Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Month in Books : June

Lots of variety this month: Egyptian literature from a Nobel prize-winner, tense young adult adventure, and obsession-worthy fantasy by a first-time writer. No joke, Patrick Rothfuss has been dominating my brain since I read his book. I'm in awe of his creativity and literary maturity. It's not even that the novel was that fantastical, but it's just so beautifully written. The more I go over it in my mind, the more I'm inspired (read: I feel major artistic jealousy).

Hah, well now that my recommendation of the month has been made blatantly obvious, here are the links to my June books:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rainbow Brite

Some Wednesdays you feel more than others, you know? I've had my nose to the grindstone for the last couple weeks and I'm glad to be a little bit closer to a real, non-working weekend. And a holiday weekend at that. Lately, I've been spending so much time in front of a computer screen for work it's been difficult for me to spend my downtime staring at it, too. I don't feel burned out by any means, but I could definitely do with some screen-less relaxation. So yay for Wednesdays being the middle of the week!

But why the Jeffrey Campbell shoes above, you may ask? Because sometimes wackadoo shoes are just what I need. And they are awesome.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

White & Bright

Some streetstyle shots I keep going back to for inspiration. I've been trying to dress more like a grown-up lately (look the part, you know?), but it's difficult to not throw on shorts and a t-shirt everyday when it's 102!

Top credits: Mr. Newton (first two) & Hanneli.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Parent Trap: Camp Inch

Scenes from one of my all-time favorite movies as a kid: The Parent Trap. My sister and I were obsessed with this movie growing up. Haley Mills! Camp! Switches! Sing-a-longs! It was pretty much perfect. The twins' time at Camp Inch still seems like the ideal summer to me. Swimming, sunshine, a cute little uniform, hijinks, a dance... I would be all over a grown-up version of this.

Fun fact: I never actually went to sleep-away camp! I went to Girl Scout camp in Colorado for about a week in middle school, but my mom was the troop leader so I don't think that really counts as being away. :)

Screenshots via Fan Pop.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Three Things

I'm starting my week off right with Lula, a little bit of Elvis (currently playing: It's Now Or Never), and some serious geode earrings lust. What's getting you going this morning?

Lula S/S 2011 by Damon Heath, via Fashion Gone Rogue; Elvis at 21: Reading Fan Mail; Edge of Space Drops from Anthroplogie.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Grass Is Always Greener

While I love my short hair, I've been seeing some awfully pretty things to do with it when it's long. It helps that it's 100 degrees outside and I'm just wanting it off my neck and out of my face. Of course, when I actually had long hair, I never mustered anything more than a ponytail or a half-hearted bun. So that's what I get for being a lazy-bones. Short hair. And a Pinterest board of long hair ideas.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


These prints by Evie Kemp have been entertaining me all week. I find them very true to life (especially the cat).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Book and a Pool

This is today's daydream while I work away. Swim cap included.

Photograph of Emma Stone via Oh So Rosie. Photographer credit needed!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Animal Anatomy for Artists

I'm back, and I brought scientific illustrations! My internet wasteland has finally (finally!) ended. I think that's the longest I've ever gone without consistent internet on purpose, and, let me tell you, I was getting pretty twitchy there at the end. One can only camp out in coffee shops for so long, you know? And ingest that much extraneous caffeine.

But what better way to get back to connectivity than with some digital treasures? These illustrations are from Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler (Handbook (or Atlas) of Animal Anatomy for Artists), published in 1898 and 1911 through 1925. Classic scientific drawings fascinate me. The dissection/deconstruction from flesh to muscles and tendons to bone on each page is especially superb.

From the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nice Ink

My internet situation is still a little iffy, so I'm going to be in and out this week. In the mean time, here are some pretty great tattoos. I'm way too chicken to get one myself (needles! commitment! placement!), but I'm really digging that Deathly Hallows design.

Both images via Tattoologist.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Menagerie

As much as I enjoy Brendan Garbee's work individually, I'm rather taken with the zoological garden created by the archive view.
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