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Saturday, December 27, 2008

lion love

I was reminded of this incredible story on Christmas eve. Nothing tragic, just amazing. Watch.

dinner fight matrix

This is random as all get out, but phenomenal:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

this is what Christmas looks like



This is the Ansco Shur Shot Jr. It shoots on 120 film, and you can't adjust anything at all. It is awesome.

For Christmas this year, I was paid a visit by two of the finest photographers in history, Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon. Kaching.



















Avedon interviewed by Charlie Rose:


www.richardavedon.com

There is nothing like having a couple genius' around the house to teach you an art form. Thank you Katie.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12 year old 'style god'

This is Tavi.



She is 12, and she is my hero.



I first fell in love with her because she has incredible style, and SHE IS TWELVE YEARS OLD.



Then because she has a blog that she keeps up impeccably with super genuine and interesting content.



Third because she has great taste and is super humble, even though the whole fashion world is flipping out over her.




Now I find out she cuts her own hair? Jesus christ, this kid is my new hero. I want her for my little sister.




(one of her awesome photos)

Find her and her great blog here: www.tavi-thenewgirlintown.blogspot.com

God, not often that we gush out like this.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Weegee's world

I thought Weegee was a standard mainstay for those interested in photography and/or art, but apparently not. Allow me to share for those who don't know.



Weegee (nee Arthur Fellig) was one of the first photographer's to document crime scenes in New York City, back in the wild days of the 30's and 40's when the mob was knocking people off left and right. He is a huge influence on a number of notable modern photographers.



"In 1938, Fellig was the only New York newspaper reporter with a permit to have a portable police-band shortwave radio. He maintained a complete darkroom in the trunk of his car, to expedite getting his free-lance product to the newspapers. Weegee worked mostly at night; he listened closely to broadcasts and often beat authorities to the scene." *



Weegee's stark black and white's documented grimey city life like no one before him, and almost none after.



To find out more about Weegee hop on the google train. There isnt one cohesive website for him, since he was in the ground 30 years before the internet got big.

*This quote was borrowed directly from Wikipedia.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

this is what impeccable taste looks like

I dont know these people from Adam, and for the purposes of this post, I'd rather not, but they have incredible taste. Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato, hoteliers and perfumers.









See the rest of the great visit the Selby did with them here: http://www.theselby.com/10_5_08_Nico_francesca/index.html

food for thought



I don't know about anyone else, but I love to exercise my noggin. In the miami airport earlier this month, I picked up a copy of an old favorite magazine for flexing the brain deck, The Atlantic Monthly. Started in the 1800's to promote independent thinking and liberal politics (think anti-slavery, etc.).



They print some of the most thorough, intelligent (and readable!) journalism out there. Anyone looking for genuine news and unbiased information, this will be appreciated.

They just went through a design overhaul, and I only just discovered their website, but if growing your skull sponge interests you, I would recommend you look into the Atlantic.



You can find them on any newsstand pretty much, or online, here: www.theatlantic.com
If you're lazy, they even have a group on Facebook.


All photos borrowed from theatlantic.com's current home page. Hit it.