Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Life Changing

  


Last night my cousin had us watch this Amazing documentary Forks Over Knives.  Over the years I have studied so much about food, and have fluctuated between being a vegan, a vegetarian, and a pescatarian.  I always feel best when I'm either vegan or vegetarian, but somehow I become convinced "We Need Protein."  After we saw this movie and the science behind a plant based diet, we were once again inspired to go back to our vegetarian ways.  I am also inspired after this month in New York to return to my kitchen, and to get experimental in my kitchen......stay tuned.  This movie is a must see, and you can watch it on demand at Netflix.  It is definitely life changing.

Decorate The Streets





We love street art.  We photograph graffiti all over our city.  This street art we found on Designer Daily was extra special.  The creativity is beyond.....especially the cigarette one.  Love the message within.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Home Concepts


I am obsessed with decorating.  I love looking up home ideas, shopping for home stuff, anything that has to do with decorating.  I have had these pics saved on my computer forever so I don't have the sites where they came from....but I had to share them anyway.  I am so in love with the bathroom above.  The only thing it's missing is a clawfoot bathtub.  What are your home loves?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Black the New White





Photos Via FashionologieFashion TrendzIn Arkansas

This season Vera Wang premiered 15 gowns at her show.  9 of those gowns were black.  This is obviously a vast departure from your typical bride.  At first when I read about this trend I thought how wrong it is.  But when I saw the dresses and how beautiful, feminine, and almost fairy-like they were I started to change my tune.  I don't know if I could do it, but I definitely appreciate the departure from the norm and the courage to push the line.  What do you think?

Loving This


Absolutely loving this video by Erato.  These girls are so talented!!  This is a cover of a song by Robyn.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Simply Fabulous

The Cathedrals of Art
A Portrait of the New York Art World in 1941

The Cathedrals of Fifth Avenue
A Newly Wedded Couple Emerges to Begin a Life of Excess

The Cathedrals of Wall Street
Suggestive Portrait from 1953 Joining Politics and Big Business

Photos Taken By Us

Today we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  An unbelievable museum.  So inspired by so many works throughout.  Ready to break out our paints and easels.  I was taken by the artist featured above Florine Stettheimer.  Mainly due to the fact that her subject matter seemed incredibly relevant today.  Born a member of high society, her work often commented on the mixing of big business and politics, and people living a life of excess.  Funny how after yesterdays post it is a situation that seems to be coming to a head.  
Florine Stettheimer was born in 1871.  She had one showing of her work that was a critical failure.  After this she only showed her work privately, but it was thought that this failure pushed her work to a more mature place.  She chose to never sell any of her pieces.  She died in 1944 at the age of 73 and asked for all of her works to be destroyed upon her death.  Fortunately for us the request was not honored and her work can be seen in many museums today.  


Monday, November 14, 2011

Stand For Your Rights



Meeting Taking Place


So the point of this blog is to inspire, and sometimes it's not creatively but mentally and spiritually.  Today we were down at Occupy Wall Street.  We were awed by all of the activists down there fighting for the people and trying to create a better more equitable world for us all to live in.  Above are some pictures from their camp.  We got there in the middle of a meeting that was being held to determine how the money they are receiving is being distributed, and how transparent the distribution is.  This is a movement that is gaining momentum so rapidly that I don't think that anyone was prepared for all that will be involved to sustain it and continue to move it forward in a way that everyone is provided for.  They are working so hard, and putting themselves on the line for the common man.  They are in need of so many things...especially since a New York winter is about to hit.  There is a general assembly that has been organized and there are so many ways for people to get involved.  You can find out about the different groups and how to get involved at www.nycga.net.  Also if you are just wanting to give much needed donations www.nycga.net/donate packages can be sent to UPS Store 118 A Fulton St. #205 New York New York.  Hope this inspires all to take a look, get involved, and contribute.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Joined Together



photos via Trend Land

The People's Supermarket is co-op supermarket founded by chef Arthur Potts-Dawson.  Sounds incredibly british right?  Love a proper name.  Well started in Spring of 2010, the market is based on the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn.  The Brooklyn market originated in 1973 and now has 17,000 members.
The idea behind the coop is shoppers are a part of the business.  They pay £25 a year to become a member, and then volunteer to work 4 hours a month in the store, stocking shelves, cleaning, etc....whatever needs to be done.  By becoming a member they are able to receive their groceries at discounted prices.  In today's economy the idea of working together so that everyone is able to receive is a beautiful and much needed concept.
Not only was I inspired by the idea of this business and what it represents, but the beautiful design and packaging that was implemented to promote and brand this business.  I love when I'm in London the attention and importance that is put on good design.  Good design is not looked upon as something frivolous and extraneous, but something important and needed.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wallpaper


I have always been obsessed with beautiful patterns.  And so the natural progression for that has been my love of funky and unique wallpaper.  I love what it can add to a room by doing just one wall.  It brightens a space and gives it an artistic feel which I love.  These are a few fun patterns that caught me eye.  Check out these sites for some more ideas.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Melissa Rodwell

Melissa Rodwell is an amazing fashion photographer that I have had the privilege of working with.  She has an incredible eye and always inspires me to want to create amazing hair.  She graduated from Art Center with a degree in photography and started working right away.  In 2008 she created the Fashion Photography Blog, and now in 2011 she has launched her first DVD on the fashion photography industry http://fashionphotography.com/.  I'm quite sure it is amazing! I have always loved the fact that Melissa is such a strong female photographer in such a male dominated industry.  Her images always inspire.


Some Images I did with Melissa







The Screen from Melissa's New DVD

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


Images Via www.designincstudios.com

Well since we all know what day it is I thought it would be appropriate to do a little halloween post.  I came across these pumpkin carving pictures by Ray Villafane.  I have noooooooo idea how you get a pumpkin to do this but it is unbelievable.  I am not only in awe that someone can carve this, but it is incredible that they can do it before the pumpkin actually rots.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Behind The Scenes

So today I shot with the beautiful Estella Warren.  We started the morning in hair and makeup with myself and the Amazing Elizabeth Ulloa.  You can check out her blog at http://sunglowbeauty.blogspot.com/.  She is not only a brilliantly creative makeup artist but a great friend and so much fun to work with.  My wonderful friend Hellin Kay shot and styled the shoot.  You can check out her blog here http://champagneandheels.com/.   It is very unusual for someone to not only be a great photographer but a fabulous stylist at the same time.  She is definitely a one woman show, and incredible at all she does.  Anyway we had a great day and shot some beautiful pieces. Stay tuned for some pics, but in the meantime here are some behind the scenes shots.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Marion Bolognesi



images via www.marion-b.com

I came across these beautiful watercolors by Marion Bolognesi this morning.  She is an artist based out of Brooklyn New york who splits her time between her passion for painting and being an accessories designer.  I love these faces and how intensely she is able to caption the emotion within each image.

Audrey Kawasaki





We were first introduced to this artist by our friend Wes.  Ever since, we have loved and followed her work.  Her paintings have a sense of vulnerability coupled with a slightly erotic feel to them.  She often paints on wood adding to the earthiness of her subject.  Her work is sensual and capitivating.  The paintings often remind of a Geisha acessible yet untouchable and ultra feminine.

Jason Wu Spring 2012



Images Via Vogue.com
So loving this use of feathers in the hair at Jason Wu's Spring 2012 show.  The random black feathers and pins with the bright pop of color in the lip is fabulous. Happy to see the feather trend being used in such a unique way.

Our First Post

We have been talking about starting a blog for a very long time....actually years. At some point you just have to do it. So here it goes....this will be a place to find art, science, spirituality, and inspiration. We hope you find interest in the things that we love and inspire us as artists. We hope to hear from you as well.