Franklin Booth

"An artist for the ages, Franklin Booth, born 1874, was a product of his time. Isolated on an Indiana farm and determined to be an artist, he studied what he saw on the pages of Scribner's, Harpers and the other illustrated magazines of the day." -- source

"His two great qualities are his dexterity with his pen and his imagination. His work appeals to the spirit. It has an uplifting effect. It suggests something just beyond, an ideal almost realized." --Ernest Elmo Calkins, the Appreciation to Franklin Booth: 60 Drawings

Too beautiful, the details. I must get the book.


kate lanphear -- Elle fashion editor

Kate have been popping up in Sartorialist, Le Fashion and at the fashionspot. Yes, her fashion sense captured my eyes, but her signature look lies in her amazing elaborately-arranged hairdo. That had me looking up on her-- apparently, I wasn't the only one who marvel on her voracious energy. Full of inspiration. She is striking, eminent lady who now have our awareness.


a photographer tribute: william claxton

"I didn't want to stage my pictures," noted jazz photographer William Claxton once said.

His work appeared in Interview, Time, Life and Vogue and he teamed up with his wife, model Peggy Moffitt, to work in the field of fashion with designer Rudi Gernreich. Claxton also took many candid snaps of legendary film stars, including Marlene Dietrich and, most notably, his friend Steve McQueen, often shown posing behind the wheel of his beloved automobiles. A collection of Claxton's photographs of comedians, including Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, was published in 1999.

Claxton died on Saturday from complications stemming from congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife Peggy Moffitt Claxton and his son, Christopher.
source, picture source

Rest in peace.


Robert M. Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig is widely known as the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. The main reason why I read this book was how he associates travel within his theories. I personally enjoy traveling books, as taking a journey is already an enlightenment itself. It's a double enlightenment when one is reading that genre during a trip.

It serves a source of questions, giving me a chance to exercise my brain cells (or what's left of it).

I looked up on the route Robert M. Pirsig took -- and here's a link:
The Route

I really appreciate how some people do take the unwanted route, instead of the main road. Let's see how much I would do that... ♥


An Inspiration: Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham

He was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he quit his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in The Dolly Dialogues. Book illustrating then became Rackham's career for the rest of his life.

In 1903, he married Edyth Starkie, with whom he had one daughter, Barbara, in 1908. His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Arthur Rackham died 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey.


Major works of illustration by Arthur Rackham include the children's books:

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900)
Rip van Winkle (1905)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (50 colour plates) (1906)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (13 colour plates) (1907)

While he may be best known for his elaborate illustrations of children's literature and fairy tales, he also illustrated books for adult readers.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (40 colour plates) (1908)
Undine (15 colour plates) (1909)
32 colour plates to Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods (1911))(1911)
short stories by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tempest (20 colour plates) (1926)

♥ i love his art of storytelling. *sighs*


Fall Fashion 2008

My list

Vera Wang


Charles Nolan


Massimo Rebecchi


Rag bone

Richard Chai

Sass & Bide

Paola Frani

weAREtheIMAGEmakers -- artists showcase

Inspiring Artists from Australia. The website features some wonderful artists in Australia (sometimes NZ if they're good, they say). However, I'm not too crazy about the graffiti & crud art, but there are few noteworthy artists:





Celebrities Photoshoot

Kate Moss in Longchamp

Kate Moss in Pinup Editoral for W

Depp being Sexy as Usual

Kristen No-Longer-Drunkst(?) in Mui Miu

Uma in Another Magazine

Coco Teaser Poster - it was actually a photoshoot at first, the film just decide to use it later for the teaser poster


Paper Art: Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen
Born 1967 in Denmark

fantastic pieces of art. blown away - go check out http://www.petercallesen.com/! i can't put all of my favorites in here!

How many paper cuts do you think he got?


Gorgeous Underwater Art

Jason de Caires Taylor

"Creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment. By using sculptures to create artificial reefs, the artist’s interventions promote hope and recovery, and underline our need to understand and protect the natural world.

The sculptures are sited in clear shallow waters to afford easy access by divers, snorkellers and those in glass-bottomed boats. Viewers are invited to discover the beauty of our underwater planet and to appreciate the processes of reef evolution."



Glamour Graphics

mix of graphics and traditional art, i like. Also if you go to her website and take a look at her portfolio, then you would recognize some of her works in ads.

i love Polaroids, enough said.



'Picture taken in the little book of Big promotion' from http://www.graphic-exchange.com

things like this make me miss working on graphics for fun.