Thursday, December 28, 2006


Having some technical difficulties...will return the 29th with more updates!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Cansei de Ser Sexy:ALALA

You’re at a party & your drinking while everyone is getting in your way. People step on your toes, and your initial reaction is to hit them! You can’t be more annoyed. This video enraptures all of those emotions you feel when being totally frustrated with your surroundings at a party. It’s the stuff you think about doing but are never actually gutsy enough to follow through with.

Directed by: Cat Solen
Production co: Partizan


Director (duo):T-n-A

Just found this video. I think it's pretty great for it's originality...the song isn't so bad either!

The Scene::Jonas Akerlund in Stockholm

The Scene brings together the worlds coolest cities with the personalities who know them the best.

I figuered since I posted a Johan Renck clip, I might as well post something for Mr.Jonas Akerlund. It's short but still a good clip captured from CNN.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Video made by Johan RENCK

Johan Renck is one of my favorite directors. Being surrounded by his genius is rewarding in a lot of ways. He's absolutely influential in my work & the work of so many aspiring artists out there.
He is currently signed under RSA Films but works mainly with his own, RAF, located in Sweden. Along with fellow RSA director Jonas Akerlund (Most well known for Prodigy's "Smack my bitch up" vid..)

For reel, check out

Thursday, December 21, 2006

::Dj Coolof::

I found an mp3 with one of Olof's (yeah! first name basis) dj sets.


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Okay, so lately I’ve had a small obsession with Swedish brother & sister duo electro band, The Knife (okay, major obsession!) So I’ve done a little research about these mysterious enigmas & here is just one article I found interesting out of the select few.
For those of you unaware, Olof Dreijer (the boy) is also a well know DJ who’s been spinning “minimal techno around Europe for the last two years”. Don't expect to hear him play The Knife though...he said it makes him feel "embarressed".

To view article:

You can also hear some of his mixes from sets, through his record label (along w/ sister Karin)

::Tool Shed::

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The ultimate tool shed, compartmentalized into various sections so everything can be seen individually & appreciated. There is a space for a shovel, a birdhouse, even a secret loft for children. Designer, Nils Holger Moorman creates a tool shed like no other. The shed was made for Aicher (german), inspired by “Walden” or, “Life in the woods” is the name of a story from the American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, written in the mid 19th century, which describes his life and his relationship with nature.


Back on track

Amid the holiday season, I’ve become overwhelmingly occupied with things to do. Unfortunately, I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to, to update PLATFORM on a daily basis. But it’s a little bit calmer now, so I can finally get back to business!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Brooklyn Museum::Exhibit

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Annie Leibovitz
Oct.20, 2005-Jan.21, 2007
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Ron Mueck

This weekend, I finally ventured out to the deep end of Brooklyn; a once foreign area to me, called Flatbush. There, I paid a visit to the Brooklyn Museum, something I had been longing to do since I arrived in New York.
When entering, I decided to start at the very top of the building, working my way down.
I began with "American Identities" which is a vast collection of American art. Personally, colonial work does not appeal to me. However, I can definitely appreciate the craftsmanship involved.
Then I headed into "Visible Storage” which is all Tiffany glass and lamps, examples of contemporary industrial design and furniture, which I enjoyed very, very much (Took a photo w/ my camera phone but still trying to figure out how to upload it!).
Then we stepped into the main attraction.
First up was Ron Mueck. When first entering the room, you’re overwhelmed with desire to look everywhere. The room is large yet seems small in comparison to these overwhelmingly large sculptures, ranging from 33 cm to 63 ft long in size. The well thought out detail of each and every sculpture is brilliantly achieved for it's realism and in my opinion, can only be fully appreciated in person. Overall, his exhibit was everything I hoped. A fantastical journey & a peak into what a world would be like with if there were giant torsos, faces, and gargantuan newborns.
Next up was Annie Leibovitz. I've always been a fan of her work, but I had never considered her to be one of my favorite photographers. I've always thought of her as more of a documentarian & photo icon, mostly well know for her captivating celebrity images. However, viewing her work this weekend in it's entirety has broadened my view of this prolific artist. She’s not only a photographer with well-publicized portraits of Demi Moore, but she’s also one of the most thoughtful photographers out there. She has an innate sense for timing and is able to capture some of the most emotional and personal moments. I.E, Images of her longtime companion Susan Sontag through her stages of cancer. I am much more appreciative of her after this weekend, and I’ll be sure to keep an eye on any new developments she may have.
Overall, the exhibit for both artists was well worth the trip!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

::Steven Klein::

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Steven Klein is one of my favorite photographers. I say that with confidence because art is subjective and no one has to agree with my opinions, but everyone has that privilege. You may know Mr. Klein for his transgressive style and much publicized editorial with Madonna & her wild black Stallions (featured in W magazine) but Klein has a diverse sense of style, being able to conquer both major high fashion layouts as well as bold images of young boys in military gear "getting it on". Here is a taste (shown above)

For more work:

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Politics: Nancy Pelosi

Last night I saw a special about the most fascinating people of 2006 with host Barbara Walters. Ranking in at # 1 as the most fascinating person was house democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi. Although the interview was short, it was definitely inspiring to see a woman with so much authority & power all while making positive decisions for the good of the people. Regardless of gender, Nancy Pelosi has the right issues at hand.

"Overwhelmingly elected by her colleagues in the fall of 2002 as Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is the first woman in American history to lead a major party in the U.S. Congress. On November 16th, Leader Pelosi was unanimously elected by the Democratic Caucus as Speaker-designate. A leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment on both domestic and international issues, Pelosi is successfully uniting Democrats behind an agenda to keep America strong and prosperous."

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Draft FCB, who do you think you are?

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I'm definitely not anti-draft or anything but I have to say, they could've thought of something a little more thought provoking than this chauvanistic & creative-less ad.

What if you switched it around & it was actually "it's good to be on the bottom"?

::Art Basel update::

Art basel coverage from NY Times: Here is a link to the article

Pot luck:MJ Vase

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"For the Marc Jacobs fan who has it all—the Stella bag, the Mouse slipper, the waffle-knit cashmere, the Blush eau de parfum, you get the idea—comes his new product range for the home. Made in collaboration with Waterford, the line includes tableware, stemware, bar accessories, and—perfect timing—gifts galore. A single narcissus bulb in one of Jacobs' simple, elegant planter vases...what better way to make your collector pal's holiday wish come true?"

Marc Jacobs Waterford Clare flowerpot vases with saucers, in small, medium, and large, $150 to $350 each, available at Bloomingdale's, (800) 232-1854,, or

Friday, December 8, 2006


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I have no doubt that I most likely have Mayan ancestry. The fact that my sisters and I can actually run up Mayan ruins but lack agility in every other part of our physical lives, is no coincidence. Either way, I'm actually looking forward to seeing this film. Other than Mr. Gibson's wacky blurb about his anti-Semitic beliefs & recent boozed up photos that have surfaced, the man still manages to execute (no pun intended) a good story!

"From Academy Award winning filmmaker Mel Gibson comes 'Apocalypto': a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life."

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Thursday, December 7, 2006

Catch my leather

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This is how I like my leather. The sleek & innovative design makes drinking your fave caffeinated beverage stylish. If you don't care so much about "looking" good, then at least your hands will be protected from that scorching hot vanilla latte! Ouch! (I am in no way promoting vanilla latte's)

"Catch My Leather, belongs to a collection of ceramic and reconstituted leather products for Coffee and Tea time. The whole design line is composed of: small cups, large cups, milk jar, teapot, cereal bowl, sugar bowl, little sweety bowl and mate (Argentinean hot drink).

In all this products, materials are mixed in a way that the ceramic keeps the heat as well as the leather isolates the hot temperature from the user as it is the surface of contact between product and user."


::Art Basel Miami::

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"Art Basel Miami Beach takes place from December 7 - 10, 2006. The international art show in Miami Beach (Florida) is the American sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland, the most important annual art show worldwide for the past 37 years. Art Basel Miami Beach is a new type of cultural event, combining an international art show with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events including music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and most hotels and restaurants."

More info:

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The Swedish House Mafia

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"The music of the Swedish House Mafia attracts a broad club audience – the same people that love to spend all night on a packed dance floor in the big clubs of London, Paris or New York."

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DWR Studio

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Design Blogfest Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 13, 7–10pm

DWR and the blog community has come together to improve our whole community. Join us at DWR, in conjunction with,,, and, for a holiday party that supports the SoHo Partnership ( A community-based, nonprofit organization, the SoHo Partnership paves the path to employment and housing for the homeless by providing job training and placement. A raffle of DWR products will be held and all proceeds will benefit the SoHo Partnership. If you enjoy giving as much as receiving, join us at DWR for some holiday fun that helps the community. Food courtesy of Olives and wine from The Greene Grape ( will be served.
Please RSVP to by December 12.

In the know

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For those of you tired and utterly bored out of your mind by the same ol' local bar and hang out, this is a great site to freshen up your social itinerary. Updated on a daily basis & with listings in every major city, this site gives you tips on where to go and where NOT to go. Too lazy or forgetful to check the site out on a weekly basis? Subscribe to the "boozeletter" and they'll send you informative e-mails on what's good in your hood!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006


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October 29, 2006 - January 8, 2007

(Long Island City, NY – August 10, 2006) P.S.1 proudly presents Time Base and the Universe, an exhibition of approximately thirty works by the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006). Conceived with the artist prior to his death in January 2006, the show surveys the major stages of his career, spanning over fifty years. Time Base and the Universe is on view in the second floor Main Gallery from October 29, 2006 through January 8, 2007.

"John Latham is an artist's artist," notes David Thorp, curator of the exhibition. "His significance places him between Joseph Bueys and Robert Rauschenberg as someone whose ideas and influence have helped to shape late twentieth century art."

With his uncompromising endeavor to explore some of the most complex cosmological ideas through art, and due to his criticism of the art market, he was both acclaimed and vilified in his lifetime. Visceral and enigmatic, his work encompassed sculpture, performance, installation, film, conceptual, and book art. Creating a unified theory of existence, Latham combined art, science, and philosophy, thus challenging the views of professionals in each field. "even tstructu re" was the main sustaining principle of his art and suggests that the most basic component of reality is not the particle, as understood through physics, but a "least event" – or the shortest departure from a state of nothing.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Sing along...

I want to watch this over & over again until I know all the lyrics! The style is familiar, but yet it look's fresh and innovative!
The director is Kris Moyes, the song is by this band the softlightes

Welcome back Hedwig!

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The "Rocky Horror" of our generation is gracing us with,yet again, another extravagent cinema performance. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell, this film is playing AM shows at the IFC Center (of course). So, don't forget to feather your hair and rock out in your most sparkly lipstick. Not comfortable with that? Well then you can just pencil a Tommy Gnosis symbol on your forehead!

"Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for love and stardom. Born a boy named Hansel whose life's dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned "angry inch." Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she pushes on to form a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star."

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323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
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