sunday

by admin on August 24, 2014

recent things,

 

a studio visit with ian anderson,IMG_5633 IMG_5630

candles at alexa and jon’s apartment in brooklyn heights,IMG_5531

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the nakashima house outside philadelphia:IMG_5410 IMG_5406

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tuesday

by admin on July 22, 2014

Polly Brown photographs plants in offices.

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revisiting

by admin on July 15, 2014

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revisiting interviews i did while planning the first synonym journal in 2011:


q: can you offer a short list of things that influence you daily? please be as specific as possible.

a: Ayurveda, the wilderness, tomboy style, people on the street, Ikebana, Japanese aesthetic, spatial arrangement, French cinema.

Renee Friedrich lives in San Jose, California. She owns the web shop Anaïse

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Q: What or who influences you?

A: What informs my work most is minutiae. The overlooked, the everyday. The mundane. Ordinary people and the intricate specifics of our environmental and social constructs. The mores and mannerisms of name-tagged, niche-association convention-goers flocked in a mid-size city hotel conference room. Bars inside shopping malls. Patterns in airport carpeting. The beauty of empty car parks. Catalogs for chef-wear. Elevated highways frozen at mid-construction. A majestic, shirtless fat kid poised astride a bike on the crest of a breathtaking slope of country road. That same orange street lamp glow wherever you go. Miniature moments. Details, basically. People and environments are endlessly fascinating and utterly astounding; I live for the stories, experiences, and directions that form our muddled compounds, our connections and disconnects. I’m drawn to the human vulnerabilities that we don’t always talk about too. Like lumping that embarrassing shopping cart item with some casual unnecessaries, a packet of crisps, a trial-size lotion. Or like being a child in a crowded, silent lift, so uncomfortable with the tension of this unnatural moment—vacant stares, forced intimacy with foreign sleeves, the staggered rhythms of audible breath—that you sputter and burst as you fight back an uncontrolled laughter, your own nervous reaction, a bizarre humor that you don’t yet understand. So I’m most comfortable as observer. An alien. I’ve spent most of my life moving, adapting in some ways, maladapting in others. I’m my most comfortable in motion, out in the world walking, or head pressed to public transportation window in transit. Unfettered, untethered, amidst a wealth of characters and settings and scenes unfurling; it’s then that I feel my most alive.

Synonym issue one contributor Magali Pijpers is a writer, graphic designer, and mixed-media artist living in Austin, TX. She misses Hong Kong. 

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tuesday

by admin on July 8, 2014

on my radar,

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1. Freja Erichsen photographed by Juergen Teller for Louis Vuitton. JT’s photography has a certain light quality I can’t shake.

 

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2. corn cookies. via t style and momofoku’s christina tosi — she combines them with pickled strawberry jam to make sweet sandwiches. i’m more of a jam-on-toast girl.

 

 

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3. just, like, everything lorna morello does.

 

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monday

by admin on July 7, 2014

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this awesome shoot by jasmine deporta!

 

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a lookbook

by admin on June 29, 2014

A lookbook

A lookbook about marrying your friend’s sister

A lookbook about your least favorite child

A lookbook about complimentary colors

A lookbook about Angelina Jolie’s face

A lookbook about cashing a check

A lookbook about being brim full

A lookbook about sleight of hand

A lookbook about milk products

A lookbook about social ranking

A lookbook about Chinese food

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tuesday

by admin on June 10, 2014

i moved to philadelphia!

 

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recently, a fun collab with michael muller and our pal teppei for FVF!

 

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botanicals folklorica

by admin on June 8, 2014

Recently, a trip to the sunny East Austin studio of Tamara Becerra Valdez’s natural apothecary line Botanicals Folklorica for Gardenista. See the full post here.
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friends and neighbors

by admin on June 8, 2014

visited friends and neighbors in austin for remodelista! post is here.

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sunday

by admin on June 8, 2014

a recent collaboration with miranda bennett for her new collection:

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photos by nicole mlakar, model jess williamson, direction + styling by me and miranda bennett.

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