GARY ANDERSON'S RECYCLE SYMBOL By Araks on 2012-04-22 10:55:16 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Happy Earth Day!!
I had never looked at this symbol as something that started off as a simple beautiful 
line drawing. From American Home Magazine. March 1971

RECYCLED ART By Araks on 2012-04-19 11:04:56 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Last weekend my boys and I went to my parents house.. For lack of many toys and 
things to do, we usually make art.  We ran out of paper- so the boys took their  old art 
and made collages out of them. They look like cars and trucks to me, however I was 
corrected. The big ones that look like trucks are actually motorcylces... the others are 
in fact cars.
Cars by Aren Andrews
Motorcylces by Khoren Andrews
NURSERY By Araks on 2012-04-19 08:39:41 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Not so much of a flower girl.. lately I have had a thing for flowers/ flower patterns.  It's 
nice how the light comes through the translucent petals and gives the outline. Spread
from Takashi Homma's book Nursery. 
JUNYA WANTANABE By Araks on 2012-04-18 09:51:22 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


I usually prefer to wear a classic horizontal stripe but I like this messy interpretation.. 
The black/white and navy/white color combination is another interesting detail.
STICKER WALLPAPER By Araks on 2012-04-17 13:41:52 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


My childhood obsession (stickers) in collaboration with my adult obsession (baroque 
florals). Wallpaper by Payton Turner.
CELINE SPRING 12 By Araks on 2012-04-16 13:59:22 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

This silhouette is amazing. I love how delicate the top is in comparison 
to the chunky bottom, and the two tone color combination is perfect and 
interesting. This color will most likely look awful on me, but I'm hoping 
Barneys carries this shoe and in a different color.
CHAIN OF TRIANGLES By Araks on 2012-04-15 11:37:17 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


Leonor Antunes 2011. So delicate..
SOLANGE AZAGURY-PARTRIDGE By Araks on 2012-04-13 09:29:45 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


                                                                                                                              Photos: Solange Azagury-Partridge

I want these.. I don't know which one I want more.  I'm obsessed with the whole 
collection. I like them because they are similiar to how I draw.  
I WANT THIS... By Araks on 2012-04-13 07:37:46 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


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


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

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 
for the complete collection.  
PEEPS SHOW By Araks on 2012-04-07 11:59:26 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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


                                                                                                                   Photo: Kelly Miller
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

CassBird.of.TashaTilberg copy.jpg

 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


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


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


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


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


From a 1980 Stephensen's Warmlite catalog.
MOONLIGHT MIE II By Araks on 2012-03-28 13:53:25 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK


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.

My name is Araks.
This is a running diary of my inspirations.

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