Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wanderlust: Santorini

 How is this for a perfect getaway? These views of the Greek island of Santorini are like a dream of the  perfect summer day...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Inspiration: Gnufäll

Love that fantastic, fluffy couch above, as seen in Skona Hem. According to Google Translate, that is a genuine "gnufäll" on the floor there. Yeah. : )

...and I covet the photo/painting in this shot from desire to inspire via Skona Hem. I need to find out who the artist is...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vintage Music: Adriano Celentano

Prisencolinensinainciusol = 70s FUN!

Gotta love Adriano Celentano, one of Italy's top entertainers. The language in this hopping song may sound like English, but was intentionally written to be gibberish.  Oll Raigth!!! : )

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Walk

A fall walk in Pacific Grove and Monterey, California.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Inspiration: The Maysles on The Selby

...and there's another fantastic post on The Selby featuring the Maysles in their fabulous surroundings. Lots of color mixed with tons of vintage treasures... (Al Maysles is probably best known for filming the cult classic Grey Gardens.) I'm off to start contructing a reading nook like this.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vintage Photos: Erwin Blumenfeld


Expressionist photography by German-American Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969). 
Nothing is new.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Masters: Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italy, 1720 –1778) gained fame for his fantastical etchings of atmospheric "prisons" (Carceri d'Invenzione). Looks like he was an early proponent of the steampunk genre...


Thursday, September 9, 2010


I want to live like this when I get older. Vitality and creativity pure. (Found via The Selby.)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Masters: Frits Henningsen

Be still, my beating heart. Another god of design has appeared in my starry skies.
Frits Henningsen (Denmark, 189?-1965). Can you believe the designs below are from the 1920s and 30s?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Monsieur Costeau.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Vintage Finds: The Girls

Lovely mugs made in Ireland by Arklow. Each features a well-known cutie from a nursery rhyme. Available in the shop. : )


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Music: France Gall