Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Going to Miss Oscar de la Renta

With a heavy heart, I am bidding farewell to Oscar de la Renta, one of my most favourite designers and a truly fantastic gentleman. Oscar passed away peacefully on Monday October 20th after a long battle with cancer.

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I LOVED this sweet piece from Anna Wintour. She was a close friend of Oscar's for many decades.

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This video documentary from the Clinton Global Initiative brings back beautiful memories of the special man too.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] Urban Forms Gallery

This mayor of Łódź, Poland is the coolest. And it's a woman - Hanna Zdanowska! She is funding a project on behalf of the city "to create a permanent exhibition of street art in the public space in the city centre of Lodz." 
Here are my favorites so far from the 30 murals:
ARYZ (Spain)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] Hopare

This kind of art blows me away. Intricate layers upon layers to create an astounding effect. Hopare knows what he's doing and the Frenchman working in Paris doesn't fail to disappoint.

Urban Safari

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time Slice Photography by Dan Marker-Moore

I love love love Dan Marker-Moore's eye for photography. His newest project "Time Slice" is really cool. Check out my favorite images below and see more on his website here: http://danorst.tumblr.com/tagged/timeslice.

Chicago: 39 Photos spanning 1 hour 18 minutes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fantasy Digital Artwork by Peter From

Check out these stunning digitally enhanced photographs by Peter From, of Sweden. This guy is just plain nuts. In a good way!! 

He completely masters the use of reflection and saturated colours. Absolutely love his work. Definitely check out his 500px profile for more amazing photos: https://500px.com/peter_from

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

[Tuesday Tattoos] Gene Coffey

These delicate water-color tattoos by Gene Coffey are really beautiful. I am surprised at how many men receive floral tattoos! Right on. :)

Gene's based out of Brooklyn, NY so if you are looking for a unique tattoo, hit him up! http://tattooculture.net

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

So you might be wondering...

Twiggy at Disneyland during her first visit to the U.S., 1967.

Read more: Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Swinging Sixties Icon | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/culture/twiggy-rare-photos-of-a-sixties-icon/#ixzz3FIRR4IIW

...where have I been?

Well, since this blog is just something I keep up with in my spare time, sometimes life just doesn't give us any spare time. Am I right? Phew. It's been a busy month or two.

I'm not writing to say, "I'm back to posting multiple times per week!" But in case you do kinda sorta follow me semi-regularly, I want you to know that I haven't fallen off the blog-o-sphere. I'm starting to get  my spare time back and will continue contributing here when possible. 

Hope you stick around! Or not, actually, since I really could care less how many "followers" this blog has. I post things for me, so that I have a journal that I can look back on to see what was important to me at different times of my life. I have a terrible memory, so I gotta keep up with this all somehow... but I'm so happy if you want to join in on the fun too! The stuff I share is pretty cool, if you ask me. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tiny Paintings by Lorraine Loots

"How?" I ask myself.

These tiny drawings by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots are super detailed and incredibly beautiful.

Lorraine started this project in 2013 and the objective was to make a tiny painting every single day of the year. She sold all of those paintings and started the project again this year. She's already sold out every day of this year too (though there are still postcards available, of which she makes 5 every day)! So if you are in love with her work, you can reserve a future painting or postcard here: http://lorraineloots.com/paintings/september

African Wood Owl | Strix Woodfordii (you can cuddle these at Eagle Encounters at Spier Wine Farm). 16 x 25 mm. (at Spier Eagle Encounters)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] Leon Keer

This guy is AMAZING. Leon Keer is Dutch, but truly works internationally now. His specialty is in 3-D street work, which is just incredible.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

[Street Art Sundays] Guache

Finally an artist from the "region" where I live! Guache is Colombian but has worked recently in Europe. I love his colorful animalistic/humanistic street art. They really make you stop and take them in.