Fall 2011 shot by Ellen Rogers
Monday, February 28, 2011
DAVID MAISEL'S LIBRARY OF DUST
I came accross one of these photos and was so captivated by the beauty that I followed the link to find out as much as I could. The story behind these unique canisters is heartbreaking to say the least. They are from the Oregon State Insane Asylum, which was open from 1883-1970. They are the remains of over 5000 patients that died within their walls and were never claimed by their families or loved ones. The forgotten. They have been sitting in the same room for over a century and have taken on these truly unique patterns from corrosion. "5118 human souls refracting themselves, through metal into colour". Not one exactly the same. This is the unbroken cycle. The energy from all of us that lives on and on, transferring into other living things so that nothing is ever truly gone. They are no longer forgotten.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Woodprints by Mike Goscinsky. Avaiable for purchase on etsy. http://www.etsy.com/people/MikesOriginalPrints?ref=ls_profile. I can't decide which one is my favorite.
In the fashion world, the kick ass warrior, vagabond, gypsy, dark queen aesthetic "comes back" ever so often. For some of us, this has never been a trend, but an ever beating drum. Some designers jump on the bandwagon for a season and then go back to their "regular scheduled television". Not Cavalli! Every season you know that he will deliver the goods and blow your mind once again. There is always that delicious abundance of textures and color. Thank you Mr. Cavalli for captivating my interest again and again and again. Only thing not turning me on are the shoes.
ps. check out that runway floor! EFFF!
images via fashiongonerogue