Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Hate Perfume.

I stumbled upon the most peculiar smelling fragrance the other day. On second thought... it wasn't peculiar at all... it was totally familiar. It was the smell of a forest fire, captured in a milky white liquid and bottled for my sniffing pleasure. It smelled JUST like it's namesake. "Burning Leaves". In a truly amazing way. And kind of sweet (ah... of course. Burning maple leaves). It was like the first time I had a buttered popcorn Jelly Belly. I couldn't stop thinking about it. So much so I found myself talking about it floating on a tube on the Blanco river the next day. You gotta check out some of these other scents... just a taste of what you'll find:

In the Library: English Novel taken from a signed first edition of one of my very favorite novels, Russian and Moroccan leather bindings, worn cloth and a hint of wood polish

or this one:

Greenbriar 1966: This scent is a memory of my grandfather. The sawmill that he owned and the stone house where he lived. It is blended with sawdust, fresh cut hay, worn leather work gloves, pipe tobacco and a healthy amount of dirt. There is also a faint whiff of cotton overalls covered in axel grease...

I want to smell those SO BAYD!!!

Check out other CB I Hate Perfume scents HERE. The whole site is pretty interesting... and leaves me begging the question "what DOES the memory of kindness smell like??"

If you haven't visited my links on the right over there---------> you are a jerk. JKJK!! But you should really check this guy out. My dear friend, Zack Canepari, really does do it better. He spent the last 2 years of his life trekking around India and popping into the Middle East now and again on camel, foot, rickshaw... you name it. And documenting as much as humanly possible (or maybe more, i think he might be half machine.) Check out his blog. It's worth it. And his website is worth takin a peek at as well. Go to the "icandoitall" portfolio... you might recognize a certain skinny legged, crazy mouthed beaut in a few frames... i'm not sayin whO ;)
Pretty poignant stuff. This guy is all pro. (check out those credentials!!)

and PS... he is back in the states and word has it he'll be trippin around in an RV doin it up Americana style... better believe if he comes this way I'll be hitchin a ride!! Ax+Apple hits the road!? Stay tuned...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A+A + A+O=YAY!!

Alice+Olivia recently purchased select Ax+Apple pieces to integrate with their collection at their location on Robertson in LA. Um... WHAT!?!?!?!

Thursday, July 23, 2009



Rachel Getting Married...

I mean... if you haven't seen the movie and have no intentions, just watch this video (then see it). If you have seen it, watch it and join me to yet aGAIn tear up as TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe graces the screen with this heart felt rendition of Neil Young's "Unknown Legend". God it just gets me right HERE... yaknow??

and even more!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

more more more...

Vintage automatic pencil necklace on sale in the shop! Click either picture to head in...

Friday, July 17, 2009

the accountant

"Hmmm... looking at your assets and liabilities, my astute calculations tell me your net worth is nearing the billions..."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Soul Revival!

We all need a little more of it our lives, and Mayer Hawthorne, Stone Throw Records' (J Dilla, Madlib, Dudley Perkins, etc.) newest addition, is here to give it to us. Album due out in October. AMEN!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009


These are neat. (Thanks Jess!)

"My work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. Often sealed under glass, the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly throughout a life. In much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens."

More of Thomas Doyle's work here.

Fever in the Morning.

Karin Dreijer Andersson (the sister half of the Knife) re-emerged earlier this year, after having her second child and enjoying a couple years out of the spot light, as Fever Ray. The sound is dark and menacingly moody. And the sight of it is even more so. I find these videos hard to look away from. Gorgeous. And i consider them an essential accompaniment to the music.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Messenger

"The Messenger explores the cell phone as mediator. Truncated narratives, ambiguously ominous or poignant, read as condensed and exclusive. While passively displaying its message, the apparatus of mediation has a frustrated life; swollen with its own need for connectivity, it takes on characteristics of the burden of its charge."

More on Jennifer Gooch here----------------> X

Sunday, July 5, 2009


i ain't gonna front. i love this show. for things like this.
This is choreography by Sonia Tayeh, who is quickly becoming my favorite choreographer on the show. I'm always a sucker for those hard hitting hip hop routines, but her dark yet ethereal numbers are like little unworldly snow globes with vampires instead of snowmen. I like that. A lot.

animals in suits.

Who doesn't love a well dressed fox?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

clockwork circus

i NEED these for my castle!! Check the rest of jessica joslin's beautifully bizarre world here.

harps *sigh*

I heart every second of this. Just makes me want to put on a headband made of twigs and rose buds and prance around a forest with birds on my fingers and baby foxes at my feet!! WHY does it HAVE to END!?

While we're at it...

Researchers led by University of California, Riverside have fabricated polymer beads that can change color with changes to an external magnetic field. Those CRAZY kidz!!

"High-Speed Tracking of Rupture and Clustering in Freely Falling Granular Streams."