These images by artist Kelli Connell, where she appears to be in a relationship with herself, are a little astounding.
(And, not to be crass, would make an excellent idea for a fashion editorial.)
A short documentary on ad painting. I have a bit of a fascination with painted signs and advertising on buildings. Portland is a great city too see them, but even there it's rare to find new examples. (via Chewing Pixels)
How much better would most stores look if they got rid of the flashy vinyl and invested in some quality painting?
In the UK and Ireland.
If you haven't seen this before, Days With My Father is Phillip Toledano's photographic account of his last days with his father. Touching in ways Mitch Albom only dreams about, it's one of the few websites I think will work just as well as a book.
This is a journal. An ongoing record of my father, and of our relationship. For whatever days we have left together.
The best time of the year isn't Christmas or midsummer. It's happening now, right now, for about two or three weeks, and again for the same amount of time in September/October (depending on your location of course). Those of us in the Pacific Northwest are enjoying brilliant sun, crisp mornings and nights, the kind of weather for which layering was made.
Chances are, you'll never be invited to a fancy dress ball. And I say, that's bullshit. People need to throw more fancy dress balls (and need larger houses.) Hell, I'll throw a ball in my 650 square foot apartment if people will dress up, fire codes be damned.
GQ has a series of photos from the recent Met Ball, with the usual suspects in the usual attire. But it wasn't the constantly lauded Justin Timberlake, dressed in a funeral director's outfit from his own label, that came prepared for sartorial battle. Rather, young Captain Kirk and Sean Lennon brought the business. ("Brought the business" is the new "well played." You heard it here first because I just made it up.)
I love a good bowler but it adds unnecessary whimsy to what is a very sharp outfit: shoes to belt to glasses matching, with an understated bowtie. When you have an understated bowtie you don't top it with a bowler. That's a rule. Like...#327.
In this next video he shows both the proper way to roll up sleeves (like you can safely store a cigarette pack in there) and that a long-sleeve shirt with rolled up sleeves tends to look better than a short-sleeved shirt every time.
Further photographic evidence (courtesy and copyright Jon Behm of Reviler.org)