Sunday, April 27, 2008

Caught my eye

George Lois designed magazine covers Esquire magazine from 1962- 1972 profiled in the New York Times.

Color Story on Happy Mundane --loving the grey and yellow together.

A blog dedicated to factory record sleeves.

An evening with Angela Adams on Aphro Chic.

Rex Ray prints on Ebay via Shelterrific.

Yee Haw Industries and their posters for the Ponderosa Stomp via Poppytalk on Design* Sponge.

Photographer Gregory Crewdson

CBS Sunday morning profiled the photographic work of Gregory Crewdson. His photographs are shot in a series of highly staged scenes on par with a film shoot. According to Crewdson his career in photography started when he signed up for a photography class to be near a particular girl and became hooked on photography.

His work can be viewed through a number of published books and exhibits at galleries in New York, London, Los Angeles. Crewdson's musical experience, before becoming a photographer, as a member of the power pop band The Speedies is an interesting caveat to his career.

The Speedies "Let Me Take Your Photo" (1979)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Caught My Eye

A long list of things that caught my eye this week

The Lab from Velocity Art and Design with Matte Stephens looked like a lot of fun. (Via Shelterrific, Brainiac on Art). I LOVE the 3D paper sculpture owl and bear monster. I would like to have one of my very own!

The amazing visual work of Pascal Blanchet spotlighted on Yummy Fresh Grain Feed.

Brooklyn Modern on Design Sponge and Bluelines.

Lou Dorfman's "gastrotypographicalassemblage" wall spotlighted on Oh Joy!

Love this house shown on Retro Renovation.

Cinema Treasures, the ultimate guide to classic movie theaters (via Librarian In Black). 345 theaters are listed for Georgia, but sadly many are closed or demolished. Atlanta does thankfully still have the Fox theater which was saved from demolition in 1975. Need to add this to my to do list when I visit other cities.

Terry Hall designed V-Neck sweater from Fred Perry (via Retro to Go).

Record Store Day (via NPR, NYTimes). A map of the record stores still available in NYC.

Subway Crush on the New York Subway.

Gnarls Barkley promoting their latest album (via NPR, SNL). The new album means getting to see their latest video creations --Run, Smiley Faces

A blog dedicated to food cartoons with faces. (Via Pop Candy)

Sweat Equity
story from the NYTimes on Decorno.

Interview with Scott Douglas about his book Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian. He also mentions the details of his library inspired wedding.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Caught My Eye

Detroit Public Schools Book Depository captured on Sweet Juniper and on display in the upcoming issue of Harper's magazine. Go check out all the photos and the tale behind the photos. Another Personal Story about Detroit found on Bryant Park Project (BPP) on NPR. I would like to see this city put an end to the decay and work to regain the luster it once possessed.

This look spotted on the street by Fashionista. Love checking out the style of the everyday person as found on the satorialist, face hunter, and pike/pine to name a few. Individual style is so much more interesting than a Hollywood starlight put together by stylists and sponsors.

Before the Music Dies documentary

Ian Fleming and James Bond- For Your Eyes Only at the Imperial War museum in London mentioned on Retro to Go

Muxtape featured on NPR's Bryant Park Project (BPP). Who doesn't want to play DJ?

Barbarella remake is happening. Hmm not sure what to make of this. We will see.

Apartment Therapy's new book featuring many design loving people including sfgirlbythebay, Happy Mundane, and a collection of others showing off their unique design solutions.

Finn Juhl Couch shown on Reference Library.

Amy Adams and Meryl Streep are bringing the Julie/Julia Project to life.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Caught My Eye

American Furnishings mentioned on Brown Turtleneck Sweater and in(side) the loop.

Winifred Grace
Jewelry available right here in Atlanta at Belvedere! (via Daily Dose) Adding her jewelry to my wish list right now! If you click on the Belvedere link check out the other amazing jewelry collections available too. I love the delicate collection available by Kothari.

Wish I could attend the "Pop Goes the Revolution: French Cinema and May '68" mentioned on Retro To Go.

Bjork's Wanderlust music video directed by Encyclopedia Pictura (via BestWeekEVER and many others). BWE gives a rundown of the video. In the first few seconds of the video, I felt like I was watching an adaptation of the Where the Wild Things Are which is coming out on film in 2009 from Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers.

The release of issue 3 of the Inspiration eZine entitled "Nooks and Crannies: Inspiration for the Home" from Design for Mankind.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Don't read this if you are on a diet!

The women behind the blog Cupcakes Take the Cake were on the Martha Stewart show for cupcake week. I never grow tired of the cupcake phenomenon. I realize the cupcake love has peaked many times over. I think this picture explains the nostalgia for cupcakes in a nutshell. I can totally relate.

Of course for the sake of the waist I try to stay away from the shops specializing in cupcakes, but I do know they exist around town and I have given in to the temptation at times. For instance- if you are ever near Aurora coffee shop in Atlanta stop in for a SugarMama cupcake experience and get a killer chocolate cupcake (which I believe has hints of nutmeg and espresso). It completely killed me! I still have many other cupcakes to taste around Atlanta so maybe I will have another weak moment down the road.

If you are in Atlanta here are some great cupcake options:
Atlanta Cupcake Factory

Bagel Palace Deli & Bakery (seriously cupcakes as big as your head!)
Belly General Store
Cupcake Dreams (available for special order)
Little Cake Bakery
Matty Cakes
Star Provisions
Sugar Mama's Cupcakery (available at Aurora coffee)
Sweet Pockets Cupcakes
West Egg Cafe

If you just want to look at some cupcakes:
Martha Stewart's Cutest Cupcake Contest
Flickr Atlanta Cupcakes
Flickr Cupcakes
Trophy Cupcakes

Photo from another time I gave in- Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank