Ever since I saw Good Hair, the amazing documentary that Chris Rock made about African American women's hair, I've been kind of obsessed with the subject. So I was super-thrilled to see this wonderful Kickstarter project that is really an homage to the afro. Afros really need to be celebrated because they're just about the most kick-ass hairdo a woman can have. (And I'm also really glad to have found a Kickstarter project that we can support on ooh la la that isn't fully funded yet. Give, give, give!)
Posted by JP at Friday, March 30, 2012
I think one of my favorite things in life is seeing something redesigned that I never expected to see redesigned. Fire Design decided, and rightly so, that the standard fire extinguisher design was getting old so they came up with a whole line of fun and funky designs. Hm... Though I love fire trucks as they are, I'm wondering if someone can take on a redesign of those boxy behemoths to come up with something truly functional and fun to look at, just like these fire extinguishers!
Posted by JP at Monday, March 26, 2012
This image was created on a disposable camera that traveled, in several hands, to Walt Disney World and the Middle East. The camera was one of many that was left in a random place by the Disposable Memory Project. When and if the cameras are returned to the project organizers, the resulting images and the camera's geographical path are documented on the site. Really a beautiful concept that continues to unfold slowly as cameras are returned. I love projects like this where so much is left up to chance. In a really great way, this taps into the collective creativity that exists within all of us.
Posted by JP at Friday, March 23, 2012
I am finally, finally getting a chance to catch up on my magazines at home...sadly, the April issue of Vogue arrived just as I finally had opened the March issue. At any rate, there is a fascinating article on Francoise Gilot and a new exhibit featuring her art along side Picasso. The thing that took my breath away was this picture of Gilot...at 90. Wait...what?!? Proving once again that French women are absolutely incredible.
You know what I was just thinking...no more than a week ago...wouldn't it be amazing if the accessory queen Kate Spade had a line of those bracelets you all know I flip out for? Well, guess what I just discovered in the new arrival today...be still my heart..I want each and every single one :)
|Guess what kids...if you've been missing KJ's awesome posts, you don't have to anymore...she has a fabulous tumblr called Jacques Loves (I think we all know who Jacques is :) that I get daily inspiration from. Check it out and see fabulousness like this ...|
Posted by Katiep at Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What do you kids think of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 ad campaign. The images have been out there for a little while now but I always like to see them the old-fashioned way (on the pages of Vogue) before I judge. I have to say, I adore them. Even though I'm not super into pastels, and I'm way more preppy than frou-frou, this campaign is about as much fun as an ad can be. In a word...LOVE!
Posted by Katiep at Monday, March 19, 2012
It's interesting to me how, as the world gets smaller and smaller, fashions from different countries, that at one time seemed so other, are now popping up here in the US. Take this colorful little number with Indian flourishes. I just found it after having a gander at the website http://exclusively.in. Most of the items on this site are probably too Indian to appeal to most non-Indian women but scouring this site will lead you to some great finds. Love!
Posted by JP at Monday, March 19, 2012
Of course ballet flats are going no where but there days, I have to admit my attention has been severely diverted to the 'slipper' look. I'm not even exactly sure what the shape of shoe is officially called. I feel like I've seen it all...slipper, loafer, tuxedo flat. Well, whatever the name, I am in love. I've been on the hunt for a neutral pair (of course, it's me Katiep for Pete's sake) but I am also bound and determined to find a perfect pair in animal print. Mega-love these from Cole Haan. Raaawr :)
I saw this picture on someone's tumblr a few weeks back and instantly became obsessed with it. It seems so simple but how on earth to duplicate it. The stripped shirt is easy enough...as everyone know, I have enough of those :) But where oh where do I find that gorgeous camel colored cardigan. After countless hours spent online, desperately trying to fine one that even cam close (without breaking the bank) you know where I ended up finding one that is exactly what I was looking for? My own closet. Yup. A few years back my mom gave a me a cardigan that is the exact color as this one. I really hadn't worn it much lately but now...well, it's back in my regular rotation and this look...I have finally achieved it. Love.
this video of Shawn Anchor talking about unicorns and happiness. This man is my new idol. (Shawn didn't speak in person at the TEDx conference I attended but they did screen his video in between the live talks.) AMAZING!!
Posted by JP at Wednesday, March 14, 2012
It's no secret...I love Old Navy. And while I know it can be a little hit and miss, when they are on ... they can work miracles. Look at this little number that the folks over at Matchbook's blog The Daily Fancy, put together. It's kind of genius...and every piece, under $30. Love.
Posted by Katiep at Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|Isn't this sailboat top the cutest thing?! I saw it at Old Navy and it's must have for the spring.|
Posted by Katiep at Monday, March 12, 2012
Isn't it so frustrating when you wake up after eight hours of sleep and you're just groggy and out of it? Isn't it wonderfully amazing when the tech geeks come along and solve a problem for you that you didn't even think they could solve? That's right, folks, there's now an app that can wake you up from your slumber at the optimal time during your sleep cycle so you wake up bright-eyed and bushy tailed. I've been using this app as my alarm for a week and the thing works miracles. This app is now the top-selling app in Japan and Germany. And, well, if Japan and Germany have signed on then, gosh darn it, so have I. Did I mention the app only costs $1?
Posted by JP at Monday, March 12, 2012
nighttime photography from New Orleans and the images are stunningly beautiful. His images capture the splendor and the character of this place like no other images I've ever seen. I've also heard that he's now teaching classes so, if you're in New Orleans, look him up!
Posted by JP at Friday, March 09, 2012
article in the NY Times about how and how not to wear a tux. Financially, I'm not yet at a point where I can buy a tux but man, oh man, I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that day. George Clooney, of course, is the example we should all aspire to. Now he knows how to wear a tux!
Posted by JP at Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Oh kids...obviously apologies are necessary for the lack of posts on my part for the last couple weeks. Honestly, you really can blame it all on Pinterest. If you are already on Pinterest, then I don't have to explain a thing. It is the worlds most entertaining time suck on the planet. But here's why it's a bonafide obsession for me...because my whole life has been a Pinterest 'board' for like the last 25 years. Everywhere I go...cubicle walls, the fridge at home, the 'inspiration board' that is always way too small...were what is now contained so beautifully and neatly on Pinterest. And whenever I am looking for a little something to brighten my day, I pop over and look at all the loves of my life...people, food, clothes...you name it. It's the most brilliant thing of 2012 so far.
So, I guess I am confessing that the posts really will be less...2 to 3 a week. But I do so encourage you to get onto Pinterest if you aren't. It's an amazing way to share things with the world...or at least people who have similar interests and I can kind of guarantee that you'll fall in love.
Posted by Katiep at Tuesday, March 06, 2012
write-up about her in the current issue. Her latest album, it turns out, was made to be used an educational tool and is now a part of the curriculum in Reykjavik middle schools. And why is Bjork on my mind lately? Mostly because of Kristen Wiig's amazing impersonations of her on SNL, my favorite of which is here.
Posted by JP at Monday, March 05, 2012
|Steve McQueen in Bullit|
Very interesting list on the 30 coolest films of all time. What do you think? Are all your favorites listed? Hard to argue with a single one though I admit that I am intrigued by the 2011 film Drive being on the list. I haven't seen it but am dying to now. Ryan Gosling just may the closest we have to cool these day...and let's face, he really is.
|Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction|
Posted by Katiep at Thursday, March 01, 2012