The skies outside the office are getting unnervingly gray, which reminds me that I forgot an umbrella, rain boots and a raincoat. With my luck, it will start pouring the moment I leave the office and will let up as soon as I’m inside again.
I recently discovered the work of Carol Marine, who does a quick still life a day and posts it on her blog. I love the thick brushstrokes and beautiful colors in all her paintings. If you want to be completely mesmerized for five minutes, watch the time-lapse video above to see a quick painting in progress.
I finally remembered that I had intended to try out some applications that let you do tilt-shift photography without expensive lenses. This evening, I played around with TiltShiftMaker, and I was really happy with the results. This is one of my favorites, partly because it’s taken from a good angle and partly because it’s just a beautiful harbor.
I took the photo of the harbor last year (see the original here) when I was on vacation in Olympia, Wash., and I love how the tilt-shift makes all the boats look like miniatures. I’ll post some of the other tilt-shift photos I’ve done in the next few days.
While I’m not a Tumblr user myself (I’m a WordPress girl), I have just become a devoted fan after happening upon their error screen, which features a darling illustration by The Oatmeal and the message, “We’ll be back shortly: We may have forgotten to feed the wild Tumbeasts that roam our datacenter, resulting in gnawing and/or mutiny. Animal control has been alerted.”
Seriously, where can I adopt one of these little creatures? Look at the one on the right, all drooling and fiercely adorable.
My roommate Amy (the photographer who shot my cute punctuation photo to the right) has recently started keeping a photo blog, and I’m absolutely obsessed with the image she shot this weekend of her friend Jette walking in the rain. It’s very film noir, isn’t it? I seriously can’t stop staring at it and have already begged her to make a print to put up in our apartment.
Click here for some more gorgeous images from the same photo shoot.
We all know I love coffee, and maybe that’s part of the draw of Jennifer Causey’s gorgeous blog Simply Breakfast. Causey documents the most important meal of the day through her beautiful photographs of mouthwatering dishes. Unlike many food blogs, it’s not just about the food that is consumed but also how it’s staged and lit, and that’s what makes it a joy to browse through. The bonus, of course, is that each of these gorgeous photos contains an ever-important dose of caffeine.
First, I must say that if you haven’t checked out Catalog Living yet, do so now. Don’t waste any time. Actually, you should stop reading this post altogether and just go there instead.
The website chronicles the lives of fictional couple Gary and Elaine (and their children) as seen through the pages of home-decor catalogues. The site is hilarious, and I especially chuckled at this post, which contained the photo at left and the following caption:
Gary had no idea who The Mather was, but he got the message loud and clear not to mess with his iced tea.