What a lovely display of rocks, I'm glad I'm not the only one that treasures things like this
Beautiful Fishes - I would die for a collection and display like this one
Respectable way to show off your favorite things
This reminds me of the way I have my things. I like the irreverence of having such beautiful things in an unconventional pile of a display. The layers are so nice.
This is a wall of these beautifully decorative golden cubbies stuffed full of trinkets - I'm pretty sure I could fill walls and walls of cubbies like this with all my little things.
I'm not sure if I'm proud of that or not.
Artfully crafted collection of framed images
I love the richness of the inky-black books
with stark accessories & details loosely, yet carefully placed here and there
I love love love collections. I have an affinity for keeping all sorts of little things to remind me of places, times, and all sorts of details - I guess you could say my blog is a collection of sorts.
These are some images from a book about collecting that I checked out of the library last summer. I'm just now transferring them from my parents computer to my own. So much to do, so little time.
I found this artist via Micheal Rosenthal Gallery emails I receive [I added myself to their email list after walking in off of the street in San Fransisco]. So far I've only seen Mooney's work through their site - but I would love to see them in person. Also on the list of upcoming shows at MR Gallery: Amy Casey - just did a post on her work a few weeks ago. [scroll down to check her out]
This one is said to be made from icicles and saliva - genius
Neil introduced me to this artist while we were at the Denver Museum of Fine Art. He uses materials from nature to create his work. I enjoy that they are temporary as well. It's kind of like all of nature - there can be so much beauty and greatness, but it's delicate and often temporary.
I jotted down this name while I was in the SFMOMA as the artist to one of the paintings I really liked. I'm not even sure which painting it was because all I did was write down the name. Anyways, I looked her up and of course I really like her other work. Plus, some how just from looking at her photo (see above) I thought she seemed like an interesting artist and person.
Once I started reading up on Mitchell my favorite discussion on her work is of her physical materiality, as seen here:
title: Girolata Triptych date: 1964
title: Untitled date: 1995
Art Net on Joan Mitchell "Joan Mitchell as an abstract expressionist composes with long curvilinear strokes or broad stains of color, contrasting warm and cool, often on un-primed canvases. Her perceptions enrich her work with a fascinating sense of the unfinished. Joan Mitchell demonstrated in painting just as in life-anything can happen."
title: Untitled date: 1955 I love the stick like strokes in this piece and the white space
title: Untitled date: 1959 This piece is part of the Whitney's permanent collection
title: Untitled date: 1992 This piece was done the last year of her life
I can clearly remember combing through the J.Crew catalog with my friend Sarah over and over every fall since the 7th grade. We kind of just worshiped them, and since then I always secretly have, even though I like to tell myself I don't like cookie cutter "catelog" clothes or they're over priced or because the clothes look way better in the catalogs then they do on.
So any way, there's my J.Crew rant - the morel of the story being don't let any of that be true of their wedding dresses! I love so many of them! and I don't even have any marriage plans!
I love the back detail on this one
Pretty sure this is a shot gun brides dress, but I still like the detail