Monday, March 2, 2009

built by wendy sample sale

Built by Wendy is having an incredible sale, today through Wednesday only. Here's what I scored...

Floral Art Teacher blouse. Originally $135, now $20!

Snuggly Cardigan. Originally $170, now $20!

Dotted Swiss Ruffle Blouse. Originally $153, now $10! Yes, $10!

It's like a dream come true!

Friday, February 27, 2009

shanghai girls

Remember back in the 90s when vintage Chinese ad posters were all the rage?

This bicycle poster says, "Happiness is Within"...

I found this one twelve years ago and it is still one of my favorite things...

Posters from Zitantiques.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

latest loves

I would wear these every day. Surface to Air.

Everything by Sabrina Dehoff blows my mind.

This fabric delft necklace by Klee was probably all over the blogosphere forever ago, but I just discovered it. Now I can't stop thinking about it...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

fun with photoshop

I have mixed feelings about Photoshop. I don't use it much, though I should, being a design major and all. For one thing, I tend to get hopelessly confused by some of it, and for another, it kind of feels like cheating, although I know that's an old school way to think. Anyway, it did come in handy with these two slightly blurry pics of yours truly. Add the smudge stick filter and voila! 

I wish I could go around looking like this all the time...

making goofy creepy

as only someone inspired by David Lynch can do...

I enjoy Mr. Lynch in small doses. When I was in college (the first time) Twin Peaks was all the rage, before it petered out into a murky mess. If anything though, I am bound and determined to visit the real Twin Peaks someday. That place is so beautiful it hurts.

Images from the In Twin Peaks blog.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

inspiration tuesday

Fairy tale in a glass (witch). Third Drawer Down.

Kersh plum and cream linen knit top. 

Pietari Posti tea towel. Third Drawer Down.

Monday, February 23, 2009

a perfect storm

of events this past week resulted in blog entropy. But now I am back and prepared for the daunting task of catching up on all my favorite blogs...

Ha. So true.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

i love toby liebowitz

her work, which i could pore over for hours...

and her journal...which i could also pore over for hours...

her book "How to Feel Safe Amongst Others" is available here...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

the case of the mysterious mirror

This fantastic photo by Coleen Yancy reminded me of one of the strangest things that I own...

a vintage mirror that has embedded within it an illustration of a woman leaping off a diving board. It was really hard getting a good photo of it. I had to photograph it at an angle, otherwise my face would be looming in it, which would kind of ruin the shot...

I have no idea where it's from, how old it is, or why the woman is diving while wearing a dress. It's just a cool little mystery.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

more mushrooms!

Mushroom cameo necklace.

Decole mushroom jars with wooden spoons.

Toadstool nightlight. Meant for babies, coveted by me...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

bits of my bedroom

I love the Nouveau style of this earring tree. I particularly love that it was only $5.

Porcelain rose necklace with suede ties. I never wear it...look how big it is!

I try it on from time to time, but then I picture myself getting tipsy and tripping and falling on my face, which would of course result in shards of rose petals being driven into my throat. Then my loved ones would have to explain that I was killed by a necklace.

A print by one of my favorite photographers, Sheila Metzner, and a framed Alphonse Mucha postcard of Sarah Bernhardt.

A closer look. The print is actually one of many pages that I tore out of a Metzner book when I was a (stupid) teenager. I then lost what was left of the book. Said book is long out of print and now costs $$$. Sigh.

Monday, February 9, 2009

some ephemera...

A 1907 leather postcard to a Miss Mildred Clemens of Portland, OR. Leather postcards were banned a few years later by the post office, as their new sorting machines couldn't handle the thickness of the leather...

Found photo. Loving the curly headed kid on the left, his sailor tie and the casual way he has his hand in his pocket...

An old photocopy of an old driver's license of mine. I keep it around because my hair during that era was so hilarious. Permed, dyed blonde and moussed. It all added up to me having an inadvertent resemblance to cheesy 80s hair bands...

And finally, a 1920s Chinese bath powder label. Love that long lost vintage Shanghai glamor...