Archive for July, 2009
Yesterday and today are being spent working at this old mill in central pennsylvania. The weather has been nice, the food has been excellent, and cell phone reception has been noticeably absent. But here are a few pics showing the loveliness of the setting:
You see Max, I adore your work! There are so many of your pictures in my “inspiration file” just for photography styling alone that it pains me that you live so far away. However, flying you in from Los Angeles is probably out of the question…so I thought I’d pen this lament in hopes that at least everyone on the west coast could see your brilliant work and hopefully fill your dance card with lots more work.
But just in case you happen to be in the Philadelphia area next June and would like to take a little visit to a farm and photograph a lovely couple, then okay fine. Far be it from me to tell you no. I mean…it only makes sense that it be you since I would just be comparing everyone else’s photos to yours and they’d never measure up. *sigh*
Okay…well in case anyone else out there isn’t as unfortunate as me to live so far away from the talented Max Wanger, then stop over and peruse his lovely images. Of course, you could also drop him a note telling him to move to Philadelphia as well. I mean…I wouldn’t mind.
Picking hydrangeas for the kitchen table.
Wishing dessert never had to end. Fresh, homemade orange sherbet.
Becoming slightly obsessed with vintage napkins…
Enjoying the silence…except for the gentle hum of the fan.
In the midst of enjoying (and obsessing over) my own porch, I saw this post over at Apartment Therapy DC and had total porch envy!! As much as I love my own porch, how awesome would it be to have one that I could sleep on as well!! Oh. My. God.
We just got new [to us] wicker porch furniture from craigslist at a super bargain price! The nap the boys and I just enjoyed on it was absolutely wonderful. Man, enjoying a nap in a cool summer breeze is THE BEST! (Also, I’m becoming obsessed with Craigslist again. Now if only I could just sell the OLD furniture…that wasn’t nearly so comfy.)
I can’t even HANDLE the BEAUTY!! I mean…making all your invitations out of vintage hankies?! OMG…If I had more energy (and money) to start digging for vintage hankies, then I probably would. As it stands now, I’m probably going to have to let this idea go by the wayside, but it literally KILLS me to do it!!
via bird & banner (oh, B&B how I love thee.)
Besides, if I used this as a Save the Date idea, how in the world would I top it for an invitation? Everything else after that would surely seem like a letdown. I just wish there was a way (that I knew of) to get the feeling of using a vintage hankie without having to collect 100 hankies. Hmm… if any of you have any thoughts on that, let me know! (Or if you have any great invitation ideas for DIY.)
Nick has been working on a series of motel rooms. I am of course always interested to see interiors of any kind, and for some reason we both share a love of weird motels. These are a few of my favorites of his recent shots.
The Pineapple Motel
The Arns Motel
The Bill White Motel
The Welsh Motel
The Little Big Horn Motel
Now if only he could find a motel that had themed rooms…like “The Prince of Egypt room” or “The Taj Mahal Room.” That is what my voyeuristic soul is hoping for next. All photos by Nick Steever.
I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time gathering photos from here and yon for my wedding…here are a few that stick out.
via Design Sponge
via Once Wed
Sarah Magid “Organic & Chic”