Thursday, December 31, 2009

the aughts.

it's hard to believe at the beginning of this decade i was 19
i lived in 10 apartments (2 of which where inhabited only by me) in 4 different cities
had 3 serious boyfriends (the last of which i'm still happily with)
opened 2 online shops (1 much more successful than the other)
signed a major deal with a british design firm
had 4 promotions and 2 layoffs
purchased 1 car
spent a lot of nights with amazing friends.
spent a lot of nights painfully alone.
in this decade i really discovered music and art as escapism
created several new artworks in various formats
purchased 1 url
adopted 1 fabulous dog
gained many pounds
and have 0 regrets

it's hard to define the decade you're in
in the new decade i'll spend most of it in my 30s
and i'm looking forward to it
without expectations.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

so good.

i discovered wild beasts this year. they've such an original and honest sound that sings straight to my soul. this is from one of my favorite albums to sum up this year.

year of the hens

Here's a look back at the year in pictures (edited down to 7) of my new baby...Captain Henry Gingersnaps.

2009 is so last season.

goodbye horrible/fantastic year. i will/not miss you. XO JS

Sunday, December 27, 2009

it's sunday afternoon, dance around while you pack them boxes.

open up the trunks you have in storage and make new works

today is never going to be here again.

pretty mr. hare

am currently drooling for these slip ons.  it's a quite feminine take on a modern mens classic. minimal, beautiful, perfect.  will have to look into mr. hare as "he" seems to have a lot of amazing styles.
say hello to the Victor Boa Shoe.

available for pre-order at oki-ni

can the art market be conquered this way again?

a very inspiring film about an "average" couple from New Jersey that kills the contemporary art market with must see it!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

just for one night.

this is my honeymoon suite.

more about the MMM suite here via NYTIMES.

in a xiu xiu mood.

Someday J.S.
When you tell me everything
It will make me want to take it too far
And when you ask me everything
I will take it too far
The twenty-hundred private loops making up my
Ian Curtis, I can't believe I said it, wishlist
Via heave and via gasp
Will seem like and will actually be
Just wicked stupid pride
Oh, what will happen
Oh, what will happen
Will you ever bleep out
Do you love me Jamie Stewart?
J.S., I am kidding
I'm just kidding

full circle.

i grew up near this bridge. funny to see it on this random album cover while searching for new music on itunes (not half bad). would be interested to know if it did indeed come out of duluth, mn...? XO JS

this sounds like a broken promise to me.

in dreams.

last night i dreamt that sean and i were moving into a new apartment and it wasn't ready yet.  there were huge holes in the walls where animals were living etc.  the landlord was a sweaty old lady who refereed to her tenants not by name, but how much they each paid in rent. i'm having trouble shaking it, so that's why i wrote it down here.


old gift + new gift as twins as polaroid.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Today I saw a pair of shoes by Tom Ford today at NM retailing for just over 11k.  Very similar to the ones pictured the mud that is. I opted to see the matinee of his film for $8.25 instead, which was pretty fantastic.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

can't breathe...need a piece of CDG furniture.

ok. 2 in one day kind of obnoxious, but I just read about this...and am hyperventilating.
who needs life savings when you can have a piece of CDG furniture?

more about the trading museum via wallpaper here.

finnish CDG

like the artek fragrance, the design of Finland (this time textile company Merimekko) joins forces with CDG once again.  my cultural heritage meets my absolutely favorite brand. (*swoon)  XO JS

Monday, December 21, 2009

as if there weren't enough reasons to head to Antwerp already.

and just when i thought the pop-up was on it's way out...
A.F. Vandevorst have outdone themselves yet again, bravo!!!
hospital couture via dazed digital.

i'm sensing a modern hospital theme for my new living room.

vintage postcards have always been inspiration.

i envision these as large scale posters hanging on your bedroom wall.

a boy can never have too many scarves.

i think this one looks fab from ACRIMONY in SF

too much time on my hands + photoshop =

happy holidays from my pomeranian.

all i really want for christmas is...

a job. or vivienne westwood boots
(kinda like these)

because i love you.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

so we know margiela's been long gone but...

these are so fantastic!
if i don't obtain at least one, i will most certainly use these for inspiration to do my own DIY version(s).

can be purchased at colette in paris or online (one for me too please)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

it's still a year of reflection

and it's not quite over yet.
and who knows what 2010 will bring.
and guess who wants to fall asleep not reflecting anymore?

Monday, December 14, 2009

unemployment = art.

i've been unemployed for going on 7 months now, which is more becoming what i'd like to think of as a haphazard sabbatical. what a better way to pass the time than experiment with the materials you have around you.  for the past couple of days i've been making artwork with my scanner, i love the underwater like quality to some of them. i've reduced them greatly in size for upload.  if and when i have them printed they will be larger than life.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

former ghosts.

this music is nothing if not totally honest and completely cerebral.  it's so intimate and giving i can't help but be drawn in and follow the sound. obviously an amazing collaboration that hopefully produces more records. XO JS

Saturday, December 12, 2009

a great look from SS10 or anytime for that matter.

love this look, would love to adopt for spring/summer 2010 or for the rest of my life.


Friday, December 11, 2009


I've been interning at this gallery for a couple of months now and it's been amazing. If you're in the bay area you must check it out. Very contemporary in feel and quaint all at the same time.  It's not what you'd expect on Alameda island, and this is what we pride ourselves in!  XO JS

current exhibition.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

not to get all political but...

Can someone please explain to me why a President raging in 2 wars on the backs of American tax payers (as the country goes further and further into debt) deserves the Nobel Peace Prize? It is perplexing to me.

all of my work is turning into digital polaroids.

i like them this way because it throws an element of chance into the work, i don't have as much control as to how the images are cropped or the exact colors. 9 times out of 10 they turn out as great works on their own.  not sure if this format will stick or not, it makes me nostalgic for polaroid film.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

this band has come a long way

i remember seeing them in Milwaukee years ago thinking, no one is ever going to understand this. i was wrong!

SSION is all grown up now.

i could watch this all day.

artisanal MMM available at

The items are at a discount, but still well out of my reach.  Amazing eye-candy!

accidental work

sometimes in art you get happy accidents.  the great thing about embroidering work is there's always a reverse side that you can't really plan.  sometimes this work is better than what you've intended to happen on the other side.  sometimes artwork just creates itself.  xo js.

Tavi's a pretty good sales girl.

I wasn't really sold on Rodarte for Target...these collaborations get tricky.  Their work is so couture focused, and when designers dumb down their work for the masses I question how much of them is really in it, or how exclusive it really is to things that already exist in the market.  Gosh, but after seeing this video I'm sold. Nice work!!!

Video here via

Monday, December 7, 2009


it's always fantastic when 2 things you love come together.

this friday!!!

official site's report on the NYC premiere.


i was intrigued, by this web design template i first saw from from Stand Up Comedy in Portland.

"The more websites that use this structure, the more archetypal / invisible the structure becomes, and the more emphasis placed on the content."

i'm interested to learn where the project goes and how i can use it to present my works.
any design feedback is welcome.  i know very little about CSS and web design in general.
thoughts/suggestions?  XO JS

start your own

changing faces.

I'm interested in giving a new life to discarded photographs.  By reworking them the format is changed in both material and content.  Here is one example.