Friday, May 30, 2008

Paper Dress by Susan Stockwell

The detail of the map on the bodice is like the embellishment of embroidery or a necklace.

The blue of the ocean on a map is used as blue ruffles.

Photographed in the London art gallery Studio Caparrelli by Sean Myers. The map dress is by Susan Stockwell. Via Lori Langille via Desire to Inspire.

Les Indiennes Fabric

The company is quick to send out a copy of their catalog. It is very well designed. The catalog is also on line.

Close ups of images block printed on fabric.

Les Indiennes

Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

These words “heart speaks to heart” can first be understood as the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Heart of God, speaking to our heart, calling us to holiness, leading and guiding us to the Father.

The line, “heart speaks to heart”, was not even original to the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman. May 30, will mark the 161st anniversary of Newman’s ordination to the priesthood which took place in Rome on May 30, 1847. Newman borrowed it for his motto when he was named a cardinal in 1879, from a letter written by the great 17th century spiritual writer and Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales.

Via Whispers in the Loggia.

White on White

A picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus over the mantel.

Lamps without shades! All the furniture is against the wall which is a little disturbing.

These rooms are better for me than the recent post of White on White with the blond furniture. This room has the blond door, but the weight of the tub counters the lightness. The dark door handle also counters the lightness.

Via the Style Files .
(images by Light Locations)


Thursday, May 29, 2008

White on White

This is a beautiful staircase, but I can see myself falling off because I tripped going up.

The blond wood is a departure from the very dark that Art and I normally are attracted to. These people must entertain a lot as there are so many tables and chairs.

Three sets of tables and chairs all within 10 feet or less of each other?

The Style Files was one of the first blogs that I discovered and still one of my favorites. The items showcased are much more modern than I normally like, but the designs are clean.
(images by Light Locations)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Life

Mary Palmer born 5.32.08. Happy birthday, Steve!

The Happy Family.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The God of Abraham

I wonder who wore the crown?

This is an interesting shape for a book.


The type within the shapes is nice and especially within the animal. The use of red type and larger point size is very graphic.

Most of the Christian images have visuals of Christ and his followers.

Do the visuals relate to the type design?

Different size pages within a book always intrigues me. I wonder if these were different copies that have been compiled by a single person. What is the story of this book?


Beauty in the simplicity of the layout and the embellishment.

Type going in all direction.


La Bibliothèque Nationale de France have a large website for their current exhibition: Livres de Parole ('Book of the Word') - Torah, Bible, Coran and the selection here were taken from the image bank thumbnail pages pertaining to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There is a lot to see; the site is in French but visuals are visuals no matter the language.

Via BibliOdyssey.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dark floors, white walls with a touch of caramel furniture. The gray doors on a track are the best though and take this room to the next level. Part of that may be the metal hardware that adds another element. The shadow between the panels add a subtle stripe to the white walls and the ceiling. The railing on the stairs is a repeat of the stripe in the walls. The gray beams repeat the door color. The coloration of this room reminds me of Darryl Carter's rooms in his Virginia house.

A room the width of the sofa. The yellow sides and cushion are an unusual combination with the rest of the sofa. It is hard to tell the color of the sofa and walls. I like the three flat cushion on the seat.

Images via Desire to Inspire of Virginia MacDonald a Canadian photographer

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Things Have Change

Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne
Got white skin, got assassin's eyes
I'm looking up into the sapphire tinted skies
I'm well dressed,
waiting on the last train

[Bridge #1:]
Standing on the gallows with my head in a noose
Any minute now I'm expecting all hell to break loose

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but
things have changed

This place ain't doing me any good
I'm in the wrong town, I should be in Hollywood
Just for a second there I thought I saw something move
Gonna take dancing lessons do the jitterbug rag
Ain't no shortcuts, gonna dress in drag

Only a fool in here would think he's got anything to prove

[Bridge #2:]
Lot of water under the bridge, Lot of other stuff too
Don't get up gentlemen, I'm only passing through

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care,
but things have changed

I've been walking forty miles of bad road
If the bible is right, the world will explode
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can

Some things are too hot to touch

The human mind can only stand so much
You can't win with a losing hand

[Bridge #3:]
Feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet
Putting her in a wheel barrow and wheeling her down the street

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care,
but things have changed

I hurt easy, I just don't show it
You can hurt someone and not even know it

The next sixty seconds could be like an eternity
Gonna get low down, gonna fly high
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie
I'm in love with a woman who don't even appeal to me

[Bridge #4:]
Mr. Jinx and Miss Lucy, they jumped in the lake
I'm not that eager to make a mistake

People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but
things have changed

bloom a horti-cultural view

Bloom magazine was created in 1998, in response to the ever-growing lifestyles inspired by trends in flowers, plants and gardening. Bloom is the first magazine of its kind, analysing with informative and inspirational photography and texts the major trends in this area, and how this relates to industries as varied as fashion, interiors, design, packaging ,cosmetics, food and culture. Each issue has a different theme.

In 2001 the magazine was selling for $92.00 for two issues. Everything about the magazine is wonderful. There is also a book published bloom book which has images from some of the earlier issues of the magazine.

Li Edelkoort is one of the world's most renowned trend forecasters. Her work has pioneered trend forecasting as a profession; from the creation of innovative trend books and audiovisuals since the 1980s to long-ranging lifestyle analysis and research for the world's leading brands today.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Joseph Cornell

Untitled (The hotel Eden) c. 1945

Habitat Group for a Shooting Gallery 1943

Untitled (Medici Princess) c. 1948

Untitled (Solar Set) c. 1954

Not only are the pieces interesting, but also the boxes are so diverse in their construction.

Images from Web Museum.

John Derian

The shelves are dried mushroom fungus that are mounded. Of course, the natural items that are displayed on the shelves are beautiful and one of the attractions for me. The other items keep it from being monotonous. The cow painting and the small gold frame in the lower right corner are delightful. The items are in John Derian's shop.

The question is do I still have some dried fungus like these in the studio? Do I do something like this or just keep the photo as a reminder of ideas?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

William Christenberry

Red Building in Forest, 1983

This image is on the cover of the book William Christenberry published by Aperature. I look at it in passing everyday. The colors look richer on the book and not as garish as they do on the computer.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Calligraphy Portraits

The broken red lines and the patch of blue in the corner add interest and richness to this piece.
Do any of these people look happy? Are they trapped within the confines of the letter that encircles them?

Portraits from via BibliOdyssey via dsharp .