Los Angeles based photographer Carlos Serrao is consistently one of the most creative and beautiful photographers out there, shooting everyone from Jack Nicholson to Olympic athletes and everwhere in between. His style is extremely moody, and the colors are always slightly desaturated, giving his photos a really cinematic feel. But I came across the two landscapes he did above and they spoke to me more than anything.
These sort of speak more to my mood right now, very calm and still and beautiful on a Sunday morning. If you’ve never seen Carlos’ work before, check out his site, you’ll be in heaven.
I’m totally smitten with the work of Heiko MÃ¼ller, a German painter who does absolutely the most interesting paintings I’ve seen in a long time. I came across Heiko months ago, but I was recently reacquainted with his work going through some old emails the other day. His style is kind of creepy, a lot weird, but I feel like no one’s really doing anything like him.
The piece above is titled Gugl MÃ¤nner 02 and is kinda KKK, kinda creepy Disney, but there’s something I really like about it. I would absolutely kill for a print of this, but sadly he doesn’t have any for sale, or at least I couldn’t find any. Be sure to check out his site, as well as his Flickr, lots of good stuff to see. Absolutely beautiful work.
I was doing a search for Wood Wood earlier when I came across TrÃ©s Bien Shop, a shop in Malmo, Sweden that has an amazing online store as well. They carry a great selection of brands A.P.C., Common Projects, Nom de Guerre, Comme des Garcons, and the aforementioned Wood Wood. What impressed me most about the site was how well it was put together. Their product photos are artfully taken, the site layout is simple and easy to use, and they ship internationally. In fact, shipping is free wordlwide until the end of the year, which is pretty damn amazing.
Definitely pop over and check out their selection, I bet you’ll find something you like.
I can’t remember where I came across this print by Mareike Auer, but I really love it for it’s simplicity (and the fox, duh). It’s called The Story About Me and the Fox, and comes in 4 sizes and are all signed and dated. I think this would look awesome in a bathroom or a kitchen, something quirky to spice an area up. Can anyone say holiday gift?
My love/hate affair with Monocle continues. As I previously wrote about Monocle’s City Guides, I love a lot of the stuff they do, but they can be equally annoying and pompous. So what do I do? I buy a bottle of their cologne, Scent One: Hiroki. The cologne is a team up with Comme des Garcons, created by their perfumer Antoine Maisondieu.
The bottle came with a card that describes the scent:
“The inspiration for this fragrance comes from a perfectly still, slightly chilly spring morning spent soaking in an indoor/outdoor tub at the Tawaraya in Kyoto. It pulls together our memory of the mosses and trees outdoors, and sharp notes of the boxy, hinoki tub.”
Gag me with an F’ing stick.
That being said, it is one of the most amazing smells I’ve ever encountered. It’s a unisex cologne, but I’d say it’s extremely masculine smelling. It’s very woodsy, but thankfully you don’t smell like your grandpa. The other ridiculous thing about this cologne is that it costs around $150. I know, insane. But it’s honestly amazing, so if you ever have the chance to sample I highly encourage you to do it, because it’s hard to smell a cologne being sold in a magazine.
P.S. I took that photo on my dining room table, though it may not look like it. I just thought that was funny.