Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Paulette Waltz: Spidey Salaryman

What is it with me and masked figures? See here. This time, I am in LOVE with photographer, Paulette Waltz' s series that she presented at Pecha Kucha Night in Tokyo: Spidey Salaryman. It's haunting me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Netbooks get a Japanese Schoolgirl Makeover

What happens when you give an Acer One netbook over to Shibuya shop girls to makeover?
You get crazy lacy, sparkly bedazzled laptops back. Its so Liberace, I just want to applaud: Bravo, Japan! Bravo! Take a bow for being so over-the-top in tech style. 
Without further ado... the Shibuya Collection:

Ta da!

OMG ~ I'm in in illicit love (in such a wrong way) with the pink sparkly one.
Why did God zap me with the pink love when I'm now in my mid-20s?! Curses. 

Notice how the girl on the left looks less-than-thrilled with her pink pillow netbook? 
Thank you Google Translate for providing a hilarious translation from the Acer's editorial team, read below:
Apparently, they are running some sort of contest where you can vote for your favorite design.  Check out the Google Translate screen capture I did below, link here.
Google Translate still contains great Japanese Engrish below like "Wild & Goblin girl chic!" and the "pursuit of love of Eli peaches!" definitely WTF.

Photo Mood of the Day

Sunday, March 22, 2009

When Illustrations Have Blogs

Meet Gary, an illustrator or, should I say illustration?, that has his own hip Tumblr account. Each day, he delivers a polaroid account of his day. So, cute.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Typographic Pet Peeves

I Promise Poster  by Jeff Matz, founder of Lure Design, $10.
Give a high-five to Swiss Miss for spotting this.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spike Fashion: Don't hurt yourself

I love tough fashion. The conflict between tough gear, feminine fashion is irresistible and hard to find. Perhaps, that's a good thing as independent designers are cranking out some sweet designs I am too happy to support (and the prices are friendly too). Jewelry designer, Laura Markley's Antigenre line can be found at her Etsy boutique. Above, are her ballistic-inspired Coriolis earrings. Only $16? That is a steal. 
FashionToast is rocking her spike cuffs she scored off eBay! Love it. 

Stephen Rocks is another Etsy designer who focuses on leather bracelets. I know, that's a dangerous territory between cool and 'urgh, wannabe 90s rocker.' However, I dig his White O-ring Rebel Bracelet, $20 . The white leather, silver chains make it more minimal, industrial chic that I'd love to sport.

Dig the 'stache?

Check the 'stache disguise. Montreal-based jewelry designer Melanie Favreau's Incognito? ring offers the wearer the perfect double-take look whenever you want (or don't want) your photo snapped. 
Incognito? ring, $45 at Supermarket.

Monday, March 9, 2009

For the Love of Light: Ginza Print

I love everything about this polaroid print that Oh Joy!  posted.
Ginza polaroid by Fernanda Montoro is featured in the art book, For the love of lightGinza, limited edition print, $35.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Karl Largerfeld's Daily Affirmation

"The worst thing is when friends say, ‘Remember the good old days?’ Forget about the good old days! That just makes your present secondhand. What is interesting is now. If you think it was better before, then you might as well commit suicide immediately."

Karl Lagerfeld

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Current Mood Wallpaper

During these crazy economic times, you just gotta keep reminding yourself, things can be so much worse. This yellow dude is keeping it REAL.  He makes me smile every time I open up my laptop. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snap! Snap! Snap! Poladroid makes my world go 'round.

Don't cry for me, Polaroid. Alas, we had some good times together when you, my friend and I would blow $20s on your expensive-as-hell instant film but it was always worth it. The washed out colors, the square frames, your indie ambiance...like Tim Curry said in Rocky Horror Picture Show, it was all about the "anticipation."
 So, it was a trĂ©s sad day when I heard you were retiring. 

God bless, the Internets for finding a digital solution to keep you around though! Check out Poladroid, a web program that stylizes your digital photos into polaroids, vintage patina included. Click-drop-boom! Click-drop-boom! My New York - San Francisco - Seattle snapshots make me feel so nostalgic now. Thanks to Poladroid, it was almost as if you never left me. Poladroid is a free download. Ch-ch-check it out.