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“I’m very enthusiastic. When I find something I like, it’s irritating to everybody else in the world. If I get excited about something. I want to get every single human on board.”

- Irene Neuwirth

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Random screen captures while catching up on my reading. All image via T Magazine, back issues.

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FYI: T Mag’s Design issue comes out today. An alert goes off in my phone and I go and get it. After all these years, I still love them. The layouts. The feel of the bible thin pages – I just love it.

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A thinly veiled disguise. A look from Rochas | SS15.

A hint to trimming the excess. Celine | SS15.

Take my strong hand, child. Pin from Celine.

Reminds me of flying over Orlando and seeing swimming pools from above. A look from Roksanda.

SS15 Magazines. 1, 2 & 4 via Marie Claire Runway, 7th Edition, 2015. Image 3 via Elle Collection SS15. | All appropriated by Flower.

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For the veils and hats which you would wear every now and then to mass. For letting me get that pink swimsuit with the two side cut-outs.  For teaching me how to swim. And for the handmade scapulars that you would make for me out of felt and ribbon with the sewing machine.

This post is dedicated to Suzanne, my Godmother, who sent me a picture of myself, age 6, during the Holiday.

This is to say thank you and I love you.

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>>> HIATUS

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Blue screen life. As of right now, very busy life. Busy busy busy. Photograph taken at an interesting mall in Maastricht, Netherlands. | Image taken by Flower and an old camera.

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>>> WEE CLOCK

clockfaceSwedish class picture. Can you spot Cyclops? I like the kid with the little baby clock over his face. | Image courtesy of punirs.

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It’s finally time. 2015. Let’s make it great.

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>>> BRING UP

reichreflection1. A reflection shot in the Reichstag dome designed by Norman Foster. This beautiful structure in Berlin symbolizes the reunification of Germany. It is also free to visit.

brianfindhim2. The path to the top of the glass dome. It appears to be contained, yet it is open air. Dress warmly.

lightsflashing3. Lights. Flashing. Lights. Flashing.

seats4. View from above. A clear view of the debating chamber of the Bundestag, the German parliament. I do love those lavender-colored seats.

christo5. Information plaque that commemorates Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s “Wrapped Reichstag” (1971-1995). As you can see, the dome structure is reflected everywhere inside.

waydown6. Started from the bottom now we’re here. | Photographs taken at the Reichstag Dome from the Berlin leg of the trip. | All images by Flower Ta.

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of 2015.

Happy New Year to everyone! To strangers. To people I have yet to meet. To those I love, near and far.

See you next year.

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>>> COFFEE & TV

twoboxesTwo boxes with tiny little legs. Something I saw that made me smile on my way upstairs to my room in Copenhagen. | Image by Flower Ta.

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I’m back home now from an amazing adventure.

I’m just now getting back into my normal routine. I’m adjusting to abundant daylight hours, the warmth. It feels good to be back.

I have yet to sift though and edit all of my pictures. I took so many. It’s pretty overwhelming.

I will share soon.

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PS – Let me apologize for the shameless photo-bombing that took place on Instagram.

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>>> AWAY

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18desktopOffline. Well, sort of. I broke out the tiny book that has been tucked away for some time. Passport holder, Bottega Veneta. | All images by Flower.

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I’m away. See you on the other side.

I promise to take a million pictures.

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>>> STOCK AND FLOW

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6freewayMy random loot from the Black Friday tradition that takes places every year. Objects and curiosities courtesy of Anthropologie. | All images by Flower.

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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.

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PS – Blog title references this article. It’s one of my faves that I put on a list.

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>>> (WAVING)

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7byeAround the home. Detailed shots of my shared space and messy office. | All images by Flower.

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>>> JERRY

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holeFound images. | Photographed by Flower.

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>>> STORYLAND

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talesfrom3Youth Rebellion: First Sketchbook. Found art that I discovered in that cluttered shop that we go to where the nice lady always tries to see me Oriental art. | Images by Flower.

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You’ll be on one side ripping through racks and I’m off in another corner taking pictures of old books.

PS – Yes, still been very busy.

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>>> CHEDDA

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chedda1Shredded chedda. Legal love me tender found object. | Image found and photographed via iPhone by Flower.

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I found this while out hunting. For only 99c you can own, I’d guess, $2 worth of shredded money. You know, assuming that it’s made of only one dollar bills.

Think about what this keychain says about the owner.

“All of the confetti I shredded wouldn’t fit inside of Thad’s gift bag and so I made a keychain of the scraps.”

>>> Makes me think of this SNL sketch.

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>>> RESTED DEVELOPMENT

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back2Sofa King Lovely. Jasmine DeportaSofaSafari for some magazine, Issue 7. | Image courtesy of TAT-ART.

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I have been incredibly busy lately.

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.

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>>> STELLAR

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interScene from my date with Interstellar. | Images by Flower via iPhone.

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IMAX. Movies set in outer space should be viewed in IMAX. It was worth every penny. The theatre was packed to maximum capacity.

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.

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>>> ALL HANDS AND THE COOK

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promptreadMore scenes from New Orleans. | Images via iPhone by Flower.

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>>> MISSED CONNECTIONS

earlydepart1.  MCO to DFW. It’s 5am and I am up before the sun.

boostpump2.  Boost Pump? Is that like mocha pumps?

fortesss3.  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.

flashquisilv4.  I win! I’m the winner! My stand-by ticket that allows me to leave Dallas, the Petri dish.

seated5. En route to AUS. Let’s start this road trip.

brunchthankgod6.  Pick up in Austin. Brunch with Katia, Amanda, and Jessie. Then, drive to NOLA.

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>>> KETCHUP

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polkastreetBOO! 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.

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Three tomatoes are walking down the street — a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and squishes him… and says, ‘Ketchup.’

Mia Wallace (Pulp Fiction, 1994)

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>>> RIDE OR DIE

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sawWhile 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.

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>>> BuzzFeed: 10 Cool Things Orlando-Dwellers Don’t Want You To Know About
*Buzz Kill? Maybe BuzzFeed. I love NOLA – but Orlando, I could never forget you. Guess who’s #2 on the list.

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>>> POLAR POP

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outlawedsodaRoad 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.

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I must confessI am driving the car at a very high speed and taking a picture in #1. Yes, I am paying attention to a tiny little screen, while tap focusing and making sure that we do not knock over the concrete barriers that divide us from the oncoming cars and the water that surrounds us.

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>>> MCO to AUS

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loungin2Loungin’. Let’s try to relax starting now. Relax. | Images courtesy of me.

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I will be away from my computer for the next 4 days.

I’m flying out to Austin tomorrow (Dallas first! eek!) to meet up with my friends who are driving from LA. Then, road trip to New Orleans and then, homeward bound.

I’m looking forward to gas station food (no sarcasm) and scenic stops. And pictures. Tons of picture taking. They’re going to get so pissed.

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