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30 May 23:48

At Sean & Monica’s, Part 3

by Garance

08 Apr 18:27

20 Fascinating Space Photographs

by Ovsyannykov

When life gets you down, you should take a moment to zoom out and reevaluate your goals/actions. After a few minutes of pondering, you’ll come to a scary yet interesting conclusion. We are all on this tiny rock that is floating in space and going around the sun. There are billions of galaxies in the universe, and we’re only a part of one. If that doesn’t make you feel small, then I don’t know what will.

Our Earth feels like all there is, nonetheless we should constantly try to remind ourselves that we’re all brothers and sisters on this fascinating place. Do you take care of your home and treat your loved ones with respect? If so, then Earth is no different. We’re all in this thing together. I know that might sound corny as hell, however this kind of viewpoint humbles people and allows them to control their indomitable ego’s.

The following images will make you feel like a tiny ant. The reason I wrote the two paragraphs above is to make you appreciate these stunning photographs even more than you would have. So far we are the only living organisms, that we know of, in this Universe. Who knows, maybe in the future we will meet others or start setting up colonies on Mars. One thing for sure is that the Universe is truly marvelous. Enjoy!

m42 inside the orion nebula1 20 Fascinating Space Photographs

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milky way over quiver tree forest1 20 Fascinating Space Photographs

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05 Apr 20:43

thoughts for a friday.

by victoria


jean baptiste sinniger.

i grew up in southern california. so i am a beach girl at heart, growing up with a love for surf culture. there’s a certain hue to real beach culture and i think of it like the silvery sage that grows in the soft sand dunes, and the color of the sky reflecting on those aqua waves. it’s kind of muted the beach i have in mind. it’s calm and warm and a little bit balmy. my dad dragged us to santa monica beach every weekend, and i only say dragged because it could on occasion, be freezing cold (as cold as a california day can get). he would still pack the exact same lunch (including his two requisite budweisers), load us into our vw bug and drive through topanga canyon to arrive at what could turn out to be a very damp and foggy beach day. too cold to swim, my brother and i would build sand castles while my mother wrapped in beach towels did crossword puzzles and, i imagine, pushed away thoughts of drowning my dad in the surf for inflicting on us yet again, one more day of chilly beach going. good times. they really were. my thoughts for a friday veer in this direction.


• who doesn’t secretly want a vespa? they’re something so romantic about a vespa — the wind in your hair, buzzing down pacific coast highway without a particular destination in mind, you’re just out tooling around without a care in the world. i dated a guy with a vespa once. the vespa part was great.


• the east coast has a beach culture too. though, i’m not sure that always comes to mind when people in the west think of beach going. but i love east coast beaches (don’t get me started on martha’s vineyard). todd selby photographed rockaway taco in queens for his book the edible selby and it is high on my list of adventures the next time i find myself in new york. for me, tacos and beach culture go hand and hand and this may be a long way to go for a taco (when i live near the mission) but i’m headed there one day soon.


• san francisco does have a strong surf culture even though it’s a chilly place to surf. it’s kind of secret and kept tucked away in the outer sunset district. that’s where mollusk surf shop is, where they sell new and used surfboards, hoodies for chilly days and sunglasses and flip flops for brighter ones. they also sell art of the surf culture. prints, photographs and great film posters like these that for some reason make me very nostalgic for my days growing up at the beach.


• did you know that cowboys surfed? they do in venice beach. surfing cowboys is a southern california shop that specializes in mid-century modern home furnishings, accessories and an enviable collection of surfing memorablia. just think of the surf shack possibilities.


• have you ever had a clam bake? me neither. i think that my life must be truly lacking something, that i have not yet indulged in this obvious pleasure of the beach dining kind. i’m putting this on the life list right now. i think this, again, is an east coast beachside tradition and we west coasters are missing the boat. so to speak. clam bake coming soon.

05 Apr 16:37

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

by decor8

Do you love the look of old and new?  I like a good mix because I think it adds personality to a room so when I heard from Amsterdam-based photo magicians, ROXandSAN, I quickly thought to share what they do because their work brings a magical old world touch to any room. I find their work heartfelt and inspirational – it spoke to me because I find old black and white photos so inspirational but often, they’re too small to really enjoy as art.

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

In a nutshell, ROXandSAN creates vintage portraits by hand based on analogical or digital pictures. They transform those images into works of art through a print method called lithography (learn more about it here). The end result is a unique creation that would be a gorgeous to add to any room in the home.

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

ROXandSAN Vintage Portraits

You have to check out their process in action by watching their video here, great stuff!

(images: roxandsan)

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