What are you up to this weekend? I am headed to Austin, Texas! Though we will only be there for about 36 hours, I am super excited to go and hang out with my fiancé's family and see where my soon-to-be sister-in-law has been living for the last several years. She just got a super adorable puppy, so there will be lots of walks and playtime. :) I am looking forward to lots of sunshine, swimming and eating myself silly. Hope you have something equally fun scheduled!
Keeping travel in mind, I wanted to share with you a beautiful new travel e-magazine that has been making the blog rounds. It's called Wayfare and it is chock full of gorgeous graphic design and photography. It's one of those publications where you want to ear mark every page and hop on a plane immediately. Check it out the pilot issue here.
Need something else to keep you busy over the weekend? Here are some fun things I have recently discovered:
Have you read the Hunger Games (I read all three in a week!)? Then you are definitely going to want to see this cheeky post.
Speaking of books, I can't wait to add this new classic to my collection.
Also, this is the coolest bookmark I have ever seen.
Instaprint is taking Instagram to a whole. new. level. Wow!
I knew McNally Jackson was cool, but this machine just made it insanely cool.
The Bachelor may be over (at least for now) but this artist is making me want to go back and relive its most hilarious moments.
I have always wanted to be able to dance, so this video and this video are killing me. So cool!
Some great advice that I often have to remind myself to head. Just say no!
Louis C.K. does it again. Hilarious!
For my UCONN fans out there, here's more proof that we can't wait for Breanna Stewart to arrive. Go Huskies!
Happy weekend! See you back here next week!
Time to announce the randomly-selected winner* of our Baggu giveaway! Drumroll please . . . . it's Katherine L.! Hooray! Please email me your mailing address and I will send your new goodies out to you!
Thank you all for entering! And now that I have wet your Baggu appetite, be sure to check out their other amazing products here.
*All O.I. giveaway winners are chosen using the random number generator on Random.org.
(Back to regular posts tomorrow!)
Have you heard of Swissted? It's an awesome, oft-discussed project by graphic designer Mike Joyce. He has melded his disparate interests in punk rock and swiss modernism by redesigning his favorite concert posters in bright colors and a clean grotesk font. Needless to say these designs have been so popular that you can now purchase over 200 of them in the SwisstedShop here.
Learn more about Joyce's work here and see more Swissted designs here.
Also, today is the last day to enter the Baggu giveaway! Head over here to check it out!
What are you all up to this weekend? I am going to try to catch up on some museum exhibitions, since I am woefully behind on seeing all the coolest things that the incredible New York arts scene has to offer. Here are some of the top exhibitions on my 'to see' list. Have you seen any of them? What did you think?
A look into the full career of the most famous Abstract Expressionist sculptor, John Chamberlain: Choices traces the artist's output from the early monochromatic metal work to his iconic car-based constructions. It should be absolutely beautiful in the Guggenheim's gorgeous Frank Lloyd Wright spiral building. On view at the Guggenheim until May 13.
From what I have read, the long-awaited Cindy Sherman retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art promises all the drama and excitement one has come to expect from an artist who has spent her career adopting countless different personae and a museum that has delivered one blockbuster after another for the last several years. On view until June 11.
A look into the extensive and impressive collection of Gertrude Stein and her family, The Steins Collect features work by all the modern French masters like Degas, Manet, Renoir and many more. On view at the Metropolitan Museum until June 3.
The New Museum always seems to have a knack for bringing to light young, interesting artists. The Ungovernables, the latest installment of the museum's triennial, has apparently continued this tradition by focusing on how a new generation of artists has rejected incorporation and embraced self-awareness and individuality. Sounds suspiciously similar to an artistic version of the Occupy movement and the 99% percent, but I am intrigued. On view until April 22.
Also, don't forget to enter the Baggu giveaway! It's only open until Tuesday morning, so head over here to have a chance to win!
If you have been reading this blog for any period of time, you know that I love love love Baggu. A mean third grader would tell me to marry it, I love it so much. You can see proof here.
So I was pretty excited when I saw that Baggu launched some new, awesome products recently, namely these beautiful leather pouches and technology sleeves for iPad and laptop. Just like everything at Baggu, they come in a number of awesome colors and are made of really high quality fabrics. Better yet? They are super reasonably priced, with the leather pouches costing $20-$40 (depending on size) and the cases priced between $28-$36. Pick up your own here.
To celebrate—both my love of Baggu and all their great new stuff—I have arranged an amazing giveaway! One lucky reader will receive the following Baggu goodies: a set of medium blue zippered bags, a sailor striped regular baggu, and a neon purple baby baggu. The set looks absolutely adorable together and, if you stashed them in your purse or suitcase, you could be ready for anything: bringing home groceries, carrying your lunch, sorting toiletries or anything else you can think of!
Here's how you can enter:
for one entry:
Leave a note in the comments about your favorite Baggu product.
for two entries:
Leave a comment and then tweet about the giveaway.
for three entries:
Leave a comment, tweet, and then head over to facebook and 'like' the Obsessive Imagist.
Good luck! One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday, March 27 at 9am.
No matter how popular string art gets, I still find myself amazed by the complexity and craftsmanship some artists can achieve with the medium. Anne Lindberg's installations (above) are no exception. I love how she manages to make transform the series of strings into a luminous cloud; I am sure they are positively gorgeous in person.
Check out more of Lindberg's work on her website here. Watch a video about her installation for an exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (in Omaha, NE) here.
Thanks to minimalissimo for the tip.
How ridiculously amazing are these high speed photographs by Alberto Seveso? They capture the very instant two colors of ink drop into water and swirl around to combine in a vibrant vortex. Incredible, right?
Apparently he has done a series with black ink too, but I can't imagine it. I am far too enamored with the way the colors coil around each other. It's brilliant!
See more of Seveso's work here.
(thanks to Plenty of Colour for the tip)
Did you have a good weekend? I gave myself the whole weekend off—two glorious days without doing school work or homework, which were made all the better by some gorgeous weather here in NYC.
One thing I did manage to check off my to do list is a reworking the facebook page for the O.I. I finally broke down and created one for the blog a month or two ago, and now I have it looking the way I like, complete with recaps of all my blog posts and lots of bonus photos and content.
So do me a favor, will you, and head over here and check it out? While you are there I would be eternally grateful if you would 'like' the page or post about it to spread the word. Also, as always, you can check out my twitter feed here, pinterest boards here, and instagram photos here. Go take a look!
Back to regular posts tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the sunshine!
I read somewhere that apparently the newest trend in fashion is pastels. As you likely know from reading this blog, I prefer a big, bold color to any light and dainty hue, but I can make an exception for mint. Something about it just seems cool, unfussy and sophisticated.
So I thought a little round up all of things 'mint' was in order. Hopefully it will help you start your weekend feeling fresh and clean! Enjoy!
1 ~ monochromatic outfit
2 ~ little geometry pillow
3 ~ swiss alps cushion cover
4 ~ kimono fat wizard watch
5 ~ satchel photo
6 ~ pineapple mint agua fresca
7 ~ essie nail polish
8 ~ anthropologie ad for swimsuit
9 ~ dwr table globe
10 ~ baggu pouch
Having been up to an ungodly hour writing for the past several nights, my mental faculties today are pretty much shot. But I can think of no better way to reboot than to stare longingly at the glorious paintings of Michelle Armas (who I have written about here), which are now on sale at Anthropologie. Cue gasps of delight!
Do your eyes a favor and go check the entire collection out here. If I had an extra $900 to $3200 dollars I would be hitting the checkout button right now! Those prices a bit too steep for you? Find smaller, more economical works by Armas in her store here.