Sunday, August 31, 2008

We have taken a few days off to do this

Design by Robert Hanson, actual relaxing of TG by Finnish island and alone time!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Beep Beep New Work

Photo by Kristiina Wilson, Sept. issue of LXRY magazine

Yesterday KW shot Emmi @ Brand with Saara Sarvas on makeup and hair and Radboud Kuypers styling for LXRY magazine here in Helsinki. It was a loooooong, rainy, gray day. The story was planned for a sunny, happy day but with a tight schedule and Finnish weather you never know -- we had to change directions. In the end, all was ok and we wrapped by 5pm and headed off to a tasty Nepalese dinner and then video editing. We now present our 2nd fashion video, from yesterday's shoot:

Check the box

Awful awfulness

BBDO and Dexim shoes have collaborated to steal the work of several of our friends -- Lottie, Jamie Nelson and the rest of their team. Compare and contrast the images below. Jamie's came first, several years ago.

Image by Jamie Nelson, for Blink Magazine

Image by Leslie Meyers for Dexim Shoes for BBDO Atlanta.

We are beyond appalled and disgusted. To so blatantly steal and copy every single detail of an original piece of work for commerce is foul and above all LAZY. Shame on BBDO and Dexim Shoes. Is coming up with your own idea so hard these days? Or is picking up a phone to hire Jamie and her team to shoot your campaign even harder? We have a hard time understanding how the "creatives" behind this shoot could be so obtuse as to not think anyone would notice their thievery -- and now their client looks bad. What this ad now tells us is that Dexim shoes are cheap, of low quality and are probably copied from other designers. Probably not at the top of their list of selling points. 

Happy Birthday Lacy!

Today TG's Lacy turns one year older. Yes, almost all of TG has had a bday in the past month -- only poor Angie is left out. We'll get her soon!

To celebrate Lacy's aging, we now present a selection of banana phones for her enjoyment. Happy Birthday Rusty! ;)

Where's that banana phone? Why, right here! Yeah, so we used a stock photo. Shut it.

The OG banana phone -- by KW, featuring our super friend Erin @ ID.

We don't know what the heck this is, but we found it on google images and we're sticking to it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Out now by Team Genius

Check out our cover fashion story in Factio Magazine, on newstands near you! Photographed by Kristiina, Hair by Andy Starkweather, Makeup by Cynthia Rose, Styling by Linda Drabova, Model Alice @ One.

Also out now in Mode Magasinet by Kristiina, Cynthia and Michelle Carimpong on styling is this menswear story featuring Mel from Q.

OK so it's not fashion, but it IS genius

We are totally in love with Matt Stuart's work. Clever, clever.

Number Ten, Ten, Ten, Ten, Ten


Amazing buisness card by Ji Lee. About it, he says "Often I don't remember who's the person in the business cards in my wallet. With this in mind, I wanted to create a memorable card where people can make notes about me in the back on my card." TG says Genius.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hey Man

Seriously, people!

After today's day, this is sooooooo true. Come on people, rancho relaxo!

Inspiration Roundup #2

More images from our FFFFound pool. We credit where we can, often these images are not captioned. Boo.

From this month's amazing EXIT magazine. Get it!

By Thomas Prior

Thought for Today

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Who made these? They are from March 08 Numero. If you know, please tell us! They are freaking amazing.

Happy Birthday Harri

This weekend Harri turned a year older. Happy birthday stinky pink! ;)

UM. Um. um.

There really are no words for this.

Viktor & Rolf bring their crazy to the yard

What is this, you ask? A full scale model of a Viktor & Rolf production, dollhouse sized, complete with fully reconstructed doll-size V&R collection gowns from every collection ever?

Why, Yes.

"We are hoping we have built the largest doll house in the world," says Rolf Snoeren."

If you are in the UK, you can visit the exhibition here, you luck duckie.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Music = Math

Music Is Math from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

‘Marc. Here are the pictures. They are fucking excellent.’ 

Vater and Sohn, Bubenreuth, Germany, 2005. (Teller with his son, Ed.)

“Most fashion photography is done by gay people finding women sexy,” Teller says, “which is sort of not sexy at all... I just turn the page,” Teller says of those very glossy fashion shots. “It doesn’t really interest me very much. My work has nothing to do with that. I just really like women, and I like men, and I like children, and I like eating, and I like doing everything. It’s something real. I’m for the individual human being, not some plastic figure some gay guy thought out. That’s valid for something, but it’s not my cup of tea.”

Read the rest of the NY Mag article here.

TG thinks Jurgen is one of the funniest, most honest, most real people working in fashion today. We love him and so should you.

2 Wrongs Don't Make a Right

Snakeskin {cruelty + death} + Botox {dumbness/pointless} x Marketing Zeal over sellability of "new" version of old product = Zagliani Python Botox Clutch


My face looks like my bag! My bag looks like my face!

Hair of the Dog

Amazing photos by Erwan Fichou

One of our 4 cats has long hair and sheds like crazy. He has very nice, soft hair and once I remarked to Harri that the quality was much like cashmere minus the cruelty. I even suggested, jokingly, that one could knit a lovely sweater out of the stuff, provided the wearer had no cat allergies. These kookey birds pictured above are doing just that with their own pets. Whatever floats your boat. I wonder if the dogs are confused that you smell like them now.

New From Uncle Karl

Yes, seriously, Uncle Karl has a teddy bear. “Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection. Frightening,” he said. But did he have a favorite teddy bear as a child? “Maybe I had one; I don’t remember. I never played with anything like toys. I wanted to be grown-up.”


little leather pants.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Use Only As Prescribed By Your Family Physician

Team Genius is currently dispersed world-wide: Forests, Hospitals, Jersey and Brooklyn.
This particular member had a short stint in the hospital and is now on Percocet. Percocet makes her drowwwwwwsyyyyyy.... So keep checkin back for more bizarro, prescription drug-induced posts.
Ta-ta..... *konk*

Jock Itch- The Musical

Ok fine, there isn't a musical, but our Jock Itch story does make us wanna do a song and dance and we hope it will make you wanna too! Come ON! It's out now in ATYPICA magazine

We know you can't read Spanish but that doesn't mean you can't try.

Alice in Wonderland

Watch the mushrooms grow! Don't eat these though, you will die. Pretty mushrooms are evil mushrooms.

These photos by Maiju Wilson

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Cynthia!!!

TG makeup artist, super friend and all around amazing lady Cynthia Rose turned 1 year older this weekend. Happy Birthday Grannie Panties! You are the best. ;)

Summertime in Winterland

More from our adventures in Finland, this time from my family's summerhome in western Finland. Tasty wild strawberries today. And a lizard! But she was too fast for the camera.