Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Paul Thompson's Dreamy Nightscapes

 These moody nightscapes by Paul Thompson are even more incredible when you learn that they were all photographed in pitch dark. When he pressed his camera shutter (which he couldn't actually see) to put in motion an hours-long exposure, Thompson couldn't be sure how each photo would turn out--and only attempted each shot once:

(via Peta Pixel)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 14)

Sorry I've been MIA lately! We just moved back to Columbus, so between getting moved in and partaking of all the great food that comes with living in an actual city again, I've been a bit distracted.

However, I have been saving up links for you, so here's some wanderlusty inspiration for your weekend: 

- Exploring Iceland's stunning crystal caves!

- An Instagram account dedicated to hot guys on the Paris Metro (and recommended reading if you're looking for more fodder for your "move to Paris and find love" fantasies) 

- A surprisingly awesome Costa Rica beach hotel constructed of shipping containers

- An entirely cat-related exhibition of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints

- The tiny Russian village where everyone's a tightrope walker 

- Thinking about trying my hand at this yummy Kare Udon recipe 

- Wow, these international school lunches look better than my lunch most days

- Wonderful photos of Jodhpur, India, the "Blue City"

- Who's up for a Ghostbusters themed trip to NYC?


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We're all taking the same vacation photos

 For her series Photo Opportunities, artist Corinne Vionnet combined thousands of tourist photographs of iconic spots around the world, creating these slightly queasy, impressionistic images. Honestly, I'd still want to get that "I was here" shot, but it's crazy to think how many people are taking almost exactly the same photographs. (speaking of which, this is hilarious).

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wacky vintage Japanese ads from the 1970s and 80s

Sent off on a tangent by this little roundup of pre-war Japanese beer ads, I spent Sunday browsing the glory that is 70s/ 80s Japanese advertising-- equal parts 80s nostalgia and "wtf Japan." Here's some of my favorites: 

(If you're wondering why there's so few actual Japanese people, it doesn't seem to be so much a question of recycling ads, as it is selling a "cool" Western image)

p.s. if you're looking for more, this looks like a fascinating read...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 13)

Links to inspire your wanderlust this weekend....

- How to do a farm stay in Europe

- Hipsterific. But I grudgingly admit that they're pretty cool. 

- Find Oregon's Mt Hood at the bottom of a pint glass

- A reminder that winter could always be worse (from Russia, of course)

- The most unusual sound in the Swedish language

- Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods since the Vikings

Thursday, February 5, 2015

New York City's Matchbook Diaries

 Matchbook design is a lost art most places, but Instagram account Matchbook Diaries beautifully documents the matchbooks of New York City. It almost makes me want to start smoking again. Since that's a terrible idea, I'll settle for trying not to burn my fingers while lighting scented candles. 

I won't be pilfering matchbooks from NYC restaurants anytime soon, so these cool vintage book cover matches and this faux bois matchbox are on my list (and why do these gorgeous matchboxes have to be sold out everywhere??)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Giveaway | ASH Jewelry Porcelain Necklace

 This week's giveaway is from gorgeous Etsy shop ASH Jewelry with these really cool dipped porcelain necklaces and earrings! I love the little pops of gold:

ASH Jewelry is offering one lucky reader a medium size circle necklace in their choice of color! This giveaway is open worldwide. Click through to enter...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Taiwan through the lens of Hannah Pierce-Carlson

taiwan tour bus

 Really enjoying Hannah Pierce-Carlson's photography, in particular her Taiwan set. I love seeing travel photos that go beyond the normal touristy subjects and delve into everyday life:

young taiwanese girls playing outside
laundry hanging in taiwan
dogs outside of taiwanese home
man sleeping on motorcycle in taiwan
shop in taiwan
shop wall in taiwan
tree lined street in taiwan

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Giveaway | Erin Johnson Photography Fine Art Photo Print

 This week's giveaway is from gorgeous Etsy shop Erin Johnson Photography! Erin has a huge variety of travel and nature photography--here's some of the photos I'm smitten with (all travel related of course, but her nature prints are stunning as well):

Erin is offering one luck reader their choice of any print in 10x15/ 11x14 size, worth $45! This giveaway is open Worldwide. Click through to enter....

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