i guess this is glow-ing up.

there comes a time in many women's lives where they look in the mirror and say "i am a fancy grown-up lady and i want a designer bag." once you reach that point there's no going back, and that's just what happened to me a few months ago! after that i just had to decide which fancy bag would most define me and what kind of fancy grown-up lady i am. am i a LV speedy? a chanel 2.55? i decided that i was a wang. a wang marion. a GLOW IN THE DARK wang marion, from s/s '13. some of you readers may remember by obsession with glow in the dark items during my grad school days, and well, it never went away! i love that my first (non-vintage-store-score) designer bag says exactly what i want it to say about me; she's cool, classic and futuristic!


infinity loop.

the singular ruth asawa passed away this month at age 87. taught by some of the greats (buckminster fuller! merce cunningham! josef albers!) while studying at black mountain college, she experimented with looping and crocheting wires into beautiful sloping abstract forms. i always loved this quote by her;
“...I think it’s important to have a relationship with the past and the present and not just be modern or old or modern, or anything like that. I think it’s good to be part of everything...

here is a wonderful interview with ruth and her architect husband albert lanier from 2002, where they talk about artmaking, their marriage, racial discrimination, her time in an internment camp in US during WWII and their time at the creative utopia that was black mountain in the late '40's. tidbit; she did a performance with robert rauschenberg where they carried torches and danced to stravinsky!!


weekend purchases.

jumbo chick-o-sticks & a switchblade comb.