Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Perfect Tea Party

The Porcelain Pistols by Yvonne Lee Schultz (YLS), are replicas of the famous James Bond Walther PPK and it’s sister P99, with friendly permission of Carl Walther Inc. They are hand-painted in the style of classic china motifs. Whether happy strewn flowers, a classic golden rim or the even more traditional blue onion pattern, they will blend harmonically into the perfect table setting, the pride of every house wife.

The beauty of the material is seductive: almost naturally, the fragile weapon lies next to your coffee and cake, asking to be picked up. The PP’s pleasant coolness and surprisingly comfortable grip increase the qualms of the user – the pistol fits just a bit too well… The comfort level is almost alarming; leaving the user in a quandary between the pleasure of luxury,the fascination of technology and its inherent potential for violence and death. Even though it may be a mere facade, this tension is illustrated in a spectrum of beauty creating a skewed perception of an idyllic setting and homy coziness.

While emphasizing the irresistible thrill of the toy and touching the senses, YLS’ chocolate guns are strangely serving the pleasure for sweets. A series of photos captures the moments when children – the Schoko Kids – are playing with them and eventually will eat them up, even though it seems to be a difficult decision. Luckily those guns are too sweet to kill.

Yvonne Lee Schultz

A natural born artist from Berkeley, California. Masterstudent of Prof. Markus Lüpertz Diploma of the Academy, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Group exhibitions (selection) and scholarships.

Friday, May 28, 2010

God Bless Hati...Debt Cancelled!

Washington (CNN) -- The World Bank has canceled Haiti's $36 million debt, the institution announced Friday.

Haiti owed the money to the International Development Association, the World Bank's fund for the poorest countries. The nation, wracked by a devastating earthquake on January 12, now does not owe any more money to the World Bank.

"Relieving Haiti's remaining debt is part of our effort to pursue every avenue to help Haiti's reconstruction efforts," World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said in a release. "We will continue to work in close cooperation with the Haitian government and our international partners to support the country's recovery and longer-term development."

The debt cancellation was made possible by contributions from Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, the World Bank said.

Since the earthquake, the World Bank has made $479 million available to Haiti to support recovery and development through June 2011.

In addition, a broad array of international donors pledged nearly $10 billion in long-term assistance to Haiti's earthquake recovery efforts during a conference in March at United Nations headquarters.

Last year, prior to the earthquake, Haiti obtained $1.2 billion in debt relief from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other creditors.

January's 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and leveled large parts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital

Raggedy Ann

Thinking about our style sometimes its a mix between polished and tattered clothing, but these are looks we wear well. Raggedy Ann has inspired us to do a new collection!!!

If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,

And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

B/C Walking bare foot after the club is not sexy... Heres the cute solution!!!

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A definite must-have, I’ve been obsessing over these cause of how simple, yet chic they are. Better than sneaking flip flops in your already overfilled pocketbook, Footzyrolls come in their own little transportable baggie which fits perfectly in your purses side pocket. Don’t sacrifice beauty for comfort,Footzyrolls are the perfect choice for women everywhere.

Other celebrity fans includeBethenny Frankel, Audrina Patridge, Lake Bell, Mariska Hargitay, Gayle King, and Maria Shriver.

via Fashionindie

Because this look is a NO NO cute :P

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stay Focused

Do not work for or towards something you do not BELIEVE IN is a waste of time.

Love DiLi.Believe in DiLi

May 25th: Really is a Grand Day!!!!

Today is D.Marie's Birthday and From DiLi to Di....Happy Birthday Dee Dee, I know you are going to have an awesome day!!!!!!
Birthday fun started last nite and will continue until whenever we stop the party.
Come out and hang with us if you like!!!!
She is a Dee'va!!!!