Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Long ago

Originally uploaded by stellabellaphoto
Here is the picture I took a while back.

cigar-tin story #14

This artist painted this portrait inspired by a self portrait that I took of myself! Very nice I think, and a little haunting.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


One of my all time favorite shows has been the inspiration for one of the many rooms in a $25 million dollar mansion that is up for sale. The rooms in the mansion have been transformed to showcase the visual elements and ambiance of shows such as The Tudors, Californication, Weeds, L Word, and of course DEXTER! The Dexter makeover was done in the dining room and the kitchen, but I think it is most effective in the dining room. Lau used the classic Dexter imagery of stark white against blood red and filled the room with beautiful, mysterious pieces while succesfully keeping a feeling of hidden violence in the room. I think my take on it would have been gorier but this keeps it within the comfort zone of those who may not be as familiar with the show. I think she did an amazing job and the whole concept is interesting and entertaining. I especially love the combination of the dinnerware with the blood vials, but no saran wrap? The custom made chandelier is a beautiful piece in itself and was created using wineglasses dipped in white vinyl and glued together with rope and cables. For more pics click here!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

PETA Lets You Dress The Olsen Twins!

PETA is giving themselves a Halloween makeover, which includes their version of a scary "Meet the Trollsen Twins."

"Some say that Hairy-Kate and Trashley are guilty of offending their fans with some major fashion boo-boos, but here at peta2, we think that's the understatement of the year! The twins' heartless decision to wear fur and include it in their new fashion line, The Row (more like "Death Row"), is worse than a fashion no-no—it's cruelty to animals. The Trollsens have ignored our pleas to stop wearing fur—and have since added horribly ugly fur items to their new clothing line. It's obvious that we need your help to convince them that wearing fur is wrong and hideous!"

Enter "Meet the Trollsen Twins." As you can see, I tried to dress my Trashley in almost every animal pelt they would allow. It is pretty funny and amusing. But effective?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Growing Jewelry by Haftsteinn Juliusson

These beautiful pieces are made from product designer Haftsteinn Juliusson. The silver pieces hold live Irish moss on the tops, and come with miniature green houses at jewelry boxes, and a spray bottle of "Growing Jewelry Water." To check out the display at the Reykjavic Art Museum look at this.

RCA Concept Car

You can thank Joonas Vartola and Paul Hause for these beautes, and Inhabitat for the article. In it they say "The car of the future is a small fuel-efficient vehicle. It will be light, weighing no more than 50% of what the average vehicle currently weighs. Though hybrids are a short term solution, trends indicate that such vehicle will be electric, as the technology has finally achieved the power and efficiency to make this a workable solution. And very likely, such vehicle will be powered by either solar panels on your roof, or solar panels on the vehicle itself. This does not mean that there will not be other types of vehicles, but instead that rather of looking at fossil fuels as the answer to everything, vehicles will become much more specialized. Small electric powered vehicles will be the main form of transportation for the average city dweller. More powerful hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell trucks, or possibly even SUVs, will be used to carry larger loads across town, and heavy duty rigs and construction equipment will probably be using biofuels or even some form of flex fuels (mixture of fossil fuels and ethanol) to drive large loads across long distances." To read more about these futuristic sustainable cars, read here.