This week I discovered two amazing companies that both sell cute tshirts and help out a worthy cause at the same time.
TSHIRTS + CHARITY [TO THE TUNE OF INDIE ROCK]
The Yellow Bird Project is a Montreal-based nonprofit that works with indie rock musicians to design graphic tshirts. They sell the tees, benefiting a charity of the band’s choice. I was sucked in by the amazing range of bands that have taken part and the genuinely awesome designs. I am particularly partial to the shirt below, designed by Metric and benefitting MusiCounts. Follow Yellow Bird Project on Twitter!
BOOKS ON SHIRTS. SHIRTS ON A MISSION.
Out of Print not only aims to spread the joy of reading to the world with their book cover-printed tees, but also donates a book to Books for Africa for every shirt they sell. There are so many cool, retro tees to choose from like the Great Gatsby tee pictured below. Follow Out of Print on Twitter!
Moral of the story? Go buy cool tees and help out a great cause!
Constance St, New Orleans. March 2, 2011
Photo: Abi Tyler
A cloudy morning in New Orleans makes for pretty balcony photographs.
March 30, 2011
Photos: Abi Tyler
I happened upon this amazing photography by Irina Werning, who recreates childhood photographs years after they are taken:
BACK TO THE FUTURE
I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.
FLOR, MALE, SIL IN 1983 & 2010
PANCHO IN 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires
MY PARENTS IN 1970 & 2010, Buenos A
See the full set at irinawerning.com
In honor of Tennessee Williams’ birthday this past weekend and the thunder/hail-storms that just pummeled metro-New Orleans, a quote from A Streetcar Named Desire springs to mind:
Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour – but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands…
Yes, yes I do. What I do not love is this:
Hail in the Irish Channel