Entries in polaroids (2)


ephemera, etc. 

There's something about personal ephemera tucked in expected places that I find incredibly charming. A step beyond the bulletin board, it gives a home a sense of instant cheeky humor and ease (at least to someone like myself who revels in beautiful chaos). Here, anything can be turned into a canvas... the possibilities are endless! Both Miles Redd and Herve Pierre extend their artistic eye to the lampshade, turning a plain jane shade into a mesmorizing work of art. Rita Konig, as I've written before, dresses up her mantel with personal polaroids. Similarly, Hamish Bowles and Jenna Lyons use photos to dress down fancy mirrors. The best part about this look? It's 100% budget-friendly! We all have photos laying around that need a home, and I'm betting that everyone has a lampshade and/or a mirror that could use a little sprucing up. So there you have it: Instant chic on the cheap. What could be better? 


bathing beauties

I don’t think there is anything more charming than old photographs. A woman found these stowed away in basket in an antique store and took it upon herself to scan them. They’re so beautiful – I’m shocked that anyone would give them up! Whenever I come into contact with photos like these, I can’t help but wonder – who were these women, and what became of them? I find myself coming up with wild, elaborate stories to “answer” my questions. Definitely a more interesting way to pass time than trolling facebook!