Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

salt lake city

I am about to catch a cab to JFK and hop a flight to my hometown, Salt Lake City. Looking forward to seeing family, catching up with friends, snowboarding, hot springs, vegan food and getting tattooed.


Monday, December 28, 2009

maxx starr n lindsay lohan

I got to keep my Maxx Starr content up. Analytics said that's what my fans want. here you go mother fuckers.

city to city

My friend Dan Fletcher just returned home to Salt Lake City from New York to see his family for the holidays + play a show with his band, city to city. This is a great band full of good dudes. I hope you enjoy watching this as much as i did. I feel like he told me you can download their album somewhere for free. I will have to get back to you on that.

e. danny smith

my father...or is it elvis?

108ed

2 favorite documentaries


Friday, December 25, 2009

happy holidays


consume less, live more, go vegan and take better care of each other.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

tomas tomas

This is a tattoo I got a couple of years ago from Tomas Tomas, a tattooer at Into You Tattoo in London. I forget i have it sometimes because it is on my calve. Occasionally i rediscover it. I am saving room to have French Tomas do some more work on me. He was recently guesting at New York Adorned this fall (09) but i managed to miss him because i was out of the country. Hopefully the planets will align sometime soon. Might be a good excuse to visit London.



These are Leonardo da Vinci's Sketches of the flower of life.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

W magazine

I recently did a short interview with Jane Larkworthy from W magazine about the micro-dermal implants that have recently been getting some media attention. Here is what she wrote. Enjoy!




Tuesday, December 22, 2009

holidays with my dysfunctional family

This is my 4th year celebrating Christmas with New York Adorned. Happy Holidays!

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Virginia Elwood, Stephanie Tamez and Chris O'Donnell

ancient egyptian lightbulb

Our past may not be what you thought.



Sunday, December 13, 2009

jondix

The humble Jondix vs. the not so humble but awesome Troy Denning.

Barcalona, Spain 2009

vegan rose cake

This is a cake Mia baked for her friend Jessie's "golden birthday". I took over the decorations. We coated it in frosting, lined the edges and then sprinkled edible gold dust over it (note my Tibetan meditation technique). Behold the golden rose in all its glory!





Apparently it made everyone shit gold the next day. Can you turn shit into gold? Does this mean i discovered the philosophers stone?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

septum/ daith piercing

Part of this is from a previous post. I added some new pictures of the jewelry used for Danielle's piercings, for your viewing pleasure. Click on the images to enlarge. Enjoy...

Photo/ Model Credit: Danielle Ezzo

I used a 16 gauge 14k rose gold captive bead ring for her daith piercing and mixed it with a 22k yellow gold indian cluster "tube" bead. i choose to mix the materials because the contrast between the two colors of gold creates a "bold" effect and makes the 22k pop. We went with rose gold because Danielle has very fair skin, so it compliments the pink tones in her skin giving a somewhat natural effect.

In Danielle's septum i used a 18 gauge rose gold seamless ring. We kept the gauge thin and the diameter tight so it fits and does not draw your immediate attention.





Jewelry Photo Credit: Autumn Swisher/ New York Adorned

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

mursi lip plate south ethiopia

Mursi woman with her giant lip plate, a sign of beauty in Mursi tribe. When they are ready to marry, they start to make a hole in the lip with a wood stick.
It will be kept for one night , and is removed to put a bigger one. This is very painful at this time... Few months after, the lip plate has its full size, and the girl is seen as beautiful by the men.
The lip plate made of wood or terracotta, and they have to remove the lower incisors to let some space for the disc. it's amazing to see them speak without any trouble, put it and remove it as a classic jewel.
Sometimes the lip is broken by the pressure of the lip plate. This is a very big problem for the girl cos men will consider her as ugly, she won't be able to marry anyone in the tribe apart the old men or the sick people...
The women are shaved, like the men, cos they hate hairiness!


photo & description credit: Eric Lafforque

ltw

LTW in Barcelona, Spain. Many thanks to Anna, Jondix, Javi, Julio, Silvia, Dennis and Naiara.


if you look close you can see jondix from the future