June 30, 2009

A Good Clutter

I've been reading a lot of design blogs lately. Often, these blogs have photos of beautiful, immaculately clean spaces, well-arranged shelves, coordinated patterns. As much as I love simple, beautiful spaces, I also love a good clutter, and this post is an homage to big old beautiful messes. Crackteam has some nice photos of such, including the ones above.

June 28, 2009


My grandmother died last month. I looked through all of her photos, the ones she took with her first camera, back when she was in high school; the ones she and grandpa took of each other posing in front of the house; and the ones of the whole huge family gathered on the farm, bean walking, sledding in the driveway, playing softball out in the cornfields. She had a good eye. More here.

June 27, 2009


You've got to love this beaming little mustachioed wrestler, made by Christian Fernández Mirón. Check out his other work here.

June 22, 2009

June 16, 2009

Sandra Juto

Just happened upon the lovely work of Sandra Juto, an illustrator from Sweden. I'm smitten. See more here.

Esra Roise

Esra Roise also has a new website afloat*. Her work is very pop, very alive, and has great texture and composition. The way she does hair is pretty unbeatable.

Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis has a shiny new website up: check it out *. She's one of my longstanding favorites.

June 15, 2009

Heartbreak Doll

She's such a delightful mix of gangliness and grace. Heartless or heartbroken? I'm getting a kick out of all the art dolls and art toys up on etsy these days. (you can find this one here)

June 14, 2009


The Library of Congress

I love the Library of Congress photos up on flickr, especially the ones from the the Great Depression and World War II.

June 13, 2009

June 12, 2009

A Journey Round My Skull

Incredible early 20th Century Japanese magazine and book covers are on display at A Journey Round My Skull.

June 11, 2009

Mike Wilkes

Check out this photo by Mike Wilkes. It makes me excited about the lazy summer days to come.

June 10, 2009