Start your week off with something sweet! I just adore these treat prints by Joël Penkman. Ok, and now I want a box of doughnuts.
You can purchase some of Joël’s prints in his etsy shop.
I’m back! With a feels-like-new fast laptop and a bucket full of inspiration. If we must go back to work today, let’s kick off the week with a new sense of purpose and passion. So grab your coffee and let’s go…it’s going to be a good one!
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.
Please, go browse the rest of Michael’s portfolio.
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.
“Vintage Halston shirt from a secondhand store, worn to dinner with my brother and his girlfriend.”
“Layla cotton shirt worn over a bathing suit to Macaroni Beach.”
“Vintage silk scarf from a secondhand store, worn to a meeting at the British Library.”
“Tartan wool skirt that used to belong to my Aunt Pam, worn to the Belsize Park cinema.”
“Vintage dress from a secondhand store, worn to dinner at Nick’s Cove.”
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!
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