My love of bright abstract paintings is well documented here, but I can’t help but bring you another one by Britt Bass – my artist crush of the week. Her work is so happy and alive – I just love a painting that makes me smile. That’s this week’s addition to my imaginary gallery.
This awards season I managed to see quite a few of the nominated films, but my favorite of all was “Her” the movie. I have to confess to thinking it sounded a bit odd/too far fetched (A guy falls in love with his operating system? Huh? Siri is irritating as hell.) but it turned out to be funny (like side-splitting hilarious), sweet, beautifully shot (I am a fan of shallow depths of field and pastels), and throught provoking. I highly recommend running to the theater to see this one.
(This photo is my homage to the way Her was filmed.)
It’s Mardi Gras today, also known as Fat Tuesday, and in New Orleans, today is anything but just another Tuesday. Many of you know I used to live in NOLA, and you may not know that I miss it every day. It’s a place that’s both indescribable and that has inspired so many people to try to put into words a space that’s just magical. So today, take a moment to just enjoy being alive. If you were in New Orleans, you might be spending it catching coconuts and dancing to a brass band. I wish I was there.
(I shot this photo on Royal Street in the Quarter.)
From the archives. This photo felt right for a rainy, stormy day somehow.
Good grief – I have been delinquent in posting here. I will get better again, I promise. I think I’ve been lazy like the rain. To start that off, here’s a few links for your weekend. Have anything fun planned? Sunday is the Oscars, which I just always love even when they take forever & have silly skits. My money’s on American Hustle (could be just because I loved the clothes).
* Circus pictures from the 40s (these may make you want to run away & join up).
* Empty San Francisco (if you follow me on instagram, you know Golden Gate Park is empty after a rain soaking, but this is cool – photoshopped removal of all the humanity)
* I like “best of” lists – here’s one on the best restaurants in America.
* Do you go to meetings where ridiculous things are said? If so, keep up with this BS generator.
* How to blow-out your hair.
* The reason why February is 28 days long.
(This photo is of the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland.)
Happy Weekend, and Happy Valentine’s day everyone! I hope you’re treating yourself to a little love today no matter what your relationship status. There’s just something nice about a day that celebrates love in any format & for all things pink and red and heart shaped, I think. Here’s this week’s links for your reading pleasure:
* It’s finally raining, so a reminder on how to use an umbrella.
* Change stock photos, change perceptions. Imagery is powerful people.
* The history of fancy toast. Really/seriously & so very San Francisco.
* I did not know this about coffee, cups & saucers.
* Those scandinavians are quite clever when it comes to home decor, design and bedding ideas – two duvets are better than one.
* I am obsessed with this NYC fashion photographer’s blog – she covers all the fashion shows so you do not have to wait for Vogue.
* If you’re feeling like cooking this weekend, this shrimp recipe is amazingly good. It’s my go-to for cold winter nights.
* I am totally digging ear cuffs at the moment. A little glam/a little rock and roll.
* Fashion Week looks hilarious. I want to go sometime.
* Made me laugh!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
This week, I am loving the artwork of Kiki & Polly – it’s fresh, a little whimsical, and looks like watercolor but is done in acryllic. There’s a sporting theme going on with her original offerings and this particular painting makes me smile. Reminds me of cheerleading, waaaay back in the day.