I'm loving the new single entitled Madeline by Lissy Trullie. While I'll admit I was skeptical of her first release back in 2009 (another former model makes the scene?) She has completely won me over, especially here with her deep, Nico-ish inflections and the "Sunday Morning" guitar and sombre tambourine taps. Looking forward to hearing her new album, produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A., Shakira) and David Sitek (TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars) out next March on Downtown Records. Read More
  We all know the old-fashioned trope that tends to pervade romantic comedies about heterosexual couples- the guy is the pursuer and the woman is the pursued.  We also (hopefully) know that this is a taught discourse of society, and not hardwired.  Of course women should be pursuing whom and what they want as well. Read More
As Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar opens with Leonardo DiCaprio's narration, I gulp. Uh oh, Leo with an accent? This can't be good. But boy oh boy did he prove me wrong. Growing Pains star no more, DiCaprio nailed it this time, proving his absolute brilliance as an actor. Man, I feel old. While in the 30's and 40's J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, may have appeared a badass figure to young boys looking for a hero to emulate on their cereal boxes, Hoover was indeed much more of a complicated soul and the film strips him down to the bone. Read More
Mark Pawson is an interesting chap. There aren’t many who can lay claim to being a 'semi-retired international postal art superstar' and 'photocopier fetishist' and count Björk as a fan! (image borrowed from www.mpawson.demon.co.uk) Despite never attending art school, this one-man production line of printed ephemera based art has already racked up collaborations with BUST favourites Tatty Devine and Levis Jeans as well as having his books in the Tate Gallery Library and the MOMA New York Library collections. Read More
Of all the "perfect home" bloggers out there on the internet, I think I like Yvestown.com  the best. This Belgium-based blogger lives in an old house that she is in the process of renovating and redecorating, and her style is fresh and clean but also cozy and sweet, a combination that I really love. And homegirl does a lot with pink. The way she uses it it always looks inviting, never cloying; girly but not Barbie. (all images above photographed by Yvonne Eijkenduijn and borrowed from  Yvestown.com) She's inspired me to try and use some touches of pink in my home as well. Read More