LEIF PARSONS By Araks on 2012-07-17 17:57:26 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


YELLOW By Araks on 2012-07-12 14:29:57 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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I was in Germany last week..I spent one afternoon visiting Burg Eltz. I love castles, 
mostly to look at all the things that have been collected. I couldn't take any photos but 
I snuck a few anyway..  This very bright yellow espresso cup stood out among the 
china classics.  
SHOW AND TELL By Araks on 2012-06-25 05:48:32 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Caitlin McConnell (she works at Araks), brought in a few pics of her great 
grandmother, Seconda. Also, the grandmother of Cheryl Dunn a friend and former 
Araks look book contributer .  I nearly fell over... To me, it's not only the style but 
the demeanor is spot on those McConnell/Dunn girls.
A DISPOSABLE CAMERA AND A SET OF LINGERIE By Araks on 2012-06-19 06:30:04 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


                                                                                                                                            Photo by Michelle Williams

                                                                                                                         Photo by Shane Gabier & Chris Peters

                                                                                                                         Photo by Shane Gabier & Chris Peters


                                                                                                                                         Photo by Miguel Enamorado

                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Alexa Chung


                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Alexa Chung

                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Tenzin Wild


                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Natalie Joos

                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Natalie Joos


                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Tracy Feith
                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Mariko Munro

                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Mariko Munro

                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Alex Olson

                                                                                                                                            Photo by Fredrik Peterhoff

                                                                                                                                            Photo by Fredrik Peterhoff

                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Natasha Royt

                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Natasha Royt

                                                                                                                                                Photo by Cindy Greene
                                                                                          Photo by Cindy Greene
                                                                                                                                                  Photo by James Pecis
                                                                                                                                                  Photo by James Pecis
I love collaborations.. There is something about bringing creative people together. It's an 
opportunity to get something better then you could do on your own. I wanted an experience 
that was more free and fun than a traditional photo shoot. Shooting the book this way 
was a chance to have other people share their vision and creativity. I make a wish list 
every season.. I start with friends, or friends of friends, then add people I don't know, 
but who I feel are in some way connected with the brand.
See the previous here: Spring 2011, Autumn 2011.


SKY By Araks on 2012-06-14 08:47:25 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


So pretty. Not sure what this is... but I like it.
OUTSIDE By Araks on 2012-06-12 08:07:14 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


MUTA By Araks on 2012-05-31 12:49:10 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

So Strange.. but beautiful.. but strange.
Miu Miu Autumn 11.  Film by Lucercia Martel.  
Untitled By Araks on 2012-05-29 06:20:20 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


PRADA | POLANSKI By Araks on 2012-05-23 05:35:57 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

STAIN By Araks on 2012-05-21 08:41:48 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


This lovely wood wall is made by Rachel Feinstein. She had an exhibit a while back at 
the Lever House in New York. I wish I had a better shot of the whole wall, but I don't.. 
I was rushed.. the exhibit was closed and the guard was nice enough to let us in. I 
always have something to post when she has a show (maybe I have a crush on her); 
I choose this because it seemed a bit different then her usual work.
ARRANGEMENT By Araks on 2012-05-17 11:52:32 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


I took this photo through the window of BDDW in passing.. They always have 
supremely interesting but warm and simple flower arrangements and vessels to 
place them in.  
SLAG By Araks on 2012-05-16 10:00:27 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Typically I am not a fan of Slag glass, but I thought these were especially nice.  
Tumblers by Challinor, Taylor and Company 1870-1890.  Via Blaaargh.
RIEDEL By Araks on 2012-05-14 07:21:33 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


I spotted these beautiful water glasses while at dinner at Blaue Gans on Friday night. 
I was surprised to see such a delicate glass at a restaurant. 
FAVORITE LOOK | MET BALL By Araks on 2012-05-10 02:29:16 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


                                                                                                Photo curtesy of: Paper Magazine
I didn't look through everyone.. but from what I did see this was my absolute favorite.  
I thought Stella McCartney was perfection all the way down to her pointy white soled 
FRIEZE FAIR By Araks on 2012-05-08 12:22:41 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Structure designed by SO-IL.
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Dan Flavin untitled (to Henri Matisse), 1964
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Brian Calvin  Memory of a Sister (Eva), 2012
                    Memory of a Sister (Con), 2012
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Kees Godzwaard  Roman Figure, 2012
                           Temporary Order, 2012
Michael Bauch Untitled.
I wouldn't know what to call it either.
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Amanda Ross-Ho  Time Waits for No One, 2012

Kaye Donache  And I am weary of my lonely ease, 2012
                       Full of whispers full of sighs, 2012
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Damien Hirst  I Want You Too, 1993
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Johannes Kahrs  Untitled (Mädchen gehend gehalten), 2012
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Rachel Feinstien Prima Ballerina Tamara, 2012
Kind of a stalker moment, but I usually walk past her studio on my way home from 
work... I think she was painting this one day.
Wim Delvoye
Forgot to get the info on this. Sorry..
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Weimei Ai Marble door, 2006
Talia Chetrit  Hand, 2012
Christoph Büchel Shoe Tree, 2012
On Sunday I went to the much anticipated (well, at least I was anticipating it) Frieze Art 
Fair. The atmosphere was refreshing. Among the many pluses of the day.. the way they 
brought in the natural light from the structure's translucent ceiling made a big difference. 
They did a good job on the food too. Definitely going back next year.
FACE MASK By Araks on 2012-05-04 09:27:35 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

I have found a few different kinds of masks from Charles and Ray Eames.  Some of 
their masks are more complex, these are the simplest that I have found.  I like them 
all, but these are my favorites. There is something nice about the flatness, it looks like 
cut paper collage
LIGHT MY FIRE By Araks on 2012-05-02 10:16:52 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK
According to Feng Shui, I needed more fire energy. I have too much water and wood. 
To balance this, I should wear more red.  I don't really wear red so my idea was 
maybe a ring?  I found this incy wincy garnet ring at Ted Muehling by Gabriella Kiss. 
Im also going to make a dozen dark pink panties.  That should give me good fire.
NIKKI COUPPEE By Araks on 2012-04-30 17:20:30 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Sometimes I like the things around me to be asymmetrical. I never think about 
earrings, but this combination is nice. If you think about them like bedside tables... 
Do you really want them to match?
TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PACKAGING By Araks on 2012-04-30 06:05:54 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Hideyuki Oka

KAARE KLINT By Araks on 2012-04-27 13:16:07 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


I think the proportions of this couch are so interesting.  The height of the back and the 
arm in comparison to  the shallow seat.. and the legs are the most amazing.  I can't 
tell if I would like it or not but definitely intriguing.  Circa 1950 
ABOUT ME My name is Araks. This is a running diary of my inspirations.

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