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Marilyn in the Wild

it’s always interesting to see lesser-known images of Marilyn Monroe, like these of her “hiking” in what look like the hills above Hollywood (or at least somewhere in L.A.). she would have been 24 here, and how cute is the little MM embroidered on her top? quite like seeing the ever glamorous…

Claire Sherman

Claire Sherman

when i discovered the work of NY based artist Claire Sherman i loved it at first sight – the graphic style & those prominent brush strokes are totally my bag. she actually paints many of these scenes from kitchy nature books. reading more about the story behind her work, she explains… “It is less…

Rhi Ellis

calm. down. that’s what i had to tell myself this morning. instead of closing my eyes & listening to chilled music, i had a look through the photography of Rhi Ellis, whose moody pictures of ice and water and cold and fog put me at ease. all photographs by Rhi Ellis

Pools of Colour

imagine being dip-dyed in a pool of colour. – the above were taken in Taupo, New Zealand by Stevie Peerenboom – taken at the Krafla Volcano, Iceland by Mark Lukoyanichev – taken at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park by Robby Edwards – taken in Askja, Iceland by John Freeman – taken in Yellowstone National Park by…

Long Bach Nguyen

the work of pilot & photographer Long Nguyen made me so jealous i almost punched my computer. kidding! kind of. after spending an age looking at his incredible photographs i had such a feeling of gratitude for the fact that he’s shared them, giving us a veritable bird’s eye view into…

A Forest

i went for a long walk in the forest this past weekend – one of my favourite ways to unwind. the only thing i will miss about summer is that the days are longer which allows for walks after work before the sun sets. then again, there are not many…

icy goodness

just in case you felt the need to look at a bunch of beautiful ice pools, like i did. … which indirectly made me think of this douglas adams quote “… imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in – an…

backpacker magazine

i wrote a post about backpacker magazine covers from the seventies back in 2009, but unfortunately lost it to the gods of unreliable image hosting. so i thought i’d remind you that you can actually browse back issues of backpacker magazine on google books (from 1973-now) i have spent an…

wild

sundry sullen häre christian david fenton stephanie sabine caroline olivia jaffe will simpson

villa mecklin

i’m not sure that i’m sold on the design of this house, but i’m certainly envious of that huge deck – i can definitely imagine spending hours lazing about, catching some rays and watching the water. great party potential, too. notice the fire-pit that disappears into the floor during the day…

check out the rest of the pics at the contemporist

naaaaaaature

inspired by… william morris – willow – 1874 i really need to get into some nature this weekend. images: fern ; leaf ; cactus ; palm ; succulent ; dandelion