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Entries from February 2008

oblik atelier.

February 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Brooklyn-based designer, Mia Hebib limits each piece in her collection to an edition of 13. Her work reflects her surroundings and fractal patterns in nature. I’m fond of the “OR1 wrapped ring,” made of sterling silver and walnut veneer (see below).

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Tags: artists · design · fashion · jewelry

Seventh Tree

February 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Seventh Tree

Alison Goldfrapp is back! Listen to “Happiness” here.

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Tags: music

Viktor & Rolf.

February 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Viktor & Rolf.

There are designers that I look at and think, how can they possibly continue to outdo themselves? I include Viktor & Rolf in my wonderment. The Dutch design-duo always has a knack for thinking outside of the box, but in their latest collection, just shown in Paris, idioms literally popped off of the collection. See […]

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Tags: design · fashion

Alain Robert: Human Spiderman

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Frenchman Alain Robert — the self-professed human spiderman — has scaled yet another skyscraper without the use of safety equipment. Robert, who suffers from Vertigo and is 60% disabled due to his solo climbing, successfully climbed the Italia builiding in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday. At 495 feet (42 stories), it is one of the […]

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A stiff pile of cute.

February 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on A stiff pile of cute.

Fainting goats — everyone should own one! They’re miniature, which is cute, but when startled, their defense mechanism causes their muscles to tighten, and they fall over and faint! Fascinating! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rB5ToejoAg&rel=1]

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Tags: animals

Mr. French!

February 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Mr. French!

If you must buy a gift for me, please wrap it up with this:  You can purchase it here. 

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Tags: paper goods

Os Gemeos.

February 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Os Gemeos.

They’re twins. They’re brothers. They’re Brazilian. They’re graffiti artists, and they’ve released a new book. Limited to 2500 copies, “The Flowers In This Garden Were Planted By My Grandparents” coincides with their first museum show in the Netherlands. Known for their yellow characters and elaborate murals painted in cutty spots, the brothers have traversed the […]

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Tags: artists

Sham 69: If The Kids Are United

February 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sham 69: If The Kids Are United

Some tunes for this Tuesday afternoon: If The Kids Are United.

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Tags: music

SNL Parody: Rock of Love II

February 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on SNL Parody: Rock of Love II

Here it is, here it is, here it is! I couldn’t post it on my blog, but this link will take you to the video! I laughed so hard, I made myself cry!

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Tags: current events

SNL: Annuale

February 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

SNL returned this past Saturday after a long hiatus due to the writer’s strike. The show was hilarious. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard over SNL skits in a long, long time. While I wanted to post a video of my favorite short, a parody of the Brett Michael’s show, Rock of Love II, […]

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