It finally feels like summer in New York...in celebration, the history of the bikini.

photo © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos



The home of Alejandro Sticotti, furniture designer and architect, and Mercedes Hernaez, graphic designer, in Buenos Aires. I love the choice of materials, which is so South American: "In a way, I was trying to find something that represents us—and what we’ve got here is leather and wood and concrete." - Alejandro

all images from DWELL Magazine.



...and already can't wait for the weekend.

"OK, so the Big Apple isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think surfing. But let us remind you, America's fashion capital is surrounded by water. A city surfer can assemble her kit at Mollusk Surf Shop in Williamsburg, which sells boards and clothes....And when you're ready to hit the water, the A train to Broad Channel will deposit you in Far Rockaway, where the owner of the restaurant mini-franchise Rice (and surfer) David Selig just reopened the adorable and eco-friendly Rockaway Taco for a second summer. Out there this past weekend sampling the chorizo tacos and fried sweet plantains were Selig's girlfriend, Cecilia Dean, and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy." via Style.com

image by Jack Brull


by John Cage, posted by Sister Mary Corita Kent in the Immaculate Heart College Art Department.


...neutrals and neon:

Images from the awesome editorial "Tallulah's Town" in the March / April issue of Russh Magazine. Thanks Garance...!



Listening to William Fitzsimmons's album "The Sparrow and the Crow". It's impossible to pick just one song - the album follows such a narrative structure that it's a complete emotional story from start to finish.

image: Spanish militiawoman by Gerda Taro



Bat for Lashes playing in the desert, photographed by Jason Nocito.


Get excited for the Vena Cava designs to be unveiled at Gap tomorrow...the sneak peeks look gorgeous!

It looks like both companies have done an excellent job of taking something signature (Vena Cava's ethnic-inspired, graphic prints; Gap's classic khaki) and combining them in a way that makes sense. Often, with similar pairings, the designer isn't able to translate their aesthetic in a way that takes advantage of the strengths of the brand they're collaborating with - they end up using low-quality materials or construction in order to make the clothes affordable, and the result is just a cheap imitation of the designer originals rather than a true collaboration.



If you do one thing today, read Mockingbirds, by Mary Oliver.

"...Wherever it was
I was supposed to be
this morning--
whatever it was I said

I would be doing--
I was standing
at the edge of the field--
I was hurrying

through my own soul,
opening its dark doors--
I was leaning out;
I was listening.


Back in the city...already missing evenings of sunset surfcasting.



Exactly what I wanted to look at today. Neil Krug photos - most are from his upcoming Pulp Art Book.


Listening to Feist's Inside + Out (the Apostle of Hustle Unmix).

Image by Gordon Magnin.



Karl Lagerfeld has designed a gorgeous costume for Elena Glurdjidze, who performs The Dying Swan as part of the City of London Festival in June.

As a bonus, the article includes another great quote from Karl: "Swans, they are the meanest animals in the world, you know. I had problems with them as a child. They hate children. I was caught by one, so I know. The idea of swans is lovely, and they have a beautiful shape, but they seem more romantic than they in fact are. I don't think really they die like this. They just drop dead, hmm? But who wants to see that?"

photo: Xiang Sun for The Guardian


A must-do for spring: mix neutrals with neon. Image via Jak & Jil Blog


Tracey Emin's new show, Those Who Suffer Love, just opened at White Cube in London. It's there until July 4.

"Love never comes easy. Even if we are madly in love, it always comes with a price. Even if you are in love for 60 years one of you is still going to die first. We are never released from the pain of love." - Tracey Emin