Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Brooklyn Project

This is an awesome photo project by Jennifer Causey.  It's a collection of photos of artisans in Brooklyn.  I love Brooklyn and miss it all of the time.  Especially because of inspiring people like these creatives.  I dream of collecting artists and designers here in Salt Lake.  Are you guys out there?  Lets get together.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


That last picture had me thinking about tree houses so a little googling got me to these guys.  These are homes I'd kill for.

Tree Tops

Despite the dreary weather I'd like to be hanging out in a tree top today . . . or any day for that matter

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Night Wood

Two mega posts in a row, but I couldn't help it.  I love what these guys have going on here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Portrait Gallery

I loved the portrait gallery (the only museum we ended up stepping foot in while in DC this past trip).  I love the tradition of sitting for a portrait, it's so old fashioned and bizarre at the same time.  There were so many incredible people highlighted there and I really loved how the informational plaques were about the people IN the portraits, not the artists themselves.  So many interesting people out there.
This granny is the coolest, my grandma would never pose for a picture like this.  She says no one over 75 should ever have their picture taken.  I completely disagree, but I guess you should ask me again when I'm 75.

After so many "stuffy" and old fashioned portraits I was drawn to this beauty like a magnet.  It's a portrait done by Edgar Degas - course it is.  I love the action in it, even though she is sitting in a chair.

What a stud.

I love that this is a presidential bust.  He looks way too wild to be a president.  First "western" president.

The colors in this really caught my eye.  I also liked that it was a formal portrait of a black man during a time that few were treated very formally.

This piece was well placed on a dark blue wall.  The yellow stood out so beautifully.

This is such a feminine portrait to me.  Done by John Singer Sargent, one of my all time favorite painters.  Especially his portraits.

I would love this set of images on the walls of my house some day.

I loved the sketchiness of this piece - it adds so much focus to the subject in my mind.

I adore the precision in the top of this piece mixed with the casual undone bottom.