Sunday, November 29, 2009

GILT Groupe

traying from what I usually post, today I'm gonna introduce you guys to GILT GROUPE. If you haven't heard of it, it's an online shopping site - which offers high-end fashion for a phenomenally reasonable price! Fashion lines range from big brands such as Juicy Couture or BCBG to other lesser known (but just as stylish - and possibly more unique) clothing / jewelry / bags / shoes +  MOOOOREEEE. (They offer clothes for men too, don't fear!)

I just had to share this because they have such crazy deals, it's insane. Even if you can't afford some of the stuff (it's still kinda pricey when cut down, because these are classy brands) it's nice to still "window" shop and just appreciate the amazing vision from different brands. The site is extremely easy to navigate and pretty self-explanatory which gets a thumbs up from me!

Sign up to get your hands on these crazy discounts, they send you updates about their sales on a daily basis - don't miss out!!! It's totally free to become a member! Join HERE! 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Article: Unica Zürn

"German poet/artist Unica Zürn (1916-1970). The elusiveness and intricacy of Zürn's nightmarish fantasies still potent almost four decades after her suicide at age 54.

"Her few shimmering paintings are almost ephemeral, faded, with detailed biomorphic elements suggesting exotic flowers, birds, fish, and jellyfish, all seemingly in perpetual flotation. "

"These 50 mostly untitled pieces are intricate and whimsical, prime examples of the surrealist technique of automatic drawing. They offer the viewer a fluid stream of subconscious desire as manifested in delicate, curly lines, smudged ink, twisting spirals that sometimes evolve into faces, and psychedelic creatures that curl in and out of patterned abstraction. 

"Phantasmagorical creatures hover at the center of Zürn's sketchbook pages, as if without gravity, bearing multiple sets of eyes, breasts, limbs, and orifices, but in a somewhat zoological order: birds up high, cat in the middle, snakes and fish below, all dated and signed." -NY Arts Magazine

One interesting woman. I'm simply entranced, captivated, astounded by the lines and detail she puts into her work! I feel as if we are quite short of these sorts of artists nowadays. What happened?

Read the full article here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Article: Paula Rego

I like to post about artists that have both engaging artwork and personalities, Paula Rego is definitely one of them.

"Art, she says, is 'disgusting and to be avoided'. What she is really interested in, she says, is 'the beautiful grotesque'"

"Paula Rego’s studio is a mixture of curiosity shop, Victorian nursery and chamber of horrors. The props serve as the models and the inspiration for her drawings and paintings, but more than that you sense they are metaphors and emblems for the world of Rego’s imagination, phantoms of memory, myth and nightmare."

When I was flipping through the images of her paintings, I felt extremely... grossed out? Not in a negative way whatsoever, but Rego's truly achieved her goal of making the viewer uncomfortable, uneasy and possibly even a little afraid. Amazing work.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Article: Leonor Fini

Hey guys, I've decided to post some random news about random artists every once in awhile just to keep this site alive - freshness is at an all-time low it seems.

Anyways, this is Leonor Fini, I was reading an article about her extravagant and wild lifestyle and I found the controversy around her artwork as well as her own character very interesting.

"She produced the most outré art, liked to cross-dress and had a penchant for living in ménages à trois. And yet, despite once being infamous around the world, Leonor Fini is all but forgotten these days."

"You have probably never heard of Leonor Fini, even though she was one of the most photographed people of the 20th century. Queen of the Paris art world, she was constantly in the news - fêted for her paintings, illustrations, theatre designs and, above all, her flamboyant bohemian lifestyle."

"She knew how to attract attention and her antics never failed to make the headlines. She would dye her hair blue, orange, red or gold and attend private views and parties dressed as a man, or wearing nothing but white boots and a cape of white feathers." -


Read the full article here!

And man oh man, is she good! Can't believe I haven't heard of her before, but I'm glad I found out later then never!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Angela Zou

Angela Zou, another Pratt girl. Damn, I really like this Andy-Goldsworthy-esque piece. So goooood.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ashley Lee

My korean friend Ashley from Pratt over in NYC. Skills. That is all.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Cynthia Oh

Former VPA of BNS, goes to Queens now. My semi-mentor, haha. I like her minimalistic pictures - they've got a feel-good-vibe about them. :)

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

For sale!

Hey guys, I'm cleaning out my room, and I found that I still have a few of these prints lying around my house. if you live in Vancouver, I'd be glad to send it over :) $7 a copy, just to clear some closet space for me haha. Appreciate it! It's a 11 x 15" poster I made about a year ago. Drop a comment or an email if you're interested.

Update: Black's AFM II

So! I took that $7 baby out for a couple of spins (mentioned in an earlier post) here are a few shots I took with it:

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jenn Nguyen

Found this girl's photos today randomly, under Jennuine Photography. I'm already a fan, girl's got some nice portraits! She does more than just those though, check it!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Lauren Nicolle

Vancouver buddy of mine, she is amazing. I want to steal her mad talent. See more of her work by clicking "read more" below.

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Helena H. Cao

Stumbled across Helena and these nice photos the other day, Vancouver. Thought I'd post them to remind us of the good times during winter.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Paula Jung

Hailing from California, these are some sick portraits. You dig?

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Bowen Qian

Vancouver buddy of mine, we went out for some nighttime shots. He has a photo-blog as well. Here are a few nice captures of his:

Monday, September 7, 2009

May Kann

Vancouver. Stumbled across these landscape photos today while browsing. Say hi.

Ivy Liang

I came across Vancouver gal, Ivy's, photos through a friend, digging the the feel of these photos. You can give her a shout here on Facebook.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Grace Lau

Buddy of mine who does photo as a side hobby. Give her a holler, here. Vancouver.

Black's AFM II

Picked up a little treasure at a thrift store today, this neat old-school battery-operated, film camera: Black's AFM II.

(Excuse the messy desk)
The little plastic one sitting on top of my new Black's camera is this little kiddy plastic one that I've been using. Cute little mechanical snapper. No batteries needed! Very neat. Takes great photos too:

I'm so excited to test out my new camera, yay!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Peter Fung

Peter Fung, Vancouver. Another good friend of mine, these are from his photo portfolio. You can contact him here on Facebook.

Sage Lian

Sage Lian, Australia. Really digging her black and white photos. I have no direct link to her photography, but you can contact her here if you have Facebook.

Jory Wong

Jory Wong, Vancouver. A good friend of mine, be sure to check out her work here. Love her portraits.