Monday, April 27, 2009

Profile - The Whip

I had a seriously fun time hanging out with The Whip over the course of two days. Poor guys couldn't shake me...

Read the whole profile I did for Urban Outfitters here


growing up in England means that all of these little catchphrases are indelibly tattooed on my brain and leave me feeling jolly and nostalgic

I think I neeeeeed this

from Ink Posters

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

the start


I love these shots from the beginning of films.

El Guisante Magico - Beautiful

This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

P.S El Guisante Magico is now San Leon. CHECK THEM OUT

Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Neil Krug

This is one of those times that you see someone's work and wonder how you ever get to be that good.

It's encouraging to know he uses a range of tools to get these effects, but its the LIGHT that kills me.

Neil Krug. aaaaamazing. Read his interview with Fecal Face here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Hours - See the Light

Yeah. That's right. I'm posting two videos from the same band in the same day. But I already told you I love them so you can suck it.

Plus, this one features the enviably beautiful Sienna Miller. I want to hate her for it but I can't.

Holy moses I'm a grouch today.... Spring sprung over the weekend and then went off to hide again. Ugh.

The Hours - Ali in the Jungle

I love The Hours. They have a sound that reeks of Brit Pop and which makes me feel nostalgic yet excited for their freshness. Their lyrics are surprisingly heavy and masked by the catchy melodies.

Pardon my silly wordiness. I've been writing up another interview so I'm feeling loquacious.

Give them a go. They're on Damien Hirst's new record label so I'm hoping they keep pumping out videos as bananas as the one above.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

John and Jehn

Ooooh la la I'm in love.

David Pajo - Where Eagles Dare

David Pajo (aka Papa M) is releasing a new album called Scream With Me and it's a Misfits cover album. I'm intrigued to hear his interpretation...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

make believe

Today I'm pretending I live in this house, which in real life belongs to Antoine, a furniture maker.

Images taken from Office for Word and Image and are by Hendrikx Diane

Dananananakroid - Black Wax

Ok. I may love Dananananakroid first and foremost because of their name.

But now they just made a glitter party video and the deal is sealed.

all in the timing


This guy has a street performance where he gets five or six people to line up, bent over, and he FLIPS OVER THEM ALL. He's like the Evel Knievel of acrobats.

I shot this on film and was sooooo excited to get back the result. I had no idea if I'd caught him mid-air or what I would get at all.

Won the lottery on this one.

april showers


never ending I fear....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

conversations on equations

I saw the above by Craig Damraurer on Made in England and it reminded me of the pep talk I got last night:


S: I think it's God trying to talk to people

M: But why not to meeeeee???!! Doesn't he know that I've cried a bunch in the last week and I could just use a nice word or two?

S: But there's nothing in the Bible about spreadsheets...

M: Hey. The ten commandments are in tablet form.

S: You're going to blog this aren't you.

And thus a story of yore was retold.

Japanese Motors

On the back of a sold-out tour with Modest Mouse, the
boys from Japanese Motors rocked into Austin for SXSW.
Meredith Bonner caught up with Alex Knost, Andrew
Atkinson, and Nick Soderberg during a crazy schedule.
Sadly, guitarist Nolan Hall was still out driving
around in the van, looking for a parking spot.

My latest interview for Urban Outfitters.

Monday, April 13, 2009

tweebots and ferretbunny

So this is making the rounds this morning like wildfire:

An experiment by Kacie Kinzer, a student at the NY Tisch school of the arts, has this little bot going around NYC. Occasionally it runs into obstacles or may need directions and it asks passers by for help. The result is the unexpected kindness of the strangers.

But, being the baby that I am, the highlight for me has been the discovery of FERRETBUNNY:

Anything with a silly voice is an instant winner for me. And I'm still riding the Easter chocolate high.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cream Egg

The day for chocolate overload is here. Is it just me, or does the chocolate in easter eggs taste better than aaaaany other chocolate?

by supermundane

Friday, April 10, 2009

Francis and the Lights - The Top

Good way to shake off the blues - DANCE IT OUT LIKE FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS

texas sky

texas sky

Thursday, April 9, 2009


changing room

The changing rooms in the American Apparel in Austin were very cool so I thought I'd make myself into a manequin in their vintage tops.

The walls are corrugated plastic. NICE


Mango-The fall with Coco rocha from packmi on Vimeo.

The sunshine is here!

Monday, April 6, 2009

how to pick only one??!!

torn, cute, sweet, crushed, balanced and cursed

some of the feelings by Art Mind on etsy

Saturday, April 4, 2009

my bad

oh how I need this some times...

From ampersand via Swiss Miss

um... YES

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

cupcake showdown

Austin has no shortage of cupcake joints so in the aim to be fair and good Sarah and I sampled a number of them.

1. Hey Cupcake. The cupcakes live in an AIRSTREAM just like we did. And for FREE you can get icing shot into the middle of your cupcake (unless of course they have sold out of said icing, which is technically impossible as you can't sell something free, so DO NOT LIE TO US HEY CUPCAKE JUST GIVE US MORE SUGARY ICING BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING AND I MUST HAVE MORE).


See, I point to the icing. It is cream cheesy and delicious, though this was around 2am so judgment is less sound...

But the inspection was thorough and I made sure that other people eating them enjoyed them too:

baroness von icing and professor cupcake

We were advised, however, that there was another mecca for cupcakes in Austin, a little off the beaten path, where something lemony and sugary and CUPCAKEY lived...

So off we went, actually using google maps, and eventually...

cup cakes


cupcakes bars

And lo the cupcakes were good....

Behold, the Pinup:

the pinup

There was another cupcake AND a shot of cream cheese icing but we gobbled those up too fast for me to get photos...

There were SO MANY good choices that I'll admit we had ever so slightly sourpuss faces knowing that having any more would make us ill..

Cupcakes are magic. I'm daydreaming now...

(BTW - there are no knives at Sugar Mamas but there are spoons. If you have knives on the premises then you have to pay sales tax... WACKADOO)