29.6.10

SPOOK COVER

I LOVE THIS COVER

On another note: Roskilde festival is good shit! Had to go back home today partly because I had to get stronger medicine for my allergies! They flared up once I got to Roskilde. But it should be okay now (fingers crossed)! AND of course Devendra Banhart!! We're going to see him tonight at Vega. Boy, oh boy I'm excited. Right now I'm going to eat, then take a shower and enjoy the luxury of plumbing, a mattress, cold beverages and shadow. But still, looking forward to returning to Roskilde.

25.6.10

ACCESS GRANTED

Ready to go!!
Went to Tivoli to get the wrist-band earlier today - I was expecting a long line and hours of waiting, but there was nothing of that sort. We were done in 10 minutes! 10 minutes! And whilst waiting you could buy beer and hot-dogs. Nice one Roskilde. The mood was chilled and laid-back and a DJ was playing. Being there was a little taste of festival life. I was so excited getting the ticket exchanged to the wristband. The whole thing seemed more real when I got the wrist-band on. It's happening! It's real, it's now!
The checklist is all checked!
24 hours till we will be standing in line with thousands of other excited festival-people
8 days of rock and roll
in a tent
with no running water
take-away food
beer
good music (x1000)
good vibrations
nice weather (fingers crossed)
... I am so excited!!

23.6.10

ABC3D

By Marion Bataille, France
Innovative alphabet book; 26 three-dimensional letters - move and change before your eyes! It's genious! I want it. Could easily become one of my favorite books. Great present, great conversation-topic.

21.6.10

POP CHOC

Pop Choc.
Photography: Michaelangelo di Battista
Model: Jessica Stam
Magazine: Vogue Italia, November 2005.

20.6.10

EVERYBODY'S FREE (TO WEAR SUNSCREEN)



Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99: 
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience… I will dispense this advice now. 
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….
You’re not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you.
Sing.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. 
Floss.
Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind… The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. 
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch.
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life… The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary… What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can… Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..
Dance… Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen...

BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTE

Beautiful images of McQueen's final collection

19.6.10

BABY RUTHLESS


Alison Mosshart, you rock my world
On stage and off
Discount, The Kills, The Dead Weather - everything works
You make me want to buy gold shoes, get bangs and dye my hair black

15.6.10

CRYSTALS & LASERS

Was looking around (well, actually procrastinating) on this tumblr blog when I saw a picture that caught my eye. Followed the link and ended up here and became a little wiser. Matt W. Moore is the artist behind these paintings. He arrived in Paris with no art, no supplies and no firm plan for his paintings. The ideas for the artwork actualized whilst spending time and absorbing France and french culture. One month later he had the exhibition. The paintings are created entirely with spray paint.

I think that the effect that the spray-paint brings to the painting is breathtaking. I like the colors and the geometric shapes and the shadow-play that I didn't notice until I took a good look at the pictures. They make me want to buy masking tape and paint geometric shapes in strong colors.

See more pictures and paintings, and read more about the art, the artist and the exhibition here. And check out the photos on the bottom of the page from his month in Paris

I Googled him and found more of his work. His website and his news blog are worth a visit. He has done some interesting things. It has been my experience when I have picked up a paint brush, that when you work with art like this (I'm thinking relatively modern, bold colors and graphic silhoettes) it is easy to fall into a rut or have a tendency to paint particular shapes (not even intentional - just subconsciously), but not Matt. You can see his portfolios and different things here.

12.6.10

SWEET TOUCH

You know you're ordering too much take-away when you open the pizza-box and this is on the top of your pizza:
 
Right now it's "pizza-&-Die-Hard-1" time
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Later on tonight we're planning on going to this event:
Super geiler tune, ja! My recommendations!

BJØRG JEWELERY




Bjørg jewelery
Amazing collection of beautiful jewelery. I love the human heart necklace.

11.6.10

JABLONSKI & HOLMAN



PHOTO Ezra Petronio
STYLIST Suzanne Koller
HAIR Sebastien Richard
MAKEUP Lucia Pica
MODELS Jacquelyn Jablonski & Hannah Holman

Jablonski is one of my favorite models. Love her androgynous look.