Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
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.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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).
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
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.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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.
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Friday, August 3, 2012
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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