Sunday, August 30, 2009

Porta's Eyes...50 things to improve your life





- A -
Collection that's perfect for my life

I got inspire from these things...


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Current affairs magazine Monocle posted a roundup titled " Things To Improve Your Life " in Issue 15. The list includes well-designed pieces, unique places that might not exactly improve your life, but definitely ups your style ante. From the perfect bathing club to the saintliest apothecary, we can’t help but drool all over the pages.

Here is our personal pick of some of the best things we’d like to have to improve your life.














Special Thank by krftd

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SPECIAL EDITION
The MONOCLE















Our 2009 global round-up of the people, places and pursuits to improve the way you live, work and rest.


Credits:
Narrator: Andrew Tuck
Narrator: Robert Bound
Narrator: Gabriella Karie
Writer: Jonathan Openshaw
Editing: Aleksander Solum




more on...>Monocle special edition latest programmes

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food for soul, body, brain and heart.


-the portastylistic


Porta's Listen...Late Summer Solutions






SPECIAL EDITION

The MONOCLE
Late summer solutions




Summer may be getting on but there are still plenty of balmy evenings and hazy days to enjoy before the autumn closes in. Here are five ideas to help you get the most out of them.

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Credits:
Narrator: Jonathan Openshaw
Editor: Edurne Bargueno


more on...>Monocle special edition latest programmes

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The night runs away with the day
The grass that was green is now hay
The world goes around without even a sound

The rains tumble down in the sky
Young swallows have learned how to fly
The leaves that were green are no longer so green


The sun and the moon take turns in the sky

The days drift on by too soon
The meadows are kissed by a cool autumn mist
Far away now is june

The birds fly away to the sun
The leaves touch the ground one by one
The breeze hurries by without even goodbye
And it looks like the summer is over...

Summer is Over - Dusty Springfield



-the portastylistic


Friday, August 28, 2009

New Modern Classic...Oxford Shirts & Ties






- A -
Collection that's perfect for fall

I got inspire from these Shirts & Ties...


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by ACL


What’s not to like about a collection of oxford shirts and ties. Lucky for us Mr. Mark McNairy is not content with just making footwear. The North Carolina bred designer stopped by my office this week to give me a preview of his collection of SS10 oxford shirts and ties that are launching at Capsule next week in Las Vegas. The line includes a selection of button-down shirts in white, pink, yellow, blue, stripes, and a group of mix-matched fabrics. The tie offerings consists of neck ties, bows in patterned and repp stripe silks. There are also some nice looking madras options — which will be in my rotation next summer. Since McNairy is ACL’s non-official yet oh-so-official spiritual adviser, these quality goods are all made in the USA with liberty and oxford cloth for all.




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Classic, Sharp looking!
those ties are tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.



-the portastylistic


Porta's Eyes...Congratulations!! Green..n






Welcome to Tomorrow...
GREEN + PANG | 29.08.09

-Holiday Inn Hotel Silom, Bangkok


" We had a great time to make

our sister feel life

we are part of

the wedding celebration... "







Join congratulate the bride and groom together.


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THE NEXT STEP IN LIFE IS ALWAYS BETTER! MY SISTER


-the
portastylistic



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Supercar...Aomori, Japan (1995 – 2005)






Once you listen to them its as if every other music in life is just boring, they're just that fun and unique. Supercar is...

-the portastylistic

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Special thank for share to Mr. JayPlace


Supercar (スーパーカー Sūpākā)

*was a Japanese rock band active from 1995 to 2005

Over the past several years, my infatuation with music has exposed me to a variety of different cultures. I could care less if the continent of origin is North America, Africa, or Antarctica. If the music expresses a respectable amount of qualitative enjoyment, that is all that matters to me. In fact, I occasionally prefer music that reaches outside of the social norms that I have grown accustomed to in the United States. I have always been fascinated on the approaches to contemporary music all around the globe and that has pushed me to discover the latest and greatest acts, regardless of their initial location. It is a rare circumstance on this site when you will find the front page filled with artists who hail from the same country. While the United States, Europe, and Australia represent the most common output of band features on this site, I occasionally throw in artists from more exotic countries like Korea or Turkey, both of which have indie music scenes that are overshadowed in Western culture by baseless stereotypes and assumptions.

One country that has often made an appearance on this site has been Japan. From World’s End Girlfriend to Shiina Ringo, the “Land of the Rising Sun” has a lot to offer in terms of innovative artists who exceed creative boundaries known to both their native Japan and the influential West. Go ahead and try to find me an artist in any country who echos the experimentally haunting style of World’s End Girlfriend. Regardless of whether you search in Japan or any Western country, it will be extremely difficult and arguably impossible to find. It is ironic how the most respectable Japanese bands are actually the ones who do not attempt to mimic their Western counterparts. We see pop stars like Ayumi Hamasaki or Ami Suzuki enamour the Japanese public with generic pop songs that they do not even write. It is a similar style that which their Western counterpart, Britney Spears, used to fill her pockets before her breakdown, which was admittedly more entertaining than any of her music. Such artists represent the foolish ideal that all you need to succeed in the music business is a pretty face, a thin waist, and the ability to pull off a few dance moves. While it is unfortunately true for the general mainstream acts, it is those other artists who focus on creativity and self-righteousness who will be remembered as a lasting influence. While their sales will never equal the success of the Ayumi Hamasaki’s or the Britney Spears’ of the world, they will certainly provide a more memorable form of respect through evident musicianship.




The general idea is that the Japanese music market is slowly developing into a form of business very much like the United States. Superficially attractive performers who do not even know what a chord is reap economical benefits while individualized musicians who dare to defy the odds are often left in a financial struggle. If Supercar was an American band, they would be considered one of the underdogs that Western indie music fans love and cherish. They would have undoubtedly been blog favorites and underground publications would had given them glowing reviews. Why? The natives of Japan struggled with the commercialization of music during their eight memorable years in activity. Much like the United States, Japan was consumed in the late 90s with artificial pop music that dominated much of the public awareness concerning music. Instead of merely following the trend, Supercar’s 1998 debut, Three Out Change, demonstrated a form of ambitiousness that was deemed a risky expenditure at the time. Just out of high school, lead songwriter/vocalist Koji Nakamura, guitarist/lyricist Junji Ishiwatari, bassist Miki Furukawa, and drummer Kodai Tazawa almost immediately gained an underground following with Three Out Change. While the sound was structurally typical and dominated by simple guitar progressions, innovative elements were weaved through snippets of synth and unconventional production, mainly highlighted by excessive reverb. Considering their largest influences to be Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., and fellow Japanese rockers B’z, Supercar presented the indie rock scene in Japan with addictive songs that were both creatively instantaneous and straightforwardly infectious.

Throughout their career, they expanded their sound progressively and matured in ways that most modern bands could only dream of. Beginning as a rather simplistic alternative band, the four-piece eventually bordered on atmospheric synth-pop with their later releases, always incorporating guitar and bass over Koji Nakamura’s impressive comprehension of synthesizers. When the band called it quits in 2005, they left behind seven albums, all of which I highly recommend. For fans of directly infectious Japanese indie-rock in the vein of The Pillows, I would recommend their first four releases, specifically their breakthrough sophomore album, Jump Up. Their emphasis on electronica truly began in 2000 with Futurama (no relation to the television show), with their next album in 2002, Highvision, truly establishing Supercar as a band who could effectively pull off both the styles of alternative rock and electronica. Supercar generally falls in somewhere between The Pillows and Cornelius, exhibiting in tracks like “Otogi Nation” and “Starline” the same form of electronic outwardness that Cornelius is reputable for, though Supercar presents the songs in a more structurally concise version for accessibility, much like The Pillows. Both of those tracks come off of the fantastic Highvision, representing their electronic growth in the finest view. “My Girl” was released in 1999 as a single off of Jump Up, offering the alternative perspective of the band. If you are looking to get into the hidden treasures of Japanese indie rock, Supercar is a great place to start.



when I ran across this. It's the entire song created using one KORG EMX-1, and it's pretty amazing! It might help if you're familiar with the song (or, like me, have listened to it at least a million times...) but even if you're not, I think you can appreciate this.

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Highvision (2002)

I guess you can say a little bit more electronic then the past albums they put out, and thats definitely a great thing.

Don't pass this album up!!!

-the portastylistic

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The sound of SUPERCAR may not be as flashy as their as name implies, but the foursome has a knack of making something commonplace seen extraordinary. As for speed, they’ve certainly raced through the Japanese music world.Ever since their debut in 1995, SUPERCAR quickly became accepted as one of the top musicians to represent Japan. Their popularity can easily be explained.

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Enjoy!!
I'll just stick to the best of the best.

-the portastylistic


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Porta's Look!..."Happily Ever After" 2004






"Ils Se Marierent et Eurent Beaucoup d'Enfants"
"Happily Ever After"
-Johnny Depp &
Charlotte Gainsbourg


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Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.




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Radiohead
Album Pablo Honey 1993

When you were here before,
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel,
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You're so very special

But I'm a creep,
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts,
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
when I'm not around
You're so very special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here, ohhhh, ohhhh

She's running out the door
She's running out
She run run run run...
run...

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so very special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep,
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here

I don't belong here...


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When the iconic is met.


-the portastylistic



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Porta's Look!..." Coco Avant Chanel "







" As long as you know men are like children, you know everything! "

- Coco Chanel



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Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel
(19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971)


whose modernist philosophy and menswear-inspired fashions made her an extraordinary influence on haute couture.






I gave women a sense of freedom; I gave them back their bodies: bodies that were drenched in sweat, due to fashion's finery, lace, corsets, underclothes, padding.




The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.
Aloud.
COCO CHANEL




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Coco Avant Chanel


Coco Before Chanel is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.

“coco avant chanel” – french movie poster

"Coco Chanel smoked 50 cigarettes a day."


“coco before chanel” – american movie poster



Before she became a fashion icon to generations, Coco Chanel was a young woman of poor means with an eye for design and if you’re at all familiar with the woman behind the brand, you’ll shake your head that’s it taken this long for a biopic on her life.















Enter the world of CHANEL


"Fashion passes, style remains."

Coco Chanel




food for soul, body, brain and heart.


-the portastylistic


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"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."

Coco Chanel, In 1923