Walked again from uptown to midtown. This time I took a different route. Walked down Bull St., and when I came to the Desoto Row area, I remembered a lot of the great graffiti art that pops up in this tiny spot called the Starland District. Sadly, a lot of what I remember being there a few years ago when I was in college has been painted over boring white. But heres some snapshots of what I did find. I should also point out that my cell phone has been a savior on this trip as far as documentation goes, considering my lack of digital camera. Still, I don’t think the photos come out half bad.
I am officially re-obsessed with this show, and have to point out that Angela and Rayanne were SO ahead of their time style-wise. Urban Outfitters should personally thank Patrick R. Norris, who did the costume design for the show.
I should also point out that my new fashion mission is to be more like Rayanne Graff, I’m talking blonde streak and all. I want it. I will do it. Consider it done.
stumbled upon the website of Alyssa Nassner and fell in love. She is a super talented illustrator and pattern designer, and I found myself getting lost in her body of work. Its cute and clean lined, and pleasing on the eyeballs. I loved these craft inspired illustrations..
As I said earlier, she is also an extremely talented pattern designer, and there are a lot of great images on her site, but i fell in love with these stationary/paper good designs. The row of houses reminds me of Brooklyn, and the colors she uses in general are pure eye candy.
As a born and raised New Yorker, walking (fast preferably) has always been something I am used to. And before moving down south for college, I hadn’t even really thought of any other way to get around, not even by bicycle. As soon as I got to Savannah bicycle is what I did, that is, until I got in a series of debilitating bicycle accidents that have probably scared me away from the two wheeled machines forever. That began my serious walking, which luckily was easy in a city as small as Savannah, and I could always get anywhere in the city within 45 minutes on my feet. After moving back to New York, I realized how much the subway actually takes away from the walking exercise I felt like I was getting down in the dirty dirty.
SO. Now, on my little visit down here I find myself walking again, especially when Herbie is away at work, and I am too scared to get on his fancy hipster fixed gear. My walk today took me from Ardsley Park to The Sentient Bean, about 30 minutes, and heres some snappies I took along the way.
I have been hearing a lot about Patti Smith’s novel Just Kids, and am now officially convinced that I must buy it, thanks to the Free People blog entry, just kids – part one. I always love the photos they have on their entries as well. And the quotes picked out are great.
So although I have yet to read this book, I have always been a big reader and collector of quotes. Every book I read seems to be covered in dog ears, underlines and highlighter. I will even buy books that I have already read through lending and libraries in order to massacre them in this way. My notebooks always have random quotes scrawled in the edges and over images. When I was a hostess at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, I would write them down on a waitress pad, and now have an endless pile of waitress pages filled with excerpts of whatever I was reading at the time. Anyway, this is me saying that I must find a way to reuse these words that obviously meant something to me when I jotted them down. Savannah is such an inspiring place, but I kind of can’t wait to get back to my studio in Brooklyn, and make all these ideas a reality.
Maybe, some kind of quote a day project? Let me know if you have any ideas for how I can utilize this collection of mine.
Stopped by the decor8 blog, which looks like it will become a daily visit. Todays entry was about Stylist Rebecca Newport, and these lovely painted spoons and bowls. I am not really a huge fan of pastels, but these are muted enough that they take on a more elegant, and less eastery look. I feel like I am always coming across vintage bottles, bowls and the like that are beautiful in shape and texture, but maybe a little garish in color. This is a great way to modernize and refresh anything like that! Im Totally trying it! The pictures below were taken from the decor8 blog entry as well, they are by Ania Warzkowicz, her website is http://www.aniawawrzkowicz.com
So as I am embarking on this journey into the virtual world, and trying to build a presence with my work in general, I thought it would be a good idea to start with work that I already have up my sleevies. Heres a glimpse of some of the goodies I will have up on my Etsy, and just up for sale in general once everything is going going going..which will be very soon.