so much goodness: clothing, jewelry, accessories, everyw’air sprays, partout -the roll-on, herbal remedies, flowers, linens, art, stationary, sculpture, posters, stained glass, yummy eat treats + more. be there and meet the makers!Share
Okayafrica is teaming up with the 19th New York African Film Festival to co-present the opening night of Mama Africa (Germany, 2011) Weds April 11th at 7:15pm at the Walter Reade Theater (or buy tickets here)
An unforgettable portrait of Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), the world-famous South African artist and civil right activist, who devoted her life to promoting peace and justice and fighting racism around the planet. A figurehead of the Black African movement in exile, her music and daily practice incarnated the hopes and fears of Africa through the convulsive 20th century, so that she has come to be considered the voice and mother of the Continent.
i am always inspired by mary’s effortless, eternally simple, chic, “bien dans sa peau”-ness. and her other best accessories? a warm smile and a wickedly, frisky sense of humor! so cool. so hot! xo gros bisous, mary!Share
time less, like no time had past. some pix i styled, photographed by melodie mcdaniel.
high above the pch, on my way to visit my friend valerie, i happened upon our friend gretchen, just as she was receiving a herd of visiting goats (and sheep) for seasonal brush clearing.
new goats checking out the all-you-can-eat hillside buffet.
milo meets his neighbors. learns about electricity later.
many varieties. meet billy.(not his real name..)
valerie took me on an all too brief ‘highlight tour’ of a few her favorite hiking spots. note to self: get there – crack-of-dawn earlier next time…so many wonderful trails and views and places to just sit and be.
secret stairs to
a secret spot
good night goats and sheep. hope you have a grand time grazing, clearing and aerating. maybe other neighbors will host you after your time here. don’t get into too much mischief…i have a feeling there will be some tales to share about their adventures…i’ll keep you posted…Share
when this site launched 1.1.11, 2 stores were championing the 3 everyw’air sprays. and that was extremely nice. very encouraging. what a difference a year makes! 365 days later: 10 stores, 4 cities and a new product - partout. it’s been a slow and steady, sometimes bumpy, often up-hill, always forward, mostly pleasant ride.
love, blessings and gratitude to all the friends, family and shops that helped spread positivity everyw’air in 2011!
post 26, brentwood country mart 225 26th st, #35, Santa Monica, CA 90402 (310) 451-0950
new high (m)art 1720 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 638-0271
vivier and bentley 1404 Micheltorena, Silver Lake, CA 90026 (323) 665-2476
busy-being 913 East Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702P/F: 512.520.9278
art in the age 116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
beautiful dreamers 326 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (718) 388-4884
yolk 1626 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026(323) 660-4315
here’s to more good vibe maintaining, optimum health achieving, dream full-filling, talent sharing, creativity flowing, music making, wisdom gaining, nature exploring and up-ful stuff like that, in 2012! peace and blessings, xxxagnes
my goddaughter, ama, turned me on to this trailer. does she know me, or what?!? i could hardly stand it! the simple, timelessness of the styling and cinematography is -perfection. roy andersson‘s En kärlekshistoria/A Swedish Love Story was released in 1970, but besides the cars, nothing else really dates it. it could easily be a contemporary a.p.c. campaign. the fresh, wholesomeness of tween ‘first love angst’ reminds me of the outsiders or the virgin suicides -but with even better omni-style styling. really. you can watch some short clips on you tube but i cannot wait to see the whole film and check out other works of swedish filmmaker, roy andersson.
here’s another other non-disney ‘tween’ film i loved.Share
buy local this holiday season! friday: the oaks bazaar…sat/sun: angelino heights craft fair…come on by…tell your friends…xa
I been thinking about how to talk about greed
I been thinking about how to talk about greed
I been wondering if I could sing about greed
Trying to find a way to talk about greed
I been trying to think about how to talk about greed…
Greed is a poison rising in this land
The soul of the people twisted in its command.
It moves like a virus, seeking out everyone
Greed never stops, its work is never ever done.
A creeping killing choking invading everywhere
There is really no escaping greed’s tricky snare.
Nothing seems to stop it once it enters your soul
It has you buying anything, spending out of control.
Not partial to gender, or your sexual desires
All it wants is you to want to won to possess and to buy.
It moves within the culture, touching us all
Greed really isn’t picky, it’ll make anybody fall.
It’s been around a long time, since way before we began
Before this was a nation, greed drove people to this land.
Greed is a strain in the American Dream
Having more than you need is the essential theme.
Everybody wanting more than they need to survive
Is a perfect indication, greed has settled inside.
Maybe you don’t really know exactly what I mean
You don’t really want to know about your and my greed.
You may wonder whether you are infected by greed
If you have to ask, then this song you really need.
Greed is sneaky and hard to detect in myself
It shows itself clearly in everybody else.
I can see it in you,
You can see it in me
We can see it in big corporations,
All throughout the government,
See it in the banks,
I can see it in the military
See it in church,
I can see it in my neighbor
It all shows up clearly,
You and you and your greed.
I been trying to find a way to talk about greed…
Composed by Bernice Johnson Reagon, copyright: Songtalk Publishing
occupy wall st, los angeles and where ever next may barely be televised but here’s a ‘playlist in progress’ in support of the protesters. it is my hope to see a proposal that challenges wall street and our government to change laws and business practices that benefit of the 99% -in this life time.
babylon system * bob marley
downpressor man * peter tosh
excuse me mr * ben harper
rebel music * bob marley
takin’ it to the streets * the doobie brothers -i know…
tax man * the beatles
how can a poor man stand such times and live * blind alfred reed
let us do something * joe higgs
when will we be paid * the staple singers
…to be continued…eNjoy the music!
“The courage to meet and talk with people is absolutely crucial. Choosing dialogue is itself the triumph of peace and of humanity.” -Daisaku IkedaShare
jesse kamm‘s ss 2012 collection.
levi’s worker pants @ new high (m)art
j. augur for ralph lauren ss 2012 small shoulder bag, minus the rose.
j. augur indigo scarf + pillow at feal mor
just a few of the many things i covet….although some of these are ‘spring’ looks, in autumn i love chambray and indigo with tan, brown leather or sand suede, an oatmeal sweater…for me, these blues work all year round…Share
whenever i’m west of westwood, i will find any excuse to make a pitstop through the brentwood country mart, see what’s shakin’. an indoor/outdoor cluster of shops and food is a throw back in time -to a calmer, low-key, more relaxed, “village main street” commercial experience. in curating this refined retail + restaurant vortex someone had the good sense to include a mini post office, shoe repair, bookstore and barber shop -real neighborhood necessities with your luxuries, please and thank you. it’s says brentwood but i think it’s really santa monica, at least i feel ocean breezes. my most recent brief tour i stopped in post 26, roberta roller rabbit, pippa small and turpan -for my fashion, linen, jewelry and high design household needs, y’know. making my rounds, i cut thru farmshop but alas, didn’t have time to stop. next visit i intend to indulge -the food is fresh and looks amazing plus there’s prepared foods and a butcher so treats to go. more on the eats later…swing by this thurs 9.8.11, early eve, for their fashion night out event featuring a special screening of bill cunningham new york film and the malia mills documentary short. should be fun…
compost: the new black -gold. i am the proud owner of a prototype of the illustrious composter -the valentina. (the definitive model is available at priscillawoolworth.com.) i just love it! it’s the perfect size for apartment terraces and those with small or potted gardens. i can’t wait to see the results! so far, all is decomposing nicely. the greens (pulp from the juicer, other veggie/fruit scraps) and the browns (dry leaves, used coffee grounds) and the shredded paper (junk mail) seem to be getting along just fine and maintaining the right amount of moisture. next step: worms! i’ll keep you posted on the progress…Share
aug 8 is the last day to view a staggering selection of art in the streets @ moca.-from box car tagging, ny wild style, subway train bombs, stencil art, la calligraphy, photography -it’s exhaustive and invigorating and i cannot believe there’s not enough money to bring this ridunculously awesome, record-breakingly popular show to it’s birthplace -nyc. WTF brooklyn museum??? whatta g’wan? there were lines ’round the block. in LA! downtown was buzzing on a thursday night. parking lots full up at 6 pm! just sayin’. it’s a win-win, popular, all ages, all cultures show. BTW, banksy sponsored “free mondays” so tomorrow should be off the hizzle with peeps…but worth it. N-joy!Share