Sir | Mario Testino

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“The way men are seen in photography, in fashion, and the way that men look at pictures of themselves has changed in recent years. It is a subject that has come into focus: The masculine image, a man’s personal style, changing attitudes to the male face and body.” — Mario Testino It definitely has, hasn't it? Masculinity, in all its forms is a fascinating subject. I feel like the line between masculine and feminine is ever blurring and these captures are intimate in a way that feels feminine or delicate, but with men as subjects. Does that make sense? It's lovely to see the male form be … [Read more...]

#Absurdistsummer | Tear Out Print Book!

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Woohoo! I've been wanting to do a "book" of some sort for a while now. At a certain point, it's just what one does, isn't it? This is a book, in which all the pages TEAR OUT, for framing! Just a fun little project I've been working on ;)  You can buy the book HERE. A few months ago, I was sitting with Erica for one of our yearly "What should we do with our lives?" chats, when she came up with the idea of a Tear Out Print Book. Basically, a book of photos in which all the pages tear out, for easy framing. I loved the idea; most of her ideas are brilliant. I know I've torn photos out of coffee … [Read more...]

Design Heaven // The Library.

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Screw kindles, I still like my books where I can see them, color coded on my bookshelf! (Jk Jk, I haven't color coded since 2008.) This new book, The Library: A World History, by Dr James Campbell, an expert in architecture at Cambridge University, who spent three years traveling the globe and shooting with photographer Will Pryce. HOT DAMN! We talk about design porn and book porn all the time over here in Blog Land and MY GOD if these aren't some of the sexiest, most insane libraries I've every seen. They are straight up Beauty and the Beast, Belle in the yellow dress fantasy levels of … [Read more...]

Book Review: Tomboy Style

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There are a shit-ton of blogs dedicated to girliness. Glitter, pink, gold, manicure photos... are abundantly everywhere, and my lack of interest in them could be what makes me feel so disconnected from the blogging community at times.  Then when I was introduced to the blog TomBoy Style a few months ago via a blog reader, I was like OH SNAP! I'm a tomboy. I never would have thought to call myself that, because I never really played sports, but as blogger and author of the book Tomboy Style Lizzie Garret says, being a tomboy goes beyond just wearing boyish clothes. What makes a tomboy is an … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Happiness Project.

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I got a large response from my post last week about being stressed... many empathized, while others criticized me for not using the "work" that was making me stressed as fuel for the blog... As in, Waaa Waaa Waaa... What do you have to complain about? And yes, I agree. What DO I have to complain about? I have a great life, that I wouldn't have any other way. A life I worked hard to build, just the way I wanted it.... that's why it bothers me that I still have a cloud sitting on my shoulders! And it's not depression, I know depression. It's what I called a modern age malaise, a fog of to dos … [Read more...]