Saturday, August 09, 2008

Holy Crap

First off, I have to admit (sadly) I’m not someone who typically gets excited about the Olympic games. I’m not a huge sports enthusiast, and I don’t go crazy over fanfare. Parades, fireworks and athletic victories don’t do a whole lot to move me, even when they happen all at one event (especially when the host of said event has a nasty history of bullying sweet little peace-loving Tibetan monks). But I gotta say, when my husband was watching the Beijing opening ceremonies, I got sucked in and promptly blown away despite myself. It was goosebump inducing and inspiringly beautiful. I so wish there was a good video I could link to that would do it justice, but I haven't found one yet. So enjoy these images from Getty via Apparently the profoundly talented director Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, The Road Home) was the creative genius behind it all. Can I just say....I looooove the Olympics!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Like Exhaling Through Your Eyes

It’s true. With their soft whiteness and light, airy spaciousness, it’s the best way I can describe these interiors found here on P2an’s flickr set. These are a rollover from my previous post—I decided they were far too gorgeous not to document. And I have to give credit where credit is due: I never would have found this beautiful set were it not for This is Glamorous.

Simplify, simplify, simplify

Thoreau never wrote truer words. It’s funny: sometimes as my head and life feel fuller I find I crave spaces that are more spare. I’m sure I’m not the only one. So in the midst of the hectic-ness that is the day-to-day, this image is absolutely appealing to me. From one of p2an's flickr sets...there are some gorgeously simple and severely (but expertly) edited interiors here.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Birthday Shout Out to My Girl!

Love and wishes for a crazy-good birthday to my amazing and sweet sister-girl!

Uncomplicated, Practical Beauty

That describes the work of Dieter Rams, a German designer and the genius behind the most iconic products put out by Braun from the 60s through the 90s. (These images from the Dieter Rams group pool on flickr). His style was so perfectly timeless it still feels entirely modern. In fact, you don’t have to look too hard to see his influence come through in Jonathan Ives’s stunning work for Apple.