25 posts categorized "February 2009"
poketo and islands fold presents: islands in LA -- TODAY!

Poketo and Island Fold

thanks to our friends at poketo, fridays in LA just got more fabulous!

beginning at 3:00 pm today, poketo and islands fold will be hosting an interactive all day art exhibit entitled “islands in LA.”  simply drop by poketo’s groovy downtown studio, grab a drink, and witness island fold's luke ramsey and los angeles artists travis millard, marco zamora, derek albeck, joel speasmaker, and james gulliver hancock create new pieces from start to finish.  these pieces will then be showcased later in the evening.

at 6:00 pm, the official party will begin with a release of a special edition poketo tee featuring a collaborative design by the artists.  original art can even be purchased right off the walls to be taken home the evening.


there will also be a photo booth with a ginormous sunset backdrop, so as always, prepare to pose, people! 

3 pm - 6 pm: open studio with artists
6 pm - 9 pm: official artshow/ party

poketo studio
510 south hewitt street, #506, los angeles


peacocks a go go

Peacocks A Go Go Jonathan Adler

{left to right starting from the top:  peacock feather tights (29.00);  art nouveau peacock earrings (18.00);  peacock rug (48.00);  kate spade peacock pedestal plate (ebay);  paperie petting zoo peacock (198.00);  peacock pitcher(21.00);  peacock ring nest (10.00);  silk luxury clutch bag (105.00);  peacock tray (18.00);  peacock lure earrings (16.99);  peacock keyfob (65.00);  honeydew plummage panties (12.99);  peacock jubilee wallet (24.99);  margaux lite peacock headband (29.00).

Peacock gown deco vintage

happy strutting, darlings!!!


Whorange birthday Marilyn Monroe

darlings, put on your cha cha heels, grab yourself a slice of cake, and take a swing at the love-filled pinata because WHORANGE turns one-year-old today!

it seems like just yesterday that i was admiring your fantastic hair, but believe it our not, 365 days have strutted by.  i've met so many fabulous friends on this playground.  how can a girl be so lucky?  it's like winning miss america, only better.

thank you for keeping me inspired, everyone!  you're the tops.  don't let anyone tell you diffs.

Royal tichelaar makkum peace cake

i'm so looking forward to sharing another year filled with fun, frolic, knitting circles, home perms, belly dancing, slumber parties, truth or dare, letterpressing, seances, catwalking, secret handshakes, cocktails, triscuit towers, spin-the-bottle, cupcake frosting, and weekly love-ins.

also, don't forget to grab a gift bag on the way out!  i've stuffed it with one of WHORANGE's all time favorite items...

Moooi horse lamp
yes, a life-size horse lamp you can call your own.  ride on, pretty ponies!  ride on.

perching pretty at four crows art

Four crows art mid century art birds

mini magpies mingle amongst marvelous mid-century.

join the party at four crows art.

andrew brandou's animalistic kingdom

Andrew brandou the mod squad

Andrew brandou me myself and i grafitti bunny
Andrew brandou the mod squad golden books

when little golden book characters go rogue.

experience artist andrew brandou's delightfully dark, dark art here.

given on castro street: original home of harvey milk's camera shop

Given Harvey Milk mural 575 castro street

{image via towelroad.}

hands down, my favorite moment from last night's oscars was when dustin lance black won for best original screenplay for MILK.  i cried throughout the entire film and i cried throughout dustin's entire acceptance speech.  mascara was everywhere -- on the couch, on my dress, on my cat.

i first learned of harvey milk in college when i saw the documentary the times of harvey milk. (be sure to move it to the top of you netflix queue if you haven't seen it yet!)  after graduation, i moved to san francisco and lived in the castro district where harvey's spirit still thrives and continues to inspire.

Harvey milk premiere castro theatre

{above left: harvey milk and friend rick nichols, 1977;  above right: premiere of MILK at the castro theatre, 2008.}

the building that once housed harvey milk's camera shop and campaign headquarters, located at 575 castro street, is now one of the best one-of-a-kind gift shoppes in san francisco.  it's called given, and the owner, nick romero, not only possesses impeccable taste in art, accessories, and funishings, but he is also one of the friendliest neighborhood merchants around.

Given shop 575 castro street milk

nick cherishes the history of the his store's location and even commissioned artist john baden to paint a mural on given's wall to memorialize the historical and beloved supervisor.  the mural depicts a beautiful array of colors, 60s-inspired flourishes, and a gun.  but instead of firing a bullet, the gun fires harvey milk's most famous quote: "If a bullet should enter my brain, let the bullet destroy every closet door."

Given shop 575 castro street harvey milk mural 2

last year, given's location was used for the principal photography for MILK.  the gift shoppe closed for six weeks and underwent a complete transformation to replicate milk's historical camera shop and campaign headquarters.

Given shop 575 castro street transformation milk

what's not to whorange?  be sure to visit nick's fabulous shoppe the next time you're in san francisco!  also, you can visitgiven online.

{image of mural via lucin da lunicy.  images of given interiors via yelp.}

bette davis: oscar's fashion icon

Bette Davis Oscars Cap

on this special day, WHORANGE looks back fondly upon bette davis's glitter skull cap that she wore worked at the 1955 oscars.  oh, how i would love to see meryl revive this look tonight.

crossing my fingers for MILK, by the way.  i hope it wins.  yeah, yeah...i know.  slumdog is going to take it all.  a girl can dream, though, can't she?

turn IKEA into I-CANDY: cicada studio's DIY mid-century lamp shade

Cicada diy iIkea grono lamp shade mid century

while cruising apartment therapy yesterday, i spied myself some delicious mid-century inspired I-CANDY crafted from IKEA's $6.99 grono lamp.

the DIY lamp comes to us courtesy of cicada studio, who not only supplies crafty expertise on their blog, but also has an etsy shoppe filled with an array of craveable fabrics and stationery.  delish.

for the step-by-step instructions on how to turn this IKEA into I-CANDY visit cicada here.

Cicada mid century fabric ikea lamp

Cicada mid century fabric ikea lamp how to

and don't forget to visit cicada's etsy shoppe, where you will find these purty patterns, plus oodles more...

Cicada Nature Boy Baby Collection

alexandra grant love necklace to benefit the Watts House Project

Alexandra Grant Love necklace

L.A.based contemporary artist, and friend of WHORANGE, alexandra grant designed this beautiful, special edition love necklace for LA><ART to help raise funds for a wonderful cause:  the Watts House Project (WHP).

The WHP is an artist-driven, neighborhood redevelopment program aimed at improving the homes and lives of residents living near the historic watts towers located in south central los angeles.  directed by artist edgar arceneaux, the ongoing project uses art and architecture as a catalyst for expanding and enhancing community.

Alexandra grant love necklace watts house project 2

alexandra's inspiration for the love necklace stemmed from her original WHP proposal:  to have the word “love” placed upon the roof of the Cerate family home on 107th street.

according to the WHP:

"Grant and the Cerate Family are currently working together with architect Mike Niemann on a plan which will incorporate and balance the family’s needs and wishes for their house and lifestyle with Grant’s proposal for 'love on the house.'  The Cerate Family own a roofing business and are open and excited to develop Grant’s idea further to incorporate a sculptural element on their roof."

Alexandra grant love necklace watts house project love on the house

the shape of the sculpture inspired alexandra's elegant sterling silver love necklace, which embodies both the “hand-made” and the universal aspects of love.

Alexandra grant love necklace watts house project silver

improving the lives of others and enhancing community through art.  what’s not to whorange?

to learn more about the Watts House Project, click here.

to purchase the special edition love necklace (125.00 for sterling silver and 500.00 for 18k gold), visit the honor fraser gallery.

and to view more of alexandra grant's fabulous art, visit her website.

Alexandra grant painting six portals honor fraser

{above image:  "first portal" and "second portal" by alexandra grant.}

My self of loss alexandra grant

{above image:  "my self of loss" by alexandra grant.}


fashion week 2009: marc jacobs mad lib

Marc Jacobs Fashion Week Mad Libs

mad lib courtesy of the frisky.  catwalk courtesy of marc jacobs.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 Fashion Week

and, don't forget the shoes!  coming this spring to a fantasy near you...

Marc jacobs spring 2009 shoes

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