Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Alright, I'm partially featuring this photographer just because she is from Sweden. But she's a brilliant photographer as well as being amazing in the geographic region of her life. Jenny Kristina is definitely a gifted lady. She puts me to shame in making each photograph look fresh and unique. She posesses a certain quality that is definitely her own. I suggest you definitely look at her work. 1918 loves you Jenny! CLICK HERE to visit Jenny's site.


Latest Obsession - Colbert Christmas

Did you see it? The Colbert Christmas special premiered the other night on Comedy Central. It was absolutely hilarious. Colbert featured some of his best friends like Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson, Leslie Feist, John Legend and Elvis Costello! It was thrilling, my favorite part was definitely the opening scene. Oh Joy, I hope you saw it. If not, i'm sure it'll be on a few more times before christmas! You can also buy it HERE for $12.99!

75+ New Items. In Store NOW!

It's about time! You've all probably been wondering why we haven't had anything new in a while. And for the most part it's been because I'm too busy. I was moving and traveling for a while, but now I'm free and ready to be with 1918 all day every day! But anyway, I'd been planning this new shoot for a while, featuring a fox mask and our new model MEGAN! The shoot went well and we now have tons and tons of new stuff for you all. Enjoy!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Live in Dallas?

Oh, what I would give to be a Dallasinite, Dallasian or just a person who lives in Dallas right now. My favorite band, The Polyphonic Spree, is giving their annual Holiday show in a few weeks. This marks the time of the year when I have an unnatural amount of cheer due to the holidays masked by my sorrowful longingness to attend this show. I grew up in Ft. Worth, why couldn't have I just stayed? However, I do like my 4 wonderful seasons that I get out here in Kansas City, I need winter and fall. Texas just wouldn't provide me with that. Anyway, readers out there...if you live in and around the Dallas area, please attend this show. If not for you, attend it for me and tell me it was horrible (just to make me feel better). As for me...i'll just have to wait another year and pretend I'm at the show in my bedroom wearing my Polyphonic Spree robe.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Latest Obsession - Heima

Heima, a film by one of my favorite bands Sigur Ros is the reason for this lovely post. Heima was playing at the AFI fest last year, but I couldn't get tickets in time. I forgot about this film, until last week when I saw it playing on the Sundance Channel. If you don't know much about Sigur Ros, that's okay. Although Heima is mostly Sigur Ros' live performances, it seems like so much more than just that. Heima is a captivating look into a beautful country, Iceland, and its beautiful people. I knew I loved Iceland before this film thanks to Anythony Bourdain and Sam Brown, but I'd never seem Iceland in such a way as I saw it in Heima. The film takes you through a sting of free performances Sigur Ros gave through the beautiful countryside of Iceland. You get to look into the lives and hearts of the Icelandic people and see the natural beauty of the landscapes. Ah, what I would give to be there right now. As the members of Sigur Ros explain, Iceland is a country seemingly untouched by modern mankind. If you're at all interested in Iceland, Sigur Ros or just beautiful things...I highly recommend you find this movie and buy it.


Artist Feature - Berkley Illustration

Ryan Berkley of Berkley Illustration is an animal lover and super hero enthusiast. He makes fantastc illustrations with a whimsical touch. 1918 absolutely LOVES berkley illustration. We can't get over his amazing blog either. He has an etsy shop that sells prints ranging from $8-$30 and even sells super cute buttons! CLICK HERE to shop Berkley Illustration!

6 movies you MUST see

1. Tell No One 2. Strangers with Candy 3. The Fall 4. The Graduate 5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 6. They Came Back

Monday, November 17, 2008

back in action/new place

Sorry it's been a while since i've been able to blog. I was moving into a new house, much better, much smaller. Into the city a bit more, and super cozy. These pictures are definitely proof that I have too many cats. This is my super small bedroom full of all my junk. It's not quite done yet, but it's a start. Just moved in 3 days ago, trying to figure out where to put everything isn't easy when you have a lot of stuff and not a lot of room. This is just my bedroom, photos of the living room/kitchen/etc will be soon once everything is in place!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Artist Feature - Scott Hansen/ISO50

I've shown you some of Scott's work in past blogs but I wanted to formally introduce you to Scott Hansen (A.K.A. ISO50)'s work! ISO50 is a design portfolio and blog for the genius work of Mr. Hansen. His work is reminiscent of older times with a definite modern edge. Did I mention he also has an experiemental music project too? What can't this guy do? CLICK HERE to view the amazing ISO50 blog.

What's New: 11/08/08

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Photographer Michael Greenwood captures a little girl leading her father through The Cans Festival in London. Excitingly showing her father the works of Dolk, Hornhead and Ron English. CLICK HERE to see Greenwoods Flickr photostream.

Latest Obsession - Obama Gear!

1. Obama Print - ISO50 - $70
2. 08AMA necklace in gold - brookadelphia - SOLD OUT
3. Obama Baggu - shopify - $10
4. Obama 08 print - Lance Wyman - $40
5. Obama Soap - Windyscreations - $20
6. Mac/PC button - psychadelictara - $3
7. Obama necktie - simplyneckties - $15

Whether you like it or not, Barack Obama is going to be the 44th President of the United States. This could be difficult news for many of you, seeing as John McCain was a fantastic candidate no matter which way you look at it. The way I see it, Barack Obama was the best choice not only for the United States, but for the whole world. In 22 countries across the globe polled on which candidate they wished to be president. The results were 3-4:1 for Obama. That's huge. By electing Obama, we've not only done something great for our country but we've also began rebuilding our reputation as a powerful, respectable empire. One thing I saw by the numbers last night was that we are a country tired of the past 8 years of administration. I'm especially impressed with young voters. I am a young voter like most of you. This election was something that I felt a part of. I felt responsible for rebuilding what our previous generations have mistakenly hurt in this country. Any way you look at it, it's time for something different. It's time to step up and show our government that we're unhappy and fed up, and that's exactly what we've done. John McCain was a good candidate as well. He had some great policies and was a true fighter for our country. It's hard to argue with such a dedicated candidate such as McCain, he's a great man. His concession speech was graceful and dignified, be proud if you voted for him. But most importantly, whether you voted McCain or Obama last night, it's very important to fully support Obama as he is inagurated in January. He may have different views than you, but it's so important that we come together as a country and back our new office so that we can begin rebuilding America. Thanks everyone for voting!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


If you haven't done so already. I STRONGLY STRONGLY encourage all of you to vote. I definitely have my opinions on the issues, but it's very important that you all get out your vote. Regardless of your party or beliefs, we just need to come together and voice our opinions. It's important that we get out (especially as younger people) our thoughts about our current establishment. What we have now isn't working, and I think you all know that. That's why (whether McCain or Obama) we need to vote. VOTE PEOPLE! VOTE! And make sure you take advantage of the free things you get today for voting.

What you'll get for free if you vote:
-Starbucks: Free Tall cup of drip coffee
-Chick Fil A: Free Chicken Sandwich
-Krispy Kreme: Free special election donut
-Ben and Jerry's: Free single scoop ice cream cone
Make sure to wear your voting sticker!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

PEOPLE WE LOVE: Angela Boyias

Today's featured photographer is the lovely Angela Boyias (aka brainheartlunggut on flickr). This girl is so talented and only 16 years of age. She makes me feel pathetic in my accomplishments. And makes me want to run away with my camera and forget my responsibilities. She has a free sensibility in her photography. Something that exemplifies her youth, yet shows a remarkable sense of maturity. She's a golden girl in my eyes. Click here to view her flickr photostream!


Latest Obsession - Night Owl Paper Goods

Ladies and Gents, I'd like to introduce you to my new favorite store. Night Owl Paper Goods sells the cutest wooden and eco-friendly cards and gift items. You even get a free cotton tote bag with a $40 purchase! Above are my favorite pieces. Enjoy!

1. 2009 Desktop Calendar - $32
2. 6 Blank Wooden Cards - $20
3. Wooden Button Card - $5.50
4. Book Tote - $8
5. Flowering Branch Mini Notepad - $9


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bottle Rocket: Criterion Collection

Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson's first film, will finally be released on The Criterion Collection Nov. 25 much to my excitement. I can definitely say that I've been waiting years for this release. It's been far prolonged, but it's finally almost here. The thing I was most excited about was seeing what new illustrations Eric Chase Anderson (Wes Anderson's brother) had in store on the cover and on the inside booklet. Eric has illustrated all three other Criterion covers for Wes and they've all been a dream. HOWEVER, Eric didn't illustrate the cover of Bottle Rocket! Gasp! It was in fact an artist named Ian Dingman who has an uncanny similarity to Eric Anderson. Hmm, I wonder why Eric didn't illustrate it? Conflict in the Anderson family? Anyway, I don't mind either way I suppose. The Bottle Rocket cover is not disappointing. Thank you Wes!



1. Blue Squirrel Print - OrangeWillow - $15
2. Squirrel Acorns Necklace - shesells - $13
3. Squirrel Printt - berkleyillustration - $20
4. Squirrel Wall Decal - elephannie - $5
5. Backyard Creatures Push Pins - ticklebuttons - $9
6. Red Squirrel Brooch - melissabeal - $17
7. Box of 10 Squirrel Christmas Cards - nicedesigns - $10
8. Parachuting Squirrels Canvas Tote Bag - MisNopalesArt - $10
9. Squirrel Love Print - mgenomgeno - $20
10. Squirrel Ring - jujulee - $10