Tuesday, November 3, 2009

oh my.

the genius that is stylist and costume designer, Casey Storm. it's like one long really interesting sentence. (thanks Vbs)

Smitten With... #10

1. PLAGIARISM: From Brazil With Love.


like the robin hood of art. these breathtaking collages are made up of images taken from the world's top magazines. 


"DAILY COLLAGES/ARTWORKS USING THE BEST MAGAZINES AROUND THE GLOBE. APPROPRIATE TO RECRIATE, WITHOUT POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES. DIY. STYLING THE ALREADY STYLED." - from brazil with love






























2. IMAGES: NOLLYWOOD by Pieter Hugo


Behind Hollywood and Bollywood, Africa's film Industry, Nollywood, is said to be the 3rd largest film industry in the world.  Movies are produced and marketed in the space of a week. 


"They  tell stories that appeal to and reflect the lives of its public: stars are local actors; plots confront the viewer with familiar situations of romance, comedy, witchcraft, bribery, prostitution. The narrative is overdramatic, deprived of happy endings, tragic. The aesthetic is loud, violent, excessive; nothing is said, everything is shouted." - Petier Hugo


Brilliant photographer Pieter Hugo has tried to capture the essence of this industry through his mind blowing series. To have these images with you always, go here.


































3. HANDYCAM: Spike Spends Saturday With...


I don't know how I didn't know about this Vbs series sooner. This episode features the perfect human, M.I.A. 



(thanks to my-one-and-only x)






4. ACTIVITY: Travel






I've got the itch.




5. OBJECT: Vintage Posters


I would fill my home with them if i could. To indulge go here






(Via the fantastic Design Files)


6. FOOD: Daniel Craig Ice-cream


As we move into the summer months, thanks to Del Monte, middle aged women everywhere can now actually consume daniel craig whole.




7. SOUND: LITTLE GIRLS -  GROWING

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Smitten With... Porn

I don't know how I existed before stumbling across this phenomenal series conceived and co-directed by the marvelous Isabella Rossellini and produced by Rick Gilbert. The costumes and set design by Andy Byers are particularly glorious.








To lose yourself in the sexual habits of insects and sea creatures, go here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

When two become one.


I no longer need to divide my love between the perfect bookshelf and the stupendous works of Michael C. Hsiung. Mr Hsiung has just joined forces with the awesome Book City Jackets to help improve bookshelves everywhere.






Disguise your Judy Blume novel and stolen copy of the Joy Luck Club with this very special piece of cover art. To maintain the facade, go here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Smitten With... #9

1. STYLE: soviet punks.


I challenge you to find a better combination.














2. GENIUS: Erik Madigan Heck.


This 25 year old visionary is the man behind Nomenus Quartlery - an incredible fashion and art publication, that focuses on the kind of artists who should be focused on. 


As well as publisher and editor of the most expensive magazine in the world ($6,500 for a hardcopy), this young prodigy takes absolutely breathtaking images. His photography is painterly and cinematic yet totally fresh...






































3.PENMANSHIP: michael c. hsuing.


My secret weapon for battling a pesky bout of the blues. Something about Mr.Hsuing's style reminds me of my-one-and-only. Sea creatures, mermen, moustaches, animals and monacles...the work of this stupendous L.A artist will put a smile on even the tightest of faces and posisbly make you think a little about the totalitarian nature of mankind. 




















4. FILM: la haine.


Mathieu Kassovitz's 1995 masterpiece is a slice of recent french history done to perfection. Along with costumes, casting, script and locations, the soundtrack is perfect. Many thanks to my-one-and-only for another stellar recommendation. You now share my heart with Vincent Cassel...






5. FOOD: borscht.





Push past any personal beetroot prejudices and you will be rewarded for your efforts. Serve hot with a dollop of cold sour cream, sprinkle of dill and thick piece of dark rye.



6. ACTIVITY: spring cleaning.








The time has come.




7. SOUND: the yardbirds.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

EAST SI-IDE


It seems, Young Love has also been accepted into Brooklyn Film Festival. Oh to be visiting one of the finest city in the world... if you are there June 13th + 14th go to and block party and then check out our film.  x

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FUN IN THE SUN





Our most recent film YOUNG LOVE is being screened at Palm Springs International Short Film Festival! Sadly we can't make it, so if you happen to be in the area between June 23rd and 29th...kindly represent. x

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Smitten WITH...#8

these things are making life grand...


1. STYLE: Sonya Rykiel







2. IMAGES: Adriana Petit

This phenomenal artist's 400 ASA photography is mesmerizing and fiery. Something about her work inspires me to feel passionate about things more important than front pleated woolen trousers and defend them with every part of my being...








3. THE CLASSICS: old jews telling jokes

I have a secret passion for bad jokes. Thanks to this gorgeous site, I have been able to get my fix twice a week... 

 


4. GENIUS: Dr NakaMats.

Holding the world record for the most inventions of all time (over 3,000), 80 year old Dr Nakamats has blessed the world with the floppy disk, the cd, the dvd, the taxi meter, spring shoes, the karaoke machine, the annual World Genius Convention and much much more. He sleeps for no longer than 4 hours a night, eats one meal a day and gets all of his ideas 0.5sec before death, while submerged underwater. His current goal is to live to 144.

A documentary following a day in the life of this brilliant man, directed by Kaspar Astrup, is to be released later this year.



5. INSPIRATION: We Love You So.

There are no words for how excited both myself and the rest of the world are for Spike Jonze's impending masterpiece Where the Wild Things Are. To make the wait a little easier and giving me a reason to get out of bed before the film's release, Jonze and his collaboraters have put together a FANTASTIC blog highlighting some of the inspiration behind the film... inhale and savour. 


6. FILM: Manhattan

My one and only guaranteed me that I was put on this earth with the sole purpose of watching Woody Allen's 1979 slice of perfection. 


It is hysterically funny, set in the city of my dreams, Gordon Willis' black + white cinematography is breathtaking, and Diane Keaton is my muse of the week. I have stopped wearing a bra and booked in for a perm...