Monday, October 22, 2007

Gina Triplett

I’ve been a fan of Illustrator Gina Triplett for a while and thought I’d do a quick tribute to her work. I apologize for being so inconsistent about posts lately. My husband and I just bought a house and are in the throes of moving/home improvement chaos. (It’s amazing how it can completely dominate...). So I’m going to officially take a month long hiatus and hit the ground running around Thanksgiving! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Stunning Stones


So...it’s been a while since I’ve done a post...but the second I saw these gorgeous little hand painted stones posted on Julia Likes (via Dear Ada) I knew I had to scoop them up into the pile o’ pretty things. They’re making me seriously question my belief that it’s impossible to improve upon nature.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Pretty Pop Up

Even though I joke and call it “Needless Markup” along with everyone else, there are things about Neiman Marcus that I can’t help but love—for instance their wonderful promotional pieces like “the book” — and now they’ve just done a 100 year anniversary commemorative pop-up book collaborating with amazing photographer Geof Kern. From concept to final photography, it took him two years and 400 photos! There’s just a little more info on their site, but you can only get it in-store. Tricky.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Farfar

Farfar means “grandfather,” or more specifically “father’s father,” in Swedish. This post is dedicated to my soft-spoken, tender-hearted grandfather who passed away this morning. He was the kind of grandpa who would slip us grandkids a piece of candy or a quarter with a wink when we were little, and would always well up during goodbyes. Even though he didn’t talk much about his Swedish roots, his English had a Swedish lilt to it and on occasion, if we were lucky, he’d say grace before meals in Swedish. It was this quiet sense of heritage that drew me to the book above—a beautifully worn vintage reference about the provinces of Sweden—the page in the center of the photo features Sk√•ne, where both my grandparents’ families emigrated from. It reminds me of my sweet Grandpa and makes me happy.