Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Smoke & Neon

Emma Stone + Blade Runner styling = well of course I'm going to post it.

Photographs by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine, via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rooftops & Sidewalks

I'm back! It was great. As usual, I took no pictures because I am terrible at remembering to do that. However, while there is no photographic evidence, there was family, food, a trip to the lake, and some serious rounds of tennis with my dad. Well, serious to me. Probably no more than a warm-up to him. :)

Now we are home and it seems like a trip away was just what was needed. Not only for the break from work and the everyday, but upon our return we found that it's starting to cool down up here! The air is crisp in the evenings now, and the humidity of last month has finally begun to dissipate. This means fall is on its way, and I couldn't be more ready for it. Looks like Sessùn couldn't hold back either - I saw their jewel-toned autumn lookbook on their blog this weekend, and it's just full fresh, cozy things.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Little Break


It's vacation time! Corbett and I are off to Texas to see family, survive the heat, and eat our weight in guacamole. Oh TexMex, how I've missed you.

I'll be back next Monday, so have a wonderful week!

Above: Food Poloroids by Marika Ryu.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Antique Cartography

Archival reproductions from Blue Monocle. In my opinion, nearly all maps are greatly improved by the presence of sea monsters.

From the top: Nouvelle Decouverte de Plusieurs Nations dans la Nouvelle France en L'Année 1673 et 1674 (ca. 1896); Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus (1570); Leo Belgicus (1611); Survey of London, Westminster, and Southwark (1700); Septentrionalium Regionum Descriptio (1570); Genoese World Map (ca. 1450); Map of Linguistic Stocks of American Indians (1880).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


It's hardly fitting for the current weather, but I can't get enough Mia Wasikowska's coats and knee-highs in the latest issue of British Vogue.

Photographs by Bruce Weber for British Vogue. Images via Daum.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Animal Compositions

Kate of Curious Prints salvages old science textbooks and then makes those pages available to all us vintage fanatics. They remind of those studies from Animal Anatomy for Artists, so, naturally, I like them a lot.

First spotted on Sweet Peach.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Weekending

I felt a little all over the place this week, so here's a slice of what has been inspiring/distracting me these past five days:
  • Vintage crewel finds.
  • These quesadillas. ZOMG so good.
  • This letter from Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, then-associate director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, to Sister Mary Jacunda responding to her question of why we should explore space when there are millions of children starving on earth. 
  • This entire look.
  • More houseplants! More, I say!

Above: Styling at Marc Jacob's Fall 2012 show, via Style Bistro.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Fine Print

You know what I love? These screen printed bags by Jacqui and Scott, the wife/husband team behind Slide Sideways. Their striking, subtly vintage-inspired design is just irresistible to me, and that goes for their graphic design work as well. Good, good stuff here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tamara de Lempicka

Lempicka's strong, stylized faces with their flat planes and sharp angles have been on my mind lately.

From the top: The Sleeper (1932); Kizette On The Balcony (1927); Saint Moritz (1929); Portrait of a Man or Mr Tadeusz de Lempicki (1928); Idyll (1931).

All images via WikiPaintings.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Ahhh, Friday

Well, I know what I'd like to be doing this weekend. :) But if I can't hang out with Paul Newman on a boat, I guess sushi, bowling with new friends, and an art opening will just have to do. It will just have to! Have a nice weekend, everybody.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Lucy Hemlock seems to capture the striking, charged atmosphere right before a summer storm in her gorgeous oil paintings. We've had some lovely, overcast weather lately which has got me all in the mood for mercurial clouds. There was a lightning storm around the Cape over the weekend, which we got to watch reflected over the sea (from the safety of our tiny hotel room). I loved every minute of it.
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