Sunday, November 30, 2008

My new favorite photo ever.

from The Washington Post -- no photographer credit given. Bad paper, bad! Amazing photo though, wow. 

What does it mean?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bell Soto

SPLIT by bell soto from Bell Soto on Vimeo.

Mr. Soto has a lot of fashion films, but in my opinion this is his best so far. The sound is good, and while the idea flounders and drags just a touch, the visuals are STUNNING.

This stuff is needed too: bonus cute skull post!

Wow. Color me in love! Looking around online today for holiday gifts I came upon this AMAZING set of skull items by DL & Co @ Unica Home. The series is called “memento mori,” which is a latin phrase that when translated, states “remember that you are mortal”. 

The memento mori series by douglas little, founder of D.L. & Co., includes:

- skull place card holders (or use them as business card holders in your office or studio!)
- skull swizzle sticks
- little silver skull
- skull little porcelain plates
- wax skull candle

MUST HAVE!!!!!!!

Required Immediately

This Rabbit Lamp by Front for Moooi @ Unica Home is totally 100% needed asap. I can not get over exactly how much this lamp is loved and required. Let's just say it had really better be under the holiday tree along with a certain something from Alexis Bittar or this bunny is going to hop off and get it herself! ;)

PS Bunnies are cute!

Noah Beil

Oakland, California (20080511, 09:32:37, 37.806410N 122.323800W)

There is something really funny, beautiful, ugly and sad about Noah Beil's photographs. I like them a lot. Visit his website to check out lots more.

cute buggie fellow

Love this cute fellow by Reminds me a bit of Harri's new work, but a illustration. Duh. Check out the site for more!

Let's all promise this.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Timoxa Rulz.

On Tuesday TG shot Timoxa @ Supreme, and she is hands down one of the best models we have ever worked with. She required basically no direction after we described the shoot to her, had great ideas, flawless skin and a fabulous attitude. Here's a grid of outtakes from one of the scenes for your viewing enjoyment. Timoxa = book it!

David Lynch is a funny monkey.

Visit David Lynch's website for ringtones, coffee needs and, yes, daily weather reports for nowhere in particular by David himself. What a cracker jack! I love David Lynch. He is truly a unique individual with his own bizarre ideas.

We see you!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lovely Film: Watch it Now!

Fifty People, One Question: New York from Crush & Lovely on Vimeo.

Beautifully filmed, the light is gorgeous, love the idea. And it was shot right down the street from our old house, at the church wall on Mott & Prince.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Tofurkey Day


Have a Happy Tofurkey Holiday, if you celebrate it. Or a Thanksgiving, or National Smallpox Distribution Day, or whatever you may choose to call it. Enjoy your day(s) off and be thankful. Harri and I will be in our jammers all day, watching movies with our 4 resident cats and our one foster, eating Tofurkey (the cats share), holiday shopping online, reading the paper and staying out of the studio for this one day of the year. 

Even with this tanking economy, we should all be thankful that we get to make the work that we make. The past few days of shooting have been super amazing, and I for one am mega thankful for the ladies of TG, the great people we get to meet and work with and the opportunity to do our jobs in general. 

So happy Thanksgiving, and Rest Easy! 

Monday, November 24, 2008

More modely blogginess

photo by Kristiina, styling by Yahaira, makeup by Cynthia, hair by Elizabeth Morache

The gorgeous and talented Amy Finlayson @ NEXT, pictured above in our first shoot for Stimuli Magazine (their 2nd issue), has a blog. Go check it out for the dish on her current stint in Paris, fashion shooting, and the adventures of Vernon the hand face. We miss you Amy!

Chanel Money. Seriously.

For the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld designed a special 5 Euro coin. The coin features both a portrait of Coco Chanel and trademark graphics of the brand. The 5 Euro coin was chosen, as it is a good match with the Chanel No. 5 fragrance.

The coin comes in a gold version, limited to 99 pieces, with each piece going for 5900 Euros. The silver coin goes for 45 Euro and comes in a run of 11900. The coins will be released on December 1st.

Unkle Karl, up to his wacky antics as usual, making money has more than one meaning this time!

What this weekend felt like.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Loving this film.

This is an amazing, gorgeous, poetic film by A Nice Idea Everyday. I am 100% in love with it. The crowd reactions, the shots, the lighting, the escalator... amazing. Beautifully shot, lovely idea. Love it.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Friday Movie Time

Doing some research today into new fashion films and found the below...

Some gorgeous images, and love the sound in the first series, but it goes on for a bit too long in my opinion and doesn't really hold together. That said, a lovely effort from Adrian Oianu and Romania's first fashion film!

Directed by Jean Francois Carly, this one is just gorgeous. The visuals are STUNNING. Love the balloons, the fireworks -- he is really working with the moving picture. Some parts don't quite work -- dancing, etc -- but as a whole it's lovely, even if it doesn't go anywhere. Wish it was a bit longer!

Max Vadukul shoots it gorgeous for Yohji.

Gray Scott makes it gorgeous, but very NIN/The Ring.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Martina update, shmupdate.

One of TG's favorite models on the planet, Martina Correa @ Supreme, recently walked in the Vera Wang spring 2009 bridal show. Gorgeous, as always. Love her.

Seriously creepy.

Extremely creepy BABY HAND soaps at A+R store. The store is fabulous, and these soaps are... um... actually a little too disturbing even for Team Offensive. 


Zune Paint from Sibling Rivalry on Vimeo.

Liking this kind of stuff is the reason that Angella is correct when she says that instead of being called Team Genius, we really should be Team Weird or Team Offensive. It's true.

This video is fabulous!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Serious, seriously disturbing and genius, all at the same time.

Wow. Just... wow. It's art. The music, the fire, the GIANT ELECTRICAL FACE MASK... Amazing...



Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Sharon Montrose is making the bestest portraits of animals that I have seen in some time. And they are totally not expensive whatsoever. I wish they were really big though. I want this porcupine like 30x40 in my home gallery, right next to Masha and her bruised eyeball. What a pair they would make!

And yes, they are real animals, happy and alive, not taxidermy. Phew.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's Geisha Time.

At first I could not decide if these new images by Yelena Yemchuk, via Calikartel, were offensive or not, and then I couldn't decide if I liked the flat lighting or not. In end end, I vote A-. I love the composition, and while I am not 100% on board with using geisha culture and actual geishas as background props, I do think the "non" lighting works in this sense to lend an overall feeling and mood, and I like where the story is trying to go. The overall editorial is not as creepy as Yelena generally gets, but it does have a slight eerie, timeless quality to it and the styling is AMAZING. Head on over to Calikartel to check out the entire story. Carmas Kaas reminds me here of models from Avedon's days of fashion shooting.

Laurel's got a blog

Last week we shot Laurel @ NY Models, a gorgeous new face and a super awesome lady. Today we discovered she's got her own blog, all about fashion junk and being a model and stuff. Go check it out!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Friday Movie Time

Not the most comfortable, but gorgeous all the same.

Li Xiaofeng designs amazing clothing out of, of all things, porcelain. Gorgeous and something I would never have imagined as wearable before. Unbelievable!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More items that are required

‘screen’, 2008 (black dyed tulip tree, white dyed bird’s eye maple veneer, gloss finish)

‘industry’ by studio job
mitterrand+cramer, geneva
november 18, 2008 – january 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Required Immediately

Freaking amazing pre-bloodied chairs (so you don't have to waste your time bloody-ing them in your own precious spare time) by Amy Lau. Amazing, gorgeous, required NOW.

Laurel and Mr. Grumpy

On Monday Cyndi, Lacy and I worked with Anna Katsanis styling and Laurel @ NY Models on a new spring story. Here is Laurel posing for a lovely moment with our cat Mr. Grumpy. I think it's time he gets his own agent, don't you?

Studio Frog!

A few days ago, during the mega rains here in NYC, Harri found this cute little frog friend in our building trash room. We don't know how he/she got there, but Harri brought her/him up to our house and we freshened her up in a water bath for a bit before taking her to the park on our street. The park has a lovely pond that is full of tiny frogs, she probably hopped down to our house from there in the first place. So cute! Studio frog friend. That makes a chicken, a pigeon and a frog rescued so far this season. I heart this neighborhood.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Will Ferrell steals our shit!

Compare and contrast, will you? Oh Will Ferrell, PLEASE try to have an original idea one of these days. ;)

Photo by Kristiina Wilson and TG, from All Access Mag


Last week we shot an editorial with 2 gorgeous identical twins from Lithuania, repped by NY Models:

photo by kristiina wilson

We used a bunch of giant Matrioska dolls as props for the eastern euro feel we were going for. Fun and new! Annoying to cart around, but hey, that's cool. Today I discovered the ad below on NotCot - it seems like a trend has started. ;)

Smirnoff Black - Matrioska Invaders - SPEC from Director Kobayashi on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It is Required

Alexander McQueen for Samsonite collection. LOVE IT. The above is called the "Hero Piece," and takes on the imprint of a human form with the ribcage and sternum outlined at the front of the case and the backbone on the back. Check out the entire collection. Luggage for old goths!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Friday!

from Hey Okay

Don Doe exhibition

Don Doe
New Mother No. 134, 2008
Gouache on magazine page, 13 x 10 inches

November 6 - December 20, 2008
Mireille Mosler, Ltd.
35 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065
+1 212.249.4195

File under: Finnish people are weird

"Awakening" / "Herääminen", 2006 by Pekka Kainulainen

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I can't stop watching these puppies.

Seriously, since I found this last night I can not stop watching these puppies. All day it has been on the smaller screen in the studio while we were working. Watch the puppies sleep, bark, play, run in their sleep, sit on each other, hang out, etc. It never gets old. I am not kidding. You will get addicted. Hurray for puppies!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lego fashion

JCDC VS LEGO from Four H on Vimeo.

Check out the front row... Anna Wintour, the devil... Nigel Barker perhaps? He is always sitting there... With interesting fashion nods seemingly to Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Manish Arora etc. Quite a good show!

Miss Cyndi and the Nesting Dolls

Cynthia at our shoot yesterday. That is all.


Hurray to Henri Bendel for going fur-free! They’ve been around for almost 114 years, so look out Saks, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus, & Nordstrom! Fur is dead!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cute skull # 7892384729381

Via FFFFound. MMM, tasty apples.

TG's new mascot

This super cute "Gimme Evils!" fellow by Yee Illustration. Yay!

Medical Shoes

Via Not Couture, Gwendolyn Huskens has created these fabulously creepy shoes out of medical equipment and supplies. Go here to see more. LOVE THIS.

The sound makes it

Peripetics by ZEITGUISED from NotForPaper on Vimeo.

This short is seriously AMAZING. The sound design, by Michael Fakesch, 100% makes the piece. Wow.