Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2009

Pick Up The Fallen Whistle

Falling Whistles is a campaign for peace in Congo. The conflicts in Congo are complicated and the whole situation has gotten bogged down in between hatred and fatalism.

Falling Whistles take care about the kids, and try to take them out of the frontlines.
Read the journal! It's about little boys, too small to hold a weapon, send out to the frontlines with only a whistle.

What can we do? Check out

Read more here about what they are actually trying to do, how to help, how to solve the problems.
Spread the word, tell other people, buy a whistle at their shop! A little step for each of us, but with a lot of steps they can go far.

Montag, 27. Juli 2009

Colors Love Flamingos

Berlins fashion brand Smeilinener has thrown out some new bright flashy stuff for S/S 2010. Colors and sequins, ribbons and sparkling headpieces... no limits!
Yes indeed, Smeilinener makes me happy.

Samstag, 25. Juli 2009

Aaaah Annie

Annie Lennox is a lady, a tramp, a goddess, a diva!

Ooooh Dita!

Dita Van Tease in Jean-Paul Gaultier. Love!!!

Freitag, 24. Juli 2009

Fashion, Fun and Fierce Style

A few days ago I stumbled over a lady i had never heard about, but found so fascinating that i tried to find more. Maria Veitolan (36) seems to be a TV-star in Finland, and got an award as best dressed celebrity of the year by Elle Finland. I couldn't find anything in English, so I don't know what she is doing, or what she stands for. But there are lots of pictures, and I must say: I fell in love with her style. She takes fashion as a playground for eccentric, funny, funky ideas. It looks like she wears whatever she likes, without giving a shit on what people might think, or what fashion-mags say about "less-is-more" and elegance ;) this fashion statement is about lots of fun, individuality and craziness. So why not pull it off for real?!

Yay...that lady's got it!

The picture above is from Hel-looks.

More pics here

Montag, 20. Juli 2009

Living On The Wall

As a sign against the lack of living space in Rio de Janeiro, the brothers Tiago and Gabriel Primo, live 12 hours each day on a wall. This art-project started in may will continue until august.
Found here.

Samstag, 18. Juli 2009

Viviennes Manifesto

Vivienne westwood might be eccentric, but she has some points in this interview. And I love how she doesn't care if something is appropriate, she is emotional and commited. Even if things come out a bit naive, I admire her courage, her power and her lust for life.

"Get alive instead of being a cypher in the consumer-world!"

Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2009

Airmail With Daydream Nation

I love the designs of Daydream Nation. Always fun, lovely, exciting!!!
Here you see Miss Susie Bubble in one of their latest letter dresses.
But what really touches me is their attitude, their manifesto, the aim to search for poetry in everyday life. This is about the underestimated art of daydreaming.

Daydream Nation Manifesto:

kay and jing

Garments into Performance
Daydream Nation is the exciting collaboration between the Royal College of Art Textile graduate Kay Wong and the Central Saint Martins Theatre Design/Directing graduate Jing Wong.

To be inspired by legends and create new myths.

Our belief in life in objects has led us to design garments inspired and adapted from vintage clothing that contains stories and memories. Our garments are devised through play and manipulation with old clothes. Through play we create new myths for the clothes each season, resulting in visual catwalk narratives.

Daydream Nation manifesto
We love what is not spoken. We love dreams that foster in our heads.We believe that daydreamers are the lost children in the society, and that the creative potential of a society depends upon them.
Daydreamers are the missing link to the poetics of life of which our society is slowly neglecting. Daydream Nation is an attitude. It is a way of life in which people see boats in buckets and hear sea waves in radio glitches. Daydream Nation is a hope that someday people will respect a silly thought like one respects a great painting, and that one day everyone can share and enjoy the subtle shades of beauty in the everyday.
We hope that daydreaming will not become a minority game of the artists but a way of thinking that anyone can embrace.
Daydream Nation belongs to everyone.

Montag, 13. Juli 2009

Bringing Klimt to Life

These pictures are fascinating. Moises González made these amazing photos as a mixture of real model, decorating and painting. I like how he did not just copy the original, but ads some little new. Like the girls on the bottom pic are awake instead of sleeping.

Sonntag, 12. Juli 2009

Mass-Scenes At Agent Provocateur




As a kid I loved mass scene pictures were there was a lot to see and to find, billions of little details. You can spend a lot of time with Agent Provocateur's ads, finding all those kinky details. Whatever kicks your mind: dirty pirates, lusty virgins or wicked witches.

Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009

Scarlett Takes Manhattan by Molly Crabapple

Adorable Molly Crabapple, founder of Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School, has launched her first graphic novel called "Scarlett Takes Manhattan".

A saucy, erotic, vaudevillian escapade... Scarlett stumbles through bawdy and raunchy stories in a wonderful painted, very detailed Victorian setting. Funny, creative and sexy like an exploding bottle of champagne! She knows how to balance dirty and charming, debauched and heartwarming. I love her witty and fancy illustrations. Look out for her book!

Montag, 6. Juli 2009

Ekolab - Philosophy Of Sustainable Design

Ekolab stands for design that combines sustainability and community. Their fashion is organic, fair-made and -traded. I like the idea of teamwork and co-operation to support crafts and hand-making techniques. It would be great, if we could step back from fast fashion trends, pure economical interests and cheap production, and instead feed the vision of an ecological humanitarian environment, eccentric design (in the meaning of not mediocre) and the art of craftsmanship.

Sonntag, 5. Juli 2009

Lazy Summer Afternoon

All i want to do is spending this hot afternoon lazy, cozy in my bed... a gentle breeze waving through the open windows... listening to the sounds of summer, enjoying the siesta in the cooling shadows... Mmmmh paradise!

Pictures found on "style-files".

Samstag, 4. Juli 2009


I stumbled over these interesting case-closets via "The Selby". They are designed by Maarten De Ceulaer from Brussels. Love the colors of the top-one.

Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009

In Love...!

Love, romance, giggling joy, crazy, dancing on oxy... some moments filled with so much intensity, no one ever forgets.

From Chris Craymer's recently launched book "Romance".