I’m feeling very visual today and not in the mood to write… I’m more interested in allowing my eyes to wander vs. typing. Perhaps you feel the same way after a long activity-filled holiday weekend? (As a little by the way: it flew for me and was extremely busy, you too? But I got to meet fellow blogger Nichole from Little Brown Pen and her husband and kids which was a highlight! She wrote about her visit to my home here.) So! How about we play a little game of show and tell? I’ll share 8 Flickr photographers who never cease to inspire me and you can do the same – though it doesn’t have to be 8 of course. Just name drop a few by chiming in below. Perhaps you can introduce me and your fellow readers to those on your radar — I love finding new and exciting work to bookmark.
Who are your current Flickr favorite photographers? Please comment below with links so that we can all see. ;)
(images linked above to the source)
Have you visited the online portfolio of New York Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet? No, you say? Time to change this and peek into her perfectly designed rooms along with me. I spotted her in a recent issue of Elle Decor and well all I can say is don’t expect minimalistic, Plain Jane, or mostly neutrals with Ms. Nisbet. Oh no. She goes big, bold and all fancy-like and you most certainly won’t be catalog shopping with her at West Elm. She’ll introduce you to fabric lines you can’t pronounce. She may paint your crown moldings purple. And if given the chance, Nisbet will deck out your daughter’s bedroom so exquisitely that your little princess just may stop texting long enough to thank you. And your fear of mixing patterns or how to make purple look grown up? Gone, abracadabra… poof!
If I could rewind and be a purple-loving one eye one horned tweenster again, I’d surely want this room to be my own. Okay, maybe part of me wants this room now.
Check this out… monogrammed towel perfectly placed, gorgeous silver leather pouf for resting fashion mags, ledge for a glass of wine, gorgeous soaking tub surrounded by lush pink floral wallpaper. Yes, please. I’ll be over at 7:00 with lavender balt salts and a bottle of Riesling.
(images: amanda nisbet design)
Today I’m inspired by the photography of Coral von Zumwalt, a sought after professional photographer based in Los Angeles who has a stunning online portfolio that I suggest perusing with your morning coffee. I couldn’t think of a better way to begin the week than to get lost through her lens.
Coral’s client list includes InStyle, Glamour, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and many more of our favorite magazine so don’t be surprised if you spot several photos that look familiar to you. I kept spotting ones that I’d seen before and now I enjoy knowing another memorable photographer to watch for the next time I pick up a copy of one of these publications.
I found the first two photos above intriguing and wondered who they belonged to so I did some research and discovered that this is the atelier of California jewelry artist Sonia Boyajian in Hollywood. I love her laid back bohemian style and examining all the little details. And what is it about a pink shell rocker? It never ceases to sweep me off of my feet no matter where I spot one – an any color – such a sweet chair!
(images: coral von zumwalt)
I spotted Luis Albuquerque Photography over at Danielle’s post this morning about deep blues so I did a little digging to see what I could find out about this talented Toronto-based photographer. You know me and my still life photography fascination! My goal is that by highlighting the work of professional photographers from time to time I am helping to contribute to a greater good – namely to celebrate and honor their profession and encourage the purchasing of magazines, newspapers and books where their work is largely found. The print world is their bread and butter! Luis Albuquerque, a native of Portugal, resides in Toronto where he has been working as a commercial photographer for ten years. One of his clients is House & Home magazine where you may have seen it work already.
I love all the mini vignettes, they make me dream of rooms to decorate! So tell me, which of these three themes that I’ve pulled together spark your fancy? For me, the pastel imagery of course but the vintage grouping is a very closer runner up. Both satisfy my need for modern and vintage, soft and light, while also a bit rustic and cozy with a dash of childhood curiosity which I sometimes feel like I still have in many ways despite being all grown up. I also adore that office space because seeing bolts of fabric and bins of wrapping paper make me feel right at home. I could sit at that desk and have a ball with all those pretty things, you too?
So tell me… what grouping above do you connect to and why?
(photography: Luis Albuquerque Photography)