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Photographer Anna Wolf

The work of Anna Wolf is just lovely and her online portfolio is certainly a joy to peruse. I’m sure you will recognize her work from some of your favorite magazines and catalogs. She’s everywhere!

I especially enjoy the photographs she’d taken for a past issue of Bust magazine showing a fun party and I liked how casual and welcoming they felt. I enjoy photos showing good times shared amongst friends, couples cooking together, mothers cuddling their young on the sofa. They are touching and you can’t help but want to cut and paste yourself right into the scene… I guess that’s precisely what a good photo should do. Please take some time this weekend to enjoy talented Anna Wolf and her incredible online portfolio. And a major bonus: She maintains a blog, too.

(images from anna wolf)

Posted in inspiration on January 16, 2009
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A Refreshing Sip of Mint IceTea

Today I came across the work of budding Indian photographer Purvi, also known as Mint IceTea, on Flickr. While I’m not sure if she sells her photography I felt so taken by her work that I just had to share a glimpse of it will all of you.

Beautiful work, Purvi. If she doesn’t have a shop she certainly should consider it. I’d love to see her work on my walls and really enjoy watching her grow with every new photo. So inspiring to witness an artist exploring and blossoming!

(images by Mint IceTea)

Posted in inspiration on January 16, 2009

Sunday Morning Inspiration

A little Sunday morning design inspiration for you… I rarely blog on a Sunday but my friend Emma posted about the lovely stylist Stephanie Hanes in NYC and I couldn’t resist peeking at her website as I’d not heard of her before. What terrific photos to enjoy over tea and French macaroons this morning (mine came from here). I couldn’t wait to share so here you go… A peek. Click here for more.

Now that I’ve enjoyed a little inspiration from Stephanie, I’m off to drool over the latest issue of Domino magazine with one of my favorite actresses on the cover, Zooey Deschanel (don’t you love her music?). While I usually don’t drool over celebrities on the cover of any magazine, I can deal with those I feel are from the more down-to-earth crop of celebs. The Drew Barrymore Zooey Deschanel types seem more accessible to me somehow. I’m hoping they’ll profile Zooey’s talented and lovely sister Emily in the future as I’m a huge Bones fan… Anyway, you can buy the she&him CD here on Amazon in case you’re interested in hearing Ms. Deschanel’s lovely voice…

By the way, is it only me or do you also think that the Deschanel girls and Katy Perry look totally related? Zooey is super talented so I just love seeing her in my favorite American design mag this month! For those of you without access to the print article, you can view her studio here on the Domino website.

And before I sign off today I must share with you a most unique present from Three Potato Four owners Janet & Stu. This is from a bottling company that went out of business awhile back… I’d never heard of it before but since their little girl is named Holly and they found two of these bottles, they surprised me with one. It really does say, “Refresh with Holly” and so this is something I’ll never part with – what a special gift! Thank you J&S!

Enjoy your cozy Sunday!

(images from stephanie hanes)

Posted in inspiration on January 11, 2009

Happiness Is…

Sometimes it’s best to say just a little and show a lot. This is my theme for Friday. All posts will be light on text and BIG on beauty today.

Happiness is…

Groundwork, Hadley Hutton, Orange Lola, and Bethan Lloyd Worthington.

Tea Cup Series.

Moth Speak print.

A limited edition book from Art & Ghosts.

Eskil jewelry.

Brenda Rose, Eek Design, Brooklyn Rehab, Art & Ghosts.

The latest issue of Mankind Mag makes me happy, too. I love watching Erin grow out her business and produce this fine magazine.

Clothing by Maria Lucia Squillari.

And Charley Gamper dresses.

(images linked to their sources above)

Posted in inspiration on January 09, 2009


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