Beautiful. A welcome vision on another rainy Portland day.
Prints of Paul Octavious’s Kite Hill are available at 20×200.
June 2nd, 2010
May 28th, 2010
This is one of my first shots—taken while walking back home in the rain after a haircut, and treated with the Format126 app. I’m gonna have to track down more painted building signs. Some great typography out there and I find the weathering and fading charming. A hint of the past.
May 28th, 2010
Hilarious, and often strange collection of vintage American postcards from the 50s-70s, otherwise known as BAD POSTCARDS.
This one is an advertisement for those embrace-ready mannequins.
A taste of what the back reads: “They wave and point their arms…They Talk. Comes complete with special deluxe uniform in a variety of colors, and your choice of lettering.” Read more here.
Can we say Vitameatavegamin? These gals look a little toasty.
May 28th, 2010
May 13th, 2010
May 10th, 2010
As a response to turning 30 Amy decided to make cakes and photograph them, learning simultaneously about studio photography and cake decoration.
“It was a celebration of birthdays, cake, color, pattern and obsessive absurdity”
…she says of the project.
Four years later her latest crazy confections continue to grace gallery walls with mouthwatering explosions of color.
May 10th, 2010
Feeling like this today. Let’s keep these vibes all week! Thanks for the inspiration, Tina.
November 18th, 2009
Rebecca Ward’s freaking amazing installations made with tape—duct tape, electrical tape, masking tape. amazing. said that already. doesn’t matter. they are.
(via Oh Joy!)
November 15th, 2009
November 5th, 2009
Love at first sight.
Geordie Wood hand painted photographs for Susan Woo’s Spring 2010 Collection.
(via oh joy!)
November 3rd, 2009
September 27th, 2009
September 11th, 2009
September 10th, 2009
September 8th, 2009
A novel resource for people who’d love to build their own modern home. (As in, it actually could happen and this site could help make it possible.)
Hometta provides home plans by nationally recognized, sought-after architects. The plans are available for purchase and a subscription service offers how-to tools and access to a builder database.
See the blog for more about what they’re up to with the site.
August 31st, 2009
August 24th, 2009
I received an email a couple weeks ago from Peter, a reader who had seen the post about Simon Schubert, and he was recommending I take a look at Benjamin Shine‘s portraits. I’d peeked at them, and now I’m finally posting. They’re amazing! He essentially “paints with fabric”.
The pieces are big—around 4×5 feet or so—and they’re most impressive when you see the detail shots.
One that’s received quite a bit of attention is a large portrait of President Obama made of a single retired American flag woven through nylon mesh.
Probably the most striking pieces is the portrait you see at the top of 17th century painter, Rembrandt. Sort of an homage to Rembrandt’s use of light and shadow, this piece looks like it might be a charcoal drawing when in fact its is constructed out of one piece of tulle pleated and pressed between sheets of plexiglass. Unbelievable.
MoCo Loco picked up the story and has some terrific large images of the Rembrandt portrait. Go see!
August 23rd, 2009
August 22nd, 2009
June 19th, 2009
June 15th, 2009
Happy birthday to me! My gift to myself is this collection of prints from Will Bryant’s Etsy shop. I’m so excited and can’t wait for them to get here. It’s true, I do love nice people who make cool things.
June 14th, 2009
May 27th, 2009
May 26th, 2009
This piece by Sarah Spitler seems the perfect expression of my creative struggle today. Bursts of bright beautiful color that trickle, drip, shift, spread and desaturate. Then some details, big brush strokes. And then another burst…and desaturation… You get the idea.
May 21st, 2009
May 10th, 2009
May 7th, 2009
Kate I heart your lighting!
Brisbane gal Kate Bernauer sets and props scenes for her photographs with theatrical lighting and imaginative compositions.
The photos above are from a series called ‘I’ll be home for dinner’.
The series explores the ridiculous and often tragic nature of human experience through the staging of people engaged in strange and often futile activities. The work has been inspired by dreams and ‘strange, but true’ columns – the weird and absurd true stories often found in the back pages of newspapers.
Such inspiration provides some crazy content for sure, but it’s her creative interpretation and awesome execution with the exposure that makes these super rad. I’m a fan.
(via Lost At E Minor)