Artist Yoskay Yamamoto has discovered a pairing that creates imagery so profound I can’t help but stare at them for hours to find all the little intricacies that make up the whole.
Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamoto’s artistic tastes expanded as he fell in love with the urban culture of the West coast. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his new Western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.
This autumn, Vogue is to publish a book on the most influential models to grace its pages, from Jean Shrimpton and Grace Coddington to Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn.
Compiled by Robin Derrick and Robin Muir, Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion will be a phtographic collection of iconic models from across the ages.
The publication promises not only to showcase classic modelling shots, but to also tell the stories behind the era-defining faces.
1940s and 50s names such as Barbara Golen and Dorian Leigh, who paved the way for today’s high-glamour modelling industry will sit alongside 60s icons such as Jean Shrimpton and the groundbreaking supermodels of the 90s, including Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
Today’s household names such as Kate, Gisele and Agyness will also be featured. The book will be released on October 7.
Article by WGSN’s Emma Weinbren
Everyone who is anyone knows who Lady Gaga is and can come up with a few of the crazy costumes she has worn throughout her career thus far. But did you know that some of those costumes were Armani creations? The multi-million dollar partnership with the star has helped the company stay alert to current trends and to think younger.
Since last November when Giorgio Armani’s neice, and VIP relations to the company, Roberta Armani contacted Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti, Giorgio Armani has been designing for the superstar. He has dressed her for last years Grammy’s, the MTV Video Music Awards, her appearance on American Idol and for her “Monster Ball” tour. However, he has yet to meet the pop sensation. Question is…with Gaga’s world domination in progress, will he ever?
Last week I featured my brother for our Thursday tunes and this week I find it only fair to feature my equally talented sister for our Monday montage.
Now I’m not saying this because she’s my sister but…Roxie Gabriel is amazing with a camera. She turns things I would never look at into beautiful subject pieces; a dead tree washed up on a beach and bleached out from the sun, a pile of rocks stacked up on a pole, a flower washed away by the rain. Not only does she shoot nature in all it’s overlooked beauty, but she is able to capture moments from everyday life in snapshots that make you stop and remember. She freezes time for you so you can cherish sweet moments long after they have faded from the memory, these small quiet moments that would have been forgotten long after they have happened.
Roxie is not a professional photographer with hundreds of dollars in camera, lighting and set equipment, she is simply a lover of the craft with her Canon SLR. No big effects, just a great eye for composition and natural lighting and the heart to go with it.
It’s always sad when a baby gets sick. It’s a hundred times worse when you find out it’s something so serious it can potentially be fatal if left undiagnosed and untreated.
Right now there is a Pertussis epidemic in California that is slowly spreading to the rest of the nation. Over 4,000 cases have been confirmed in Cali. alone and 9 infant deaths have been recorded. All 9 were under three months of age. These little ones didn’t even get the chance to laugh at their daddy’s funny faces, walk into the arms of their mommy or make music with the kitchen’s pots and pans.
It’s not that there isn’t enough immunization coverage for children that caused these unfortunate deaths, but the low inoculation rates in adolescents and adults. We as parents, grandparents, siblings and friends think that because we got all our shots as children we’re fine, but what isn’t well known is that the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) shot loses its protection after five years. Because of our ignorance to this fact we become the perfect vessel to carry this sickness to the babies in our lives.
With all that said, please please please to my readers I plead, go online and find the nearest immunization location and get your Tdap booster. It won’t cost you anything, just your time. The best way to stop the spread of whooping cough is to get vaccinated. We owe this to the munchkins in our lives.
If you ever find yourself in Long Beach, Washington (yes there’s a long beach here too) you need to make your way to Hobo Junction. This “antique” store in my opinion is more a random junk shack full of buried treasures waiting to be uncovered.
When driving, or walking, down the town’s main strip keep your eyes open for this little gem. It will be the little house with the mounds of random buoys, street signs, furniture and various house fixtures strewn across it’s yard in semi-organized fashion. Making your way through the yard you’ll find the house’s entrance buried somewhere amongst more objects, and upon entering the crowded front room things can seem a bit claustrophobic. If you’re able to bare with the stuffiness of the dust lingering on some of the “antiques,” siphon through the randomness collected from as far back as the 50’s. I found a Hawaiian cookbook, published in the 60’s, that had beautiful vintage illustrations that reminded me of an old Elvis movie, propping open a door to a cabinet, which was under a collection of boats in bottles. That sentence alone with all it’s commas should give you an idea of how crazy crammed that little house is.
I wasn’t able to find a photo of the tiny stairway that leads up to the second floor of the house, but imagine a narrow staircase with every inch of its wallspace covered with photographs, mirrors and antique wall fixtures. It is definitely something to see. The second floor is where you would find second hand clothing and accessories. I even found old suitcases from the 50’s! I about bought them right then and there, but with all the things I usually pack, I need to stick to suitcases with wheels.
Anyway, go check out Hobo Junction the next time you’re headed out to the coast and want somewhere interesting to go. I promise you’ll love this quirky ”antique” store with all it’s random commodities. Then, if you got time to kill, grab some ice cream from Scoopers, take a peek in a few stores along the Boardwalk, stop off at Marsh’s Free Museum for some oddities and curiosities, and walk the “World’s Longest Beach.” Have a ton of fun while you’re there and don’t forget a souvenir! :)
Photos by Deby Dixon
To anyone who loves to doodle, draw or needs to kill some time,
If you have not heard of this then I suggest you check it out here. It’s a great way to get your work out there and seen, and a fun, creative way to catalogue your inspirations or random thoughts about a subject. Anyone, anywhere of any age can sign up and participate. Just choose a topic, submit the $25 entry fee and wait the few days before your book is sent your way. Then… GET STARTED! Draw, doodle, color, cut, paste, whatever it is you do, do it and send it along. Must sign up before October 31, 2010 and have your book done and postmarked by January 15, 2011 to make the tour. All sketchbooks will be on display in the Brooklyn Art Library from February 19 - 27 before the tour takes to the road March, 2011 hitting these cities:
- Austin, Texas (March 12, 2011)
- Portland, Maine (March 30 - April 2, 2011)
- Atlanta, Georgia (April 8 - April 9, 2011)
- Washington DC (April 11 - April 30, 2011)
- Chicago, Illinois (May 2011)
- Seattle, Washington (June 10-12, 2011)
- San Francisco, California (June 18, 2011)
- Winter Park, Florida (July 29-31, 2011)
If the tour is coming to a city near you then I suggest you take a little trip. It’ll be great to see works of fellow artists, doodlers or people as bored as you! If you can’t make the trip then check out the Brooklyn Art Library website for the digitized versions.
Page 20 from sketchbook by Joseph Tomlinson aka Yard Ape
So I’m putting my brother Jay on blast this week. He’s always been into music. Lives and breaths the stuff. So because he’s so passionate about it, I’m supporting him. Follow the links and take a listen to some of his stuff and if you like it, hit him up here and tell him what you think.
- The Anthem (Rock It Hard)
- Break Free
- Just to be Different
- Tears in the Darkness
- This Can’t Be
This small mixtape is all that my bro forwarded my way so far but once I get more in you’re definitely going to be seeing another post. Yes there will be more! I’m bound to convert some of you to fans. :)
Alright I know today is all about fine art but I couldn’t help sneaking in some fashion photography…couldn’t wait till next Monday.
This editorial shoot done by Paolo Roversi of Lara Stone for Vogue Italia is definitely ART. Roversi plays with shadows and light to create an enchanting story showcasing billowing gowns from some of the greats like Atelier Versace, Chanel and Valentino Haute Couture.
To see the whole editorial shoot click the source link below to visit a blog called “Fashion Gone Rogue.” It features the latest fashion editorials, ad campaigns and cover shots done in all fashion magazines around the world. If you’re a die hard fashion nut like me then bookmark this site! It’s a great source for inspiration, ideas, and beautiful photos.
Article dedicated to Michiko Halemano. Created to show her that girls don’t have to take off their clothes to be sexy because in fashion…it’s all about the clothes…beautiful girls in beautiful clothes.
While browsing the directory of Tumblr.com I came across the blog of a photographer entitled “Me in My Place.” Like its description already gives away it is all about ”Real girls in their own place. Not too crazy and just a pinch of naughty…”
Perusing through the first series featured, the girl within the photographs lost a bit of clothing the further I went along (this must definitely be the naught they were talking about). However, though the girl was forever in a state of undress, all the photos were tastefully done and I couldn’t stop hitting the next button to see what else lay ahead.
To check out more photos visit the blog at www.meinmyplace.com and see for yourself why I couldn’t get enough.
Spoiler warning: none of the women featured end up losing all their clothes :p Sorry boys.
This blog needs direction. I need direction. Since I started this thing on a whim a few days back I’ve been really random with my posts. Now that I’m used to this I’m thinking maybe I should actually do something with it. So I’ve decided to continue blogging about the things I’m interested in but give each category a day:
- Monday - Photography
- Tuesday - Fashion
- Wednesday - Art
- Thursday - Music
- Friday - Entertainment
- Saturday - Interesting Places
- Sunday - Randomness (like me!)
I’ll be covering all types of subject matter in each category so keep checking back everyday to see what I got in store for you, and if you like what I’m posting…tell your friends to come check it out too :)
So my little sister Kasey has decided to compete in Brown Bags this year and she needs to sing an original song. She asked if she could borrow MY music but unfortunately all my songs are a little too…experienced. Kasey is only 14 years old and doesn’t know anything about boy-girl relationships and I’d like to keep it that way until she graduates.
Because of this, she can’t sing any of the songs I already wrote and put music to, and let me tell you there’s a good amount already done. So this means that I have to write a whole new song for her to sing. Started on one this morning and now, four hours later, I have one line, “It’s not that I don’t understand the meaning of love, I just see it a little differently than you.” Let’s hope it doesn’t take another four hours just to come up with a second line. Wish me luck!
P.S. - Once I finally finish the song I’ll post it for your expert opinions :)
Photo taken by Shiv Shankar Menon Palat
I really wanted my first article on my online zine to be something mind-blowing and awe-inspiring. Instead… I got NOTHING.
So instead here’s a quick quip on what exactly Charlie’s Online Magazine is all about:
This magazine I put together to showcase all the random things I love, are inspired by and think are interesting. There’s going to be everything from fashion, my family, events, art, music… you think of it, it’ll be on here. I’ll even put up different things happening around town, places you need to visit, and other fun things you should check out if you’re in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area. Sure I’m sharing things about myself, but I’m sure there will be things here that everyone can appreciate. With that said, I hope you follow this online zine of mine and keep an eye out for our first REAl posting. :)