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Entries from September 2008

Maison Martin Margiela — Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

September 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Maison Martin Margiela — Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

Martin Margiela‘s presence is subtle but ultimately shapes fashion trends years after his collections have hit the runway. His designs challenge us the viewer/wearer — What is fashion? Is it only fashion if it’s wearable? — and often resemble works of art rather than sexy cocktail dresses. Michael Kors he is not, but I would […]

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Tags: design · fashion

To do: NY Magazine's "14,600 Nights Out"

September 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on To do: NY Magazine's "14,600 Nights Out"

Do, do, do check out the photographs from “14,600 Nights Out,” part of NY Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Issue, cataloging stalwart scenesters of the Big Apple. The photographic history features everyone from Arnold to Veruschka. RARRR! “Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tina Chow, and Andy Warhol at a dinner for Ozzy Osbourne at Mr. Chow, 1986.” Photo: Patrick Mulligan

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Tags: art · artists · fashion · film · music

And we're back . . .

September 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on And we're back . . .

After the last garbled post from Amsterdam — I think the Hero Chirac got the best of me — we’ve arrived home safely, at least in the physical sense. Mentally I’m still trying to figure out how we can relocate and start a new life as ex-pats, and I’ve spent the weekend trying to get […]

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Tags: current events · travel

Amstrrdam.

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Amstrrdam.

Amsterdam is great. In fact so far we’ve seen two cats, eaten plates of Dutch pancakes, bought some quality goods (a handbag, assemytrical leather booties, and a pair of vintage new balance sneaks — me and Ryan respectively). Additionally we found ourselves equally enjoying the 2 euro 10 oz. Grolsch glasseis at a local neiborhood […]

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Tags: travel

Paris: final update

September 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Paris: final update

Tomorrow we leave Paris on a train headed for Amsterdam. It will be sad to leave her, but I am also quite excited- I have a feeling A’dam is in fact this boys Mecca, and I am eager to visit. But more on that later (and dear reader, I have a feeling you can expect […]

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Tags: art · graffiti · holidays · travel

Paris: 2nd Update

September 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Paris: 2nd Update

Bonjour!! It’s the end of our second day in Paris, and we’ve done quite a lot so far… Kim and I spent the morning nursing our extremely crippling hangovers (thank you, picon bier) and finally finding comfort in some excellent lunch, all while browsing street markets and photographing some most excellent graffiti. We visited the […]

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Tags: graffiti · holidays · travel

Paris: status update

September 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Paris: status update

Things are good so far. The hotel is awesome, the city is beautiful, and while trying to order sausage, I accidentally asked our waitress, “suck…?” Quite funny! I wonder how often weird American men accidentally proposition her? We went on to dancing at Pop In and drinking a mixture of beer and some orange liquor. […]

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and we're off . . .

September 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on and we're off . . .

We’re hoping to post a bit while traveling . . . until then a view of Paris from the Centre Pompidou. Photo by Rita Crane.

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Tags: current events · travel

we bought an iPod Touch.

September 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments

We finally caved and bought an iPod Touch. However, after using it for less than a week, I’m really not too sure that we’ll keep it. Besides its obvious niceities — design, convenience, etc., I’m not bowled over and already have a couple of minor grumbles: Unless you can pick up a wireless signal, most […]

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Tags: technology

creepy creepsters want to sell you food.

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on creepy creepsters want to sell you food.

I hesitated to post this because I wasn’t sure that I wanted to willingly frighten readers. But then after I thought about the people who were actually paid to create these advertising gems I reconsidered — after all their work shouldn’t be forgotten. But let’s be realistic for a moment, would these tragic tots actually […]

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