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Photography by Kristybee

Kristybee is another Boston local for you to love this morning, and what a delicate feminine view of the world she has! I just love looking through her lens, I really like her point of view. Her work has been described as poetic, warm, touching, and sensitive.  I found Kristy via Flickr and haven’t been able to take my eyes off of her many gorgeous folders there. I’m so pleased to share her work with you today because I know that you’ll really like it too.

Psst: In addition to selling her work as prints, she also has a Flickr photo group called Cornea Burn for photographers obsessed with sun shots and lens flare.

(images from kristybee)

Posted in etsy, walls on February 02, 2009

Wallpaper Projects: On My Wish List!

Speaking of books, I added Wallpaper Projects: More than 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art to my wish list last night. Doesn’t this look like a great read? It’s by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith who are co-owners of the Curiosity Shoppe and have a blog called Smarts and Crafts.

It showcases, “Contemporary and vintage patterns, plus instructions for over 50 wallpaper projects ranging from quick scrap crafts (book covers) to more involved design upgrades (headboards) to big impact makeovers (walls, window shades).” You can pre-order a copy here at Chronicle Books. The book will release sometime in April.

(image from chronicle books)

Posted in Books + Magazines, walls on January 28, 2009

New: Favorite Things Polaroid Project

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…

(this one above is my favorite I think. I love that muted blue green sky and the perfumes.)

You can find more work by these talented ladies in their Etsy shops: Susannah Conway and Alicia Bock.

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)

Posted in walls on January 21, 2009

Wall Murals

This image from the Library of Congress gives us a majestic glimpse of Norway in the winter of 1890. This is soothing, don’t you think? Outside of soothing, it also got me thinking a lot about scenic wall murals again. I don’t know, they can look nice sometimes and I’ll show you two examples of what I mean below, so save those “Ewww” remarks for a moment and wait for the photos…

See many more here: Photochrom Travel Views.

This image reminds me of a wall mural that is a bit campy but I love it because it’s in my favorite neighborhood bar in Hannover called Blattgold. They papered the wall in a mural much like this one and added faux antlers and lots of fun, modern lighting, mid century modern chairs and sofas, and on another wall, this gold flock wallpaper. You’d never think these things could live together but they do. Another wall is emerald green and lime, really! I wish I had photos. Such a fun idea for a bar! It’s funky eclectic, owner Sascha did a great job decorating this place. I remember seeing a scenic wall mural on Apartment Therapy that I really liked, they found it in Cottage Living magazine. Here it is below…

AT said that the homeowner, “fell in love with this wilderness-themed mural in a hunting catalog and instantly needed it in her bedroom. She pasted it up, just like wallpaper.”

Wait! I do have photos of Blattgold. I found them online at a site for restaurant reviews called Qype. These photos were shot during the day, at night the restaurant lighting is very come hither with lots of candles. They also seem to love Amy Winehouse and Johnny Cash because last time I was in they played both CDs in their entirety.

Oh, wait. Blattgold has their website up (it wasn’t up back in November). You can view more photos there I think. I can’t wait until I’m back in Hannover this year to hang out there with Anne! Hi Anne!

So with that, see you on Monday friends! Have a great weekend everyone. Play, rest, eat, light candles, invite over some friends, rent a movie, order take out, sleep in, go skiing, fit in something fun!  – Holly

(image top: library of congress 2nd image: apartment therapy via cottage living, bottom 4 images from qype members weasley and posch)

Posted in walls on January 10, 2009

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