Dienstag, 31. März 2009

Ridin' Dirty Face

Photography by Mike Brodie a.k.a Polaroid Kidd. At the age of 18 he travelled the US by freight trains, and made photos of his friends and fellow travellers. Pictures of an alternative subculture, punks and vagabonds, gypsies and hobos.
More here.

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."
Kurt Vonnegut

My Bohemia - A Fantasy

And so off I went, fists thrust in the torn pockets

Of a coat held together by no more than its name.

O Muse, how i served you beneath the blue;

And oh what dreams of dazzling love I dreamed!

My only pair of pants had a huge hole.

- Like some dreaming Tom Thumb, I sowed

Rhyme with each step. My inn was the Big Dipper.

- My stars rustled in the sky.

Roadside on warm September nights

I listened as drops of dew fell

On my forehead like fortifying wine;

And there, surrounded by streaming shadows, I rhymed

Aloud, and as if they were lyres, plucked the laces

of my wounded shoes, one foot beneath my heart.

Arthur Rimbaud

Sonntag, 29. März 2009

Who Has To Be Confined?

Amber Valletta by Steve Klein, Vogue Italia 03/09. No words needed...meow!

Samstag, 28. März 2009

More Vintage Love

Ars Vivendi is a german online-shop for everything erotically. And because of the huge popularity of vintage style and burlesque, they do also have lots of interesting stuff in that direction: lingerie, dresses, nylons, shoes, fascinators and even swimwear. Indeed a world of glamour and desire!

Freitag, 27. März 2009

Vintage Treasuries

"Posh Girl Vintage" is a great shop for vintage clothing. Beautiful treasures from 1920's - 1980's. Dresses, suits, bags or lingerie, they have the really outstanding stuff. Not cheap, but to die for! And they ship worldwide.

Donnerstag, 26. März 2009

It's You And Me, Barbie, Forever

Some of you may know her via Etsy: Margeaux Lange. A Brooklyn based designer who makes this freaky adorable Barbie- jewelry. It's all handcrafted and unique! Check out her web-site there you will find the most funny examples for recycled Barbies. Go green, be good to your environment: buy Margeaux Lange Jewelry!

Mittwoch, 25. März 2009

Light Design

Some inspirational pictures for DIY chandeliers. Love the whites...but hey, decorate it with whatever: Barbie-dolls, playmobil, satin-flowers, christmas-decoration, pom poms, origami-swans...

Dienstag, 24. März 2009

It's Spring

A festival I always wanted to visit: Holi in India. Yay, who could resist this wild outburst of lust for life, this physical way of love for colors? So let's make this world sparkling bright... spring is back!

Montag, 23. März 2009

Danish Dynamite

Me like Rikkemai!
Of course: the scarfs...!
Everything about this label is for me the typical Copenhagen-style: the vintage/glam mix, the combination of ethnic-embroidery and european design, colorful boho lightness meets sleek easygoing extravaganza. Never harsh or exerted. Mix your own style.

Samstag, 21. März 2009

Another Fetish

Ooooh aaahhh... Nicholas Kirkwood! Like nearly every woman I've got a bad, bad shoe-fetish, and Mr Kirkwood just feeds this desire oohh-sooo-right.

Donnerstag, 19. März 2009

Mad Crush On Ellen Von Unwerth

I'm a huge fan of Ellen von Unwerth. Here are some of her erotically, wonderful playful pictures. I like how you always find a story behind the pictures, filled with a great sense of humor, frivolity and beauty. Check out f.e. these books: Couples, Revenge or Omahyra and Boyd.

Dienstag, 17. März 2009

Steampunk Goggles

I made this pair of goggles for a friend of mine. We are going to make another photo-shooting in summer, which is planned to be more Jules Verne/Steampunk inspired. So here is one little costume-detail.
I framed a pair of safety-goggle-glasses with aluminum sheet and sewed it on a padding-bulge. The buttons are screw caps, and the cogwheel is out of a "Tipp-ex-roller", everything painted rusty, ...voilà!

Sonntag, 15. März 2009

Another Tilda

Beautiful androgynous Tilda Swinton in the latest issue of Another Magazine, wearing some of the most amazing dress-art-works of the next season. She is a goddess!