Friday, September 30, 2011

Beautiful Handcuffs

London really makes up for it's bad reputation when it
when it comes to the student riots of late, and political
or phone tapping scandals, with it's wonderful public
sculptures and art installations.

This one on the banks of the Thames in Westminster
has a collection of poems written by refugees.
Extremely powerful and often very moving, it
helps those who read these writings from the heart
empathize with the plight of those displaced and facing
a new set of challenges and often a new sense of
freedom in their new London home.

London really is a city so full of surprisingly touching
and interesting endeavors to raise social consciousness
and create more friendly and compelling public


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Eagle Has Landed

This is proof of how graffiti can make what would be an
otherwise uninteresting corner, a work of art.
Councils and home owners are realizing that a wall
like this will be sprayed anyway, often with ugly and
uninteresting tags, so instead they are allowing
(and encouraging) well thought out pieces by creative
artists to adorn the walls of inner city suburbs in cities all
over the world.
I photographed this piece in Surry Hills in Sydney, and this is
just one of many around here.

Freshly Starched

Nothing is as fresh as a starched and pressed white
uniform jacket with shiny brass details such as this one
that I spotted hanging outside the King's Palace in

Speaking of fresh, I hope you like my new look format.
I always find that after a holiday I see
things with new eyes.
I rearrange my apartment and my wardrobe,
give away clothes that I don't wear anymore...
just spruce things up a bit .
So I thought I would apply this same spring clean-up
to streetspaghetti as well.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Rich texture of a patchwork velvet jacket,
suede creepers, the small slit in the skirt..
even the band aid on her shin. Some how
it all fits together perfectly.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Visiting the King's Palace in Bangkok,
you really get a feel for how the city
was when it was still Siam, and the
rich ,ornate splendor was surely fit for a...

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I love the way gasoline is often sold in small
bottled quantities beside the road in rural
Thailand .
These makeshift petrol stations are so
charming don't you think?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fantasy Island

So as you might have guessed from yesterdays
post, I am on an Island hopping holiday in
Though I have visited Bangkok numerous times,
this is my first time exploring the rest of this
unique and very cool country.
Phuket is a place where you have to get out
of the centre as fast as possible.
I mean it!
Unless you like partying with ping-pong balls,
Ukrainian backpackers and women with
red-raw sunburn, hair braids and freshly
scabbed tattoos of dolphins on their lower backs.
Once you get to somewhere with cutely
thatched villas and a private plunge pool,
overlooking gently lapping waves and
swaying palms, you have died and gone to
tropical heaven.

The food, the people, the pretty fish and those little
carts that drive you to your doorstep.....
There is definitely an aesthetic that goes along
with holiday beach life as well ( and I am not
talking about the numerous honeymoon couples
I have seen dressed in matching turquoise
frangipani prints) , I kid you not.
I am referring to that relaxed and slightly
crumpled way of being , with sun-bleached
decking, woven baskets that hold sandy sarongs
and easy carelessly decorated cafes and
beach bars.

Has his got you into the Island mood?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beats on the Street

sorry that title is so 80's sounding it probably
hurt your ears reading it.
These songs might help mend them...

1 Thing Amerie
Take the Box Amy Winehouse
Cheers ( Drink to That) Rhianna
4Hero Starchaser
Big Jet Plane Angus and Julia Stone
Hope There's Someone Anthony and the Johnsons
Alligator Tegan and Sara
Always on Time Ja Rule and Ashanti
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Don't Call This Love Leon Jackson

Friday, September 16, 2011

The future of street fashion

Staying on the streets of Tokyo..always
ahead of the trends in fashion, the baggy,
low- necked t-shirt has been around for
a while but not with these cooler than
ice cold slogans and letters.
If you are a bit of a devil..wear an ANGEL
on your T. And as I have said before, you
can never go wrong in an urban setting with
graphic monochrome.

Letters are the new stripes..
watch this space

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Horror Story

Type faces are heading down a creepy street.
All melting , goo-filled, clawed at and aflame.
Read these tags at your own peril...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shiny Happy Panda

I just realized how dark and
frankly gruesome my last few
images have been!
So on a lighter note,

How about something with bling, panda-
bears...all shiny, sparkling and cute.
I really love the clash as well ; this fun pendant
with the black leather old-skool vest and white tee.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Harajuku Hijinks

My favorite street art is in Tokyo.

It is definitely the quirkiest and
most original.
I am sure a lot of the images are
subversive and refer to pop culture...
some dark and twisted, others just light
hearted and fun such as this rabbit character
on a bike below (seemingly snatched from
a modernized version of Alice in Wonderland.)


From the crisp clean lines of the stetson to this quirky
straw Cowboy hat below...I couldn't pull one off but
admire those that can!