Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beautiful Trickery

I’m transfixed. Just recently I’ve been noticing a very cool photographic effect/technique popping up called Tilt Shift Photography. From what I gather it can be acheived with an expensive lens or through Photoshop manipulation, but either way, the end result is magical. Some how life-sized scenes and landscapes look like wee little scale models. The above images are all from photosets on flickr. (From top to bottom: JeanGenie, Buteijn, ChanceKear, JeanGenie, Rolohauck, TiagoDaniel).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

What a Crock

Speaking of eBay and things to find there...aren’t these little guys handsome? As soon as I my eBay shopping moratorium ends, I’m going to continue my search for old Dundee Marmalade crocks here and there. They are no bigger than a jelly jar so they’re perfect for keeping desktop miscellany tidy. They look sweet all lined up holding pens, pencils, brushes, exactos, what-have-you...The subtle type and stamp imprint variations from jar to jar make them so interesting.

Second Hand Finds

Oh how I looooove Ebay and thrift shops. So much better than over-priced, homogenized Pottery Barn will ever hope to be! However, it’s still easy to nickel and dime yourself. Or more accurately, it’s easy for ME to nickle and dime MYSELF. After some heavy shopping activity this spring, I’m currently on a self-imposed Ebay moratorium. But browsing is still allowed...

Lovely Found Photos

...From Martin Isaac’s flickr photostream.

Variations on a Theme

The theme being a light and airy kitchen. There’s something about simple white in a kitchen that feels so right. So clean.....so culinary. I still gravitate towards the marble countertop/subway tile/white cabinet combinations, but the mod kitchen at top with the screens is lovely. The two stunners below that are both by Steven Gambrel. (via Absolutely Beautiful Things — she always has the most stunning kitchens on her blog). The black grout with the subway tile on the bottom photo is unexpected and gorgeous.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

I just couldn't resist posting these dollhouse interiors I found on flickr! Equal parts hilarious and impressive. Apparently there's a whole, wide world out there of doll collecting fanatics (and I use the term fanatic with reverence) who go crazy creating amazing designer interiors for the Kens and Barbies who wouldn’t think of settling for less. Who knew? The photos above are from Michael Williams's flickr set—an homage to Jonathan Adler (check out the teeny tiny Adler ceramics—and the David Hicks wallpaper)! Fabulous.