dimanche 31 mars 2013

Nail polish




Wall Street Crash of 1929 provoked a spectacular growth of lipstick sales as a quick remedy to cheer up those hard times. Nowadays, with the current economic crisis, the story seems to repeat itself and nail polish obtains sales records…
This new collection of scarves by SuTurno finds inspiration in those years, the 30′s glamour, Busby Berkeley’s choreographies, the surrealist humor of Elsa Schiaparelly and also in Joan Blondell, the blonde American actress who incarnated the role of  a “goldigger” so often during the Depression Era.
The protagonists in Blondell are some quasi surrealist hands, like those of a mannequin, that start coloring multitudes of lips and nails in a martial way, as if a robot took control over a beauty salon. Against the subtelty of the nude tones used as a background for the design, small strokes in all shades of red -from carmine to coral passing through burgundy- stand out, bringing that necesary dose of joy.




Photography: Lourdes Cabrera



jeudi 28 mars 2013

The beauty and the flowers



Ricky Fitts: "It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in."

American Beauty (1999) 



mercredi 27 mars 2013

NY - NJ by Iciar J. Carrasco




 Iciar J. Carrasco is a freelance photographer, designer and Art Direction student from Madrid.
She is currently based in between Madrid and Berlin and working on her portfolio at Miami Ad School.





mardi 26 mars 2013

If I were a gentleman

 


MONGE shoes, handcrafted in Spain.

A mix of contemporary design and the Spanish time-honoured shoemaking techniques. 
The perfect combination of the classic footwear spirit, with a modern twist and handcrafted quality.
“…we are not obsessed with fashion trends or sales figures, our only motivation is to create designs that we and our friends would love to wear.”
  

 

 

dimanche 24 mars 2013

Love is a beast




"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. 
Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment 
that we're not alone."
Orson Welles



jeudi 21 mars 2013

La fin de l'hiver




"Chaque chose à son temps en hiver comme au printemps."
Proverbe français

vendredi 15 mars 2013

Lætitia Sadier: je ne vois que vous.

 

Lætitia Sadier est une musicienne française qui est surtout connue 
comme étant la chanteuse du groupe de pop expérimentale Stereolab.
...
Lætitia Sadier is a French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab.

  



dimanche 10 mars 2013

Sleepless








"Non, ce serait trop affreux. Si la mort n'était pas un état de repos, 
quel salut espérer dans cette vie imparfaite et éreintante? 
Mais finalement, personne ne savait ce qu'était la mort. 
Qui donc l'avait vraiment vue? Personne. Seuls les morts connaissent la mort. 
Les vivants ignorent tout. Ils ne font qu'imaginer. Simples supputations. 
Ce n'est même pas logique de penser que la mort soit un repos. 
On ne sait pas tant qu'on n'est pas mort."

Sommeil, Haruki Murakami







By Adriano Sodré

jeudi 7 mars 2013

My sympathy


“I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. 
You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. 
I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” 

Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre