26 May 2009
23 May 2009
For all my blog loving friends, Sonny Groo, also known as Abdul Lagerfeld (who was famously captured by Jak & Jil along with some of his team), has just launched the first issue of his online magazine - Mykromag.
In black and white, it may look clean and simple, but it's full of inspirational and intriguing material.
Alongside profiles with industry figures, such as Simon Robins - fashion director of Russian Vogue - are shoots and interviews with up-and-coming designers such as Toon Geboers, currently a student at the Royal Academie of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
And as for the drawings by Singapore based Dinie Rahman and Ridhwan Sesapar you'll be frequenting the site as much as moi!
15 May 2009
Miles Aldridge's life story borders on parody: son of the famous art director Alan Aldridge, he grew up surrounded by musicians and Pop artists - the kind of kid, apparently, who was met at the school-gates by Eric Clapton. Nowadays he's a top-class fashion photographer, complete with supermodel wife. His big idea is that the real world just isn't pretty enough, so, to rectify that, his images are consistently high gloss, high artifice and most of all, high colour. His signature use of punchy acidic hues deliberately references his cinematic heroes Sirk and Fellini. As a result his stills of bored housewives and rich bitches are intensified eye-candy - and delightfully morbid.
14 May 2009
it's not about what you do. it's about who you are. it's not about who you are right now. it's about who you could be. it's not about what could go wrong. it's about what will go right. it's not about figuring everything out. it's about getting up and dancing.
13 May 2009
how is it that you dont read books-
yet manage to find the book with just the right title and storyline
because you know me THAT well
how is it that i know you so well
that getting out of bed at 2am to make you the best eggs of your life
will mean more than the world to you
how is that something as easy as breathing
can feel different from anything we have had before
can feel like the only thing we should ever know
12 May 2009
To assure you of my desire, to assure you of dreams. I want all the possibilities of you in writing.
I want to give you your reflection, I want your eyes on me, I want to travel to the lightness with you and stay there, and I want everything before you...
...everything before you to follow us like a trail behind me.
I want never to say goodbye to you, even on the street corner or the phone.
I want, I want so much... I'm breathless.
I want to put my power into a poem to burn a hole in your pocket so I can sew it.
I want endless days when it's day and...
nighttime never to end when it's night.
I want all the seasons in one day. I want the sun to set before us and come up in front of us.
I want only what's urgent with you.
I want to get in the way of the barriers and I want you to be a tough guy when you're supposed to,
like you do already.
...when you're supposed to. And I want you to be tender, like you are already.
And I want us to have met for a reason and I want that reason to be important.
And I want it to be bigger than us, I want it to take over us.
I want to forget. I want to remember us.
And I want your smile always, and your grimaces too.
I want your scar on my lips, and I want your disappointments in my heart.
I want your strength in my soul and I want your soul in my eyes.
I want to believe everything you say, and I do.
And I want you to tell me what's best when I don't know.
And when you're lost I want to find you.
And when you're weary I want to inspire you back to your dreams.I want to drag you from the darkness and kneel with you exhausted with the blinding light blaring on us... and..
06 May 2009
05 May 2009
i love no one but you, i have discovered,
but you are far away and i am here alone.
responsibility i take, and that being so,
this is my life
i’ll find my way back there..
or maybe, one day, i’ll settle for second best
and on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.
04 May 2009
And if you look a little closer, you'll see that if a person believes that life is terrible, they’ll constantly look for proof of this, to confirm their view of the world. They’ll find quotes and situations and events in their life and magnify them a hundred times.
If a person believes that life is wonderful, they’ll look for the corresponding signage and behave in a similar manner to the previous person with their view of the world.
Often, this is the same person on different days of the week.