{ holiday cards }

our holiday cards throughout the years... well, the last 4 years anyway.

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

2011

2010

2010


{ valentine }

happy valentine's day

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{ paper crane mobile }

紙のクレーンモバイル 

made from bamboo, cotton twine, glass beads + rice paper

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{ lan su garden / portland }

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ok, so while my littlest man yuri, our partner-in-crime cronin and i should have initially spent our sight-seeing explore hunting down portlandia's women and women first feminist bookstore, the doily shoppe or the artisan knot store, we instead chose to see lan su chinese garden. it was built using traditional materials while adhering to 16th century methods. the garden was designed with the idea that it be perceived as having an infinite amount of space while in actuality confined to a single city block. 

there were these crazy rocks throughout made of limestone. the shapes are formed underwater over the passage of hundreds of years. the active waters erode some of the stone and leave behind these fantastic shapes. the more eccentric the rocks, the more it is prized. if you viewed the rocks from bottom to top its similar to climbing up a mountain peak. the "rockery" is strategically placed among the trees and buildings to appear as rugged mountain ranges in the distance with streams and waterfalls. 

another detail that kept catching my eye were bat-shaped drip tiles that hung from the rooflines. each tile is adorned with five bats, representing the five blessings: long life, fortune, health, a love of virtue and a painless passing.

wow– what a place! even the roof has meaning.... 

 

to see more visit www.lansugarden.org

{ girl rising / the film }

"a groundbreaking film, directed by academy award nominee richard robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses."

"girl rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world."

 

<> FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM, THE GIRLS + THEIR STORIES CLICK HERE

 <> IF INSIDE ATLANTA there is a screening set to take place on november 7, 2013 / snellville oaks stadium 14 / 2125 east main street / snellville ga / 7:30pm / please reserve your tickets now {$10} / there is a 100 ticket reserve limit

<> IF OUTSIDE ATLANTA CLICK HERE TO FIND AND/OR HOST A SCREENING IN YOUR AREA

{ bijou bee}

UPDATE:  01/01/2014

< < < FOREVER HOME FOUND! > > >

To everyone who helped me get her story out there, THANK YOU!!!


SEPT 5, 2013: i have in my possession this amazing animal that i've named Bijou. i need help finding her a forever home. if you hear of anyone interested, reliable + trustworthy please let me know. she's great with kids + other dogs + indoor cats...

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{ fifty inspiring years }

CHEERS to love and laughter & happily ever after...

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"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."

–A.A. Milne 

  HAPPY 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MOM & DAD!  ∞

 

{ eric lafforgue }

i've been following the photographs of one particular man for many years. i have followed him through his travels from papua new guinea to north korea, ethiopia to easter island. if ever i were to say someone has inspired me beyond measure - it would be him. below is a collection of my best-loved images.

<>  to see more / www.ericlafforgue.com

 

{ isadora }

"You were once wild here. don't let them tame you." 

                                                            –isadora duncan (1877 - 1927) 

photo credit: the brown brothers &nbsp;/ &nbsp;1899

photo credit: the brown brothers  /  1899

{ fashion, fiber & wearable art }

i came across this astounding construction artist, designer + dressmaker. all of her work is hand-felted, most of which is private commission. she also exhibits her collections worldwide  /   angelikawerth.ca

1. tent dress: couture gown made from vintage white-canvas tent, grommets + decorated with antique buckles, silver tassels, and fine silk

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2madeleines: a series of sculptural, felted, tailored dresses for women past + present to wear during 'imaginary engagement in various athletics'...

    a. –{ boxing } ode to marie antoinette + marilyn monroe  /  hand-dyed, hand-felted wool, silk

    b. –{ fencing } ode to marie-josèphe rose, 1st wife of Napoleon I   /   silk, silk velvet, beads

    c. –( fencing } ode to joan of arc   /  merino wool, silk, silk brocade

{ want }

salvaged truck tarp messenger bag. hand cut from tarp that has travelled thousands of miles across Europe... 
www.sourcedlife.co.uk

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