Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lars Henkel

Who could blame me for coveting much of the Reflektorium Portfolio from artist Lars Henkel. I am especially enamored with the following stills from Waldminiatur: a short story with puppets, photos and collage...

Read and admire more here

Monday, May 30, 2011

This too

Couldn't resist adding these images. Also Richard Powers, but Sri Lanka this time. Fabulously rich ochre...

Galle House

Galle House




Read more about Lunuganga here
All images from here

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Every Square Inch...

Spellbound. Just one of many adjectives for Castellini House in Milan. What is even more beguiling is the mystery that prevails - no matter how much I strain my Google tool, I cannot find any further information about it. I happened upon the website of photographer, Richard Powers, quite by accident. The arresting photographs of the interior - the teal and sea-green canvas, the botanical trompe l'oeil murals, the circus tent-esque effect of the ceilings and the intricate mosaic tiles... let's just say, I would park my vespa against that salvaged pillar any day of the week.

All images from here

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I have been completely enchanted by the images from the blog Mothtales. Blogger Ulla Norup Milbrath writes:

"Mothtales alludes to the ephemeralness of those lovely lowly creatures and the tales they spin in their worldly travels. Like the 'here today - gone tomorrow' aspect of the moth, and my own flights of inspiration..."

It is like being happily swallowed by a Pre-Raphaelite Grimm's meets Beatrix Potter with a pinch of Aesop. Painfully Exquisite and intricate. Here are a few of my favorites...

All images from here

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Through the Looking Glass (V)

The fifth in the Through the Looking Glass series of photographs.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Minor Observations

I had to run a bureaucratic-oriented errand in Washington DC this week. Afterwards, I rewarded myself with lunch at Teaism (a favorite in Dupont Circle) and window-shopping in Georgetown. A few details caught my eye along the way. (Memo to self: purchase more Hipstamatic lenses for variety).

Restoration Hardware

Thistle wallpaper acting as a covering for an empty storefront (glam recession)

Detail - Moss and Co. - Georgetown

Eiffel print - Moss and Co.
All photographs by Philippa Berrington-Blew

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Le Train Bleu

I truly credit Vicky Archer (of the divine French Essence) for making me aware of Le Train Bleu. She had written about it as one of her favorite places in Paris, and it was certainly one of the highlights of our trip. None of us spoke very much - silenced by the most luxuriously decadent hot chocolate and staggering Belle Epoque backdrop. Described as being overly 'exuberant' for some tastes (not mine!), one can't help but wonder at the gem tucked away in the Gare de Lyon - which was part of the initiative accompanying L'Exposition Universelle in 1900. The details are astounding and one is truly transported to another era. Coming back down to earth after the experience is nothing short of traumatic...

All photographs from here