Monday, 30 August 2010

yesterday's muse #20 - renee perle

Romanian born model Renee Perle moved to Paris in the 1920s, where she met French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue on the Rue de la Pompe. Lartigue is considered one of the leading photographers of the 20th century and Renee Perle would become his mistress and his most famous muse, inspiring some of his best known photographs. in his diary, Lartrigue writes of Perle: ‘Around her, I see a halo of magic.’”

Lartigue's 'Angel', as he often referred to her, passed away in 1977, but Renee's beauty remains an inspiration to contemporary photographers and designers. John Galliano has referenced Perle as the inspiration for his
fall 2005 collection.

Friday, 27 August 2010

elizabeth weinberg

the images of Brooklyn photographer Elizabeth Weinberg are so vivid to me, i feel almost as though they are memories of my own. she has such an astounding talent for capturing the here and now of a moment; making you feel the whole event in an intstant, as if you were there with her all the while. i find her work very uplifting. check out some more here.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

rebecca adams

based in Providence, Rhode Island, artist Rebecca Adams is heavily inspired by vintage film, photography and fashion. the two paintings pictured here are from Rebecca's marvelously cinematic Tissue Series, more of which can be found at her website. there you'll find other works as well, including the Scissor Series, and may i recommend a visit to her blog while you're at it!

dear creatures

go and have a looksee at the autumn Dear Creatures collection. the clothes are lovely and the lookbook photos are even lovlier. i love the props!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

summer camp

Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey make up UK group Summer Camp, whose tunes are a pleasant breeze on a warm afternoon, no?

Summer Camp - Ghost Train (viral) from Paddy Power on Vimeo.

SUMMER CAMP - Round the Moon from Paddy Power on Vimeo.

Monday, 16 August 2010

randy p. martin

oh, would that i could transport myself into the world of Randy P. Martin's photography. i could spend an eternity in the wide open spaces he creates. go frolic in his flickrstream, you won't be disappointed.

carole feuerman

if you've been here before, you're likely aware of my love of hyper-realism in art. today, this love has drawn me to the phenomenal sculptures of Carole Feuerman, the staggering scale of which can be seen in these photos of the artist at work.

the day the earth stood still

33 years ago today, a great beacon of generosity and creativity fell dim. but in the 42 short years in which it beamed, that light shone so far and so bright as to never be extinguished. each year on this day, thousands gather at the home of Elvis Presley in candlelit vigil, to remember the life of one who touched so many. they walk in single file, up the driveway of Graceland to the meditation gardens where Elvis and his family lay in rest. folks of all ages and from all walks of life, brought together in remembrance; their tiny lights reflected back at him in thanks.

R.I.P. Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977)

Monday, 9 August 2010

R.I.P - Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010)

all the king's women # 23 - yvonne craig

born in May of 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois, Yvonne Craig began her career as a ballet dancer in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a young teenager. in 1957, Yvonne left the company and moved to L.A. where she was soon cast in movies and television. in 1959 she appearred in 3 films: The Young Land, opposite a young Dennis Hopper; The Gene Krupa Story, in which Krupa, played by Sal Mineo, utters the memorable line "Reefers huh? So that's what they look like"; and the original Gidget.

in 1960, Craig married actor Jimmy Boyd, whom she met on the set of High Time with Bing Crosby. following their divorce just 2 years later, Yvonne starred in a number of films, including supporting roles in not one, but two Elvis films: It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) with Joan O'Brien, and the afore mentioned hideously awful Kissin Cousins (1964) with Glenda Farrell.

but Yvonne's real and lasting fame would come from her role as Batgirl in the final season of TV's Batman. this, coupled with her role as the green-skinned Orion in third season of Star Trek, garnered the actress a loyal cult following.

in the years following Batman, Yvonne made various TV and movie appearrances, eventually moving into private business as a coproducer of industrial shows, and later in real estate. you can visit her website here.

think outside the bag

are these awesome, or what? handmade artisanal luggage by Sarah Williams that defies convention and is both beautiful and fully functional. there's more here.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

amanda smith

i'm am so excited to have discovered ceramic artist Amanda Smith, thanks to an interview posted at my love for you... . i am completely and utterly in love with the whimsy and emotion of her work. the little girls who populate her worlds remind me a bit of Henry Darger's Vivian Girls. if these examples peaked your interest, you owe it to yourself to visit the gallery on Amanda's website, which is filled with dozens more. do click on the images to enlarge! the magic is in the details.