This video from Fiber Lab is precious x one million! A paper master (chef) uses paper ingredients bake a deliciously realistic croissant. It’s so interesting to see what people can do with paper, and the design looks so lovely and minimal, but I can only imagine how much time went into each ‘ingredient.’ A sweet reminder to look around ourselves and figure new ways to create with objects and supplies we already have. Or just enjoy it!
Imagine these stunning gem close-ups on your wall. Placed vertically in a column, or mixed in to a gallery wall. Horizontally in a row Beautiful! I have a thing for gems (see them scattered through one of my Pinterest boards for evidence) and these beauties are on my wish list, especially the opal. These prints are coming at us via photographer Jen Altman and her print shop, Nectar and Light. A little beauty break to help you through your Monday.
Behold my favourite image from Dolce and Gabbana’s controversial Fall/Winter 2006 ad campaign photographed by Steven Meisel and featuring models Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson, Julis Stegner, Coco Rocha, Snejana Onopka and Iselin Steiro. I’m not sure who the male model is, but it’s the ladies grabbing your attention anyway! This campaign came out during my last year of high school when I had recently covered Napoleon in Social Studies and was obsessed with paintings of Napoleon, and Josephine’s beautiful empire waisted gowns, so add in my favourite model at the time, Gemma Ward, and this series of advertisements instantly captured my imagination.
In prepping for this post I found out that this campaign received criticism for the violence it pictured, but I only saw amazing art direction, incredible make up (that flush!) and sumptuous clothing coming together in a fantastical image that had me wondering where I would wear these gowns if I could only get my hands on one. On that note, I would have felt cheated if I was cast in this campaign to wear something other than a gown!
See the beautiful collection in its entirety at Style.com.
Recently I received the Garance Doré print I ordered from her online shop and I’m so excited to get it up on my wall. All I need is a minimalist black frame. I ordered the pictured poster, called The One, after it had been sold out for quite a while. I remember the first time I saw it on her website and was really struck by how beautiful it was, so I was very happy when she included it as a print for purchase.
I really enjoy buying unique prints for my home. In fact, most of the prints I own I bought from local artists at the amazing biannual Royal Bison Art and Craft fair. I also have a really lovely water colour of Central Park that I purchased outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during my first reading week vacation in my second year of university. It’s probably one of my most prized possessions. Hopefully I can get some photos of my ‘collection’ up soon!
I’m welcoming 2014 by finally getting my blog started! I might not feel 100 per cent ready, but sometimes you just have to jump in and see what happens. As they say, sometimes done is better than perfect.
A new year also means a new calendar and I found this really gorgeous free printable courtesy of typographer Jasmine Dowling. I printed one for my office and an extra big one for my home. They look really lovely when hung up with a simple paper clamp. You can find the printable here.