Thursday, May 31, 2012

Look Up

Vaults 2003-2009: an awe-inspiring series by David Stephenson. The elegance of these structural bones is overpowering.

From the top: Choir, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England (2006); Octagon, Ely Cathedral, Ely, England (2006); Choir, Sainte-Chappelle, Paris, France (2006); Nave, Hieronymite Monastery, Belém, Portugal (2003); Chapter House, York Minster, York, England (2006).

Originally seen on but does it float.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Neptune Collective

I love the way Elise Mahan describes the motivation behind her painting-a-day series -- as a means to get closer to a much beloved subject:
My current project is a painting a day series titled "The Neptune Collective" which is a continuously evolving visual narrative that spans one year and is devoted to my love of research and exploration into the study of astronomy and cosmology. The act of creating a painting every single day allows me to research and explore the vast and complex universe through a collection of visual studies.
See the complete series at The Neptune Collective website (complete with a bibliography!).

From the top: Jellyfish Nebula; Voyage of a Pink Moon; Construction of a Nebula; View from Neptune; Constellations on Tatiana.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Oddly serene trisected and quartered oval brooches by Depeapa. While these pieces are meant for the lapel, I rather like imagining them hanging on the wall en masse.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Happy Friday! Here are some pugs. I find these depictions to be entirely accurate. :)

Illustrations by the extra talented Bah Humpug.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Color Wheels and Candy Hair

I can not get enough of this spring/summer collection by Lu Flux! It's just so darn fun and happy. I love the way she described it to Hackney Today (Feb. 2012):
In the winter, everyone awaits the arrival of summer, dreaming of blue skies and sunny days. But when it comes the reality is it rains. My collection is a take on the 'Hawaii" we desire, which clashes with the reality of a dull British summer.

A-Lu-Ha Spring Summer 2012 by Lu Flux.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Map Maker

Summer makes my wanderlust kick in like nobody's business. Once spring shakes off the last chilly vestiges of winter, I'm ready to look at a map and start making vacation plans. Now, those plans might not actually take place for a few months/years/decades (oh Greece, I'll return to you someday, I promise), but I'm still excited to make them.

World maps like this one by Macanaz Print make me want to stick little pins in them for both past adventures and those that are still in development. Wouldn't some gray and pink pushpins make this a nice travel planner? Macanaz actually does several versions of their world map, but the soft color gradation on this one makes it my particular favorite.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Dancers


I believe these embroidery-enhanced photographs made the rounds on the art blogs earlier this week, but they are just too awesome and up-my-alley for me to resist sharing them here. With a perfectly calibrated palette of thread, Jose Romussi delicately infuses movement and life into these vintage photographs.

Yet more evidence that embroidery floss is the best.

Discovered on My Modern Met.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Flash of Wrist

Pretty, everyday bracelets by Son of a Sailor. There's something quite summery about a thin leather band across the wrist, don't you think?

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Great Nap

Crescent Moon Cat. Tuesday.

Have a great, relaxing weekend! I plan on taking a page from this guy's book. He's obviously a pro.

Photographs by Sarah (Sherbet Tone).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Almost Sunny

Snoozer Loser's spring 2012 campaign freshens up the beachy, oceanside vibe of east coast summers without going full nautical.
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