12.27.2012

Scrunchies



PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / CATHERINE LOSING
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As a continuation from my last post, this is next level put a scarf on it. Besides, scarves are so 2012 (insert facetious wink). Instead, why not put a scrunchie on it? Now you're talking. Check out this brilliant collaboration between photographer Catherine Losing and set designer Katie Fotis who's love for the 90's and Spice Girls led to a fashion faux pas photo series. Yes, it's an ode to the scrunchie. It's funny and absurd all at the same time. Now where is Elaine Benes when you need her? She really did have a spectacular scrunchie collection to go along with her awesome dance moves.  

WHO Catherine Losing  WHERE UK  WORK catherinelosing.co.uk

12.26.2012

Scarf Face



RT INVENTORY / SCARF FACE 
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Why put a bird on it when you can put a scarf on it. I'm thinking a good old scarf slash towel is the new pineapple. And the combo of the two is the new cat.  Just sayin'. If you don't know, now you know. Makes me want to sing, in the tune of Single Ladies, "If you liked it then you should have put a scarf on it... oh oh oh oh oh!" 

1 THE MAGIC COMBO: PINEAPPLE + SCRAF / ALBERTO MOREU  2 CURTAINS, THE ALTERNATIVE SCARF / ISOLDE WOUDSTRA  3 TOWELS, LOTS OF TOWELS / BELLE BORSODI  4 BLACK AND WHITE WITH A CAP / DELANEY ALLEN  5 BODY WRAP / DUTCH INVERTUALS  6 IN YOUR FACE / SPORTSGIRL X TEMPS DES REVES  7 SUNGLASSES  / ROMAN NOVEN  8 COVERED HEAD TO TOE / KILLIAN LODDO

Nom Nom



RT INVENTORY / ALL YOU CAN EAT
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Food photography has come along way since the dusty 1970's cookbooks we used to have in our family. I remember  frequently flipping through my mom's goliath red checkered cookbook filled with sepia toned candied hams and jello molds. My favourite chapter was of course the sweets. Those maraschino topped sugar cookies always called out to me, "Hey girl, let's do this." 

It's been a few years since I've worked on food photography, but I still collect a bunch of wacky conceptual images on my Pinterest moodboard. The more original and crazy, the better. It's how I roll. Nom Nom! 

CLOCKWISE: 1 SWEET VEGETABLES BY WENDY VAN SANTEN  2 FAD DIET (COLD CUTS) BY STEPHANIE GONOT  3 FRUIT LOOPS BY LONNEKE VAN DER PALEN  4 FAD DIET (ORANGE FOODS) BY STEPHANIE GONO  5 DUTCH CUISINE BY WYNE VEEN  WOOD BURGER BY SARAH ILLENBERGER  7 ORANGES BY PHILIPPE JARRIGEON

11.11.2012

Going Back To Cali


TRAVEL TIME 

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You know you're a west coast girl when you're listening to Frank Ocean and the ocean at the same time. I just got back from an amazing work trip to California. Get this, the San Francisco airport has a yoga room for downward dog travellers and you can get as much raw, vegan, gluten free snacks to banish airplane peanuts for a lifetime. It's my kind of place. Here are a few iPhone pics from my whirlwind tour past Stephanie Tanner's Full House, across the Golden Gate to the home of the real Lost Boys, Santa Cruz. Sweet life.  


INSTAGRAM PHOTOS FROM SAN FRANCISCO & SANTA CRUZ


10.06.2012

Shine On



RT INVENTORY / MAD METALLIC 
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Today's Inventory is inspired by all things metallic. Get your gold on. Fall has arrived and it's time to trade in your pops of neon for a little sparkle and shine. 

1 DYI LEATHER LUNCH BAG VIA LOVE AESTHETICS  2 METALLIC STUDY / PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIN O'MALLEY  3 LOVE THE SPARKLE OF SASS & BIDE'S STAND AND DELIVER COLLECTION   4 A GOLDEN SPA DAY / PHOTOGRAPHY BY SILVA + CEMIN – A FLICKR FIND  5 GOLDEN CERAMICS BY ROMAIN LAGRANGE  6 GOLEN TOES FROM JAPAN'S DHOLIC MAKE ME WANT TO DANCE  7 WANTED: A GOLD FINGER MANI    

9.08.2012

Sweet Tooth




PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / JOBE LAWRENSON 
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There is nothing more awesome then the combination of commemorative plates and cookies. I would imagine this is what it would be like to have a Trekki meets Royalist grandmother.  Live long and prosper. 

WHO Jobe Lawrenson  WHERE London   WORK jobelawrenson.com

8.26.2012

Extra Ordinary



PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / CSILLA KLENYANSZKI
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I recently discovered Rotterdam based photographer Csilla Klenyanszki through our mutual love for all things simple and beautiful. It was her bird photo (pictured above) that first caught my eye and lead me to Csilla's artful portfolio. I find her work witty and effortless yet familiar all at once – it's like eating a ham and cheese sandwich upside down... or something like that.  

"My inspiration is my house and my environment (it's a kind of kitchen chemistry), that becomes a playground. I try to play with the borders of the nonsense; something that looks foolish at the first place can always find its right place at the end."

WHO Csilla Klenyanszki  WHERE Rotterdam  WORK klenyanszki.com

7.23.2012

Magic Eyes



RT INSPIRATION / MORGAN BLAIR
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Back in the day Magic Eye painting were all the rage. Remember? You would stare at them forever until some wack attack 3D image of a pharaoh or cat would jump out. Awesome! I was obessed which is maybe why I like Morgan Blair's pattern on pattern candy yum yum paintings. They somehow either remind me of the Magic Eye era or the paintings themselves. Nontheless, Morgan's methodical and repetitive paintings are pretty darn cool. Inspired by those delicious malted Easter eggs, the colour palette is good enough to eat. Basically, what's not to love? 

WHO Morgan Blair  WHERE Brooklyn, NY  WORK morganblair.com

6.25.2012

Disparate Youth








PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / JASMINE DEPORTA
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Jasmine Deporta is a 22-year-old photographer based in Italy. She's inspired by youth, colour and dreams.

"I love taking pictures of people who fascinate me. The people in my pictures I mostly find by chance or they are friends of mine. I sometimes see people and I totally fall in love with their faces, personalities and behaviors..."



WHO JASMINE DEPORTA  WHERE  ITALY  WORK JASMINEDEPORTA.COM


6.10.2012

Stripped


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / NICO KRIJNO
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Nico Krijno's body of work feels like a collection of random images found on any Tumblr. His work is direct and intimate. It's at times absurd and minimal. Often shooting his muse and girlfriend, the South African based photographer mostly works with analogue cameras to create some kind of wonderful.  Yes, that is a photo of hotdogs and carrots on a bed of florals. No big deal. 

"There’s a thread of love and a sense of humour running through it, though it may sometimes seem cynical and dark. The photos I most enjoy are raw as well as magical, containing a certain dirty realism." 


WHO Nico Krijno  WHERE Cape Town  WORK nicokrijno.com / Tumblr

6.03.2012

Go Go



TRAVEL TIME 
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I haven't stood still in months, which is a good thing. I don't do boring. Every time I leave Montreal, I gain a new perspective and get a little more inspired. It's all the creative juices you get from not sitting in front of a computer 24/7. These days I seem to be taking a million photos on my iPhone then my actual camera. It's great because you don't have to be perfect checking exposures and it's always on me. 

From magazine heaven in The Netherlands to the best brunch in Brooklyn then off to a confetti party in Texas while flying over Chicago and back again. Next stop is London. And it's calling... may each step you take be sweet. 

INSTAGRAM PHOTOS FROM TEXAS / NEW YORK / THE NETHERLANDS / NORTHERN QUEBEC / HOME 

5.28.2012

Portrait of a Lady




PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY  / MARIELL AMELIE 
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was checking out Base Magazine in between watching Game of Thrones and came across Mariell Amélie's poetic self portrait series from 2006 to 2012. I instantly connected with her work ... in particular the planking shot on the armchair is pretty amazing. Mariell grew up on a small island above the polar circle in Andøya Norway. She now lives and works in London.

"All my images are feelings I've had, feeling I can't always talk about or show in any other way."  

WHO Mariell Amelie  WHERE London  WORK mariellamelie.com / blog  

5.27.2012

JPop! Fun Times!



INSPIRATION TIME  / TREATS FROM JAPAN 
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When I was a kid I used to go to a crazy Japanese summer camp with kids from Tokyo who would send me box loads of gummy candies and Pocky. Nothing is more awesome than getting treats from abroad. Check out these radical gifts from Japan my dear friend from Caesar Pony picked up for me. They're so cooool. Thank you Emily! 

01 Loving my Torafu paper airvase in fluo pink. It's so beautiful when you pop it into a magical weblike creation. 02 Kamoi paper masking tape is my favorite. If I could, I would cover everything in this. Seriously. 03 This vintage Olive magazine from 1985 is editorial gold. Don't be surprised if suddenly my next project is inspired by this piece of 80's heaven. Jpop fun times!

Tie One On





STYLE STYLE STYLE  / WWAKE
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On a recent trip to New York, my BFF Erika introduced me to Wing Yau's handknotted jewelry collection WWAKE. Hello gorgeous. I'm pretty much kicking myself for not picking up a necklace, but good news you can buy them online here. Inspired by the simple designs behind traditional handwork and patterns, WWAKE is crafted in none other than beautiful British Columbia. Mad props to the west coast. 

5.06.2012

In The Blush



RT INVENTORY / TICKLED PINK
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Today's Inventory is inspired by Pretty in Pink. Spring is the perfect time to start sporting cotton candy hues. Whether it's a little cap, the perfect bubble gum coloured chair or a dreamy soundtrack inspired by a rosy sunset, I'm tickled pink. Awe shucks. Molly Ringwald, eat your heart out. 

1 SIMPLE DANSIH FURNITURE DESIGN FROM HAY  2 KITTEN SOFT STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN FANTL 3 MY FAVORITE STATIONERY FROM PRESENT & CORRECT  4 YUE POCKET BACKPACK FROM POUR PORTER  5 THE AMERICAN GIRL CAP BY KAREN WALKER  6  TYCO DIVESMOOTH JAMS PERFECT FOR ANY PEACHY DAY  7 ANABELA'S BEAUTIFUL FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY FROM FIELDGUIDED   8 MARAIS SANDALS IN BLUSH

4.28.2012

Super Natural





PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / ALEXANDRA VALENTI
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Every time I'm in Texas I get a little creative jolt. Whether it's Austin or Marfa – these are magical places. And it's no surprise that Alexandra Valenti calls the lone star state her home. How beautiful are her painted photographs? Her photos have a really entrancing quality to them. I suppose this is why you see bits of her work posted and reposted all over Tumblr. 

WHO Alexandra Valenti  WHERE Austin  WORK alexandravelenti.com  / tumblr  VIA DesignSponge

4.21.2012

Snap



PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / SOPHIE
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Sophie takes pictures. You've probably seen her work before on a random Tumblr here and there – which is where I first noticed her photography. For sure any photo with a pineapple or disco ball is tops in my books. Enjoy. 

WHO Sophie  WHERE  Paris  WORK sophietakespictures.tumblr.com 

4.20.2012

A12

TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS / HOLLAND
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I'm in the middle of the Netherlands next to a windmill, some cut tulips and the A12 highway. I saw this photo by the Dutch artist Helmut Smits (who you can read more about here) and thought I would post it. More euro treats to come. You just wait! 

4.14.2012

Austin City Limits




AUSTIN TIME
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I just got back from the heart of Texas (clap clap). And as always, the lone star state didn't disappoint. Austin kicks honky tonk butt. It's an amazing city full of live music, BBQ and cowboy charm. Here's a few photos from the trip. YEHAW. 


1 NEON SIGN ACTION AT GIBSON GUITARS  2 A RED ARMY JAM AT THE SWAN WITH THE FLYING BALALAIKA BROTHERS  3 BUS YO' SELF AT THE SPIDER HOUSE  4 ME AND RUDY KEEPING IT REAL AT BREAKAWAY RECORDS  5 EASTER CONFETTI   6 AMADEUS OR BEETHOVEN  7 WINNER CHICKEN DINNER   8 MUSTACHES AT THE MOHAWK  9 THE MAGIC OF TRAILER SPACE RECORDS  10 DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS  11 I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL 12 MAN AGAINST BEAST

4.02.2012

Broad Strokes






ILLUSTRATION OF THE DAY / SANTTU MUSTONEN
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It's true. I have a sweet tooth. I guess that why I see ribbons of delicious taffy candy in Santtu Mustonen's  3D illustrations. Either that or this must be what it's like to live in a lava lamp. I'm totally loving these abstract illustrations. For more insight into Santtu's work, here's an interview on ligature. Enjoy.  


WHO Santtu Mustonen WHERE  The Netherlands  WORK samttumustonen.com  VIA  Pekka

4.01.2012

Poison Ivy




PHOTO OF THE DAY / SUMMER CAMP
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I've got to say, there is nothing more freaky then going for a walk in the forest and stumbling upon abandoned cabins from summer's past. To top it off there was a cougar watch in the area. Real cougars. Could this all be the makings of a horror film? I was pretty much convinced Jason from Friday the 13th was going to pop out at any moment.  This place is called Moorecroft. It sounds like a town in Middle Earth but it looks more like a deserted set from Meatballs. I had my camera with me and couldn't resist taking a few photos. Crazy, right? So spooky!  

3.24.2012

Sun City






PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DAY / PETER GRANSER
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I'm loving this series from Peter Granser's book, Sun City featuring awesome senior citizens living it up in Arizona. From Rockette-style dance troops to synchronized swimmers and whimsical lawn flamingos what's not to love? This place is for reals even if it doesn't look so for reals. Retirement... I'm hoping it's not some freaky version of Edward Scissor Hands suburbia meets The Stepford Wives. I guess the moral of this story is let's all get some bikini body T-shirts and rock it today and tomorrow. 

 WHO Peter Granser  WHERE  Germany  WORK granser.de