Saturday, January 26, 2008

Entry #170: Love you Live

I feel like that coat you wear in the early Los Angeles morning-- by noon you are ready to shed shed shed it off because it clings and and sticks to your armpits and makes you conscious of the sweat, heat, and fever that is forming.

I am getting tired so I hope that made sense.

(I am currently people watching)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Entry #169: Printerrrr up

* Over 1,100 sublimation prints to choose from.
* Ability to customize prints.
* Internationally recognized for designs and production capability.
* Direct and indirect Customers Liz Claiborne, Coach, Todd Oldham, Givenchy and Berkshire, and stores such as Neiman Marcus, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.
* Runway Shows: Roberto Cavalli, Moschino, and Todd Oldham
* Celeste Stein Designs produces more than 2 million pairs of printed socks and tights each year.

Check out her website here.

Entry #168: You know, you know.

Newspapers aren’t getting enough love these days with that other medium’s ability to report breaking news faster than your high-speed cable can keep up. The Death of the Paper is an often talked about event in newspaper circles and I too was almost ready to mourn the lost of an era but something telling started to happen.

Network cables’ ineptitude at verification of facts started to surface. Even conservative online versions of the newspaper made false, somewhat deceptive claims, including The Wall Street Journal (ok, the only conservative paper I actually like to read). This up to the second, in yo face homie, breaking news reporting is really made for readers who like the thrill of not really knowing, or readers who in their younger days picked at daisies and recited “loves me so” to “loves me not.”

The paper, on the other hand—is akin to the wise old man who takes a thoughtful look and deep breath before finally speaking deliberately. These are the facts, and I stick by them, he seems to be telling the readers (without a cowboy twang).

But I’m a news junkie. So I follow the thrill of the newsroom. And urhm, I pick at daisies!

And I think all of this yearning for the paper is really just me wishing wishing wishing for self actualization of some sort. If this makes sense, then we belong side by side, like two apples in a fruit basket “hoping for the best for each other.” 1

Today’s Headlines:
NYT: Killing of Sunni militia cause of consternation for America—the militia is a key component of their Plan to Decrease Violence in Iraq.

LA Times: Presidential polls- blaaaah. Good ol HillBill are leading nationwide and the GOP seems even more confused than them Dems.

Wall Street Journal: Influx at the Gaza (national headline) and the stock market

Washington Post: The swingin stock market and wtf are we to do?

USA Today:
76 colleges have over 1 billion in endowment so why aren’t they spending like they should on scholarships and other improvements?!

1. Anne Sexton

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Entry #167: Charles Schultz

"I suppose there’s a melancholy feeling in a lot of cartoonists, because cartooning, like all other humor, comes from bad things happening. People will say, “Well why don’t you have Charlie Brown kick the football?” And I say, “Well, that would be wonderful, it’s happy, but happiness is not funny.” I wish we could all be happy, but it isn’t funny." - Charles Schultz

Monday, January 21, 2008

Entry #166: Your tears!

I'm sad for reasons that I cannot quite put into words. So, accordingly:


people observe life as the media presents it, rather than experiencing life directly
popular culture saturates people's lives
absurdity and coincidence

mixing of fantasy with nonfiction; blurs lines of reality for reader
no heroes
concern with individual in isolation
detached, unemotional
usually humorless
present tense
magic realism

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Entry #165: Modette

I totally adore her hair!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Entry # 165: Hey Pretty Baby.

We love the French and I've been searching madly for my black&white scoop neck shirt. Where are yooou?

Inspiration and movies. Stylists are the designers of today and yesterday, it's true.

I did not win the bid below! $32!!! That's way too much and I just wanted the pattern for the top part. ARrrrGH. Well, I think 50+ patterns should do.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Entry #164: Gucci Mens

Hrm. There's a whole Sweeney Todd element but it looks like it's the best of fall 08.

I am still into studs and want this bag just to tote overnightly articles around.

And those boots!!! *siiigh*

Friday, January 11, 2008

Entry #163: Classic Sundays

I am adoring the photos (most from the Sunday Classic Collection) in this blog!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Entry #159: PreFab, I remember yoooou!!

Is Prefab Fab? MoMA Plans a Show

An article in the NY Times talks about the rise of Prefab homes in the high end sector of the housing market...

Unfortunately, there is little data to back up this evidence as although there are shows that exhibit prefab homes, and many designers offer a wonderfully modern take on Prefab homes-- the actual building of it remains disappointingly low.**

** Santa Monica offers a tour of Prefab homes in the area.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Entry #158: Why Adults Cry, a scientific investigation.

In a move that may be a case of too little, too late, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has expressed an overwhelming sense of emotions regarding her bid for the White House. “This is very personal for me. It’s about our country, it’s about our kids’ future, it’s really about all of us together,” a misty eyed Clinton said.

With everyone getting sentimental and nostalgic (minus John Edwards) about the yesteryears and their love for their country, Design Nature decided to do a little investigation about tears and why it can sometimes feel so damn good to let it all out. See video of Clinton here

According to a number of sources, tears are the product of chemical reactions that occur in your body during moments of stress. Humans have a total of 21 tear duct glands. Various combinations work together to form three different types of tears that are composed of different elements.

The first type consists of the tears that form when particles including wind, force, and bugs enter your eye.

[more later... haha]

Friday, January 04, 2008

Entry #157: Flight through the ages

According to a number of worker bees, I looked like a flight attendant yesterday with my scarf and dark blue wool suit.

Professional and polish, says I.