Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Yesterday was "Bark in the Park" and Jen and I got to bring our little puppies to the Braves game! It was tons of fun! We've got tons of fun comin our way too...
This Saturday don't forget it's So Fine Equine. A silent auction held at YB to benefit
HRRRF ( a local horse rescue)
Then the following weekend Sanithna Phansavanh's
opening "Knock on Wood". Check out his new video on his blog of his progress. And look out for news of the scavenger hunt of his art the day before the opening. Stay tuned...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Confession: I have a mild obsession with rocks.
Crystals and geodes--be still my heart. While I have probably 5 or 6 geodes, geode slices and chunks of amethyst crystals, wearing these earth treasures as jewelry is my favorite fix. I'll always prefer raw and natural looking pieces over polished stones, and if you throw in something cool like a brass or silver casting, especially if it's animal related, you've got me at hello.
Lauren Haupt is a pretty new jeweler we've carrying now, and I adore these little pyrite necklaces of hers.
We also just got some stuff in from Red Heart 13 (also known as Leila Marvel) which includes a necklace with a pretty little pyrite chunk hanging from a brass chain. I ordered one for myself :)
And you all know about one of our fave designers of earthy fabulousness-Stone and Honey. Here be a sneak peek of one of her new designs we're carrying.
Wanna know an interesting fact/belief/ whatever about pyrite (fool's gold)? It is believed to "balance hormonal rhythms and ease the comfort of menstruation". Ha. A little less personal is the belief that pyrite also can aid a wearer's concentration and allow them to communicate more openly and honestly.
Until next week,
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here we have Miss Olive modeling a fashionable Fall scarflette and Day of the Dead hair barrette. Olive is the niece of our good friend, Kristen Gregory, a master esthetician at the local Salon Red.
Next up is the young and dapper Mr. Seven, sporting the latest limited-edition Young Blood tee designed by local artist, Stenvik Mostrom. Seven's mom is none other than Jen Pete, founder member of The Lady Rogue Business Network. Lookin' good, lil buddy!
Our final model today is Noah, a well-traveled young man shown here at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. He is wearing a classic YB logo tee. His hobbies include reading and tap dancing. His mother is an Atlanta photographer and founder of Nelda Mays Photography. His dad is local entrepreneur, Rick Jernigan, who hosts YB's credit card processing account through his company, Co-Card.
BRAVO, models, and carry on the Young Blood name!
Monday, August 23, 2010
and here are some great horsie peices in our shop!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Today I'd like to show you a little bit of what inspires me decor-wise. When my studio apartment is feeling especially zen-less, I go to sites like apartment therapy and decor8 for ideas, and browse for thrift deals at Paris on Ponce and the recently discovered Highland Row Antiques. (I'm ashamed to admit that I've been at Young Blood since January and just made it into Highland Row a few weeks ago; it's great, so don't wait like I did!)
pieces for $16 for the pair at Highland Row?!
Another fun idea for inexpensive decorating is framing pretty cards. I bought these cards from Young Blood and bought wooden frames for around $4 a piece, and look what turned out!
And finally, this cabin+cub print my friend bought (also at YB) turned out great in a $3 frame. You can't beat steals like that!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Friday the 20th!
5:00pm Workers Republic
6:00pm The Red Tail
7:30pm Erasing David
Saturday the 21st!
1:30pm The World According to Ion B
2:30pm Red Poet
3:30pm Daddy I Do
5:00pm Life Happens
6:30pm It Doesn't Define Us
8:00pm Thy Will Be Done
Sunday the 22nd!
3:30pm Mas Man Peter Minshall
5:00pm Piano with Wind and Trains
6:30pm The Wayman Tisdale Story
See ya there!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thank you, guardian angels of Atlanta Hip Hop, for bringing the homie Mendez to Atlanta from Miami a few years ago
because with him came a smorgasbord of B-Boy grit .
His brainchild, Mad Clout, is multi-media hot shit. They design clothing, host B-boy and B-girl get-downs for the whole fam, and sponsor several graff shows, including Steel Wheels, taking place here in Atlanta for the third year. The show will showcase some of the world's greatest artists, all inspired by the wonderful world of the railroad.
Get more info and see video from Miami's 2010 show on Mad Clout's site.
Young Blood is a proud sponsor of the event so plan on seeing us there!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Keep a look out on Thoughtmarker-Mike's been documenting all the art around the city-I can't wait to take a look at all the pieces I haven't been able to locate yet.
old english vs MLK
Thanks OE for letting MLK rock his own wall.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I've been on the road all day, and am just now able to catch a breather in front of the laptop. After spending a few days at the beach, during most of which I was sick, I had the privilege of being a backseat driver rather than the one behind the wheel. The sick card was successfully and shamelessly pulled in order to avoid 6 hours of driving. It was nice to be able to read a book and a magazine instead of fighting sleep up front; and let me go ahead and confess that I just bought 3 books from Barnes and Noble, and am currently in the midst of David Foster Wallace's Broom of the System.
Although not many novels, Young Blood always has some fun, artistic books in stock, including titles such as Young, Sleek, and Full of Hell. We have a huge stockpile of Ex Libris journals, which are made from used books of all kinds, so you can write your own story or memories.
We also always have zines and magazines on hand, with kitschy zines like "Sky Mall" and "Everybody's Book of Kittens" by Gemma Correll, and mags like Art Papers for your art-lusting pleasure.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In Sanithna's own words, from his blog, The Prince and the Thief:
“Knock on Wood” explores superstitions, charms, and talismans. Drawings and paintings, inspired by beliefs from around the world, catalogue various actions, thoughts, and objects that attempt to relieve fear and uncertainty.
My brothers-in-arms, Modern Skirts, will be giving a very special and free performance. Trust me, they are homegrown, bona fide rockstars. Ask them about opening for R.E.M.
The soundtrack for the gallery viewing will be provided by my friend Alex Goose. Some of you folks may know him better as the guy who created The Blueprint 3 Outtakes, music that Jay-Z (unbelieveably) did not use on his last album.
A special project with my long-time buddy Tim Haught and his StreetLocal folks, one of Atlanta’s highly respected brands, will be released that night. I dare you to find something new and grand that they don’t already know about.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for some goodness from my-sister-from-a-different-mister, Dehanza Rogers, aka her celluloid self. When she’s not being Documentary Filmmaker Champ, you can find her in UCLA’s über-elite MFA Film Program.
Love and black cats 'til next Wed,