Tag Archives: magazine

R. G. Harris.

Love this illustration by R. G. Harris for Good Housekeeping (circa 1940’s?)…

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60’s illustrations.

since i had to be alive in the 1960‘s for this to be “nostalgia” for me, i’m not quite sure how to define my admiration for these stylish vintage illustrations by andy virgil and robert mcginnis

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 *images from multiple sources.

if i were a guy…

…i would Google-stalk and copy everything chromeo‘s david macklovitch (aka Dave 1) wears.

i’ve been listening to chromeo tracks since ’07, but never realized how admirably fashion-forward macklovitch is until noticing him pop up during my annual online trawling of respective fashion week images. i wish i could pull off slim suiting & YSL boots with such ease… sigh – it’s a #fashioncrush.

Click image for Dave 1’s 10 Essentials by GQ Magazine

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Click image for High Snobiety’s Chromeo interview.

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Image by Tommy Ton for GQ: Paris Fall 2013

*srcs: gq magazine, high snobiety, & mr. porter.

happy 229th, united states.

(…measuring from the declaration of independence, of course.)

i was perusing my latest issue of entrepreneur [magazine], and found some lovely facts about this great nation on the back pages. here are some of my favorites:

 

  • The value of U.S. exports of American flags in 2011: $663,071 (Mexico was the leading buyer); the value of U.S. imports of American flags: $3.6 million ($3.3 million of which were made in China).

 

  • The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association reports that 85% of North American households own grills or smokers.

 

  • According to the Beer Institute, the beer industry is worth $246.5 billion and supplies 2 million jobs – independent craft brewers had sales of about $10.2 billion in 2012 (src. Brewers Association).

 

  • The American Meat Institute reports consumers spent $1.7 billion on hot dogs in 2012.

 

  • It is illegal to “take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import” any part, nest or egg of a bald or golden eagle, alive or dead – felony convictions carry a maximum fine of $250,000 or 2 years in prison.

 

…and on that note – happy birthday, USA.

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have a great 4th, everyone!

*srcs: entrepreneur.com & misc mentioned; image not original.

for the gentlemen.

we’re going the other direction this time.

while i’ve got an obvious penchant for menswear-inspired womenswear, the fact that father’s day is coming  up just gives me an excuse to look at gentlemanly things for, well, gentlemen.

i’ve managed to find goodies to my liking that would also make great gifts at canoe online and kaufmann mercantile

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tube wringer by gill mechanical co. – via canoe online

[waste not, want not.]

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mag table by offi – via canoe online

[form + function]

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pocket-sized US Constitution – via canoe online

[…always be prepared.]

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chrome desk stapler by el casco – via kaufmann mercantile

[i own a similar, true vintage one – sometimes simpler isn’t more beautiful…]

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handmade Oregonian ceramic growler – via kaufmann mercantile

[a great gift for a beer lover or home brewer…]

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aluminum & nickel plated lunch box – via kaufmann mercantile

[i wonder what looks i would get at work with this…er, i mean, that dad would get…]

*images property of canoe online & kaufmann mercantile, respectively.

tulle-mania.

the most memorable dresses from victor & rolf‘s mind-bending spring 2010 runway show were featured in dazed & confused magazine‘s february 2010 issue.

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additional tulle creations from the show…

victor & rolf spring 2010 - look #'s 4, 26, & 27

*preceding 4 images property of dazed digital; three original images in final image courtesy of style.com.

spoof.

trying my hand…

came across this image that i found funny, and decided to spoof it.

the inspiration - courtesy of litter.

the inspiration - courtesy of litter.

the result.

the result.

good read by post.

no, no – not my post; i mean the original post.

the first issue of my entrepreneur magazine subscription finally arrived today in the mail! i’ll be deeply entrenched in it once i finish this post. another welcome arrival in the mail was a $100 check from united realty, my last rental’s property management company. we were clearing up an issue with the pet deposit, after i received my initial refund check for a lesser amount that i was expecting. apparently, they agree with me – huzzah! looks like i’ll be making a trip to the bank come monday. *victory dance* while there aren’t many things better than making deposits, new shoes are pretty damn close. recent purchase post: fedex dropped off the newest addition to my shoe collection this morning – black woven leather, studded bcbg max azria low wedges.

so far, today was spent taking my dad out for an early father’s day. (don’t forget, the big F.D.’s tomorrow…) we had lunch in chinatown, then headed to minuti in sugar land for some coffee. <<bzzt.>> hold on. looks like miss christina hoffart just mass texted to remind everyone father’s day is tomorrow. see? it’s that important. thank you, miss hoffart.

yesterday, my cousin jessica took me out for an early dinner-of-sorts at japaniero’s in town center after she got off work. we ordered three sushi rolls, dumplings, and endemame; and since it was happy hour, she also ordered a midori sour, and i had a modelo. i don’t think i’ve had beer in several months…

so now that i’ve had a tiny bit of a break this week, it’s back to the books, as always. hope everyone’s having a great weekend.

bcbg's, entrepreneur, $100 buckaroos.

bcbg's, entrepreneur, $100 buckaroos.

magazine jam.

flip, flip…twang!

geena drove down from college station to get her laptop fixed, and bryan was in town from new orleans for westheimer block party, which went down this past weekend. they decided to pop in for some spontaneous guitar-playin’, magazine-perusin’. i haven’t had down time with these creative friends for a while, and it was very welcomed.

geena in a magazine; bryan on guitar.

geena in a magazine; bryan on guitar.