until they were unconscious

Marina Abramovic and Ulay: Breathing In/Breathing out. 
They took in exhaled breaths until they had used up all of the available oxygen. 
17 minutes after the beginning of the performance they both fell to the floor unconscious.


new moon // feburary


Wolf Moon
Wednesday, February 18th, Aquarius, 3:47 pm PST

This is our second New Moon in the sign of Aquarius, the first was last month in January. This months New Moon is just making the very tail end of Aquarian energy, when minutes later it moves to the sign of Pisces. So, we are really feeling the transition of those two energies. A perfect time to pause and notice the transiting of an ending to a beginning.

While the Aquarian urges us to feel expansive and free, the energy of Pisces feeds our need for nurturing and emotion. This is a time to take pause, to acknowledge all you have been doing. Not to focus on everything that needs to get done, but to take time to acknowledge all that has been done, all that you have accomplished. I have been learning that that is a key part of exchanging with the universe, with energy, and with our own self worth and value. This is the step that often gets skipped, this step of acknowledgment and celebration. Most of us have long lists of things that need to get done, we no more finish one thing and are on to another without even a pause or moment in between. We are in a current culture of NEXT! What's next, what's on the horizon, what's the next new thing/adventure/relationship/job? Yes, endings are hard sometimes, even when we are happy something is over we rarely give it time to settle in, or create enough space to even realize something has ended, and to think about what could fill it's place. It is hard for us to recognize the hard work, wisdom, discipline, courage or even love that goes into what we do and what we complete. 

Especially with the Spring Solstice on the horizon this is a great time to just take pause. Aquarius can help us to create that space, while Pisces encourages us to feel. Pat yourself on the back for all that you have been getting done, learning, and letting go of in your life. Growth is a cycle, and without properly completing it and acknowledging your hard work it is hard to make way for something new, perhaps even the thing you have been wishing for. Make a list of what you have done, big and small, share it with a friend, treat yourself. I am learning that you can celebrate with any activity. It's all in the energy of how you are doing it. The more you acknowledge yourself the less you will seek it from others. 

As you are creating space and cleaning house this next two week period, it is a great time to bring things into your life and make wishes. You are allowed ten wishes maximum and they must be hand written. Wishing within the first 24 hours of the New Moon is the most powerful. You can read more about how to wish here

Spend some time tidying up your home, going through drawers, closets, getting rid of things. Maybe buy yourself some flowers or a new plant. There is nesting energy in the air!

Happy Wishing!

Brutalist Fountain










earlier this year my dear friend Claire and I shot the new 2015 lookbook for BZIPPY & CO
Claire, as always, took such beautiful photos - she's amazing - she outdid herself on this one! every shot is so rich and stunning
I did the art direction - inspiration : nude, white sands/leather, raw, brutalist
And, wait until you see what the third member of our dream team, Scott Barry, did with the lookbook... will post his brilliance soon. 




Learning to Deepen Your Intuition 
a Night of Meditation with Lauren Spencer King

Intuition is something we all have. It is a powerful tool, our internal compass, that feeling in us that speaks the truth. Our job is to learn to listen to it. Intuition is like a muscle, it must be exercised.

Join us for an evening of meditation where you will learn to discover the language of your intuition, deepen your connection to it and your trust in it. Let it be your guide as you practice a two part active Pranayama Breathwork meditation. Though the breath is simple to learn it is quite powerful and profound to experience. The breath clears emotional blocks and stuck energy, allowing you to open up and connect to the universe. Through quieting the mind you create space to listen with your heart, leaving you feeling peaceful, grounded and expansive.

Bring with you a yoga mat and/or blanket to lay on and cover, and an offering for the altar.

Date: February, 23 2015
Time: 7:30 to 9:00pm
Price:  $20.00
Where: Communal / 688 S. Santa Fe Ave #104
* sign up HERE


full moon // february


Wolf Moon
Tuesday, February 3rd, Leo, 3:08 pm PST

There still feels to me to be a sense of ease in the air, or maybe this is just compared to the energy of the last two years. We aren't off the hook, lessons and growth opportunities are still showing up for us in every moment, challenges and healing alike. But, this seems to be a time to find more joy and have more fun while doing it all. There is more space for breathing, more time to pause, the freedom to expand beyond our limits. With the Moon now in the playful sign of Leo this is a great opportunity to let yourself go and have more fun. And when I say more fun I don't mean letting go of things that are important, goals and responsibilities. I just mean, a time to ask ourselves - how can I ride that line of being courageous and joyful?

There is a feeling of enthusiasm, motivation and inspiration in the air. I would encourage you to tap into this and see how you can ride the natural current of this energy. Don't fight any impulses to be more warm and loving, start a new project, express yourself, stand up for something you believe in, to be more romantic, playful and spontaneous! This is a time of saying YES! Tapping into the Lion's courage and going for it! What ever it is. We are in fire energy! Fluid and powerful, fire energy burns away illusions to reveal the truth. It moves, transforms, resurrects! Now is a time to identify what your heart truly wants, and to go after it, unafraid! Nothing can hold back a Lioness! 

Georges Braque, vol d’oiseaux noirs sur fond rose