Speaking of creative types working together… one of my favorite photographers Susannah Conway told me about Favorite Things this morning. Favorite Things is a weekly Polaroid collaboration between Susannah and one of my other favorite photographers Alicia Bock.
How great is this duo, huh? Since they both enjoy their Polaroid SX-70 cameras, they each take a Polaroid photo of something each week and post the pairing on their blog Favorite Things without discussing what they’re going to photograph. Alicia sends Susannah her shot on Sunday night from the US and on Monday morning in the UK she places their photos together on the Favorite Things blog. Here are some of the results…
In thinking about this project I imagined how it would feel for them to see their work together on Monday mornings and if either feel more inspired or challenged from this project. I imagine yes but Alicia and Susannah if you’re reading can you please share with us in the comments section how this project has benefited you?
And everyone else, if you are currently involved in a project like this where two or more artists have joined forces to work on a project, please link it below!
(images from favorite things)
I met a very nice Finnish lady, Maaret, in Berlin last Autumn at a small business and blogging event that I helped pull together with the goal of encouraging those living in Germany to start blogging and share design from their part of the world because there is a really strong art and design scene over there - Berlin is like an extra large Brooklyn. That’s why today I was so happy to hear from Maaret and learn that she launched a blog just before the holidays called Visual Notes.
I like Visual Notes for many reasons, one being that it’s in English so more have an opportunity to read it and next, I like that she shows lots of finds from Europe which definitely makes it more interesting. There are so many design blogs out there now that I’m really hoping to see more localized content so I personally can learn more about the part of the world where the blogger lives and what is going on there when it comes to design. I think it’s a way we can all make our blogs stand out as a bit more unique if we add in some local stuff. When I’m in New Hampshire I sometimes talk about events and things in my local area (and Boston) and when I’m in my apartment in Germany you’ll find me talking about stuff I do and events I’m attending over there. I think it makes blogging more exciting when you can share what makes you proud about your city or country in addition to all of the international finds you may feature because certainly inspiration is never confined to one area. I digress…
In looking over Visual Notes today I came across a few favorites that I’m sharing below so you can get a sneak peek of what Maaret likes to blog about.
Maaret shared with her readers Castle in Australia, a bedding company that also happens to carry a darling collection of hand stitched one-of-a-kind pieces on vintage French linen.
She also wrote about schubLaden, a company in Berlin who fits new furniture with vintage drawers. They do bespoke work, too. Love this!
I found out about Nadja Müller who is a designer in Berlin who makes some very unique things for the home – blankets, bedding, curtains, lighting, . More here. Everything is handmade!
And finally Hanna Konala and her gorgeous illustrative work. She has a most inspiring blog, too.
Be sure to visit Visual Notes for more beautiful finds and congrats on your new blog, Maaret!
(images linked to their sources above)