Sunday, January 31, 2010


Maya Arulpragasam is such a rock star.

Texture play

Interesting textures created on the J.Crew shirt.

Plush creatures

My first nudibranch was made completely from recovered fabric. He turned out quite flamboyant. The second nudibranch is much more refined. Prototype of the CU Buffalo, his legs are a little stubby, so I will edit those on the next round, but I love the face. His belly has turned into my pin cushion.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

spekals logo

The logo for my upcoming Etsy shop debut!

Friday, January 29, 2010


Lovely gems over at Shopbop. Ring by Lee Angel jewelry. Chandelier earrings, liquid earrings by Alexis Bittar.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wrapped up

Anthropologie has several pieces featuring stones and beads encased in fabric.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Little gems

Thrifted salt and pepper shakers. Earrings I found in Momma's draw.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Beaded necklaces

Stil in Berlin posted this image, and I just loved the necklaces so much I had to borrow it.

Soft and sweet

Adorable blanket by Donna Wilson. I am a proud owner of these Apple Glam Pie Pastry shoes by Run DMC's daughters. I can't get over the apple slice pattern.

Donna Wilson found via Oh Joy!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Why are slugs on land so ugly and slimy, while underwater they are gorgeous?
Images from National Geographic. Check out another gallery here. This pink guy looks like a living squishy Lite Brite.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Under the sea

From a makeup fashion show in Beijing in 2007. Designing these costumes would be the most awesome job ever.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sparkely sparkles

I'm so glad glitz is in because I love gaudy shiny everything. I'm not sure how I feel about Drew Barrymore having slugs crawling on her dress, but they are interesting as sculptural pieces. Anna Paquin looks hot in Stella McCartney. This dress reminds me of the ones below, I have them on my computer but I don't remember who the designer was so please feel free to let me know.

Images from the Superficial

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I like to think Brendon Monroe's sculptures are releasing the spirits of the wood. They look like floated out of a Miyazaki film.

Friday, January 15, 2010


It's hard to tell who started the one eye monster trend in the plushy world, but Diane Koss's monsters are my favorite because she put so much thought into the styling and the special little details like the monsters' bird friends that have nested in their horns.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pooping marshmallows

I hope this shirt is reprinted again because it's pretty much the most amazing piece of art that has been created in my lifetime.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Cake!

I'm not sure what the story is behind this cake, but it is pretty awesome despite the fact that it's supposed to be a zombie. I'll just think of it as roadkill. I found it here.

Joana Lira

Joana Lira 's explosive color and thick line work feels like folk art refined by 21st century technology. It made me think of Oaxacan folk art (shown below.) I love how she displayed the patterns as the background on her website.

Found her via Book By Its Cover by Julia Rothman.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Alice + Olivia top

Elisabeth Hasselbeck was wearing this adorable top by Alice + Olivia on The View today. No, I don't watch The View! It's what my mother is usually watching when I come downstairs in the morning. It looked a lot cuter on Elisabeth than this model. I guess most women that are watching this show at 10 am on a Monday have the luxury to buy tops this expensive, but I clearly don't have a rich husband or a job.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Japanese Fashion Week

I'm quickly becoming a fan of Japanese fashion shows. Here are my favorites from the Spring/Summer 2010 collections.

Fantastic layering of casual Safari with a feminine touch of lace by Hideaki Sakaguchi (The Dress and Co.).

Somarta showing us Little Bo Peep lost in a forest full of giant flowers.

The Yuma Koshino women couldn't wait until spring to wear their soft colorful attire and are a little pink in the face and windblown from the winter weather. To round out the collections we have some homeless shepherd wisemen by Writtenafterwards.
See all of the collections here.