Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Masaru Shichinohe


Japanese artist Masaru Schichinohe aka Maboroshi (meaning "ghost" in Japanese) has created a dream within a dream: a dark, surreal, fantastic underworld painted on wood panels with acrylic paint. Masaru was born in 1959 and graduated from Tokyo University of Arts in 1981. His artwork is like the dark side of Alice in Wonderland; a childhood nightmare embellished by fairytales and memories stuck inside a trouble mind where space and time ceased to exist. It almost makes me feel as if some of our dreams are exposed and diagnosed in these paintings.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

As Time Goes By


Time never stays still; it flies instead, not waiting for anyone. Some days are wasted, out of lethargy, and we feel like life is passing us by. A foggy morning gradually turns into a sunny afternoon, only to make room for clouds to cry their own tears followed by the gayest rainbow. Coffee, poppy seeds, salted caramel and smoked salmon wait for me in the kitchen as it gets darker outside. Yawn after yawn, I lose track of time.

Monday, March 16, 2015

It Girl: Rachel Trachtenburg



If you haven't heard of doe-eyed Rachel Trachtenburg, you must check her out! Not only is she a talented musician and model but also a talk radio host and a fierce animal rights activist. And yes, she's that young (born in '93)! Ex-member of the band SUPERCUTE!, in which she was the lead singer, Trachtenburg is now focusing on her solo music career - her first music video and single got me hooked already. Oh, and did I mention her drumming skills? There so many interesting facts about this girl like, you know, she spoke out against the New York City Mayor at the age of 14 (!).
This adorably stylish girl was born in Seattle, of paternal Jewish and maternal Mexican descent, and currently lives in New York. Now, let's talk aesthetics: I love her sense of style so much, she's great at mixing and mismatching textures, fabrics and prints, adding a groovy 60s/70s-influenced psychadelia to her whimsical, bohemian and very colourful looks. Her quirky, vintage, envy-inducing clothes come mostly from thrift stores, only to prove that style is a matter of taste, not money. Signed to Elite Model Management, she's starred in a Lanvin campaign and was featured in a lookbook for It's OK My Dear, looking gorgeous in a Wes Anderson-esque kind of way. Rachel Trachtenburg is inspiring as it gets - I wonder if she ever hangs out with Tavi Gevinson.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

♥ SUNDAY BEST ♥ #69

This proves it right: Dublin is a city of villages.


Hello, my name is Nancy and I am obsessed with vintage radios.

How quirky and cool are these animal plates?



A cemetery terrarium!!! Love the concept.

Altuzarra F/W 2015-16 or Haute Couture at its best (hope it's not real fur though).

Wow, look at that. Photographer Alvin Wu captured this fireball (an unusually bright meteor) while viewing the Geminids meteor shower over Mt Balang, China.


Toasters were so pretty back in the 1920s... I wouldn't mess with this one, however.

This necklace is the coolest thing. Gotta love Chinese takeaway, even if it's not real.
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