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In the Moment

Just happened upon Michael Graydon‘s photography and I’m seriously in love. All of his images have this wanderlust spirit that just transports me to another place. I’m particularly captivated by his photos that seem to capture a moment, even though they’re more portrait than documentary. It’s like we caught someone making waffles for their sweetheart or just missed the kid who ran through a swinging gate. Stunning.

Michael Graydon photography: wafflesMichael Graydon photography paint jarMichael Graydon photography dining sceneMichael Graydon photography dinnerMichael Graydon photography gate

Please, go browse the rest of Michael’s portfolio.

Leanne Shapton Patterns

Happy Monday! I wanted to share a great little watercolor series in the New York Times from their former art director, Leanne Shapton, that I just happened upon this weekend. She did quick little pattern studies that were published on Wednesdays in April 2011, mostly based off of fabrics and clothing she wore. I love the singular patterns and the tiny story behind each one. Simple, pretty, special. 

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage Halston shirt from a secondhand store, worn to dinner with my brother and his girlfriend.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times

“Layla cotton shirt worn over a bathing suit to Macaroni Beach.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage silk scarf from a secondhand store, worn to a meeting at the British Library.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Tartan wool skirt that used to belong to my Aunt Pam, worn to the Belsize Park cinema.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage dress from a secondhand store, worn to dinner at Nick’s Cove.”

Art to Inspiration

echoes of fragrant voices jo howe

Echoes of Fragrant Voices by Jo Howe

 

When I first saw this artwork, I immediately had one thought and one thought only. Pasta. It’s probably because it’s my favorite food. And because I eat it several times a week. But seriously I can’t get it out of my mind when I see this piece.

My pasta routine usually includes sautéing farmer’s market veggies in garlic and olive oil, adding a little cream, tossing in some capellini, and topping with a heap of shaved parmesan. It’s simple, quick, and always delicious. But this piece got me thinking of other kinds of pasta I’m craving to make this summer. Corn in pasta? Yes please!

pasta art to inspiration

Sweet corn, chilies and burrata over fettucini • baked spaghetti and mozzarella • Spaghetti and Meatballs All’Amatriciana • Fettuccine with Walnuts, Zucchini Ribbons, and Pecorino Romano • Capellini Gratin • Fettuccine Carbonara with Fried Eggs   

 

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