Her feathery embroidery is magical. One of my favorite pieces of Susie Cowie, an embroidery designer based out of London. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art (woah!), Susie has done work for all sorts of clients such as Anthropologie, Gap & Baby Gap, J Crew, and much others. Her work includes everything from interior concepts using vintage fabric to give a more illuminating touch to costume and prop pieces. Susie's work is very clean and subdued. It has this free-spirited will that when it's placed in a natural setting, it gives this unusual glow to the entire space. I really love work shows that kind of cleverness. She also does extensive freelance work as well and currently working on designing T-Shirts soon to be purchased on her web site.

* You can also view more images at Tommy's blog, This is Naive.

art is bizarre

Do you think it's possible to turn your 250sq.ft. garage into a mini-living space? Seattle-based artist, Michelle de la Vegas sure thought it was and she successfully did. Everything was custom built or salvaged, the structure was raised about 4ft, which helped her fit her bed into the crafty loft space she built. Her background in mixed media assemblage, sculpture, and installation really helped her manage to create this incredible space. Read her bio, here. Michelle was recently featured in NY Times as well.

East African-inspired design by New York label, Suno. I love these fitted high waist shorts I've been seeing everywhere, extra loose on the thigh area..so comfortable and converted into a perfect onesie. Its like Ann Taylor on the bottom half, but a fully-acclaimed techno-version of it. Suno's Fall/Winter 2010 collection is melting...check it.



J.I. Rodale is who we should stand behind when purchasing organic food. Rodale civilized the organic movement way long before it became a social trend. A new book released just this past March, Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe written by Maria Rodale (granddaughter of J.I. Rodale) gives us a glimpse on how we can live a healthier lifestyle by eating organic. There are many reasons behind eating organic. One example is the regulations on safe exposure of chemicals by the government, which is essentially bias. There has been evidence that even a small dose can be just as toxic as large doses.

Do you know your state highlights on tobacco use? Check it.

Have you seen Banksy's new film, Exit Through the Gift Shop? It's exhilarating. I recommend it.

I like to collect clipboards, want to donate? Please do.



In the 1920's, no one argued against the notion that yacht racing (sailing) was a gentleman's sport, but there was one fine lady who excelled in the sport. And that was Virginie Hériot .
The "grande dame" was so damn good at it that she competed against men in international sailing all over regattas in France, Spain, Italy, and England. In 1928, she defeated the best sailors in the world to take on the Olympic gold metal in Amsterdam. Little Virginie was so passionate into sailing that she wanted "to breathe it into everybody" and "to win ever more hearts to it, that is my goal."

Well, I think you've succeeded Virginie. Thank you.


Pretty-much obsessed with Keep.

The Guerra. I got to visit Keep in LA when I went down there a couple weeks ago, it was right near the RVCA & Mark the Cobrasnake's yard sale. The boutique is astounding. Real tidy and clean-cut lines. Animal Collective said what's up to the Keep family just the other day, they are currently on tour with artist+filmmaker Danny Perez for their film, Oddsac.

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These shoes + this powder blue jumpsuit. I'd be ready for a spring picnic in a jet. Man, I'd look hot. Get me them Guerra's.

well alright, it's ok

Naked City.


Beautiful photography by Miru.

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Maira's wise drawings. She has done covers for the New Yorker & has many Children Books.


Randi Brookman Harris
has done prop styling for clients such as Kate Spade, J Crew, and Nylon Magazine. Her work is peachy. Clean and organized.
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