(images from Surfer Magazine)
I took this photo in LA, done by local Parisian artists Mr. Brainwash, (aka Thierry Guetta). Notice I did not call him graffiti artist, he isn’t really your typical law breaking bandit. He blends historical references with pop culture and iconic images. I saw his show, in 2008, where he used anything from old vinyl albums, books, vintage stereo’s, cars, and lots of other found objects. I love seeing his “Life is Beautiful ” image on my way to work. I can’t wait for the next show. Looks like Belle Sauvage found some inspiration from his artwork too!
Muqliza Imroni’s newest collection for her Sou Brette line of jewelry, Runic, was inspired by tales of an apocalyptic future. ‘Color has become a memory of the past’ and most of the materials used in Runic were drawn by that concept: cotton ropes, polished metal, safety pins, and resin. Runic is meant to symbolize humanity’s desire to make the best out of any situation, to embody the beauty in despair, and to empower the beauty from within.
(Puramis Chokers $158-$198)
(vintage belt buckles from Galaxy Vintage)