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Lovely pencil drawings with embroidery by Singapore-based artist Izziyana Suhaimi.

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While browsing the web, I came to the realization that my blog was lacking an obligatory post about drunken encounters and faux boho fashions at Coachella that is par the course during this time of year. But since I didn’t make it out to that scene I thought I’d give a little loving to my beloved Twentynine Palms. All the Coachella buzz just makes me miss camping out in Joshua Tree and taking day trips to Palm Springs. So in that spirit, I present to you Steve Harrington‘s collaboration with Ace Hotel Palm Springs and Generic Surplus for Desert Gold. In the midst of all the festivities, my go-to lodging of choice Ace hosted Desert Gold: Roadside Attraction, a pop-up shop displaying the results of Harrington’s visions of desert magic while on a trip out to Joshua Tree, in the form of tees, tanks, and bandanas. I definitely plan on searching for his chalk drawings the next time I’m in Joshua Tree but in the meantime I might just get myself one of the goodies from the collection.

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For their Spring 2012 campaign, Los Angeles based clothing label Band of Outsiders enlisted the help of Pop Art icon Ed Ruscha to model their vintage inspired menswear. Besides being the owner and designer of Band of Outsiders, Scott Sternberg is the creative mind behind offshoot women’s clothing labels Boy. by Band of outsiders and girl. by Band of Outsiders, which I have been a huge fan of since their creation. Their lookbooks are great not only for the amazing clothing but because of the familiar Los Angeles locations and the Polaroid style photographs. Other of my favorite Band of Outsiders campaigns include Jason Schwartzman, Fall 2009;  Marisa Tomei, Fall 2009; and Kirsten Dunst, Spring 2011.

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I know I talk about videos or articles from NOWNESS.com a lot but I just can’t help it, it’s one of my favorite websites and I love everything they do. Today’s NOWNESS posting is no exception as it features Ryan McGinley, a photographer/artists whose work I’ve followed since high school. The first time I was introduced to McGinley’s work was at the Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture exhibit at the OCMA (Orange County Museum of Art) back in 2005. An amazingly curated exhibit, Beautiful Losers featured works in a variety of media- painting, photography, film, sculpture pieces- by American artists such as Geoff McFetridge, Ryan McGinness, Spike Jonze, Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, and, of course, Ryan McGinley. McGinley stayed true to his distinct intimate and fantastical style in his latest project, Beautiful Rebels, and has created a lovely short to accompany the sustainable fashion brand Edun’s Spring 2012 campaign.