Thursday, May 14, 2009


I came across these vintage 20s photographs in a assemblage of nude photos and paintings which spanned from 1839-1939.  Regardless of my long editing process where I decided which images to post, these images proved to be uncompromising. To me, they recall a time of sexual freedom, innocence, and abandon. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Succulent Tea Party

I was walking down sunset, by the vermont juncture, and i happened upon a store called Happy. Morgan and I were greeted by a worn, ceramic, jolly-faced cat at the foot of the entryway.   The store was a combination of the unconventional and the overpriced.  But it was there that I found the perfect Mother's day present. I immediately found perfection in these tiny succulents potted in vintage teacups and saucers. 

Friday, May 8, 2009

Country Bears

I found this design book at my mom's house called Formal Country by Pat Ross and the more i look through it, the more i get inspired. I fell in love with this outrageous menagerie of bears in all sizes, shapes, and conditions. 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

bird village

A couple of my film friends moved into a house not too long ago, and i've always been fascinated by a gussied array of bird houses on the exterior side of the foundation. A narrow path leads you to what i call bird village, which now is nothing more than an abandoned, overgrown ghost town.  It was somewhat dispiriting seeing its new inhabitants weaving intricate webs in and around a once happy metropolis.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Dear Regina Spektor

July 28th 2008

Dear Regina Spektor:

       My name is Christina Winkelmann and alongside my boyfriend, Morgan Swift, we have finished our first creative undertaking as a team.   Having graduated with film degrees from the University of California, Irvine, both Morgan and I felt that we had the necessary tools to create a film.  We have been your fans for nearly four years and continue to be captured by your melodious voice and quirky personalized lyrics.  Insomuch so, we conspired and created a music video to your song “Düsseldorf.”  

      Following in the footsteps of your breathtaking videos such as “Us” and “Fidelity,” we decided that magical realism was the best tool with which to breathe life into your enchanting lyrics.  With my passion for production design, and Morgan’s history of imaginative editing, we sculpted “Düsseldorf” into what we think is a fine representation of your artistic style and lyrics.  From one artist to another, we deeply hope you enjoy our work of art and continue to make inspiring music.

Please, feel free to contact us if you have questions about the video

or the process we had making it.  Let us know if you would like to put the video online.  We will follow up with you soon.


Morgan and Christina