Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Umm... I should really post something.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A knock off: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

I find this very amusing. Don't be fooled, it's not an authentic Charles & Ray Eames Lounge chair... it's a poser. An original will cost you about $4110 (via MoMA store).
Disclaimer: "This item is not an original Charles & Ray Eames Lounge chair, nor is it manufactured by or affiliated with Herman Miller."
(via Regency Shop

Bleet-Up @ The Mohawk & Taste of Thanksgiving @ Whole Foods

The Bleet-up brings together Austin bloggers for a happy, little evening of music, complimentary food and drinks, a pop-up shop by Prototype Vintage and Rene Geneva Design, and a silent guitar auction. Music includes Learning Secrets DJ's, The Lennings, Built By Snow, Corto Maltese, Politics, Sad Accordions, and The Great Nostalgic.

Doors open at 8:30 at the 10th Street entrance of the Mohawk.

AND by RSVPing, you're entered to win a pair of Fun Fun Fun Fest tickets (woot).

First 50 Bleet-Up arrivals we pick up goodie bags with the following items included within the bag:
-$50 coupon to the spa at Four Seasons
-Music and art by Monofonus Press
-Music by Hollywood Gossip
-Music by Vanessa Lively
-Samples of Kohana Coffee
-Coupons to Mama Fu's, Franks, Tiff's Treats, Inglenook Decor, and Changos Tacqueria

Before heading to the Mohawk for the Bleet-Up, I'd recommend visiting Whole Foods for their annual Taste of Thanksgiving event. It's from 6-8:30 at the Lamar location and features free tasting of the holiday menu. A description of the event:
It's time for our annual feast, the Taste of Thanksgiving!  Join us for an elegant evening as we welcome the fall harvest and present our newest holiday menu!  Stroll through the store and taste all the fabulous flavors of fall.  It's our biggest event of the year so you don't want to miss it!
From prepared foods and bakery to wine, each department across the store will be sampling delicious seasonal fare so bring your appetite, grab a plate and explore the flavors of the holidays.  Imagine serving a classic turkey dinner with wild mushroom and sage gravy, cinnamon-dusted butternut squash, cranberry-mandarin orange relish, and handmade, fresh baked pies without spending a minute in the kitchen!  Now that's something to be grateful for. 
 (via Whole Foods)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Junior Boys tonight @ Mohawk

I'm seriously the worst blogger ever... I sporadically post blog entries and when I set a little deadline for myself to start posting again I don't follow my deadlines. THANKFULLY this just happens with this little hobby. Arr (insert emoticon pirate). I'll update at some point (maybe, possibly, since I can't be trusted to make promises anymore) of what I've been up to lately.

What's exciting tonight is that I'm going to see Junior Boys at the Mohawk. If you haven't heard of this Canadian duo, that's okay. You should still go see them regardless because after you hear them you'll become addicted to their after midnight sound. It's quite lovely. *what what*

Junior Boys Myspace

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I saw a white wizard in a Corvette today. No joke.

I have a ridiculously busy week that unfortunately involves real life. I'll resume posting this Friday.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tom Ford is in the director's seat for A Single Man.

I'm excited to see A Single Man. It's directed by Tom Ford and stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

Tom Ford and I share the same birthday. I think it's a sign. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is it James Schuman or Scott Dean?

James Dean photo originally uploaded to Flickr by Chris Weisberg.

Browsing through Flickr for an upcoming post, I stumbled on the above James Dean photograph and my initial thoughts turned towards Scott Schuman (aka The Sartorialist). I've always wondered how he worked behind the camera and I took the Dean photo above as something comparable. Continuing to browse through James Dean photos, I began to see a similarity. I'm not sure it's of conscious influence, but Scott emulates James. My proof is below.

James Dean photo originally uploaded on Flickr by adkins_rita. Photograph of Scott Schuman by Karl Hab and posted on Hypebeast.

James Dean photo originally uploaded to Flickr by adkins_ritaPhoto of Scott Schuman originally uploaded to Flickr by yael_sloma.

Well maybe not completely. Dean seems more of the rougher sort and Schuman is probably a charmer.

If you haven't bought Scott Schuman's newest book, The Sartoralist, you can buy a copy through Amazon. If you're lucky enough to live in a large city, you might be able to attend one of the author's book signing events. Anyone want to send me a signed copy? I highly doubt he'll take a visit to Austin, TX.

On Repeat: Principles of Geometry

I'm kind of obsessed with A Mountain for President by Principles of Geometry. It reminds me of Sébastien Tellier. Speaking again of my time abroad, at that time I never heard of Sébastien Tellier and my guy friend invited me to his concert when I was in Copenhagen. I decided not to go because I had something going on the next day (it was something insignificant like an exam or of the similar). I really, really regret that decision. I hate being a good, little student sometimes :(

The Turn: T Magazine and The Brothers Grim

I blame my love for Jane Austen books and the imagery of the characters within her books for my admiration for topcoats, top hats, and neatly folded scarves. The Brothers Grim in T Magazine for NYTimes utilizes inspirational pieces from the common fashion of the Victorian era to provide a modern interpretation of such sartorial wear. Jane Austen wrote in the Georgian era, which is pre-Victorian.

These pictures reminded me of the music video Crucify my Heart by Private. I think the lead singer should have opted for a top hat. Don't get my wrong, I love seeing a Dane without blond hair, but the hair just kept getting in the way :( When I was wrecking my reputation in Copenhagen, my guy friends would make me flirt my way into requesting My Secret Lover at the gay clubs. Funny thing was that the DJ was a fine example of a lesbian Cougar. Thankfully, I had my catnip cologne on so it didn't take much. True story. Find more Private at their happy, Danish blog.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I do too.

Originally uploaded by ernieland.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

News and Highlights

Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck are guest editors for this month's Wallpaper (via Design Milk).

Thom Brown lowers prices. I guess my 1000+ emails finally worked (via We Are The Market).

Milla Jovovich give you purple love in the current issue of Purple. Beyond that greatness, interviews in the issue include Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, and Yoko Ono (via Swipe Life).

Everyone should be jealous of me just for one second.

NOTCOT loves my twitter bio. That is all.

Follow NOTCOT and The Sartorial Architect on Twitter.

NOTCOT loving my Twitter bio... I should go study.

The Item: Apolis Activism Wax Canvas Bomber Jacket

Apolis Activism has some notable pieces for the upcoming fall season. The wax canvas bomber jacket struck me because I usually have a No Bomber Jacket policy. I really can't stand the snug cuff and waist portion of the jacket; I'll fidget between my shirt cuff, watch, and jacket cuff in attempts to style the three appropriately. I have problems. I like this bomber jacket enough to overlook my pending mannerism. The blue, wax cotton makes the jacket. On top of being a great shade of blue for the season, the wax will add a slight shimmer providing a great texture to contrast a pair of dark grey jeans or any other pant of your choice.

Find this jacket at Context Clothing.

Busy Bee

So this is Busy Bee. I saw this little outfit at the Galleria in Houston and I had to have it for my cat, Sophia. When I place it on her she doesn't move and just looks down. I think she likes it or believes that I'm robbing her dignity when I place that little bee hoody on her. I'll probably have to put it on her some more before I can decided which one is true.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Etsy Find: Black Ankle Strap Boots

It's not a Robert Geller ankle boot, but that's okay. These happy boots from Stuart McGuire are a size 11AA and will cost you about $52.00.

Black Ankle Strap Boots.