Saturday, February 26, 2011

Daily Dose of Inspiration: Aspirational Ladies [ModLife]

Daily Dose of Inspiration: Aspirational Ladies: "

Like any artist, ModCloth photographer Kristin says she’s “constantly inspired, especially by others who are doing wonderful things!” When asked to create an inspiration board highlighting her lifelong artistic influences, Kristin wanted to feature the many fabulous women (and one fabulous man, Mr. Andy Warhol) who have helped to cultivate her lifestyle aesthetic and art over the years.

“I chose strong, artistic women with a unique sense of style. I can’t help but be attracted to people who are like that,” says Kristin.

Check out the inspiration board above, and let us know—who inspires your creativity?

Collage image credits: Patti Smith on the album cover of Horses via Post Modern, Marlene Dietrich in Morocco via Gravy Bread, Siouxsie Sioux via Andrew Stoker, Nico via The Stylish Underground, Cindy Sherman in Untitled Film Still #57 via MoMA, Kristin’s grandmother, Grace Coddington via, and Andy Warhol’s Flowers via Warhol Prints.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Edie Rose Dinnerware by Rachel Bilson

Edie Rose Dinnerware by Rachel Bilson: "


Hollywood actress Rachel Bilson has been noted for her fashionable ways through the years, even penning a column for Lucky magazine offering advice to her admirers.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Typo Vader [diskursdisko]

Typo Vader: "

Darth Vader, zusammengesetzt aus seinen eigenen, tiefstimmig vorgetragenen Worten. Toll. Von etrav689.



Anthropologie's New Wedding Line: BHLDN [Grosgrain}

Anthropologie's New Wedding Line: BHLDN: "Speaking of weddings, you've probably all heard the buzz around the blogosphere but Anthropologie just launched their new WEDDING line BHLDN. Man do I wish I could have been a part of that photoshoot! Prices range from $600-$4,000. Not too unreasonable.

All photos courtesy of BHLDN


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Actors in Character (15 total) [My Modern Metropolis]

Actors in Character (15 total): "

There's no denying the fact that most of us have pretended to be actors. Our friend shouts out some creative story and in an instant we become these make-believe characters - drug dealers, CEOs, princesses or policemen.

Photographer Howard Schatz took this idea one step further. In 2006, he released a book called In Character: Actors Acting. Over the years, Schatz had put himself in the director's chair, coming up with dramatic scenes that his subjects would pretend to be a part of. He not only took these actors' portraits, he interviewed them to ask them about their creative process.

Vanity Fair liked the idea so much that they asked Schatz to continue this project with some of the biggest and brightest names in Hollywood. Since 2006, these hilarious, one-on-one improvisations have been featured in the magazine. Here are some of our favorites.

Howard Schatz's website and Vanity Fair"

Back to the Future (11 total) [My Modern Metropolis]

Back to the Future (11 total): "Pancho in 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Back to the Future is an awesome photo series by Buenos Aires-born Irina Werning that has been flying through the web. What makes it so enjoyable is not just that we get to see how people age, it's that Werning gets the overall tone, mood and lighting of the two pictures to almost completely match. It should come as no surprise that Werning received a Masters in Photographic Journalism at Westminster University in London back in 2006.

“I love old photos,' she says. 'As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today... A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.”

Matias in 1977 & 2010, Uruguay

My Parents in 1970 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Nico in 1986 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Negra in 1980 and 2010, Buenos Aires

Nico in 1990 & 2010, France

Lucia in 1956 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Oscar 1978 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Mechi in 1990 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Cecile in 1987 & 2010, France

Flor in 1975 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Irina Werning's website"

Joe Prytherch: L’Étranger [diskursdisko]

Joe Prytherch: L’Étranger: "

Joe Prytherch hat sich Gedanken gemacht, wie ein modernes Cover zu Albert Camus Roman L’Étranger aussehen könnte, und hat im Zuge dessen auch ein paar Schlüsselszenen illustriert. Es ist zwar schon einige Jahre her, daß ich das Buch zuletzt las, die Stimmung erkenne ich jedoch wieder.

(via Yay!Everyday)