Monday, February 3, 2014

how fragile we are, between the few good moments

you are tired,
(i think)
of the always puzzle of living and doing;
and so am i.

come with me, then,
and we'll leave it far and far away--
(only you and i, understand)

you have played, 
(i think)
and broke the toys you were fondest of,
and are a little tired now;
tired of things that break, and--
just tired.
so am i.

but i come with a dream in my eyes tonight,
and knock with a rose at the hopeless gate of your heart--
open to me!
for i will show you the places nobody knows,
and, if you like,
the perfect places of sleep.

ah, come with me!
i'll blow you that wonderful bubble, the moon,
that floats forever and a day;
i'll sing you the jacinth song
of the probable stars;
i will attempt the unstartled steppes of dream,
until i find the only flower,
which shall keep (i think) your little heart
while the moon comes out of the sea.

e.e. cummings

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ads - spring/summer 2014

julia stegner & lou doillon photographed by inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin for chloé

cara delevingne photographed by tim walker for mulberry

anna ewers, cindy bruna, sabrina ioffreda, ashleigh good, amanda murphy, ophelie guillermand, lexi boling, ola rudnicka, julia bergshoeff, lieke van houten, magdalena jasek & maggie jablonski photographed by steven meisel & styled by olivier rizzo for prada

stella tennant & julia nobis photographed by willy vanderperre for christian dior

cara delevingne for yves saint laurent revolution

daria werbowy for isabel marant

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

tokyo crows

photo by yosuke kashiwakura
honorable mention, national geographic photo contest 2013

photo by brian g. kennedy

photo from present simple

photo by susan fleming

the crows that live in tokyo use clothes hangers to make nests. in such a large city, there are few trees, so the natural materials that crows need to make their nests are scarce. as a result, the crows occasionally take hangers from the people who live in apartments nearby, and carefully assemble them into nests.

mariacarla boscono

mariacarla boscono photographed by peter lindbergh & styled by jacob k. for vogue italia, january 2014.

the collections

julia nobis, ashleigh good, vanessa axente, iselin steiro, sasha luss, caroline de maigret, jamie bochert, cindy bruna, lexi boling, kim williams, doug porter, david axell, cartwright lee, david flinn, r.j. king, miles langford & henrik fallenius photographed by steven meisel & styled by karl templer for vogue italia, january 2014.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

wave hello, say goodbye

happy new year!


betty lindley photographed by alexander bassoon, 1914

goldfish and palette paris, quai saint-michel by henri matisse, fall 1914

charlie chaplin & roscoe arbuckle in “the masquerader”,  keystone pictures, 1914

"men wanted for hazardous journey. small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. honour and recognition in case of success."
according to legend, this is an ad placed in a london newspaper by antarctic explorer sir ernest shackleton, august 1914.

the funeral of archduke franz ferdinand & his wife, killed during attack on sarajevo, july 2, 1914
(his assassination triggered the start of world war I)

la marchesa luisa casati with peacock feathers by giovanni boldini, 1914

grand prix de l’automobile club de france prix (a fiat in the foreground) photographed by maurice-louis branger, 1914

francisco "pancho" villa on the presidential seat & emiliano zapata photographed by agustin victor casasola, dec. 6, 1914

trousers dress from paris. photo by bain news service, feb. 14, 1914

vaslav nijinsky as the spectre in "le spectre de la rose," photographed by e.o. hoppe, 1914

rural mail delivery, 1914

fish & vegetable meals will save wheat, meat & fats for our soldiers & allies, propaganda poster, 1914

egon schiele photographed by anton josef trčka, vienna, 1914

grigori rasputin in hospital recovering from an attempt on his life, 1914