Friday, 20 August 2010

Friday Buoy: Visual and Emotional Feast

I'm not sure if you're the type of person who cuts things out of magazines and then holds onto them for years, but I am. In 2005 I was so enamored by these photos by Tim Walker from the July Vogue UK that I ripped the pages out and squirreled them away. Every once in a while I come across them and still swoon. I'd love to do something with reams of ribbons as pictured below but have yet to come up with a practical project. I'm not sure how Dan would feel if I started draping ribbons around our bathroom.

A more recent discovery (this morning!) is this Just around midnight wallpaper from designer Elli Pop. Again, I have no practical use for it so I'll just look at it for the time being.

Here are a few other good things I've been getting stuck into:

  •  Inspiring craftivism story about quilting for a cause
  • Drops Like Stars -- an amazing coffeetable book from Rob Bell about suffering and creativity.
  • Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother by Xinran. The only problem with this book about what it's like for Chinese women to have to give up their daughters for adoption is I can't stop crying when I read it. But it's worth it and I highly recommend it.
Hope you have a good weekend! What's been keeping you afloat this week?

***By the way, don't forget to write out your letters to your 16-year-old self this weekend. We'll post them on Tuesday and I'll provide a place here to link to your blog. Can't wait to see all the wisdom we come up with. :) 


Nadine said...

Love those pictures, especially the one with the blue dress! Gorgeous!

And I LOVE the idea of making gift bags from newspaper! Thank you for sharing!

Dee said...

I think your bathroom is pretty darn cool already! :) Loving that photography & wallpaper! xx

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