I was never the little girl who carefully planned out her wedding from the age of five. In fact, I’ve probably given about 2 minutes total thought to my future wedding over the span of my entire life. Really, really not that girl. Not that there’s anything wrong with it if you are the type of person who thinks about this sort of stuff, because there’s not. I merely mean to emphasize the point that I’m pretty much clueless about this sort of stuff and thus further highlight how much I’m super in love with this wedding I’m about to show you. Because it takes a looot of lovin’ for me to post wedding stuff when it’s not so much my regular biz, you know what I’m sayin’? So that’s just how much I’m enamoured with the styling of this one. It’s gorgeous. I want to throw a great big party, have it look this awesome, and then live in it forever. Sound crazys, but true story, guys. I want to live in this wedding.
Photos by Ben Blood via Green Wedding Shoes
Post #2 for today – wowzers, that never happens! But I was procrastinating my pants off (obviously) and found this on Pinterest and thought was just so stinkin’ awesome and I got so ridiculously excited by it that I had to pop on over here and share. Because it’s stop-dead-in-your-tracks awesome+clever.
Visual/literal type… bring it!
Pretty nifty, huh? “Parallel” and “Van Gogh” are my favourite (and VG gave me a good chuckle). If you’re as impressed as me by the creativity and brilliance of these, you can see the full thing over here.
Image via Ally on Pinterest
I’ll be upfront here: this Prada lookbook, it’s a few seasons old. I can be pretty not up-and-on the times when it comes to this sort of stuff. But you know what? When something really rad comes along, it transcends “season” and time and all that bologna. Because it’s awesome. And that’s all that counts. (Right?) So that’s what I’m going with: this Prada lookbook is pretty rad, and I like it, so here it is!
I love me some mixed media, so naturally, these are riiiight up my alley. I love the way they’ve blurred the lines of fashion, photography and illustration. In a way, these are even almost cinematic. Or as cinematic as 2d can be. Through the fantasy world that’s been created here, each image does seem like a quick stop into a single frame from some strange dream-like movie though. It’s a bit jarring, but the high concept approach is so well executed, that push/pull of “what in the heck is going on here?” just plain works in a weirdly wonderful way.
Images via My Modern Met and Trendland.
I always find outdoor art installation most fascinating. I love seeing what wild and wacky things creative minds will think up, and most of all, I love seeing how this pieces integrate into their natural environments. I think I’ve found a new favourite in this installation, titled “Bubble-gum”, located in Almere, Netherlands. The premise is quite simple – a collection of some 50 colourful balloons floating across the surface of water – yet oh so delightful. It’s whimsical and magical and fills you with that special sort of child-like wonder where you want to jump up and down and point and squeal aloud. (It’s not just me, right?) Funny how something so seemingly simple can impact you in such a way.
And I’m forgetting the best part. Not only are these colourful little bubbles generally amusing on their own, they also dance. You heard me. At night, they’re fitted with LED bulbs and these glowing little orbs of light drift across the surface of the water floating every which way the breeze so chooses to take them. Pretty magical, huh?
Images via Renee Reijnders & Merijn Hos.
What’s black and white and pink all over? The abstract art work of Fede Saenz, that’s what! And I’m a total smitten kitten for it. I adore the limited colour palette (black and white obsessee in the house, what whaaaat?), the movement of the pieces as a whole, their size (guys, they’re HUGE – 4′-0″ x 5′-6″! I love that!), and, of course, I’m the smittenest of the smitten kittens for a good mixed media mash-up. Acrylic, graphite, spray paint, pastel? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Plus, they’re just plain fun. From the bold fluorescent signature pink, to the playful shapes and lines (and splotches! Love me a good splotch.)… I’m both mad with painterly envy and exploding with inspiration!
Images via FedericoSaenzRecio.com
How about a little Warhol this morning? Nothing like a little pop art to feed the soul and fuel a little creativity, right? I’m no rabid Warhol fan; just your average admirer. And while I can appreciate his more bold/iconic/well known pieces, I prefer his simple sketches and photographs, and of course, the many assorted prints with his infamous and often blunt little quotes & sayings. For funzies, here is some of my favourite art work from & art work inspired by everyone’s favourite pop artist.
Sooo covet this “All is pretty” poster. I’ve searched everywhere I can think of, but can’t find a source for it. Someday though, this will be mine.
A few film strips of Miss Edie Sedgewick.
NYC Street Map, c. 1949. Yay childhood art!
Hearts, c. 1979-84. Simple and sweet.
It’s these tongue-in-cheek little blurbs of text that I love. He’s so honest! I love it! (And I understand, Mr. Warhol. I too like boring things.)
The end! This was a sort of random post. But I dig the random, so I’m goin’ with it. Tell me about your favourite Warhol piece in the comments if you feel so inclined. :)
Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
I never thought I was a horse person, but I think I’ve just been proven wrong. Horses are insane gorgeous! How have I never noticed this before? This series of white horses running through water by Eye Poetry Photography… wow!! (Exclamation point overload warning…) Can we just all take a moment to stop, stare and appreciate the overwhelming beauty here for just a moment, please? … (+ here’s some background music for ya.)
Worthy of the two exclamation points, right? These are so stunning in every way, shape and form. Anything I could possibly say wouldn’t do them justice, so I’m just going to stop here and encourage ya’ll to scroll up one, or two, or fifty more times to just ogle and take it all in. Speechless.
Images via Eye Poetry Shop & Eye Poetry on Etsy.