Wednesday, October 27, 2010

On the Street….Knotted, Buenos Aires & New York

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  1. la pie qui chante pour un oui pour un non

    October 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Great photos!!!
    I like it!

  2. Dina

    October 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Macrame curtains? What an interesting idea! And I think it's really cool that you're branching into something other than street style :)

  3. Ale

    October 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

    amazing pictures!

    xx
    ale

  4. Fashionstyle

    October 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Fascinant…

  5. Astrid Walberg

    October 27, 2010 at 8:43 am

    i think I know which one is buenos aires :) the window!!

  6. Annushka

    October 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

    To scoop ideas for creation of images it is possible anywhere that I see, it just could be interesting if to note such invoice to itself as on these curtains!!!)))

  7. becca

    October 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Love the knotted fringe. :-)

  8. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Being form Argentina I can tell you that most likely those macrame curtains were old bedsheets or towels handmade by some grandmother…
    I have a few of those myself…with my great-grandmothers initials embroidered in pearl grey….those were the days!
    BTW apologies for that stupid interview done by OHLALA! Made me cringe….

  9. Elizabeth Benfield

    October 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    awesome photos!

  10. InĂştil

    October 27, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I really admire your point of view, stuff looks diferent through you. Congrats

  11. Ainara

    October 27, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Beautifull pictures! kisses from spain

  12. sabthaglam

    October 27, 2010 at 9:16 am

  13. TheWingchairTraveller

    October 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

    perfectly chosen photos for today…

  14. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Nice to see the first picture of Buenos Aires. Hope there are more coming!

  15. diane

    October 27, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Thinking to put these two together was a beautiful idea.

  16. Angel

    October 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    The things you'll see in South/Central America, Its like not other for sure.

    Angels Point of View – Street Fashion Blog

  17. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Great pictures, love them!!!
    your pictures inspire me, thank you!!!

  18. fasoolka

    October 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Beautifull pictures! the window is great!

  19. Noumia's papers

    October 27, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Pictures are beautiful !

    xoxo

    http://noumias-papers.blogspot.com/

  20. Eryl

    October 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Oh! the stories these tell: about themselves, as subjects in their own right and objects in relation to unseen parties. And, more interestingly for me at least, about the (semi-seen) person who picked them out.

  21. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 10:14 am

    This is jsut fantastic
    I loved it …
    A+ for this pic
    Diwali SMS.

  22. Maryanne

    October 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

    the window curtains will be inspiration for a clothing designer.

    the nyc photo seems to be from an art exhibit…or japanese shibari.

  23. featherhand.com

    October 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Fabulous, and BA is a favorite destination of mine :)

  24. Cecille

    October 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

    interesting broderies at that window

  25. Frozen Fashion

    October 27, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Oh I want the first picture! I have the perfect place for it!

  26. beths

    October 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Fascinating & beautiful theme. Your photos in this vein really reward the viewer.

  27. elxoxodemiprima

    October 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I can appreciate a soft evolution in your work yet here you have to excuse me for my ignorance: what is that about?
    hyper realism? deconstructivism? post-structuralism?symetry/assymetry? equilibriun?
    the first picture send me some kind of message, a romantic one.
    But on the 2nd I am clueless.
    some light,please?
    thanks.

  28. Ian Carruthers

    October 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Totally, totally love these. How odd…it's the "organic" with the industrial. A favorite of mine. ;)

  29. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Bring more Buenos Aires! :)

  30. randimara

    October 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Sooo beautiful!

    Randi, randimara.blogspot.com

  31. cuppycakeme

    October 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

  32. onesilentwinter

    October 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

    love it!

  33. berkshire mems

    October 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Beautiful juxtaposition! So … what did you think of Buenos Aires???

  34. Dana

    October 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Love!

  35. Jana

    October 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I´m from Buenos Aires!!! Post more photos from here!!!

  36. Laura Harris

    October 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    woowww inspirational! xxx

    http://cestlamademoiselle.blogspot.com/

  37. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    JUST WONDERFUL COMPOSITION….LOVE THEM…YOU GAVE ME INSPIRATION FOR TODAY! THANKS…L

  38. Shebelle

    October 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    nets.. i see lots of nets..
    great for hand dye on loose knitting
    very inspirational :))

  39. Lizzy

    October 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    whoa! very cool!

    ps. i did a post about your girlfriend today! http://www.citizette.com

  40. FASHION SNAG

    October 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I love those curtains at the top!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  41. fashionslap

    October 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I love photos of random "art" like this. I guess that's what you could clarify it as.

  42. jimjims

    October 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Love both NYC and BA!

    Used to live in BA. Such a great place.

    And those knots… Insane.

    Really dig how simple little things can add so much style and flair to design.

    http://jimjims.net

  43. Penny Lane

    October 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Beautiful!!! Reminded me of this girl in Cosa Rica who makes artistic jewelry with fabric.

    This is her site: http://www.wearbonafide.com/

  44. Lucia

    October 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Beautiful Sart!

    What an awesome picture pair, one black and white, an old style lace/makramee, the second an urban colourful net.. I like it a lot!
    I don't know if you meant it like that, but I see them as one piece of art, together.

  45. the chirpy bird

    October 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Fantastic! love these!
    xo tash

  46. Joseph

    October 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    The knotted NYC is a true pice of artwork. Nitty and Gritty. Like the image.
    I would like to see this transfer into men's neckwear – a four-in- hand or a windsor.

  47. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    any beautiful out fit from BsAs?

  48. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    okaaaay… good photos, but what about fashion?

  49. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I think some people commenting here are trying way too hard to read something into these two photos. I take your meaning that when you photographed the curtains, it reminded you of the stringing on the push cart. Or vice versa.

  50. breugels

    October 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    great photos! amazing.

  51. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    More Buenos Aires, please!

  52. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I love them all, but especially the final one – the same colours repeated, but altered by the focal length. Very beautiful.

  53. - GraceCarolina

    October 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    That's so interesting..

    http://www.theafeminada.blogspot.com

  54. THESTREETFASHION5XPRO

    October 27, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    this is art

  55. fashionsdirtylaundry

    October 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I have nothing more to say than:

    Superb.

  56. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I like the NYC cart shot a lot. A bit like a Pollock!

  57. Ann

    October 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Muy lindas fotos!!!

  58. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Knots and nets are among mankind's oldest tools; for thousands of years, they have been used for gathering, hunting and fishing. Anthropologists theorize that knots may have been inspired by the instinctive gesture of crossing one's arms.
    Many knots have been imbued with symbolic meaning by diverse cultures. Chi-hsiang is the Chinese Good Luck knot. The Egyptian King Tutankhamen was buried with large knots put on both sides of his chest.
    Its fascinating to discover that identical knotting structures appeared in ethnic work collected from distant and totally unrelated cultures. Juxtaposing knots and nets from far-distant parts around the world is perhaps a manner to show us that there appear to be no culture clashes between the ethnic and contemporary approaches, nor between the functional and nonfunctional solutions. The two are intermingled and the parallels intriguing.

  59. eyespyfashion

    October 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Gorgeous shots.

    eyespyfashion.wordpress.com

  60. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    LOVE :)

  61. silvina

    October 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Yay, a picture from Buenos Aires! Thanks for posting something from my birthplace. I hope there's more.

  62. ceci

    October 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    MARAVILLOSA BUENOS AIRES GRACIAS POR RESCATAR UN PEDACITO DE MI PAIS,C

  63. Maria Ana

    October 28, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Really artistic. This must be a great city!

    Maria Ana
    http://www.thebeautylover.blogspot.com

  64. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Dear Scott,

    I follow your blog eagerly every day.
    I am awaiting for your shots of Argentinian people.

    Best regards,

    S.

  65. proletarian Great Gatsby

    October 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Great Pictures: Art & Crafts in the XXI century.

  66. 82Brute

    October 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    These two photos thrill me completely. Among other things, in the first someone took a lot of time to make this intricate, decorative and functional window dressing by hand only to have someone else take it for granted, flying through the door in such a hurry as to tangle the fringes in the nob. The second, (the saturated colors and textures are spectacular) and here someone went to a lot of trouble to retrofit this cart, cobbling together the scraps to do so and inadvertently creating beauty in the process. Both speak to human interaction with mundane objects–the door, the cart–where necessity couples with invention leading accidentally to something else entirely, which perhaps they don't even see, but the photographer does; he discovers it and renders it into art. It's genius.

  67. Rachael

    October 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Great pictures! I almost thought the soccer net was the Argentine picture because you see a lot of those around BS but judging from the comments it's the other way around. Love the two pictures!

    I hope to see more pictures of your stay here in Buenos Aires!

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  68. Rachael

    October 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Haha, I just looked a little closer at the second image and it isn't a soccer net at all. My mistake. Still, I love the pictures and the grungy yet romantic look of them.

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  69. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    won't you share some buenos aires looks???

  70. Suite Henry

    October 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I like these very much.

  71. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Interestingly ,knots and cordages are the very same precursos of our actual textiles.
    Besides, what I particulary found appealing is the fact that while a solitary knot in itself represents immobility and permanence, when assembled in a group(a net) they translate into flexibility and transparency.
    On the second piece, a careful examination of its intricate circuitries of ropes that turn and twist will reveal its hidden beauty.It is the sublime metamorphosis of a rather vulgar object in art.

  72. Liz S

    October 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    It's amazing where you can find artistry for photos.
    I LOVE these!!!

  73. Emma Winn

    October 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Texturally fabulouso. Its true you have to always keep your eyes open for fashion inspiration if you want an edge.

  74. Roberto

    October 29, 2010 at 9:26 am

  75. CAROLA CORUJA

    October 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

    thanks for the inspiration for my next collection!

  76. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

    The knotted lace curtains reminded me of the lace dress sans slip that the Italian lady paraded around Milan earlier this summer- funny to see that reference. Thank you for an interesting unique visual blog.

    Alice Summar Womack

  77. Style Odyssey

    October 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    strong compositions, textural elements. great photos!

  78. Silke Gerstenkorn

    October 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    So nothing that you saw in BA inspired you? What a pity!

    I think there are lots of nice street looks (http://fashionforwardarg.blogspot.com/search/label/Street%20Looks).

    To bad you haven't ran into one.

    Cheers!

  79. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    great photos!! no street style photos from BA?

  80. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Love BA

  81. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Love BA

  82. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Love BA

  83. Anonymous

    October 30, 2010 at 8:14 am

    More please! I would have loved to see even more of this theme explored, though I know it's a departure from your usual subject.

  84. Lily

    October 31, 2010 at 3:15 am

    this is so beautiful!

  85. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Wow, those are very unique curtains.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  86. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 10:05 am

    see these cart all the time and never notice how interesting they are. thank for bringing every day beauty to light.

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