Sunday, May 31, 2009

Why do cigs have to look so darned sexy?

I find it interesting when I run into beautiful photographs of women smoking.I delve into this fantasy of it being beautiful, romantic, chic, sexy and defiant. The smoke sometimes plumes into these magnificent clouds and I have to stop the madness before the eagerness to pick up such a sweet and deadly addiction takes over me.

Stacey Mark is a photographer I think you'll enjoy. Just keep those rolled beauties pure. *wink*
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jen!

I filled these with love letters and sent them to you. ... Hope you're having an amazing time wherever you are. LOvE lOve LoVe.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Wright Way

Well this guy sure makes me feel lazy! I am off to San Francisco. See you in a week!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Site for sore eyes.

The Beauty of the Banal is this wonderful blog done by Terence Chin, professional photographer based in Sydney. His other work, including portraits and fashion, is featured here but I must say his personal photos are my favorite. { Glimpses of Australia are strewn throughout ... so beautiful.}
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I have been a huge fan of Alyson Fox's illustrations for some time, and as of late I have been wanting so badly to go back to my colouring pencil and mylar tracing ways. I think this will help fuel my night.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dream & Awake

Roberto Rubalcava (cool name)

I just received my Dream & Awake book. It's a wonderful collaboration between several photographers and fashion designer Amanda Ericsson who reinvents and recycles used dresses into whimsical photogenic pieces. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2009


I first saw her picture in a Burmese restaurant. There must have been about 20 surrounding us; all hung with flowers & prayers. It saddened me to read this news today. 

Learn more about Aung San Suu Kyi: Freedom from Fear & Letters from Burma

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


a maple tree blossom

the attic in my dad's house

So much wood! 
My dad and some carpenters had done most the work before I got there.
All original wood by the way.

this was my little room

When I looked through Andrew Bettles photography it reminded me of a trip I took to Nova Scotia a few years ago with my dad. I had gone up there to help him restore a house he has in Lunenburg and after hours of sanding and staining 100 year old window ledges, I needed to get out and breath. Down the road from Lunenburg harbor was an inlet with a jetty that stretched out to this haunted scallop fishing cabin. Maybe it wasn't haunted and I am not quite sure what it was used for but this seafarer's structure and its golden path lured my curiosity. Unfortunately it was locked up and at some point I almost fell into the frigid water. We had a week of clouds and cold rain but it was the perfect setting for all the brilliantly colored homes and flowers beds.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009


Andrew Bettles is a photographer that i think you may find inspiring. I am a huge fan of his landscape work - the colors are so simple and beautiful. Taken in places like Nova Scotia, New Zealand and Wales, the want to travel and take a camera with me has heightened to a new level.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Autumn Story

The Firekites are a local Newcastle Band and they are on constant rotation in my ears. They would probably roast marshmallows over an open fire at a beach party with Kings of Convenience, Tortoise, Stars, Midlake and other folkie ... folks. Apparently this video took almost 5 months to make...enjoy x
{I think the album is hard to get a hold of overseas, so I'm going to have to send a copy your way.}
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Is There Sunlight On Your Bed?

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Third Drawer Down

Third Drawer Down is an Australian company who take talent and sprinkle them on tea towels, stickers and pillow cases, amongst other wonderful home decorative goods.
* Katherine Brickman Crumbs in Beard
* Edwina White On Closer Inspection , A gathering

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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Submarine

Whitley is this harmonic, beautiful voice with words that will make you sigh. If you haven't heard him yet, please go here now. His version of Mojo Pin is amazing.
( Design and typography by ... guess who? ;)


Pretty Beci

While I was living in Melbourne for a while, there always seemed to be this omniprescent design about town to the tune of Beci Orpin. Everything I liked seemed to be designed by her. Cookie is this rad bar I would go to after school with friends, the patterns on clothes seemed to be lined with her designs, even now as I look through her website I find myself saying " her again?!"...


Friday, May 1, 2009


I will never forget the first time I experienced a work by Swoon. The precarious steps I took on scattered beams of wood and the feeling of discovery when I encountered one of her paper cut-outs while walking down N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami some four Art Basels ago. A stream of fascination returned to me this morning as I discovered her latest endeavor. She and her crew will be sailing the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia towards Venice in time for the Biennale. Their vessels are made of recycled materials and they are relying on the kindness of strangers and teamwork as they traverse from town to town collecting treasures and making music. 
This interview in Yatzer is amazing and provides an in-depth scope of the project as well as the overall artistic concepts that Swoon puts forth in her work. 

You can be a part of this too! Support their journey by purchasing the print above through Swimming Cities. The artwork was made specifically for this project. Isn't it beautiful! The images above were taken by Tod Seelie