Home Idea: Frame an old photo to doll up a room in your home. Case in point, this vintage photo of pretty girls at the Preston Beach Marblehead in 1936. Currently costs $6.49.
Graphic We Love: Susan Strasberg
Sometimes, if you comb around long enough on eBay, you’ll bump into jewels like this kaleidoscope image. The 8x10 glossy belonged to the actress Susan Strasberg, who launched her career playing opposite Kim Novak and William Holden in the film Picnic. The daughter of legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, she would go on to achieve a healthy writing and acting career in Hollywood.
If you’re digging the photo, it’s currently available on eBay for 24 more days.
(Source: courtesy of eBay seller HarryBeury. Text: Jauretsi)
Get It While It’s Hot
Though it’s been available since late 2012, the John Baldessari Beach Towel was recently plugged by Refinery 29 and, unfortunately, has since sold out on Shopbop.com. And for good reason. The towel, featuring work by the renowned artist, is both smart and chic and oversized to boot. If you’re looking to beach in style this season, you’re in luck. eBay has one available for $135. Click here to see.
(Photo courtesy of The Archive is Limited. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Doing It Wright
The work of photographer and artist Tillet Wright manages to accurately capture the chaos of youth, love, and living in New York. Often featuring underground fringe communities, Wright snaps everyone from Solange Knowles to boxers to models to the city’s hippest kids. Her portraits are candid and gritty, worthy of their frequent placement within the pages of the New York Times.
(Photo courtesy of Tillet Wright. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Jenavieve Belair
LA-based photographer Jenavieve Belair’s work is unashamedly So Cal. Laid back and bleached out, this is lifestyle photography that would give any West Coaster nostalgia for road trips, skateboards, beaches, and pretty girls — all of which Belair delivers in spades.
(Photos courtesy of @jenavieve via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Follow Me
Here’s a clever concept Instagram. Russian photographer Murad Osmann travels the world with his honey (AKA @yourleo) who remains faceless dragging him through exotic spots. Here’s a taste of Honk Kong, Bali, and Venice. To see the whole collection, check out #FollowMe.
(Photo: Follow Osmann at @muradosmann. Text by Jauretsi)
eBay Seller: Sisters of the Black Moon & Their Psychedelic World
By Sade Lythcott
I first fell in love with Alexanda Valenti’s photography through one of my favorite vintage eBay stores, Sister’s of the Black Moon. The sisters have an incredibly curated aesthetic that makes you want to bid on everything. What pulled me in first and foremost was their images, created by Alexanda. More than a photographer, she’s an artist with an original voice and a unique approach to her craft. With each of her projects, the spectrum of moods and atmospheres grows deeper. Her painted portals are vibrant with psychedelic energy. Here’s a snippet of a conversation the young photographer had with Hook and Line Magazine.
H&L: Where were you born and where are you currently living?
Alexandra Valenti: I was born in Washington DC and I live in Austin, Texas.
Q: How are each of these places different from each other?
A: Oh Lord, they couldn’t be more different. DC feels very conservative and mainstream. Austin feels like a place where people can come to create who they are, be who they are and not be judged by it one bit. It’s becoming so built up though, that lately, in the past 4 or 5 years, Austin feels like it’s losing its eclectic edge. It’s become so popular or trendy to move here and I don’t think the city can accommodate the influx. The traffic is getting horrible. And it no longer feels like the small town like it did when I first moved here. I’ll probably move to a smaller place sooner than later. Or at least a place that has more nature. More lush. I feel like I came into my own in this town. .. finally…. I’ve lived in many different cities, Berkeley, NYC, Los Angeles, Melbourne Australia