EricGjerge has an amazing set on Flickr where he has uploaded images from Owen Jones’ book The Grammar of Ornament. I could look at all the prints and patterns forever – there is so much inspiration on each page! Check out the whole set for many more awesome pictures like the ones above, in bigger sizes too!
one of our creative directors, merrie, just sent this photo to me…
merrie spends a lot of her time in india. recently, she took some photos of some kids there, when their grandma started yelling at her “hey, why r u taking THEIR pic!?! take my pic, I am beautiful, I can sing, I can dance!!”
Nope, this flower isn’t rotting, that’s how it grows! It’s the Trichosanthes, a flowering plant native to southeast Asia.
I came across a funny little article about odd flowers on Metafilter, and saw some really unique flowers like these:
Flickr user Straatis has a really interesting collection of photos of New York City in the 1940′s. There is something so amazing about a photograph from the past, and actually seeing what was like 70 years ago! Not to mention seeing the Big Apple 70 years ago! Check out the set if you’ve got a little bit of time!
I love paperdolls, so as you might expect, I love these fun fashion paperdolls! I Love Mel has created paperdolls of supermodels Agyness Deyn and Kate Moss, as well as one of British pop-star Cheryl Cole. So fun! You can get a better look at the paperdolls here, and buy one if you feel so inclined. If that’s not enough Kate Moss for you, they also have Kate Moss coloring books!
Many of you may have already seen photos of the fantastic hats at Royal Ascot last week, but I couldn’t resist posting just a few! If you haven’t seen any of the pictures yet, there are good slideshows here, here, and here! You should totally check them out – as you can tell from the sampling above, the hats were outrageous, wonderful, and rather inspiring!