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Assigning faces to things that may or may not be there. | Image courtesy of Cargo Collective.

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>>> SUMMIT

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Erasure | My side by side comparison that I placed and just stared at. | Image courtesy of JAKUBOWSKI. My rock. My go-to when the internet fails me. Where I go to see images in a stream eerily familiar, from a place I’ve never been, but somehow remember.

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>>> CLOSED CURTAINS

youleftmeandsoiholdmyselfFold your hands child, you walk like a peasant. | Image courtesy of m////.

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We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

Anais Nin

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>>> HOLD ONESELF

Anna. by photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski. | Found via TAT-ART aka The place that I revisit constantly. The place that reminded me of the work of people I love.

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The world is small. Lukas emailed me back in 2010 asking me to check out his work. I did and the exposure to his work prompted me to immediate write a post. I think his pictures are beautiful. His body of work makes me say to myself in my head,”I wish that I had created these. I would be proud of myself to have captured these images.”

It makes me want to be better.

This picture means everything to me right now.

Everything.

Right now.

Thank you to TAT-ART for posting this and thank you to Lukasz for creating this,

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>>> T BACK

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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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>>> BELATED THANK YOU

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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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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