Friday, 26 June 2009

i go to the woods...

totally random owl baby photo from cuteoverload

hello my loose leaf lovelies! i must tell you that i have been thoroughly touched and inspired by all of your comments as of late, and am so grateful to all of you for indulging me in my ramblings. what's more, i have been so inspired and excited by the wealth of creativity, imagination and talent that i see on a daily basis in all of the blogs i read. thank you for that, too.

and now, alas, i must leave you for a spell. tomorrow, we're off to the woods 'til tuesday! but i promise you this: when i return, i shall regail you with images and tales of the canadian wilderness!

meanwhile, here's Grandaddy with my theme song for the weekend:

see you soon and have a spectacular weekend! xo

she walks in beauty...

i could write songs about these shoes. i could move mountains for these shoes. if i had these shoes, i would never take them off. i would sleep in them. i would bathe with my feet hung over the rim of the tub so as not to get them wet. they make my heart hurt.

marianne engel

Marianne Engel manipulates ordinary, everyday natural light to create magical environments, suggestive of otherworldly presences and hidden u.f.o.s. lots more here.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

marrying another woman's find (if polygamy were legal #14)

normally when i choose to marry, it is a choice i make alone; a sudden and unbreakable bond of attraction that i cannot deny. today, for the first time, i must marry another woman's find. the matchmaker whom i have to thank for the latest addition to my illusiary family is the remarkably stylish and charming Greedy Girl, who's blog i adore. go see for yourself!

yesterday's muse - jean patchett

i'm starting a new occasional feature dans ma blog, entitled yesterday's muse, in which i will post photographs of famous models of the past whose style and presence have laid claim to a portion of the collective unconscious and shaped our ideas of beauty in the process. i'll begin with Jean Patchett, iconic face of the 1950s, who's face and figure graced over 40 magazine covers and became the very picture of her decade.

your Moma wears army boots

somehow i wound up at the Moma online giftshop this morning and was very impressed with the quality and variety of their wares. everything from earrings to sofas, much of it designed by or modeled after artists whose work is showcased in the museum. they have some really imaginative designs, like the inside out champaigne flutes and ramen noodle forks pictured below. you should check it out.

the anonymous hugging wall

this marvelously creative and positive art instalation is part of an ongoing series called Methods & Apparati for Social Facilitation and Mood Elevation by Keetra Dean Dixon. love it love it love it.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

a bedtime story by steven meisel

Steven Meisel again? that's right. and it probably won't be the last time. i loves me some Steven Meisel.

the countdown begins...

just three days left until my husband and i embark on our five day outdoor odyssey in bear country! i've mentioned this trip before (here and here) and i don't mean to go on about it, but i am so bloody excited i could spit! i can almost taste the banana boats!


you'll need:
plain milk chocolate
tin foil

peel back a one inch or so wide panel of banana skin.
scoop out a wee ditch in the banana and place four or five chocolate squares inside.
top with however much of the scooped out banana you can squish back in.
replace the peel panel and wrap banana in tin foil.
place on campfire coals or grill for five minutes.
open and devour the resulting chocolatey-banana mushy magnificence with a spoon.
mmm. banana boats

barbie and skipper go camping

barbie book from vvpaperemporium

spring break blouse from SallyJaneVintage

pinecone necklace by bombalurina

50s bermuda shorts from catsandcrickets

plastic cups from backtothevintage

olive green dish set from Entwife

camping boots from OldBaltimoreVintage

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

kris lewis

i am utterly entranced by the extraordinary portraiture of artist Kris Lewis. see more of his magnificent work here.

sugary frocks

(icing on the cake dress)

Modcloth has recently listed some deliciously adorable dresses in cotton candy and french vanilla hues that will surely satisfy those with a taste for the sweet.

(great gatsby dress)

(bedroom terrace dress)

(blanche dress)

(bedroom eyes dress)

(layer cake dress)