she found a jumpsuit that she insisted I try on.

Now, I can't say I've ever wanted to work at a thrift store, filled with crying children, elevator music, and cheap people; but there was something about the merchandising of the 'expensive' section that made me want to throw my decorative skills down. So many delicate tea sets, mini reproductions of odd artwork, and strange dolls.

Next up was 'second street' a cluster of shops and stores contained in an arts colony. It was that part of a town that looks like its dying--the last gritty bits of a place that has given way to the Super Targets of America.

The highlight of second street was a little vintage boutique called La Bomba--filled with the kind of fodder that hipsters in New York would kill to have. I picked up a gorgeous little cowboy shirt, all grey and blue stripes with just enough ruffle.

- some deadstock shoes my friend paid 300$ for in NYC---125$ in LA.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Graphics Man

Here are a few rough versions of flyers for some upcoming shows from singer/songwriter Erin Barra. In between her regular gigs at The Bitter End, she's moonlighting in Utah later this month with The New York Funk Exchange, and The Groove Patrol. What do you think? Should I attempt to get some freelance graphic design work?