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    Sunday, December 28, 2008

    Lets be honest

    We all know I'd be happier with an Ibride tray.


    Tipped off

    So I just got tipped off to the Umbra Loft collection at target from happy mundane. Needless so say if you know anything about me you know I'm a sucker for flourishes, no matter how contrived. So, obviously there is alot with regards to the umbra collection that I'm interested in. I'll share a few of the goodies and how I plan to utilize them in my ever evolving struggle to get organized.

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    This is the Umbra Loft Jewelry Harp in Black, $14.99. Really I don't think I need this but I like it. I have a jewelry tree and a jewelry box. Both overflowing with crap and barely used (I'll share photos one day) When I grabbed this link I was thinking, hey I could put this in my bathroom as a place to store jewelry when I take it off there, but really why encourage my habit of putting jewelry in every which place, I need to get myself into the habit of keeping it in the places I've designated. Jewelry box and jewelry tree. Do it Lee. Do it.
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    Umbra Loft Charging Valet Studio - Black $19.99. On the one hand, I need this. It serves a practical purpose, one I'm constantly attempting to overcome while simultaneously not ruining my personal aesthetic. On the other hand I think if I just organized my wires beneath my desk, I wouldn't have as many dramatic charging issues as I currently do. On the hello what are you thinking Lee, end, its not as if I even have surface space for this!! Every inch of flat surface in my room is utilized, and one could argue, when I move I'll have more free space, but until then, exactly where do I expect this to go. No no, one day it will be useful is a mantra I need to avoid!
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    Umbra Loft Photo Tray - $19.99. Ok...this I believe I could actually use. I need a tray in both my bathroom and my room. A sort of catchall station. I've had my eyes peeled for something of the bone china variety, but I haven't found anything. Considering the eventual evolution of my bathroom, this could easily fit in there, with maybe some vintage print tucked in if I wanted to be particular. I was also looking at Pier1's floral embossed tray, but I haven't seen it in person yet to decide whether its gaudy or just right.
    Chances are it will be gaudy.

    Heads up

    I'm going to be changing the blog layout again, as I'm not currently happy with it :P Its not wide enough!!

    Hugs and kisses my loves

    I've got a ton of new links to share with you all my beloveds. Actually I have such a large amount of things to share that the concept of it all is beyond overwhelming.

    First though I shall share some of the fabulousness that is the gallery. Art Whino had an awesome show on the 13th of December, if you are local to the DC metropolitan area you should check it out, as I always say, we are located in National Harbor. So, anyway, get a gander at some of the photos I took of the event.

    This is Jason Snyder and his fabulously lovely and humorous wife. And three of the skateboards he painted, I love how they are all half faces, I was thinking about purchasing the devil, but I have a backlog of art I need to pay for already, so I'm not going to make any investments until I get my funds in order :( You can sort of see the beginning of this show, and no don't ask me why I took this shot in front of our industrial door fronted bathroom. (At least they are blocking the water fountain!)

    DJ Mikel Panda was spinning alongside one of Brandon Hill's (ps that link isn't his site but they have some cool shots of pieces from his last show here)pieces (I love Brandon, I do not doubt you will see him in this blog often, his pieces are just awesome) And yes, I abuse parentheses.

    Some of Jason's pieces. He framed them himself (I <3 framers), and he restored the black antique frame around the paranoia piece. You can check out some better shots of them at Art Whino's website.

    The day of the show James Walker also dropped off some photography. I friggen love James Walker, don't even get me started, people come in the gallery asking about his work and I go on and on about it and he's such a nice guy and I wish I was a decent photographer/painter/anything (practice practice practice!). If I could buy everything he made, I absolutely would, no doubt about it.

    His photos are on the small wall to the left of the photo. He has a ton more, and this photo does not do his work justice, as per usual.
    Here is Kelsey pouting in front of one of his paintings. I think everyone is sick of the fact that I love taking photos of the people who work at the gallery as much as the visitors.

    Thats it on the gallery for now! Come out and see the delightfulness that is Art Whino!

    Saturday, December 27, 2008

    Again. So long

    The holidays are very difficult for me. Difficult in the fact that I am constantly running around like a chicken with my head cut off attempting to get projects, work, and everything else including a constantly evolving social life in order. Sometimes the simple idea of all of these events and projects that are on my shoulders waiting to occur, needing to occur, are great enough to prevent me from getting ANYTHING done. (I know, I need to get over that intense procrastination issue), but I am working on it. I am just back to let you all know that I am here and I have a BUNDLE of snazzy new things to share, not just in home decor. My gallery had a fabulous show (so fabulous that I will be sharing the photos later today I hope) with Jason Snyder's work (if you recall I work at Art Whino, the premiere Washington DC gallery for lowbrow art). In the meantime I'm simply going to share this fab photo that my friend LadyGlock took of me thoroughly sloshed at Blisspop's christmas dance party.
    Talk to you soon lovies.

    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Lipstick Jungle

    So I'm finally giving up and watching Lipstick Jungle. Its on Hulu. I'm bored. I love successful women shows. I -loved- Cashmere Mafia. Which is primarily why I didn't want to watch Lipstick Jungle. I'm just finishing the first episode and here is my major qualm. While it is evident that Cashmere Mafia invested heavily in their sets, making them reflect the fiscal success as well as individual taste of the individuals they represented, Lipstick Jungle appears to have run out to Ikea, grabbed what they could, and threw it on top of generally bland sets. I understand that this is a pilot, but if the sets don't start looking better, I will be forced to abandon the show. I cannot abide by poor taste.

    I also miss Lucy Lui hardcore and have been watching her on Dirty Sexy Money. I -love- that show.

    Friday, November 14, 2008

    Jason Thielke is phenomonal

    Favorite Prints

    So, a bunch of prints are going or are already on sale. Prints that I am utterly in love with. Let me share.
    "She Protects Us" by Jay Ryan. Its a seven color screenprint going for $20 over at

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Yes we did.

    The rarely written edition!

    Hi hi hi!

    So anyway, catching up real quick on news around and about my loves, there is going to be an AWESOME/AMAZING/FANTASTIC STENCIL show at the gallery (ARTWHINO IN NATIONAL HARBOR) (god i love caps today). Here are the details before I get too distracted.

    Event Info
    Art Whino Gallery
    Washington, DC
    Time and Place
    Friday, November 14, 2008
    6:00pm - 11:55pm
    Art Whino Gallery
    173 Waterfront Street
    Oxon Hill, MD


    An exhibition celebrating stencil art featuring over 30 artists who
    in this provocative medium. Art Whino will be bringing a traditionally
    secretive, outdoor based art form inside gallery walls. Come see the
    amazing installation by 15 artists from all around the world, and meet
    them and talk about their work at the Opening Reception. Learn about
    this creative trend that is present all over the world. Meet Russell
    Howze, author of Stencil Nation, and attend his presentation on the
    incredible art featured in his book. Get your copy of Stencil Nation
    signed at our book signing and panel discussion about the origins,
    popularity and integration of stencil art into the gallery world.

    Friday November 14th from 6-Midnight
    Opening reception at Art Whino Gallery.

    gallery walls will be transformed as a 15 artists come out from all
    over the world for a huge install collaboration. Thirty artists will be
    showcased. Each artist will showcase 20 pieces created on found objects
    that will be integrated into and inspire the overall installation,
    bringing the gallery back into the realm of street art. These found
    object works will retail for $20 - $40, keeping the art accessible and
    true to its roots.

    Music by DJ Face

    Special Performance by VODKA AND DONUTS

    Sunday. November 23rd, from Noon – 6pm
    At Art Whino gallery
    Stencil Nation book signing by Russell Howze.
    Presentation by Russell Howze on the Art of Stencil 2 - 3pm
    Panel discussion from 3 – 4pm focused on the popularity and growth of stencil art and it’s transition into fine art galleries.

    This event is FREE and open to the public.

    Show end date: Dec 6th

    and yes, I did just c&p that from facebook. So, the show should obviously be awesome. I know that you can tell this just by looking at it. I know you can. I have faith in you.

    Later today we'll have a roundup of my favorite prints (including an awesome Audrey Kawasaki that goes on sale this weekend I think), a few looks that i like or have questions about, and photography finds.

    Speaking of photography, why is it so hard to get B&W 120mm processed. I just want to know whats on my damn lomos!! I spoke with Shane (owner of ArtWhino, aka Bossman) and he suggested Chrome Imaging, (whom I love dearly), but I don't feel like driving into DC for 12 images. Motophoto will process 120mm color, and I suspect DigipixArt will as well (btw they are really quite awesome people to work with, their processing services are fabulous, I send my dad there all the time (yeah I need to work on his website so badly). Anyway, speak to you soon!

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Michelle Obama

    So First Ladies have always been well dressed, immacu even, their stylings chosen by the creme de la creme in demur taste. Last night Michelle Obama wore a stunning dress by Narcisco Rodriguez, one I absolutely loved. Someone I was sitting with had the audacity to say that it made her look like she had a bun in the oven, but, they obviously have no taste. I'm so excited about this presidency, and what it means, that I can only contain myself by distracting my mind with what the potential influence upon fashion Michelle Obama will likely have. A powerful black woman has of late been typified simply by Oprah, but now...we have a similiar but different taste. I eagerly await the summer day when we see Michelle Obama sweep by in a wrap dress by the ever-awesome Diane Von Furstenberg.

    I could cry

    I'm so proud to be an American. So proud.

    Monday, September 22, 2008


    I haven't been cataloging my current issues with Domino Magazine, but let it be known that my october issue has arrived. My september issue though...who knows. I love Domino as much as the next person, and its so hard to resist going out to the store and just picking up a copy when it takes them so insufferably long to consistantly send me a copy, but, let it be known, I am happy. domino magazine cover

    One I actually go through the 'zine I'll probably scan a few of my favorites, but in the meantime, I had a wonderful weekend, framed up some new art and hung it on the walls (actually its old art, but I painted some reclaimed frames that fit and now am working on organizing my art wall how I like it). Loves...I'll be back again when life is less a whirlwind.

    Sunday, September 7, 2008

    Slideshow from the Show

    So, not done

    But testing a new layout and logo. Unfortunately I'm both not as good at webdesign as I want to be, and infinitely lazy, I simply do not feel like fixing those rounders. Heh. I'll probably end up doing it, but I won't be happy about it. Not happy at all. Have loads of new images to put up taken from the Block Party last night, but I need to get dressed and go to a job interview, so that is priority. I'll be back later. In the meantime, here is a teaser.

    to feel, by benjamin floeter

    Saturday, September 6, 2008

    OnTap Magazine Photos

    Leah and I got alot of shots of us on OnTap Magazine online.

    Wow its been crazy

    So, its been an interesting weekend. Leah and I went to the Art Whino preview show last night in georgetown. The artist, Daniel Fleres was awesome, actually everyone was awesome. We met Shane, the owner of Art Whino, him and his delicious 'QUEENS' shoes, and Miguel of SoulT3ec video, photography, and webdesign. Leah and I got our photos taken by the photographer from On Tap magazine, and once they go online, I'll link them. We met a few of Shane's incredibly creative and consistantly humble artists, everyone was so nice and talkative, and one of them, Alicia, had this fabulous hat that apparently she got in Austin Texas, Austin rocks. I had wanted to ask if she was down there for SXSW, but I think someone distracted us and it was all down hill from there. So, while we were out there, the deluge began. Leah was on the phone with her boyfriend Ben and couldn't hear him inside, so she had to stand outside, and of course, me being the chatty crazy that I am ended up talking to everyone who came close to me. I also ended up buying a piece! Its called Devil/Angel by Daniel Fleres. It called to me, it was like, you need buy me, I'm a missing part of you and the art that makes you happy. I of course agreed, and now I'm the happy owner of Devil/Angel. So, afterwards, went to the bar, had a shot and some beer, then hung out late night elsewhere. I woke up this morning thinking, this is going to be a blah, hurricane-style day with torrential rains. About 1.5hrs into work, my boss attempted to not compensate me for my hours properly, and proceeded to be rude about it, and if you know me, you know I've been dealing with her attitude problems and rudeness and derogatory issues for -months- now, so I quit. I'm now free as a bird and looking for part time work so I can focus on school. Yay school. More credits! I hope the rest of the weekend goes this swimmingly.

    Leah, Alicia (the artist of the works behind us), and I. I look so frumpy!

    Friday, September 5, 2008

    Mmmm Jayson Home & Garden

    How you tease and tempt me with things I can ill (not at all) afford. I just got the email about their new fall collection, unfortunately I'm not awake enough to peruse and show you all what I would buy were I an italian heiress with cash to blow, but I shall tease you with their opening image of what has to be a favorite sofa of mine.

    Lie and tell me that that is not sexy.

    Thursday, September 4, 2008

    Dan McCarthy

    I can't help but stop everytime I see Dan McCarthy's work and just want to share it. I love his work. -love- it. And the pricing is beyond reasonable, $35 for this awesome print, "the haunted fish tank", how can you say no. Its even 19x25. I love it.

    I love DC Art News

    I already had been planning on attending this, but it just reinforces my interest when it catches Lenny Campello's eye. Art Whino, which had already found a warm and fuzzy place in my heart after their glorious Inked Soles show,
    is now having a show focused on reevaluating what art should be, ie, attainable, with numerous small blocks of work. There are 11 artists, though one is doing a live painting on friday night at the adidas store in georgetown. I'm so there, and I'm bringing Leah with me. I might even convince her to write for this blog as I change it up some, it could use her design perspective.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    Am contemplating a change

    Am thinking of changing the blog name to SDL.

    SoDevLish. Since thats my nickname and what I normally go by, flocked kitsune seems like i'm trying to be something I'm not, and while I love fuzzy things, and foxes, I'm still the chick that speeds by in a rally red civic coupe with two devil duckies on the dash and SODVLSH as the license plate.
    I think maybe when I stop trying to be like all of the bloggers I appreciate, and go back to being myself, I'll probably write more and more consistantly. We will see, in the meantime though I need to run to class, no school and I'll never be an interior designer.

    Much loves.

    "can money pay for all the days i lived awake but half asleep?" by chris lands

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    been gone but i'll be back

    Been gone awhile but I'll be back, in the meantime let me share with you this photo by Nick Knight. Awesome photographer. Overworked and overdrinking.
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    Sunday, August 3, 2008

    Art Whino - Inked Souls

    So we got a chance to go up to the Art Whino - Inked Souls show in National Harbor MD last night. Unfortunately I didn't get to stay as long as I had hoped, but the show was a hit. The pieces were vibrant, great, and stunningly expressive, and I got to see pieces from some shows I had missed. I met a seriously cool artist named Shawn Huddleston who if I remember correctly is based out of Reston (reston is very much nearby me). Anyway, very personable guy and I like his work. He basically introduced himself by saying, "I see you are taking pictures, did you see those pieces over there? They are pretty cool" in regards to his work, which is definitely pretty cool. I have his pieces in my web gallery.

    I only wish I had brought my own camera, I felt guilty using Leah's so I didn't get all the names I would have liked to identify the pieces, once I do get the names though I'll update the gallery.

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    Art Whino - Inked Souls Show

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    Print of the Day

    Camilla D'Errico's "Malificent". I -love- this piece. A Paper Tiger is carrying the print, only $100.00. Signed and numbered of course.
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