Thursday 4 October 2012

    Happy birthday 79 Ideas

     

    Congratulations ~ 79 Ideas turns 3! Radostina at 79 Ideas has created a beautiful blog that is celebrating its third birthday. To celebrate 79 Ideas will have a new design inspired by the wonderful book - “Blog Inc” by Joy of “Oh Joy”.

    You will be delighted when you visit her website. I often re-post some her discoveries and her photography is wonderful as you can see in these pics.

    {Images: radostina via 79 Ideas}

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    Monday 1 October 2012

    HERRIOTT GRACE

     

    A delightful discovery ~ black wood panels and purple figs by herriott grace. What a treat to discover such a beautiful story.

    And who is Herriott Grace? It’s a venture of father and daughter, Lance and Nikole Herriott.

    They live 3400 kilometers apart, and don’t see each other very often. The father is a craftsman, and one day he began sending hand carved spoons to his daughter. His daughter loved the spoons and wanted to share them with the rest of the world. The father explained to his daughter that he only wanted to sell to people that would understand the time he had spend and the effort he had placed. And together, they opened the small online shop Herriott Grace.

    And with a story like that, my heart just melts.

    Many who know of Herriott Grace know of Nikole, but she wanted us to get to know her dad, too.

    So Nikole flew to BC with filmmaker John Cullen where they spent 10 days with Nikole’s dad, making a documentary.

     Be inspired by the Herriott Grace story, and watch the film.

    http://vimeo.com/39838446

    And now I’m going down the rabbit hole! I’m always intrigued how the internet connects ~ one link, then another and whoosh… taken away to discover new inspirations. I’ll elaborate on this joyful discovery in the next post.

    {Source: Lolita}

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    Tuesday 25 September 2012

    more Herriott Grace

     

    Herriott Grace :: The Herriott Grace story is about a father and his daughter, Lance and Nikole Herriott. Lance is a masterful craftsman and Nikole is a talented creative – a pastry chef /designer /ceramicist /stylist /photographer.

    The craftsmanship in their wood products is amazing, and the product photography is so beautiful.

    What an heart warming tale.

    When Nikole Herriott moved 2,100 miles away from home in Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto her dad,

    Lance, a woodworker, began to send packages to his daughter as a way to stay in touch.

    Occasionally, he would include one of the small wooden spoons he hand carved. Nikole loved them and thought others would, too. So together, the father and daughter began Herriott Grace.

    The Herriott Grace online shop has grown into a full housewares line (the hand-carved pieces made by Lance sell out as quickly as he can make them), and Nikole writes the popular blog Forty-sixth at Grace, where her beautiful photography documents her forays into the kitchen. The full story is here and you can see a sneak peek of Nikole’s Toronto home here.

    {Images: photography by Michael Graydon via Herriott Grace & 79 Ideas}

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    Flowers + Illustrations :: photographer Kari Herer

     

    Beautiful exquisite images by Portland based artist, Kari Herer.

    She combines illustration with photography to create these gorgeous artworks.

    For more, visit Kari’s ETSY shop, and they are affordably priced.

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    Sunday 27 May 2012

    pause

     

    There is so much depth, texture and beauty in this picture. It provokes many questions ~ is she composing herself to confront a fear and taking a moment to tap into the inner strength.

    {Image: via tumblr}

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    Saturday 26 May 2012

    big day, big week

     

    big dreams…. big sleep in!!! xxx

    {Image: Tim Walker: The Snow Queen, Vogue UK, March, 2009; model: Caroline Trentini}

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    Wednesday 2 May 2012

    moody beautiful

     

    And she walked gracefully in a voluptuous dress across a geometric mosaic floor….

    {Image: James Harvie Photography ~ Melbourne studio}

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    Wednesday 25 April 2012

    pretty in pink :: chanel

     

    Ditte Isager :: Portrait, lifestyle, still life and interior photographer who is based in New York.

    {Image by ditte isager for Chanel Mineral Makeup via Lolita}

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    Sunday 22 April 2012

    brain bulging with stuff

     

    I saw these pics on the La La Lovely blog posing the question:                                                                                                                  how do you clear clutter….from your mind that is?

    My mind feels like it is over-loaded just like these great images

    from a photographic series called Totem by French Photographer Alain Delorme.

    At the moment my life is so full with inspirational happenings, celebrating milestones with friends, work and creativity that my brain is melting down and completely jammed packed with details, ideas, to -do’s, and every other thing that I probably already forgot to do.

    I am having a hard time finding free space to make room for the most important thoughts that I really should be thinking, and doing the things I really need to do…..

    Thanks Trina ~ I’m inspired to create space for happier thoughts + creative ideas and solutions!

    {Images by Alain Delorme, via La La Lovely blog}

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    Thursday 12 April 2012

    Christian Lacroix :: Irving Penn

     

    More white :: Lace & Lacroix & Irving Penn ~ many of my favourite things!

    “The Glorious Tradition”

    Shalom Harlow in Christian Lacroix by Irving Penn for Vogue US December 1995

    {Image via bienenkiste}

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