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keeping up with my valentine’s tradition, here are some new valentines from repeat valentine illustrator ben kling. his previous collection was dictators and it looks like he removed the be mein/hitler one, too controversial? these ones should be more pc, it looks like they’re notable luminaries from academia.

ben kling, valentine, darwin

ben kling, valentine, shakespeare

ben kling, valentine, socrates

ben kling, valentine, benjamin franklin

ben kling, valentine, nietzsche

check out the rest of series on ben’s site.

and spend the day by sharing a hot beverage with this starbucks offer:

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ny-based artist darcel is celebrating french boutique colette’s 15th anniversary as one of the world’s biggest innovators of fashion, art, design, and retail with an exhibition of his infamous character darcel disappoints.  150 of the era’s biggest influencers in art, photography, fashion, design, cinema, and music, from coco chanel to wes anderson to kaws, are “darcellized”.  the exhibition runs from february 27th until march 31st.

some of my favorites:

michel gondry

spike jonze

wes andeson

tom ford



and rolf

karl lagerfeld

coco chanel

anna wintour

andy warhol

takashi murakami

jeff koons

marc jacobs

there are just so many…and they’re all great!  see the rest at colette.  OR, even better…download the pdf of all the darcels!

slide, slide, slippity slide

this looks so incredibly fun.  my favorite thing to do when jet skiing is speeding over wakes created from boats and flying off and falling into the water and this seems like it’d be pretty similar.  i do feel a little old since this specific clip seems to be targeting the spring breaking, “jackass”-watching college kid crowd but whatever, i want to play!

of course it looks kinda dangerous too, but that kinda adds to the fun factor i guess.

i was supposed to be writing 8 essays over this long weekend.  it’s the end of the 3rd day and i have written 0 essays. #fail

club monaco spring 2011

what a cute campaign!  photo booths are so much fun.  the campaign was shot by ryan mcginley for the club monaco spring 2011.