Saturday, February 15, 2014

Areile Alasko

I can't remember what instagram rabbit hole led me to ariele alasko, but i'm thankful i've found her. 
She is an artist and woodworker in Brooklyn who uses old lath to build beautiful art and furniture. Her workspace and home are so inspiring to me, a peaceful tapestry of earthy colors and antique textures. i would love to one day own one of her pieces. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Touching Strangers

I found this project by Richard Renaldi to be breathtakingly beautiful and thought provoking. 

Richard Renaldi cajoles complete strangers to pose together in an intimate way. (the video is short and worth watching).
Mr. Renaldi Has been working on his portraits series since 2007, and one of his goals is to encourage people to think past the divisions of ethnicity, religion and socioeconomics that often go unexamined in urban life. "for a lot of people, its an exercise for them to be able to push their own comfort level" He said. The result is beautiful. 

I'd be curious to hear your thoughts too. 
thanks for reading, 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Just Sayin'...

oh hey, look! i've got a deal for you :)

here are some other pictures of this super warm coat, just for fun. bundle up!

find it here

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photographs that feel like life

Sometimes I see a photo of myself and think, "is that really what i look like? " or i'll see a way that Steve and I are posed and think, " that looks really awkward, we must have been really nervous."

These wonderful family photographs by Amy Messenger and Christopher Messenger feel like one beautiful day in my real life. when i saw the first photo of my hand grazing asher's head, i thought, "oh, i do that a hundred times a day." it conjures up a feeling in me; one that i hope i remember when my boy is 21 years old, and his head towers above my own. I can look at that photo and remember what it was like to reach down and caress those tight little curls.

these photographs represent things i know deep inside me; asher snuggling his chin into my shoulder, steve and i burying asher in a hug, watching airplanes together, discovering treasures in the grass.

i am so thankful for photographers who can make you feel so at ease and capture a simple few hours at the park in such a breathtaking way.