Wayne White

i try not to re-post stories from mega-rad blogs like It’s Nice That because i figure everyone else reads them too (and if you don’t, you should) – but this was too good not to share and share again.

Wayne White’s word paintings are exactly my cup of tea – milk + sugar with a dash of wit and satire, please.

Wayne has had great success as a fine artist and has created paintings and public works that have been shown all over the world. His most successful works have been the word paintings featuring oversized, three-dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions. The message of the paintings is often thought-provoking and almost always humorous, with Wayne pointing a finger at vanity, ego, and his memories of the South.

all paintings by Wayne White. story via It’s Nice That.


These Things No.20

thought a these things is appropriate after such a long time away. 20 is a nice round number, too.

vanessa jackman’s behind the scenes photos of MiH Jeans s/s 2012 lookbook

endless summer – a new tote from fieldguided

this illustration inspired by stella mccartney s/s 2011 by jiiakuann via mallory

i would like a swedish torp, please.  via my scandanavian retreat

made this chicken salad with spicy ginger dressing twice in the past week – it is DELICIOUS

love these minimal wallets by noah lambert – would be a perfect gift for a guy. via swiss miss

claudine dory photography via butter + brass

sunny walker by closet visit

amy merricks’s photography for frankie zmetra’s new online shop lawrence

finnish textile designer vuokko nurmesniemi’s home photographed by  Kaarle Hurtig for Apartamento

kiekeboe 2011 a/w lookbook via honeykennedy

rethinking the identity of a british seaside town  by proud creative via design work life

the good life by adrian richardson looks like an amazing cookbook

steven alan fall 2011 lookbook

eartha kitt via miss millib

a crowd gathering to watch the sunset in greece by becky trow

and finally, shake by calri davidson made me laugh


These Things No.19

thank you for the enthusiastic response to yesterday’s post – i will definitely be expanding on that idea in the near future (collages, fashion, art… can’t help myself really). BUT i’m going on holiday from today and will only be back to the internet world next week sometime – holiday fun depending. in the meantime, here’s a these things. have a great weekend!

floral designer & stylist amy merrick launched her new website, and it’s beautiful

tomboy style compiled the grid -  a master list of Tomboy Style essentials

this is my proof by duane michals via vic

“This Photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It did happen. She did love me. Look see for yourself!”

loving these videos for marion deuchars’ new book let’s make some great art via it’s nice that

mallory has been compiling some awesome things

i’m constantly looking for scraps of paper to scribble reminders on when i’m at my computer – that’s why desk it is perfect. via swiss miss.

waste landscape is a 600 square meters artificial undulating landscape covered by an armor of 60 000 unsold or collected CDs, which have been sorted and hand-sewn.” – via the contemporist

legato is a beautifully designed col­lec­tion of three printed books with pho­tographs taken on a road trip to san juan capistrano - a col­lab­o­ra­tion between designer jory dayne and pho­tog­ra­pher weston colton. via design work life

this photo by jonathan levitt (need a holiday)

the best photos are always taken in iceland. photograph by reinhard pantke

print combinations by wolf eyebrows

graphic design & packaging for falcon enamelware by morse studio via september industry

how to do the simple gibson tuck by sarah lynn paige

these photographs for moop by jamie of from me to you

and finally, this made me feel like i could die of happiness – a mariachi band serenading a beluga whale via door sixteen


Woolwich Dockyard Portraits

got totally sucked in by this amazing set of photos taken by George Plemper in London in the late 70′s & early 80′s

For a period of 5 years between 1978 to 1982 photography was a way to prove to myself that I was still alive. Unable to unable to make sense of the “real world” and “real people” who told me that I was too sensitive, too quiet, too thoughtful, too strange, I found that my world changed when I picked up the camera. Through the viewfinder a new and better world opened up and, best of all, it acted as a shield. I did not have to get too close when I held the camera. In 1979-82 I used to visit the Clockhouse Community Centre in Woolwich Dockyard, London SE18 and these are a few of the sights I saw.

all photographs by George Plemper