jim tierney

jim tierney designed an absolutely incredible series of book covers for four jules verne novels as part of his senior thesis (he is currently an illustration student at the university of arts in philadelphia). i would snap these up in a second if i spotted them in a book shop.

kamisaka sekka

it’s times like these when i wish i had millions in the bank so that i could collect art like a serious person. kamisaka sekka was a japanese artist who combined facets of western art & craftsmanship with traditional japanese (rimpa) painting. you can purchase some of his work at japan print gallery.

forest

i went for a long sunday walk last week in my neighbourhood forest, toting my camera along like a good girl, only to realise that i had left the battery in its charger back home. shit!  these photos by capture the feeling of that walk (except a thousand times better than i might have done). the forests are also just slightly more amazing – just like heaven.

rodeo blue

sometimes i hop skip & jump between blogs and suddenly find myself at some swedish fashion site that makes me go – oh, hello. luckily chrome automatically translates foreign websites for me (thanks google). i’m still not really sure what’s going on at rodeo, but the shopping department has some nice stuff (talk about short shorts hey).

the cat’s pajamas

jessica of the cat’s pajamas found these vintage photos in a basket in an antique store

My favorite thing to collect is probably old photographs just because I love making up stories about all of them and getting a glimpse into the past. Plus, I think they’re the best source of inspiration when in comes to outfits. These photos in particular are especially special because they’re all from the same couple of people. It looks like it was a family and their friends and other family members and the photos span throughout 1936-1938.