Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!




Whether spooky or sweet, I hope you have a wonderful evening!

Photographs by Al Braden, taken at New Hampshire's annual Pumpkin Festival (why didn't I know about this sooner?!).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Oh Sandy





The wind is howling outside right now and the trees have been whipping around in a frenzy. If you are on the East Coast, I hope you've stayed safe and dry.

From the top: Sienna Blue; Sienna Coast; Lavender Mist. Both by black daisy blue.

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's the Friday before Halloween!






So I'm thinking about dogs in costumes, obviously. This particular bunch is so stylish and cute that my face hurts from smiling. Hats off to Sonya Yu and her pup Trotter for creativity and what I'm sure is an infinite amount of patience (on both sides!).

Have a great weekend!

Photos via Dog Milk, originally discovered thanks to Mandy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brass & Gold



Some pretty pendants to brighten up your Tuesday morning. All by Amy Stewart and available at her store, Junghwa.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Art and Manufacture






Handsomely shaped and worn ceramics by Art & Manufacture. Is it just me or does that pie plate look ready for a fruit filling of some kind?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Movies Part I







As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, October is the best. One of the reasons it is the best is that scary movies are now seasonally appropriate fare (none of this, "no, Liza, Alien is not a Thanksgiving movie" business). They are also available in marathon format with apparently no guilt associated with that whatsoever. You want to see 7 straight hours of monsters/thrills/chills/creepy children/possessed inanimate objects? Well, no problem. I'm sure Netflix, TCM, and AMC have got you covered on all fronts.

We have been making a pretty good dent in our scary movie queue, some more enjoyable than others (ugh, Tall Man. Ugh.). Corbett's knowledge of films in this genre is pretty near encyclopedic which explains how cult gems such as The Gate and Night of the Comet made their way onto the TV. I like to throw in a few classics every now and again because the memory of my childhood viewing still impacts my adult perception. Few things remain as terrifying as watching Grace Kelly being strangled over a desk. Others, like The Omen and Evil Dead, feel like required viewing this time of year. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of both those trilogies, particularly since the subsequent Omens will be all new to me. And aren't these posters great? Looking them up was almost half fun. Except for Tall Man. Ugh there, too.

What will you be watching this month? I'd love to know!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Corbett Sparks







I usually let the art do the talking here on Length x Wit and don't get too personal, but this time, I get to combine the art and my everyday life! My sweetheart, Corbett Sparks, has decided to open up an Etsy shop filled with his beautiful animal-centric watercolors. We invested in a fancy camera and an even fancier high-tech printer, so archival quality prints are there for taking. Gorgeous originals are in there, too. His work examines a menagerie of weird and wonderful creatures, and I love that the depictions range from the vicious to the delicate and charming.

Working as an independent artist is no easy thing, but it's something he's talked about for so long so passionately that he knew it was time to take that leap. And it is a leap. It's a learning process for both of us, and I'm so proud and excited to see it come to life.

You can check out the shop here and see more of Corbett's work at his website.

Happy Monday, everybody!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Print of the Week: Nick Tassone



I'm in the midst of Karen Hesse's Stowaway at the moment and can't help but feel drawn to images of ships and sails.

Bottled Aeronautics by Nick Tassone. Available at Mammoth & Company.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Mod





Super cute offerings from Boden. I adore the model's kicky haircut.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beware the Beautiful Witch

Vintage Halloween Ephemera

It's the first day of my favorite month! October is the best. The air has that wonderful, faintly smoky smell and the trees seem to bloom into red and gold. Apples are truly in season (and pressed into cider!). Sweaters can re-enter the clothing rotation. You can eat hot soup without sweating. Turning on the oven is no longer the worst. Pumpkins start appearing on doorsteps. And it all culminates with spooky holiday that now centers around scary movies, dress-up, and sweets. It's just a straight-up delicious month.

Above: Beware the Beautiful Witch by Power O'Malley (1913), via Suzee Que.
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