Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thought I'd take a second and make mention of our sister site Le Clique Foto. The premise of the site is to bring together all the folks we know who have a love of photography and give them a place to share and discuss their work. You'll find a slew of great photographs there courtesy of our talented and dedicated contributors. We hope you'll take a look.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Amongst all of the colorful ephemera surrounding Easter, the candy filled baskets, the decorating of eggs, and the ensuing egg hunts—another thing I really love is the Sunday attire. After seeing a clip on the tube about Mr. Song, the maker of Aretha's hat at the inauguration for Obama, I was instantly reminded about some of the special Easter outfits I had as a child. The ensembles my grandmother had myself and my aunt get suited up in always involved some bright pastel colored dress with white lace trimming, thick stockings or lacy socks, and those begrudgingly stiff patent leather mary janes. I do believe there was a hat involved on occasion, but unfortunately not in the caliber of Mr. Song's lovely creations. I've posted some of them taken from their website below.
Monday, April 6, 2009
As I've gotten older, I have come to recognize an additional responsibility of adulthood: what on earth to do with the ever-growing pile of junk mail. Though I work hard at keeping the various card applications, banking ephemera, and shopping catalogs under wraps—it is more often than not a losing battle. I've since taken to coming up with some way to make use of these things, besides putting it out to recycle with the trash Mondays. Being inspired by various collectors of those junk mail envelope liners (see Joseph King's awesome flickr page), I've started keeping a small swatch for each that arrives. I've also taken to tearing pages from clothing catalogs with nice color palettes. This isn't to say that I necessarily NEED more scraps of paper. I just feel guilty bringing the mail in, to simply be taken straight back out.
Generally each item is pretty unattractive to look at, so imagine my surprise when a typically dull USAA catalog arrived and this time with a cover designed by Daniel Pelavin. See more of his work here.