Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I've touched on coroflot a bit before, but to recap, the site is an online portfolio database for artists and designers looking for work. Employers post jobs/internships and network with students and graduates, who in turn network with one another, join groups and 'likey' one another's work. Yeah, kind of like facebook for artists.
I'm on the site and am checking it often lately; although some of the portfolios are lackluster, there are plenty that are really impressive and original. And so I will blog.

Yesterday I found the page of David Dooley, footwear designer. Every piece you see above has been HANDMADE by him. I'm not sure if they're actual working models or just for looks (I'm thinking looks, but wow). I had to make a shoe model once for a project with Nike and it's the impossible feat. To SEW all the leather pieces together and get them to form the very organic shape of a foot without warping?? Not easy. This is why David Dooley is amazing.

And his shoes are gorgeous! He interned with Puma Blackstation Footwear and was a joint winner of a Manolo Blahnik award at the Royal College of Art in London.  



Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I watch 'I'm Not There' aka 'The Bob Dylan Movie' all the time while I'm doing homework and ALWAYS put the drawings aside for this scene.  


Monday, June 22, 2009


A random link to link to link to link lead me to Ana Kras' site. Artist. Photographer. Designer. Charmer.

From her site's 'about':
"Ana woks on many personal and commercial freelance projects and she might be happy to work with you". And nothing more.


Friday, June 19, 2009


This is self-promotional work by graphic designer/photographer Khristian Mendoza, citing the 'need for transparency' in design.  I like.



Just found San Francisco artist Sarah Spitler on the site 20x200, where you can buy prints for as low as $20! Check out her work and have a look through 20x200, where the theory is that there are thousands of artists that want to sell their prints.... mass quantities at low prices over the internet gets their names out and helps them make a profit!

You could fill your empty walls for one or two hundred bucks, China! (told you I'd keep my eye out... xo)



I love Hedi Slimane.

Educated in political science and art history, Slimane isn't your typical artist; however, he has somehow managed to have his hand in everything from superior tailoring, furniture and store design, to fashion and PHOTOGRAPHY.  His photos are genius and today have me enamored. 

The man behind YSL and Dior Homme has well translated his love of fashion into photography- not that it hasn't been done before- but with a significant simplicity that highlights the personalities he shoots and not just the clothes.  He is known for his slim silhouette in men's fashion and for finding the newest male models; his guys are svelte, tattooed and rough around the edges. I don't want to think about how young some of them must be, but let's face it- they're beautiful.  Slimane photographs women a fraction of the time and seems to prefer to dress his boys up a bit.  No complaints here.

It was impossible to edit down the massive selection of photos I wanted to show from his 'fashion journal', so I didn't.  I could have looked for HOURS. This is a long one.

EVERYTHING he photographs turns out sophisticated, simple and edgy.  Even FLOWERS.  No?



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