Friday, March 30, 2012

Sammy Slabbinck

I love the clean yet whimsical graphics of Sammy Slabbinck's work.  She merges vibrant color with black and white in a seamless manner and makes you smile.  Check out more of her work here.

The Civil Wars sing Billie Jean

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"I just want it, darling, don't ask me why" 

Featuring items that are frivolous and fairly useless

Grow my own Fairy Garden (sweet peas) to attract fairies and a garden for Being Happy (sunflowers)?  
Um yes, of course I want those.

A chaise lounge

This is actually a very useful notepad and too cute...was very close to buying it and may go back for it.

 A vintage picnic set!

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this Alice in Wonderland tea set

2.  Chaise Lounges found here and the first one I couldn't track down but I think it's from Restoration Hardware
5.  Tea Set

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

John Hinde- old school photographer ahead of his time

"While travelling with the circus for twelve years, and in the years after, he began to take colour photographs of the Irish countryside. During this time, Ireland was becoming a popular destination for tourists. Black and white postcards were favoured because it was felt that this method could better capture the romantic landscape of Ireland. Hinde, a colour photographer, tried to find a way in which he could achieve the same or better effect with the addition of colour, something that would set his pictures apart from all the others. He hoped to capture the vividness of the Irish countryside, as well as the imagination of his audience. With much thought, he came up with a method that blended Irish stereotypes (donkeys, red-headed children, etc.) and the lush, seemingly endless, landscape with bright colours." 

He started shooting color photos in the later 1940s and finally sold his company in the 70s to pursue painting.  He met his wife at the circus (she was a trapeze artist).  He died in 1998.  What an interesting life.


Go view more of his fantastic work  here


Sunday, March 4, 2012

“For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. 
And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. ”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald