Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Found Bicycle Photos

I enjoy collecting found photos, usually in themes. I was collecting photos of old cars, then swimming photos and now bicycles.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Making of a Tintype

Seems Tintypes are making a comeback of sorts. Joni Sternbach's surfer images were recently featured in PDN and the New York Times did a fashion spread today using the same technique. The images are really haunting and beautiful. The photographer did the entire shoot on Governors Island. You can see a slide show on the making of, here.

Photos by David Sokosh for The New York Times; Photographed on Governors Island, New York.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dressing for Fall

Taking a cue from one of my favorite bloggers (and magazine writer) Joanna Goddard, let's pretend shop at Le Train Bleu - a beautiful online boutique (love the photography!). Considering that you'll usually find me in jeans and t-shirts, I'm certainly no expert in the Art of Dress, but I LOVE pouring over these great clothes.

The Double Matinee Coat: Just. So. Beautiful. Makes me want to take a drive down some of the old roads out on Long Island to see the Fall leaves (but I'd better work fast - seems we are quickly slipping into winter out here on the East Coast).

The Pippin Apple blouse: I simply love this color. Swoon.

Hickory Striped Necktie: I love the 1940s vibe.

Photos by Le Train Bleu.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Creative Wallpapering

This 1840s farmhouse in Walton, New York, with its creative wallpapering, reminds me of my parent's Pacific Northwest house that they sold in 2008. In the 1970s, my mother used pattern covers and fashion spreads from magazines she found inspiring to decoupage the wall (and floor!)of her sewing room. When they sold it, it was amazing to really take a look at what was in vogue at the time. The red and white room was inspired by a tea tin my mother had lying around. I loved the hot air balloon as a kid. Both rooms were unfinished basement rooms that were rarely seen by guests - which made them all the more exciting as a kid.
P.S. If you enlarge the bottom photo, you can see my sister's handiwork under the hot air balloon.