29 August 2010

Low Place Like Home- Five Years Later

On December 3, 2007, The Make It Right project initiated a campaign, along with actor Brad Pitt, to rebuild 150 houses in the Lower Ninth Ward. The houses will be sustainable, earth-friendly, and on stilts to prevent later flood damage.[9] Contrary to an oft-repeated yet incorrect notion, the homes being built by the Make It Right Foundation are not free. The homes are financed through a series of available resources: insurance and Road Home proceeds and SBA funding as well as low- to no-interest loansLow Place Like Home Project

Low Place Like Home Project

Low Place Like Home Project

Low Place Like Home Project

Low Place Like Home Project

Low Place Like Home Project

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16 August 2010

Zoe Kravitz + Alexander Wang

photo by Terry Richardson

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Friendship Necklace DIY

Posted by – July 20, 2010

As soon as Lauren and I saw this editorial in Flare Magazine, we knew we had to recreate these awesome, friendship bracelet-like necklaces.  We promise they are super easy to make and the perfect way to pass the time during those long summer roadtrips.
What you need: cotton rope or twine, scissors, nuts and washers, embroidery thread and thread bobbins or squares of cardboard (all of which you can find at your local hardware and craft store).

To make a 2-tone necklace, cut a long piece of rope and wrap two different colors of embroidery thread around its own bobbin.  Tie a starter knot along with the two colored threads you are using, leaving at least 3 inches of slack,  Tape down the slack to a flat surface or safety pin it something that will help keep it in place (feeling nostalgic yet?).  Lay the color that isn’t being used (shown here in purple) in your left hand, along with the rope, and hold them taut.  Take the active color (shown here in red) in your right hand, pass it over the rope, loop it under and back through the opening.  Pull up and to the right to tighten.  Repeat the knots until you are ready to switch colors.  (Click images to enlarge)

To alternate colors, simply put the inactive color (red) in your left hand and the new active color (purple) in your right.  Repeat the steps.

Once you’re done knotting, add a few nuts and/or washers to the necklace.  Undo the large starter knot and tie both open ends together, creating your very own friendship necklace!  Trim any extra rope and tread.  Continue making necklaces at different lengths, using any color combination…in our opinion, the more the better!  Easy enough, right??
(top image via Fashion Gone Rogue, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

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12 August 2010

Sigma 17-50mm

why is it almost $700?I could just get an L series lens for like a couple more dollars..
or the Tamron 17-50mm for $400

10 August 2010

Poor Little Poor Girl

Alexander Wang
Mini Brenda Camera Bag - Black 


my so called life in the last 3 months.