Archive for January, 2010

Shooting almost exclusively on Polaroid film, there is a foggy comfort to the work of photographer Dusdin Condren. Images bleed into depth and shadows, and leave a sense of age to them. There is so much beauty in the softness and wear, as though both the subject and physical image passed through great exertion to [...]

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Interior Design Tip: Painted Ceilings When we decided to remodel the Launderette office, we covered our walls with samples from Restoration Hardware’s entire Flax Paint Collection. Nothing felt right until an inspired idea… Why not make our office chocolate covered? We are, after all, fueled by chocolate cinnamon bears.  “It’ll look like a cave.” some [...]

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We got together with Los Angeles DJ, National Geographic, and put together a Launderette-themed mixtape for everyone. Röyksopp, Whitest Boy Alive, Francis Lai, Friendly Fires, Ferraby Lionheart, Astor Piazzolla (Koop), OMD, St. Vincent, Robbie Dupree, Tyler Ramsey, Jim Noir, Metric, Phoenix (Ivan Beck), Loney, Dear… this is good stuff. The kind of thing we’d have on [...]

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Back when Launderette was just an idea, Leslie’s mom coined the phrase: “Colonial retro.” Here is an attempt to define it as a concept. Delicate fabrics that may have been traded by the British East India Company. Lace, eyelet, chiffon, & silk. Ruffles, using shameful amounts of fabric to show off one’s extravagant wealth. Petticoats, [...]

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For those in the L.A. area this week, everything in Neighborhood 75% off! Our favorite local (Launderette carrying) clothing boutique is having a blowout get-it-while-you-can sale before finally closing its doors. Remember when I wrote 75% off? We’ve been twice. These guys have been so good to us, and kept one of the loveliest stores in [...]

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Callithea davisi Native Origin: Peru The Lycaenidae family has approximately 4,700 species unevenly distributed worldwide. Coppers are common in northern temperate regions, blues numerous in Old World tropics, and hairstreaks particularly abundant in the New World tropics. Adults are small to tiny and often brilliantly colored–iridescent blues, bright reds, and oranges. Both sexes have three pairs of walking legs, and visit flowers [...]

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A twelve-minute computer-animated tour of post-modern architectural specimens (real and imagined), set to a heroic, Hans Zimmer-esque soundtrack… frankly, it sounds like a bad idea. But Alex Roman pulls it off.  It is a testament to what this type of animation does best; shine and stone and metal, but what I appreciate most is the [...]

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L’ecole Des Femmes is a celebration of the female form. They present their collections in an array of sweet and savory fashion. From sultry to highbrow, women have a bevy of roles to choose from. Wake up in the morning, decide who you’d like to be that day, dress the part. Brigitte Bardot, je ne [...]

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Bow Ties, 1990 Painter Wayne Thiebaud (pronounced “Tee-bo.”) started as a commercial artist, a field that seemed to influence his most iconic images of displayed cakes, pies, eyeglasses, and ties. Working in oils and lithographs he often creates two variations of the same image. The depicted color print for example, has a companion version in [...]

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I know how often the ladies of Animal Head Vintage think about you. As they scour each thrift store and estate sale, while renting trucks to carry spoils of the World’s Longest Yard Sale… these women have you in mind gathering the things you always hope to uncover. Style and taste is what you’ll find [...]

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