Fol Chen: False Alarms Video

So excited to see this project finally come to life!  Last year an old friend of mine, talented video director, Keith Musil, and I talked about how awesome it would be to collaborate on something.  I came up with a few concepts and eventually fleshed out and wrote, Light As a Feather.

The idea was that a group of girls come together at a slumber party to play the old game, Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board (à la The Craft).. But it goes awry.  The girl floats up, but becomes stuck midair and no one can seem to get her down.  Her parents call the paramedics, pray for her, try an exorcism.  Eventually as time passes on, they decide to hold a funeral and mourn for their loss.. The parents fall apart, lose the house and it becomes abandoned.. All the while the girl floats on.

After a while, the novelty of this floating girl fades away, and nobody seems to notice her up there anymore.   People break in to the house, hold parties, trash the place.  Years later, the house is knocked down, to become an empty lot.. And the girl is still there, most likely forever.

Keith decided to hold on to my concept until the right project came along.  This year the LA-based band, Fol Chen, asked Keith to direct the video for a track from their new album, False Alarms.. When he pitched the Light As a Feather concept to them, they loved it!  I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see one of my ideas in the live-action form.. Adds such a different dimension to my normally, 2-D work. Keith did such an amazing job with the video, I’m so excited to have collaborated with him on it!

My final concept sketch:

feather sketch

Still from the video:




3 New Covers

I just restocked some sold out iPhone covers along with a few new ones! See ‘em all, HERE.

iPhone Cases Now AVAILABLE

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response, everyone!  A few editions sold out rather quickly, but I will be restocking them soon, along w/ a couple new ones.  Please email me if you’d like to be put on the list: kiersten {at} youfail {dot} com Thanks!

So excited to finally have these iPhone covers available for sale!  All are the Barely There Slim Case style from Casemate and are compatible with 4 / 4S iPhones.

This is sort of a test run, so there’s currently a very limited number of each.  Please email me if you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing one in particular.




My original mask is now for sale HERE

After a couple years in a row of making some of my favorite costumes, this year for Halloween my friend & I went as the aliens from John Carpenter’s They Live.  We constructed the faces from masks we bought at a craft store, and my husband dressed up as the hero, played by Rowdy Roddy Piper

“I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

 Want to see how to create one step-by-step?  Check out my detailed instructions HERE.

just call me Formaldehyde Face

stills from the movie



mask making (click for larger image)

add a wig, &  PRESTO!

East Coast, No Coast, West Coast

Well I meant to post these a few weeks ago, but things got a bit busy and I just now remembered!

I recently took a much needed break from NYC and headed to Chicago to visit my family, and then went on to LA with my sister for the Crazy 4 Cult opening and book signing at Gallery 1988.  It was so much fun!  Here’s a few of my favorite pics..

Thanks for everyone who came out to the book signing, it was great to meet you!


Elle Girl Korea:100th Issue Feature

So happy to be featured in Elle Girl Korea once again!  In celebration of their 100th issue, they asked 100 of their favorite worldwide girls (I’m lucky #99) about some of their favorite things, including music, movies, beauty products, and accessories.

If you read Korean, please enjoy.. If not, have fun filling in the blanks.  :)

Well, I’m Back

After an unexpected drive down to Georgia, I’m finally back in my studio and I’m actually painting!  I know, I can’t believe it either.  I’m working on a few pieces for the 2011 iam8bit show in LA.  I can’t reveal any details just yet, but I will say this, this show is gonna be a good one.

I swear I will soon turn this back into an actual art blog, but until then, here’s a few snapshots from this weekend:

8 Cities, 3 Months

So you may have noticed that I’ve been sort of MIA recently..  I’ve been doing a bit of traveling for special events with Coach and Reed Krakoff, as well as squeezing in a quick trip to Toronto to visit some friends. Yesterday I spent 10 hours in LA and 14 hours in the sky..  Next week I’m off to Detroit.  After that though, I’m back to the studio (finally!) to get lots of painting done, with lots of new updates.

I can’t seem to keep track of where I’ve been or where I’m going, but here are a few snapshots of my travels to Bal Horbour, Palm Beach, Toronto, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, and San Francisco.




Thriller Warning

Stopped at Niagara Falls a couple of weeks ago on our way up to see friends in Toronto and saw this sign..  Is it me or is this sign also warning of possible zombies doing the Thriller??

Brooklyn Motorized in The NY Times

The electric motorcycle Wes designed for Brooklyn Motorized is being featured in the NY Times today!  I’m so proud.

Read about it HERE.

Snow Vultures

I just returned home from an 18 hour work-trip to sunny Miami (trust me, I wish it had been longer!), and literally missed the 2nd largest snow storm this month– AGAIN!

The weird thing was, a few hours before I left, about 20 seagulls circled our roof for over an hour.  They were making all sorts of creepy noises, and when I went up there, they screeched even louder.  Flashes of The Birds came over me, and decided it would be best to go back downstairs..

no Photoshop needed

My Christmas Tree

Since I travel back to Chicago for the holidays, in the 10 years I’ve lived in Brooklyn, I’ve yet to have a real Christmas tree in my apartment.   So this year, I think we may resurrect our studio Christmas tree from a couple of years ago.

Made of dead umbrellas that we found on the street during a rainy night in NYC, it’s hung from the ceiling, weighted down with a rock, topped with part of a hubcap, and decorated with fortune cookie fortunes we collected for the year.  It’s pretty ghetto, but it makes me happy anyway.  Happy Holidays!

thersic tree

thersic tree close

Made in collaboration with our friend, artist/illustrator, Andrew DeGraff.

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