Thursday, March 31, 2011

From Dawn til Dusk.

My week in a nutshell... 

Photographs by Whitney Wilson (mobile 365)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


These ImagineNation globes are so unbelievably fabulous!!  I'm completely smitten.

These whimiscal worlds are decoupaged by hand with recycled materials on vintage globes. Each work of art is a one of a kind, custom designed creation by Wendy Gold, a bay area native.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Would love so much to be still cozy in bed just like this right now. More early mornings ahead this week...

Lovely print by Tastes Orangey, a Bodega Bay artist.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Had such a fabulous weekend!  This just about sums up my current case of the Mondays. 

Photograph by New York photographer, Brian Tuchalski.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Floral Fancy.

Swooning over these absolutely stunning floral arrangement by La Partie Events, and photography by husband and wife team Erin Hearts Court. My spring fever is in full swing!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Single Fare.

Anyone who knows me, knows what a huge fan of public transportation I am (hold your comments please haha), so I am loving this body of work!...

Little did art student, Imogen Slater, know that when she decided to use the back of her metro card as a canvas one evening for a self-portrait, that she would inspire a movement.  Slater's instructor, Jean-Pierre roy was inspired by her idea, and has curated multiple exhibitions of MetroCard art including the work of hundreds of artists.

The show, Single Fare, is in Brooklyn this week and was featured in the New York Times.  To explore more of these inventive works (which I would highly recommend!), check out the Single Fare blog!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

This and That

A little something fun for Friday! 

Photograph by Nest Vintage. [In love with this] Gum drop necklace by New Fashioned Whispers. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cozy Gear.

Cozied up on a spring evening, rain outside my window, I found myself searching for a home for my Kindle and happened upon this little number by Julian Meyer.  Loving the inventive use of wool felt. Think I'll be stopping by Britex soon and whipping up one of my own for my reader.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Check out the felt hearts I made for Valentines Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lovely Lace.

The use of vintage lace in jewelry is a growing trend, but I love White Owl's use of metal in their work to modernize it. These sisters are on to something.

Good Morning Sunshine!

Photograph by the lovely Lauren Wilson.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crazy Boy.

Found this lovely little number on Etsy by Crazy Boy.  I'm crazy for the smooth modern lines and punchy stripes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

This & That.

Happy Monday!

Currently indulging in a mid morning Mediterranean dream...

Photograph of Sardinia by Sam Cooper. Scarf by Anthropology.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wine Country.

Spent a lovely day up in Healdsburg today with friends, at Thomas George Estates.

Photographs by Whitney Wilson

Friday, March 11, 2011

Letterpress is Coming to an iPad Near You!

I have just discovered Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects around the world, and have gotten lost in exploring what the future might hold as a result of their work!  Every month, thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

I am most excited  by LetterMpresswhich has FAR surpassed it goal to create a virtual letterpress environment—released first on the iPad—that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints.  To say there has been a growing interest in letterpress among the general creative public, designs and printmakers alike would be an understatement (illustrated by the energy around this project!).  Unfortunately, letterpress is difficult to access – and classes are expensive.

LetterMpress’s goal is to give lovers of this art the ability to produce their own authentic letterpress designs and artwork, by placing and arranging type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink it and print. They are collecting what is left of type collections from around the country, to provide authentic vintage wood types and art cuts. Through the application, you will be able to create  unlimited designs with multiple colors, and print directly in the application and save the image, to import into other applications.

I see an iPad in my future.

Contribute to LetterMpress's efforts at Kickstarter and watch for its release!

In honor of this delightful, creative method... an etsy round up of fun prints!

On Etsy (from left to right) 1. Happy deliveries 2. Hijirik 3. Nick Again 4. Dempsey Press 5. The Big Harumph 6. and 7. Dear Colleen

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Overheard on the Titanic.

Amusing little print, titled  "Overheard on the Titanic" on 20x200, created by blacking out a newspaper article.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

All the world's a canvas for this photograffeur!

Absolutely enthralled by the New York Time Magazine's feature on "photograffeur" JR - who puts himself somewhere between a photography and graffiti artist - as he travels the world photographing locals in shatytowns in Kenya or a favela in Brazil, and casts the images on surfaces around the area for all the world to see.  He "often works at night, and as soon as he’s done, he disappears; so when the installation becomes front-page news, there is no one left to explain it but the people whose voices had not been previously heard."

From the article, by Gaby Woods (all photographs by JR himself):

1.  An action from the project "Wrinkles of the City" in Shanghai, for which JR photographed elders from the community to represent the memory of the city's past.
2.  Trains and shack rooftops in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, were covered with pictures of local women to highlight their pivotal role in society.
3.  An image lounging along the Seine in Paris. 
4.  JR's "Women Aer Heroes" action spanned several cities in different countries, calling attention to women in troubled regions.  These steps are in the Providencia, the oldest favela in Rio de Janeiro.

For a more intimate look at the broad public portfolio of JR, check out the  Flickr page, "JR the Photograffeur"