Mother Teresa

“People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you’re successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you might get hurt. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.”
-Mother Teresa.

I follow this to the t.


Took this in sewing lab at 4 am, probably delirious and wired off of Monster.


More Cage

"I'd like to switch, but I can't change like I rearranged
The furniture in my head now I'm sitting strange
Everything is so distant, including the pain
I'd like to make it all go away, but it's too ingrained
I'm trying to stay afloat, picture a different end
But I can't see the shoreline or which way to swim
Reopen the scab in my head that never healed right
I can say I'm happy, just don't know what it feels like."

Evil Pokemon!



Nobody Cares

Took this in Soho. Pretty self-explanatory. I love it.
So I was doing some thinking..and I really think this could be inspired by Michael Jackson!! (The crown) And how no body really cared to pay much positive attention to him, until he unfortunately passed away. Just a theory!

Colors, Yippee!!

I took this photo in Soho on the corner of...I forget. There were other vendors, but I couldn't take anymore pictures because I got yelled at for taking this one, hahaha. I wish I could've taken more of all the pretty embellishments and stitcheries T_T sad face. Ess otay though, at least I caught the big picture. I just love all the colors, they make me go, "WEeeeEEEee!!!" ^-^

American Beauty Wannabe

So as I reached the surface from the LIRR, my eyes were half closed. Today was a weirdish kind of day, I felt like I hadn't woken up at all. It felt like a dream. I was just going about my dream walking around, then I decided to look up to the sky (who does that now a days?) That's where I saw this plastic bag being blown up, up, and away! I automatically thought, "WOW, THIS IS SO CHEESY, AND WOULD MAKE A FUNNY AMERICAN BEAUTY PARODY! HAR-HAR-HAR!!" But then I really thought; that kid may have seemed like a complete creeper/undacova druggie, who was very knowledgeable about the finest weed...but he had a point. I just stood there watching how interesting it was to see a plastic bag go THAT high in the sky. That's really it. But the thing that I felt most important that this bag of plastic showed me, is how much people go about their day NOT looking up to the sky--and just focusing on their daily drudgeries.


The Relationship Between Hate & Love

By: Me. These are actually going to shrink to 1/3 its size, and I'm planning to make a necklace out of it.

I decided to transform two of the most potent human feelings into animate objects. Being that the tube of "Hate" has been squeezed to nothing, and the tube of "Love" (haha, sounded like 'tube of lube') is still quite full, symbolizes that Hate dominates Love. I always feel that people could use more lovin' in their lives!!...squeeze that......
...tube!! ^-^


By Allyson Mellberg-Taylor

Sometimes I wish I could be like everyone else. I feel like the events that have happened to me through out my childhood have kind of left me helpless. This is who I am. I get walked over easily. I'm too nice. Sometimes I wish I could be an arrogant, ignorant, babbling fool. But I know that will never happened--because that simply is not me. I guess I'm starting to get used to it after about 20 years.

14th Street Station

Totally a Levi's add. I have no idea how CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is handled at the company--I'm hoping they meet all the set regulations and are ethical. I like the message it emanates. I'm hoping eventually messages like these will seep its way through the minds of Americans' causing people to be more active in whatever they believe in.


This is it..WHAT?!

At the age of 10, I knew all the words to this song. hoLLA !


"Don't forget where you came from
or you might lose yourself."



Twas a Saturday afternoon in the town of Babylon West. DJ Tanner was spinnin' ill beats from a Tribe Called Quest. The moon bounce was hoppin. I, G-spot, spit fire--like it wasn't stoppin. Eileen was dressed all in black--heart attack. Victoria Petrone was a robot--the ultimate one. She had moves so fly she was blindin like the sun. We stayed real late, into the evening. Victoria got mad hit on by a boy named highlighta, talkin to moonmans and even met a really bad liar. Paul. You gotta be kidding me kid, you're so out of it you don't even know what you did. It's all good, cause it was a grand night. Its time to go, it's Sunday, the Lord's day. I'm off like a kite.


Passion Pit

Passion Pit - The Reeling from phantomcolor on Vimeo.

I LOOOOVE this video.

Low Budget

The zipper solo is by-far the most amazing thing I've seen today. Holy buhgeez...like me, I know if you see this, you're probably gonna try mixing it up with all your zippers today. Holla.

Blaq Poet

Love this. It's very true, that no matter how much good you do, people will always focus on the negatives. What is success? Making lots of money and selling out? Or doing what you love and being true to what you are? Yet another thing wrong with society today.


My friend, Eileen's zippo in my hand.


Indigo Showroom Opening Party!!!

All photos by Justin Guarino.Photobucket
Lights in a Bowl.

Interesting Punk Kids.
Robertaaaa & Edward
Laura wearing Alexander Berardi!Photobucket
Sho speaking with I Am the Heat
Drummer Dude
Designer, Alexander Berardi & co. posing with Edward and Laura.
Yvonne and one of the cutest half babies I have ever seen!! ^-^

a beautiful song.
Push it out, fake a smile
Avert disaster, just in time
I need a drink, cause in a while
Worthless answers from friends of mine
It's dumb to ask, cool to ignore
Girls posess me, but they're never mine
I made my entrance, avoided hazards
Checked my engine, I fell behind.

Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2009/2010

I'm so captivated the set design. I can't get over it. Personally, I am not a fan of longer hemlines, just because they make me look super, super short, but these models look great. Transparency, mute colors, and elegant sequins seem to really be in for this upcoming Fall/Winter.


How it is.

I used to always take everything as a sign--a good sign. I always felt like signs were placed everywhere, just for me--kind of like that crazy Pans Labrynth stuff. I wish I could still feel that way. I find myself constantly wishing to feel the same way I used to about certain things. It's frustrating to the maximum. I think I think too much. Is it possible to think so much, that you end up no where, that you end up with no valuable conclusion to your thought process, and after all that you just feel so drained that you feel you have gotten no where?

What does this all have to do with the Violent Femmes? Well, they are human and so am I. I am no exception to human life, and I know that my thoughts have been thought about by many different minds. What is the difference between me and the Violent Femmes? Besides the fact that I don't sing songs of ejaculation? They say it like it is.

In this world of complexity, I'm finding it harder and harder to express myself as I grow older. Horrible. I truly believe, that if EVERYONE could just say how they really feel, the world would be a much better place. Actually, I know it would.

In conclusion, we need more Violent Femmes.


The above picture, of the LIRR tracks, is what I see every morning about approx. 9am. I took it a couple of weeks ago. I REALLY enjoy all the different lines in this photo, they bring your eye everywhere, but anyway! Everyday, I observe the actions, I absorb the vibes, and I also makeup stories for all the daily commuters, LIRR staff, and etc. No one is happy. "Whada fuck? Where dis train at? Da Penn. station train is right there! 'nd we gotta wait for da Port Jeff?! C'MONNNN." I hear multiple variations of the previous quote whenever the Port Jeff train is late. Where am I going with this? I have no idea. But I've been thinking a lot about how some people say that children are the happiest over "adults" because they are oblivious of what is to "come" But then again "grown ups" complain of how they would never want to be a kid again because it was so "hard" And when you're a kid, you don't feel that happy and you just want to "grow up" So I just feel there is this constant feeling of unhappiness that is streaming throughout society. Why? I didn't make sense, did I? Ah, well, I tried. Maybe later.

Forgive me Lord...

...for I have forgotten to acknowledge the recent passing away of Heinz Edelmann. A great graphic designer and the art director of the famous movie, "Yellow Submarine." Rest Peacefully.
I leave this post with one of my favorite Beatles songs, and favorite scene from Yellow Submarine.


Okay, so. So. So. I'm on page 40 right now. The way the book was written sounds like its meant to target the teen market, and being that I am, in fact, 19..I guess I'm a target. I haven't fallen for it yet though, I guess we'll see. I can see it being attractive to me in the "OMG! This reminds me of so and so, from blahzayblah, and they and I did tootifrutti, omg that was so dumb--so silly!!!!--Ah, good times" kind of way. Those books make me feel happy sometimes. Don't worry your pretty little covers off, Twilight, I haven't given up on you yet!

Bryant Park

Old dude in the park. Definitely didn't ask him for permission to take this. Is that illegal? Does that make me a bad person. I think he knew--he just liked the attention.

Subway Serenades

This 17 year old was raising money to go back to Brazil. I thought it sounded quite lovely. It made me smile. I miss making music so much. I should start up again.