Monday, June 29, 2009

you have to read this book....

The second I was old enough to know what sex was, I knew I wanted to have a one-night stand. To me, it seemed the most deviant, cool, subversive, and flat-out dirty thing there was. I wanted to do it immediately. Largely because I had no idea what it entailed. I figured a one-night stand happened when two people, one of whom was a woman, went to a man's apartment for martinis and stood on the bed the entire time, trying not to spill them. Sometimes they bounced on the bed until they hit their heads on the ceiling, and that's how the girl (a) passed out or (b) knew it was time to go home.

-I Was Told There Would Be Cake
By: Sloane Crosley

Doloris Pentunia Etsy Shop

I haven't been Etsy-ing as much as I used to but I am in love with this shop and want to wear all the goodies!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Super Flat First Love by Takashi Murakami

Superflat First Love by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton from Sangwook on Vimeo.

I have been obsessed with the designs and illustrations made my Murakami since I first saw his prints on the Louis Vuitton Bags in 9th grade. Although I wasn't educated in contemporary art, I really could care less as to who was behind this colorful creations. As I became interested in Anime and Japanese art later on in high school, I came across Murakami and fell in love. This type of artwork is the modern "pop" art. Although the superflat movement has been around for a while, its influence on popular japanese and international culture is truly evident. I saw Murakami's exhibition in Brooklyn last year and want my entire house to look like the galleries in the museum. He has finally made an animation based off of his flower designs and his "pseudo" mickey mouse character. Its cute and oober anime.

Japanese Pop art - Murakami from KreŇ°o J. on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Something to feel good about

this wave of joy has come over me so greatly that i know it can all be pulled away as easily as it has come. to push myself, to enjoy myself, to enthrall myself in anything. simply speaking "here comes your man" baby, he is on his way and ready to play. so sit tight, and let the wind play in your hair and sun release those specks because something big is going to happen but keeping a small head will leave you blessed.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hitting the Jackpot

Deal O-Rama here! I have been bargain shopping my ass off. Although I feel as if I have been spending a lot of money, all I can think about is all the money I am saving on tasty treats! Lets begin with the start of spring quarter.....there was no way I was going to buy that $150 Asian Art History book. The history of Asian art could spend another day without my $150 bones, so what did my jewish/cheap-o/college student/broke mind do? Uh DUH! The good old library came in handy once again. With a little searching and a crap ton of luck I found the book just in time for my exam! For how much? FREE 99 BABY! Considering how much I used it (basically never) I felt very happy with my choice. On to deal number two: The thrift store on the West Side of Columbus made me smile hugely after my wonderful purchases. After setting foot into Urban Outfitters one day, I noticed, once again, how the stores clothing is influenced by items found at the thrift store. Years ago in highschool when all I wore were thrift store shirts that said "Marysville Bobcats" or "Brown Elementary Bike Race '95" I got the idea of going there from the overly priced T-shirts sold at UO. So there I was once again, surrounded by 90s floral dresses for $58 and I sure as hell wasn't having it. I took a trip out to the thift store and bought 5 items that would be found at UO for about $10. Although I have a bit of altering to do to them (totally shorten the dresses, ho fo sho) these finds made me feel so good about my choices. Here is an upside to UO, they have really good sales and thats where I got a pair of earrings, a fanny pack, and red tights for $5 each. Thanks you really don't suck. Finally, I went to Big Lots today on a whim and purchased an insane amount of stuff for a total of $37 dollars........a gallon of white paint ($7), a set of 10 towels ($2.50), a hot glue gun ($3), and two canvases ($6). You can't get better than that. I mean I'm sure you can, because next week Dick Blicks is have 20% your entire purchase, plus another 20% with this special coupon! I will be there making myself feel good about the consumer choices I make, because they sure as hell make up for the bad ones.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009