Thank you very much to Anthropologie for making my Black Friday extra special. I picked some essential items for my upcoming trip. I grabbed some sketchbooks. I always lean towards hardcover, but these will do since I need to carry as little weight around as possible. The gorgeous book Uncommon Stockholm by Erik Nordlander was a must have. I took some shots to share.
I’ll be in Stockholm in less than a week. I can’t believe it.
I have been hoarding images to share. A portion of them are my own and then of course, there are the lovely pictures of others which I encounter during my visual consumption sessions. The ones above I enjoy so much and I hope that you do too.
I won’t say much about it except at one point when the team traveled through a wormhole, the sounds and vibrations added to the effect that you were in the spaceship. It went from clamorous to absolute silence. The room was absolutely silent and I said aloud, “That was amazing”.
PS – The first people to show were given free posters. I got 4. Don’t ask how. The limited edition posters were designed by Kevin Dart. Dart is represented by Gallery 1988. I love my posters.
1. MCO to DFW. It’s 5am and I am up before the sun.
2. Boost Pump? Is that like mocha pumps?
3. Airport installation. I take refuge in the Fortress of Solitude after missing an impossible connecting flight from Dallas to Austin. I told the American Airlines flight rep, “The Flash couldn’t have made that flight”. She was not amused.
4. I win! I’m the winner! My stand-by ticket that allows me to leave Dallas, the Petri dish.
5. En route to AUS. Let’s start this road trip.
6. Pick up in Austin. Brunch with Katia, Amanda, and Jessie. Then, drive to NOLA.
BOO! Happy Halloween! 1. A residential porch in NOLA with an army of different pumpkin personalities. 2. Street view. Baby tomatoes (see below). Some intact and some squished. 3. Crime scene. Veggie homicide? Ketchup? | All images courtesy of the lovely city of New Orleans. Images by Flower.
While in NOLA. 1. Ride or die skeleton. The residents of New Orleans take their Halloween decorations seriously and I was impressed. 2. Look up. Traces of ceiling flair. 3. Upcycle. 1222 Decatur Street. You could hear someone in the back busy at work using power tools. When the person emerged, it was a gorgeous girl in all white. White pants, white shirt, white apron, and safety goggles. I wish I got her picture. 4. Furniture porn at Upcycle. That bench. Those legs. I want. I want. I want. 5. Buzz Kill lamp.* | All images via iPhone by Flower.
Road trips diaries: day & night. 1. Amanda on a bridge somewhere in Louisiana. 2. Katia with a soda trophy the size of her head. These bad boys are outlawed in some areas. I’m pretty sure the car ran on gasoline and Coca-Cola. | Image courtesy of Flower.
I never mind a lack of explanation from a creative person. The artist or photographer who titles their work Untitled #__ is a perfect example of someone who does not wish to lead you in a prescribed direction because of a name and who wants you to just see the work for the work itself.
PS – TAT-ART is on a very short list of blogs that I go to regularly, habitually. Every now and then, I shoot her a very short message that says thank you for the wonderful stream of images and EVERY time, she sends back a response. She is so talented and just lovely. You should check out her blog.
I love exploring studios and creative workspaces. I can never get enough of the messy detailed shots.
I like creative people. I naturally tend to gravitate toward creatives. People who have their own visual language. People who have their own thing going on. People who are a bit compulsive. Those people are the most beautiful and interesting to me and I love having them in my life.