Friday, February 26, 2010

Les Queues de Sardines

Incredibly cute and creative stockings by Les Queues de Sardines
they have a couple of collections that are totally worth checking out. 
Unfortunately, no stores in North America, only Europe. They're screen printed by hand, and are limited run, so if you want a pair of these 
for yourself or even as a gift, they are a sure way to dress up your 
legs and get noticed!
I personally love the "Pieces de Boucherie" in Opaque (top picture).

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Zach Johnsen

A couple of great illustrations by Zach Johnsen, an Illustrator, Art director and Graphic Designer based in Portland, Oregan. Most of his work is pen & ink, water color and mixed works on paper. I absolutely love the tension in his drawings.

Zach focuses on the more ignored side of life – on the sides of people and places that visitors rarely see. In Zach’s world, most of the people have obvious human/animal hybrids that can’t be hidden.  The corrupt politican is a hideous beast wielding an ax and smoking a cigar.  The hollywood actress is a washed-up, half rat w/ open sores surrounded by a mob of rabid birds.  The family portrait is a gaggle of jellydrop characters and mutated fish creatures.  

Thursday, February 18, 2010


but I want it nonetheless!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hedi Slimane

I've just discovered Hedi Slimane, and I am totally addicted to his diary. He's a french fashion designer who's designed for YSL and Gucci. He's also the guy who did Lady Gaga's Fame Monster Album photography. Above are only a few of the thousands he's got up on his site. Check it out here, its absolutely stunning. This kind of photography really makes me want to go and buy a DSLR.

Friday, February 12, 2010

First Aid Never Looked So Good

this first-aid box can not only save lives but also looks good. 
with its elegantly designed bright-red stainless steel housing it is a functional eyecatcher and good-looking helper in emergencies. 
the "home" versions meets the din 13164 standard for private households and the "professional" version complies with din 13157 (workplace ordinance for up to 25 persons). 
design: ulf thomas solbach 
measurements 25.5 cm [10 in] high, 14 cm [5.5 in] wide and 9 cm [3.5 in] deep. 
material: stainless steel, nylon fabric.

If my bathroom wasn't blue, I'd buy this thing in a heartbeat. you can get one here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Long Live McQueen

Today the world lost one an incredibly talented and influential designer; Alexander McQueen.

Born the son of a taxi driver, McQueen began making dresses for his sisters at a very young age, where he knew his calling was in fashion. McQueen's early clients included the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev and Prince Charles. He had once written "I am a Cunt" in biro into the sleeve lining in a suit he made just for Prince Charles. tisk tisk.

Upon graduating with a Masters Degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, his entire collection was bought by renowned fashion stylist, Isabella Flow (who passed away back in 2006). Isabella was basically responsible for his exposure, and convinced him to drop his first name (Lee) and use Alexander McQueen for his label.

His collections developed quite the controversial reputation, earning himself nicknames like "L'enfant Terrible" and "the hooligan of English fashion". He was known for his eclectic and and unconventional runway shows, such as that of Spring 2003 (The shipwreck theme) and 2005's Human Chess Game.

He's caused quite the stir in the fashion scene for past couple of years due to his shock tactics and endless creativity. I personally am very saddened by the news, as his shows and collections were always something I looked forward to seeing. "What's this crazy motherfucker gonna do next?"

RIP Lee Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chad Hagen

Introducing my latest obsession Chad Hagen.
Hagen is a Minneapolis based artist and designer who's style is retro meets contemporary/minimalism. He uses various printing methods and collage elements. Music to my ears and candy for my eyes! I wasn't able to find a biography, but his website showcases such a beautiful portfolio. This guy is everything I aspire to be as an artist/designer. I also just found out he's got twitter.

Pretty fucking inspiring.