Archive for March, 2009

Tits ‘n Tanks for Tuesdays!

March 31, 2009
I don’t feel very interesting, today. But it is tuesday and I’ve been wearing the same wife beater for several days now. 
Lets celebrate
Cheers, ladies!

Bitches, Bridges, and Bedrooms

March 30, 2009

Helen Levitt died at the age of 95, in her Manhattan apartment.

I remember how inspired and effected I was by this photo, as a little Little.

It was so timeless and reminded me of everything that I loved about New Yorkers and adolescence. It wasn’t until much later, that I discovered the image was from 1939.

Her photos always gave me the sense of memorability, at first glance. Followed by effectiveness upon looking just a little bit further

100 years ago, today, the Queensborough Bridge was completed. Only killing 50 people, in the process!

The Queensborough Bridge is so commonly overlooked. I blame the Brooklyn Bridge, for this.

With 4 top lanes, and 5 bottom lanes, it really does an amazing job at commuting traffic into Midtown. Even in the worst of traffic, I don’t think I’ve ever been on there for over 25 minutes.

The Bowery Boys did a pretty interesting little blog about the bridge today. Enjoy the fuck out of it!

At this turning point of my life, I am reminded of the memories of this bridge in my life, as stupid as it may sound. Its just a fucking bridge.

Finishing up my true New Yorker post, I feel pretty inspired by tiny pods!

I wish i owned a little area and a big fucking drill.

Can it Absorb Your Blood?

March 29, 2009

My grandmother is a big supporter of buying things off of the television. 

So when she got too many ShamWows for one woman to handle, they got handed down to me.
I never once used them properly, or if i WAS using them properly, then that salesman was full of shit and his product was a Scam….Wow. (Ugh. i suck)

Last month he beat the shit out of a hooker who bit down on his tongue. 
Fucking hilarity.

When i got my first kiss on the bus home from the fair, from Casey whateverhisnamewas, I freaked out and bit his tongue, too. He had just finished drinking a carton of milk. It was pretty gross. 

Luckily, this was not Caseys reaction. I guess that could also have to do with the fact that I only gave him a stack of Power Rangers cards and not sex.

The hooker looks so stoked!

Everyones a ‘musician’. Even Voltron.

March 29, 2009

This unknowingly entertaining page has showed me that i really do have absolutely no rhythm, but that the Y, H, and the J keys are unbelievably satisfying.

Nectar and Napalm

March 25, 2009

I’m happy. I promise. 
I’m pretty bummed on life but sulking has never made anything better in 23 years, so I doubt it will start at this point in my life.
I may be a Clobot, but I’m still mainly human. Going through human emotions that I am learning that everyone seems to go through, as unbelievable as they feel. 

Yesterday I bought a hobo hat from Marc Jacobs. 
Just doing my part in  supporting my fellow New Yorks coke addicted fashion designers with AIDS.
This morning I drank far too much coffee and tea.

I still cry at night. I still am forcing an appetite upon myself  when I wake up. I’m still avoiding looking at photos of my past, so that I don’t sulk over my ignorance and idiocy, through that period of life.

Something tells me that the snow is finally gone for good. This deserves a mix!

I’m drowning myself in work and friends and family and art and music and sushi.
I can’t wait till I throughly enjoy these things, without wondering about things and people that I have no control over. 

I’m currently surviving off of cookies, caffeine, and real film. 
My digital camera is on vacation until I’M on vacation. 

9000 Graphic Heartbreak

March 25, 2009

A clever collection that combines 
  • Violent Femmes
  • Capote
  • math
  • science
  • logic
  • love
  • loss
  • the Olsen twins

You really ARE watching over me, Big Brother!
I love you.

Guy Bourdin

March 25, 2009

  • Studying painting in his youth, makes the minimal composition of his photographs unique.
  • He did not collect his works or make any attempt to preserve them.
  • Bourdin wanted all of his work destroyed after his death, in 1991
  • Unfortunately for him, and fortunate for this post, the fact that he did not collect all of his work make it difficult to destroy, in the end.
  • Bourdin was a close friend of Man Ray, who wrote the introduction for the catalogue of his first show in the late 1950’s.
  • Bourdin, along with Helmut Newton, is considered to be one of the most revolutionary fashion photographers of the second half of the 20th century.
  • I feel like Bourdin is the Ying to Helmut Newtons Yang. Although his work is much more saturated and action based, it is also obvious to see that he was much more morbid and serious than Newton
  • He worked with French Vouge for nearly 30 years, yet not much of his work was published.
  • He is well known for his timeless photographs advertising Charles Jourdans shoe collections in the 70’s.

My Bourdin inspired photographs include these:

My Little Brother and His Way Cool Pants

March 11, 2009

this photo is from a pretty silly set on Flickr, that i found.

"Our words have formed a death sentence, and I wish that we had never talked. Our hips said it all."

March 10, 2009

Last night Blender sent on a mission to shoot a few men who have preached about hating their genitals

Although I do really like a few albums, I was never a die hard Cursive fan, but seeing them live made me reconsider. 

I typically don’t connect with live music, too often. But this show was pretty amazing.
I left Cursive feeling like I would have totally seen them again. 

Even decided that (due to the economy and not cause I’m stingy, of course) I would even pay 10 bucks to do so!

  • The set was beautifully diverse
  • The band went nuts and really enjoyed themselves
  • The crowd was friendly and accommodating (with the exception of the girl who didn’t want me standing near her at the front, even when the show hadn’t started yet)
  • I got to use my flash against Tims picnic shirt
  • I didn’t even notice they had played 20 songs starting at 11pm
  • I even forgot I was tired!

If you listen to Cursive, you’ll be able to tell that the vocals are distinctly different from your average semi screaming indie band. I feel like this photo is interesting because it illustrates how that sound got achieved. 

Instead of screaming directly into the mic, he kept screaming into his cupped hand, that was tilted into the mic. 
Such a small musical idea that is a major layer in the creativity of this band.

The actual review along with more photos that I took during last nights show, are up on Blenders Blog. 

I’m urging you to go to this blog entry by using big red letters, because I’m feeling proud and positive about my results from the night. 
This is a rare Chloe feeling

*I may also just be hyper emotional because to sleep deprivation. (I have yet to actually sleep since 8am, yesterday)

Good job, Love Brains.

March 10, 2009

This is my new favorite couple. 
I can’t get married if for any reason more than, I could never top this.
And this invite sets a new creativity standard, for me.


March 10, 2009

These shirts! I know is bordering on the edge of Urban Outfitters ‘wacky’ style, but I want to own these shirts. I wish they came in V-Neck. I’m way into V-Neck shirts lately.

I think its because I dont want anything in my life touching my clavicles, right now.
As ‘art’ I dont know if i care for these. But as a shirt, its way amusing!

Cannabis Works

March 9, 2009

  • Tatsuyuki Tanaka is an artist that mainly works on storyboards.
  • Tanaka has worked on 3 Animatrix shorts.
  • In 2005, he put out a book called Cannabis Works.
  • It is a book that involves teeth and crazy mechanical creations.
  • The books drawing are with a composition that isn’t very typical in Manga.

some quotes. that is all.

March 8, 2009

“If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose.”  Bukowski

Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist, there are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination. From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever painted, or something else impossible to predict, fathom or yet describe takes place, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact.

― Nicole Krauss

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.

― Rita Mae Brown

Steven Meisel

March 8, 2009

I’ve been looking at artsy tits all morning, on Mod Fetish
I was reminded of that time when Madonna was young and crude and didn’t look like Iggy Pop. 
She had done that coffee table book that people freaked out over. 

The photographers name was Steven Meisel. He has been the main photographer for both the American and Italian Vogue magazine for over 20 years now. 

You can see 34 pages of his photos here