I WANT THIS... By Araks on 2012-04-13 07:37:46 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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I have been looking for an oriental rug for my apartment that comes in these colors - 
blues and reds. I can't find them anywhere, warm tones seem to be in fashion. Bedroom 
of Antje Taiga- you can see complete photos of her apartment via freunde von freunden.
BLACK GIRL By Araks on 2012-04-12 05:46:21 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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I found these images on a blog some time ago... I traced them back to this 1966 film, 
La Noire de... from Senegalese writer director Ousmane Sembène. I love the graphics 
and their proportions and how the women dress in all one print. I'm into an all print 
uni-suit look. I'm fairly sure it was the inspiration for Jil Sander's S10 collection. If I 
had to guess..
COMME des GARÇONS IN 2D By Araks on 2012-04-11 06:43:36 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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By far my favorite Autumn 12  collection. Maybe for the same reason I like 
Peeps and Kieth Herring. I love the bold flat color, and how the silhouette is 
defined. I would have posted it in it's entirety, but you can go to style.com 
for the complete collection.  
PEEPS SHOW By Araks on 2012-04-07 11:59:26 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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One refined sugar I can't give up... The color alone; I get so excited when I see the 
Peeps all lined up!  The New York Times did a story on the chick factory.
I WANT THIS.. By Araks on 2012-04-06 11:15:31 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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I am obsessing over this necklace.  I love how she is wearing it with a simple navy
crew neck.  It looks vintage, but if it happens not to be; please let me know.  
CASS BIRD By Araks on 2012-04-06 10:41:14 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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 I am not a huge fan of tattoos. I think I have mentioned this before, but sometimes I 
think of getting a small one on the bottom of my wrist or a similar delicate place. I am 
even less of a fan of a collection of tattoos that seem randomly placed and don't all fit
together cohesively. I am drawn to the arrangement of tattoos on Trisha Tilberg in this 
photo by Cass Bird.  Maybe it's because I love Cass Bird, and this photograph, but I 
am pretty sure I would still like them the same if I saw Trisha in person.
BJERGE By Araks on 2012-04-05 12:56:50 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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They kind of look like melted ice cream. These beautiful ceramics are by Danish artist 
Marianne Nielsen
OUTSIDE IN By Araks on 2012-04-04 07:13:47 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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T Magazine did a story this past Sunday on the home of artist Doug Aitken. There are 
so many amazing details, I wish we were friends so I could see all of the finishings up 
close. I am working on my apartment now and always collecting inspiration. I want to 
figure out what they did on the wall of their kitchen? I think that would work for me. 
STATIONARY PERHAPS? By Araks on 2012-04-03 12:51:56 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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I think this would make for cool stationary... Like the Smythson cards with the icon on 
the top.
PRISUNIC By Araks on 2012-04-01 10:07:04 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK
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I love the lines and the contrast of this bent tubular steel and canvas furniture from the 
French 1960's PRISUNIC furniture catalogue. A mail order catalogue of the french department 
store offered modern, inexpensive, well designed furniture eventually paving the way for
brands like Habitat in 1973 and later Ikea in 1981.  

COMFORT IN CAMP By Araks on 2012-03-31 12:16:02 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK
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From a 1980 Stephensen's Warmlite catalog.
MOONLIGHT MIE II By Araks on 2012-03-28 13:53:25 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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I was looking at the web store of one of our UK stockist, Couverture & The Garbstore, 
and I immediately spotted this necklace by Lizzie Fortunato. It's not something I would 
automatically wear, but I am drawn to it. I like finding things that I don't know what to 
do with and seeing how I can make them fit into my style.
BEFORE VINYL By Araks on 2012-03-27 11:40:36 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK
I love these records.. made of glass. They were the first recordings from the Volta 
Laboratory of sounds.  I love how although the recordings are of simple tests, they 
are executed  beautifully. I am sure I would hate how they sound.  
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This one is the sound of the word "barometer" repeated several times. 
Recorded November 1884
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Mary had a little lamb - recorded March 1885
JENNILEE MARIGOMEN By Araks on 2012-03-26 09:36:20 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Don't you want to park there? 
KIM DONG YOO By Araks on 2012-03-23 07:32:18 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

Looking for inspiration.. Yesterday we walked around Chelsea, in and out of a few 

galleries. My favorite was Kim Dong Yoo's exhibit at the Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Art 
Gallery. Love the relationship between the two people... Maryiln all over JFK. Princess 
Diana all over the Queen. I didn't know what the connection was between Einstein & 
Marylin so I googled it. It's crazy, they look one in the same.  If I were to pick any of 
these to hang in my house, I'd pick the Van Gogh because I don't think I'd like 
paintings of people.
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Queen Elizabeth II & Diana, 2012
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Albert Einstein & Marilyn Monroe, 2010
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EROTICA ISSUE By Araks on 2012-03-22 12:38:59 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Visionaire 1991
MUMMERSHANZ By Araks on 2012-03-22 07:04:28 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

Ok, this whole thing is a bit odd... I kept watching it to figure out what was going on.
MARGIELA HEADQUARTERS By Araks on 2012-03-21 14:00:43 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Martin Margiela studio 2009. I love to see how other designers organize their space 
and how it stays consistent with the brand.  
ALED LEWIS | TOY STORIES By Araks on 2012-03-20 13:45:06 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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These make me laugh...
LEGO MINI-ME By Araks on 2012-03-20 07:06:17 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK
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It's a nostalgia double whammy... Minimalism at its best. Makes me want to go home 
and dive into my boys' Lego bins. The new Lego campaign "Imagine" designed by 
Jung Von Matt

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