i do this thing, i'm sure is not uncommon, where i get into "uniforms." last summer was tube top, cardi, flats & my aa pencil skirt - this winter it moved to leggings & my park life sweatshirt, then distressed skinnies & my chunky cream cardigan. right now, i can't get out my cropped skinnies (free through trade at crossroads), nude camper heals & brixton flannel.
i've been eyeing these yummy necklaces for a while, but necklush has taken over the etsy market (this was all over europe last summer & i was happy to see someone going for it here in the states). if you want to make your own - it starts with the t-shirt yarn. go - get crazy - make a necklace from those thrift store tees via craft passion.
image via painting daily.
i won't say much, because i'm no expert. but mcqueen's armadillos have been all over the place lately (lady gaga & beyond), but this shoot really appealed to me. i love how the shoes set the tone for the entire shoot.
ragnhild jevne for velvet.
booooooom's project #10 is called small victories - a photographic project. it looks super fun & i may have to submit a few photos (like this one).
"Small Victories is a photographic celebration of the everyday! A collection of 4×6 prints of the quietly beautiful, unintentionally funny, people and things all around us. I believe it is these little moments that make life worth living.This project will culminate in a photo show at Above Second gallery in Hong Kong, in May."
both of these artists were recently mentioned here & here, but it's worth mentioning again since they both released an album. millionyoung's be so true ep is available here & tanlines's settings ep on matador records can be purchased here.
these paintings take me right back to fife lake, a small town in michigan where my family used to spend our summers. we moved there my sophomore year of high school permanently & i look forward to my annual summer trip. now my nieces play in the water & dig on the beach just like i used to.
kiki & polly, artwork from $20 to $250.
i've been collecting my current inspirations to share with all of you beyond my blog. take a peak here for both albums, print inspiration & lifestyle inspiration.
please feel free to comment or send me an email if you find a photograph or work that is yours or you know who it is for proper credit. i'm not claiming any of this as my own & would love to share the sources.
millionyoung - ambient, dancey goodness. looks like myspace is the best way to preview at this point.
reporter - portland based group, super fun (i'm so well written, aren't i?!).
thanks to dave for putting these groups in my inbox.
today i'm gushing over the artwork of henri de toulouse-lautrec. i love the broad strokes & colors; this is a style that i've really grown to love as bart has introduced me to more & more. i've always loved bart's sketches, often done on a mid-tone base focusing on highlights & shadows. these make me think of him.
see these? they are my weekend project, alongside an ikea trip & dining chair hunting. craftynest has a wonderful tutorial & i'm super pumped to give this (seemingly messy, but easy) tutorial a shot.
inspired by this sweet collection of knits - i think i'll replace my current throw pillow covers with a chunky knit. now i just need to find the right yarn; i'd love to do something in a nice persimmon for spring/summer. i'll stick to a simple purl stitch, but you can check out other options here. any suggestions for a spot to buy some yarn online or in seattle?
the wafa collective is curating in public - i love the frame series. the space in the bottom pic can be found in georgetown, i think that the top is between cap hill & downtown, but i'm not 100%.
a global collective that focuses on collaborative art between emerging artists via slog via slightly north.