FYI: I am currently out of town visiting family, and so this post was written & scheduled in advance. (Woo, I’m totally on top of things, guys.) What this means for you: comment moderation and my replies may take longer than usual. Thanks for your understanding. x K.
Two things you should know about me: 1. I am obsessed with interior design, and 2. Give me a TV-on-DVD box set and plunk me down on a comfy sofa and I’m content for hours. Basically, I love interior and TV probably more than is healthy. Combine the two and holy bananas, I’m one haaaappy camper.
(Random aside: I, at one point, did consider going into set/stage design. But my program stopped offering the courses, so that didn’t happen.)
ANYWAY. TV + interior design in one place makes me happy. So naturally, these hand rendered floor plans of the apartments of popular TV characters makes me positively giddy. The artist, Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde, has put so much detail into each one. I’m just in awe of his attention to the smallest of details and his skill for drafting and rendering such beautiful floor plans. Wowzers. And the given: still lusting after miss Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment after all these years. Someone promptly built me her studio so I can live in it! (Hey, a girl’s gotta dream, right?)
Images via Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde, found via A Diary of Lovely
I’ve mentioned in the past that I have a strange fascination with photographs of water and pools, despite a mildly irrational fear of them in actuality. I don’t know what it is about them, but I’m drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I wonder if it’s that same type of feeling that possesses those storm/tornado chasers? In any case, this is a simple demonstration of “beautiful but terrifying” for me. But mostly beautiful because how can you not fall for the crystal clear waters captured in Massimo Vitali’s photos? The colours are so pure, so saturated, so delightfully summery! (And we in the northern hemisphere are clinging to the last couple weeks of summer.) I think what makes these photos to a whole new realm of amazing for me is that they’re filled with people. People everywhere. People are taking over each scene! I kind of love that. Static beach scenes are so cliched. These have so much life! I dig the realism and that he didn’t cater to the need to make the scenes so seemingly “perfect” by avoiding reality.
Images by Massimo Vitali via Yatzer
A little lazy holiday weekend inspiration… Loving this photography/illustration collab from 3petitspoints Magazine. As always, mixed media is one of my favourites, and I especially love the combination of illustration and photography, so these are right up my alley.
Images via 3petitspoints Magazine
Hello, bright, bold, ultra colourful and super collage-tastic art! I dig you. These magnificent explosions of flora and fauna, mountains, outer space, under sea creatures, you name it… this is the art of Ben Giles. And it’s insaaaane. Insane in the good way, obviously. I love the way he’s layered in so many elements into each piece to create an “updated” scene to the original vintage photograph. Pretty rad. This is but a teeny tiny selection of my favourites. He has pages upon pages of more awesome collage-y goodness over on Flickr: check it out!
Images via Ben Giles
Maybe it’s my inner voyeur or my deep love of architecture, but I’m pretty in love with this “Out My Window” series by photographer Gail Albert Halaban. They’re a collection of photos taken from a window, and of windows. Windows galore! Plus lots of super cool buildings in all their gritty, industrial, texturey glory. I love it. I wish the view from my window was even an inkling as cool as one of these views.
P.S. I’m talkin’ about the awesomeness of movie/tv soundtracks over at Christianna’s blog, The Girl With The Blue Bow. Check it out!
Images via Gail Albert Halaban (except the last, which is my own)
I’m not lying when I say my favourite colour is rainbow. Typically, it’s my sneaky way of saying white is my favourite colour. But in this instance, I literally mean rainbow is my favourite. Brace yourselves, incoming rainbow explosion! How can this installation done entirely in bright, saturated hues from every side of the spectrum not make you love rainbow?
Pretty cool, huh? Even cooler, it’s all made from string! Pretty incredible to think its made up of so many itty bitty pieces and those gradients come out so smoothly. Holy skill + dedication! I bow down to thee, Gabriel Dawe, you rainbow genius, you.
Images via Gabriel Dawe
I think I’ve found my one true love in Tumblr form… Maisons Blanches. It’s an explosion of white, white, white galore! I’m a little bit in heaven, I think. I’d gush for a couple paragraphs, but I think you all already know of my deep and intense love/obsession for the colour white. Now, excuse me while I get my infinite scroll on… Can’t tear me away from this one! So much white-spiration all in one place. Bliss.