Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Doors





Some doorways you pass on the street deserve a
streetspaghetti award for excellence. Winner is the
pale blue one with found wooden collage elements
creating a serene cubist styled entrance.
Honourable mentions go to this lantern framed,
curtain swathed entrance in a small town in Vietnam,
the door to the smallest restaurant I have ever seen
(an Italian Restaurant in Paris), and the naively
stacked animals brightening up a door in San Francisco.
Follow there lead and do something creative and
inspiring with your front door.
First impressions last remember.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ectoplasmic Goo

A friend of mine challenged me to do a post mentioning
the word 'ectoplasmic'!
So here it is. And better still I even did a post about
that very word, because the streets are dripping with
type, lime green droplets of lettering, slimey and ,
well, ectoplasmic indeed.
Not only that, street sculpture is also following suit
with futuristic , green, egg- shaped public TVs
just outside the Art Gallery in Melbourne at
exhibition square. Are our streets melting or are
designers just embracing goo in all its glory?


Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Window



A Harvey Nics. extravaganza, a retro 80's
inspired frieze, a junk shop assemblage of carefully placed
treasures from various decades.
Great windows make a walk down the street so much more
interesting. They tell a story, invite us into a shop, and often
become changing art displays that are the master works
of talented window display artists such as those done
by the Harvey Nichols team.
If you are ever in London, make sure you catch them
because they are the best out there.
Cutting edge, incredible and pushing this art to the limit,
always.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Burlesque Babes

These girls are so smoking hot they are
the new glamour pin ups on the street.
With old school style, not a hair out
of place, eyebrows plucked to perfection,
sleek, fierce and graceful.
You gotta love a bit of burlesque
va va voom that would make Dita stop
and redo her makeup.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Architectural street






Sometimes amazing architecture brings something
to a street scape that elevates that streets aesthetic to
another level.
When the Eiffel Tower was built , not only did it do
this , but it created a whole new excitement in Paris and
changed the shape of architecture in general.
Frank Gehry's buildings have that effect also.
As have the sweeping Japanese influenced sweeping
roof of the Serpentine Cafe in Hyde park , London,
and the glass filled space station like Prada building
in Tokyo.
My favourite has to be the new Art Gallery in
Melbourne.
It has created such a buzz and has transformed this
pocket of the city into something really special;
an inner city , futuristic sanctuary.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vietnamese Classic





Could this, the Non La be the most stylish hat ever
designed.
I love its architectural simplicity, its conical shape
and its form follows function practicality. Don't you?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In The Hood


The hoody is a street style classic if ever
there was one. I love my grey
American Apparel hoody as it goes
with everything. It is my staple when
I want to feel as snug as a bug in the hood
in a hood.
It protects me from a sun shower,warms me
thrown over my gym gear and looks
just right under a black leather jacket.

I bet you have one in your closet.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Sitting Buddha



Giant sitting atop a mountain in Hong Kong, only
reachable after climbing hundreds of steps, or sitting in
a flea shop in Hanoi amidst dusty clocks and rusty
coins, the image of Buddha brings serenity to any
street scape.
Personally I have always loved the Thai Buddhas with
the opulently flaking gold leaf, and the fat Buddha
with his rosy cheeks , always laughing in his peachy
robes and swathed in opulent gold.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Ship Ahoy


Who needs to take to the sea in a Cruise ship?

The art deco style of architecture was all about taking
inspiration from sea fairing vessels. Port hole windows,
curved lines, whiter than white exteriors.
The excitement if sea travel came to cities all over the
world. This in turn created an exciting, futuristic ( at this time)
design aesthetic at this time.
Living in a 30's deco apartment myself, I know how
soothing all those flowing curves and ship shape lines
are to live with. And in cities by the water like Sydney,
Miami, San Francisco and LA, it is only natural that
this nautical inspired architecture evolved. All hands on deck.
Just pretend anyway

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Walk of Shame


You know the times you are walking home
from a party the night before , in broad
daylight, still wearing the clothes from the
club, and a crazy blogger stops you and
asks for your photograph?
Sprung !

Yo Homie





If music has influenced fashion through the
ages, there is no genre that has more so than
Hip Hop.
Here are just some examples of the style
that has become so prevalent on today's streets.
It is not so much the items of clothing themselves
but the way they are worn that is the essence
of this style.
Jeans worn super low and baggy, jocks exposed.
Hi tops or white trainers and timberland boots.
Loose tees, chains, beanies, bandanas.
Thought to have originated in American prisons;
this look is all about bravado.
Don't try all of this at home if your ass can't
cash the cheque though. Unless your pretty fly for
a white guy or you are going undercover on the
streets to expose a drug gang, take inspiration. .
but nothing to literal. Please.

Saturday, March 20, 2010