Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shadows and Light

While on the subject of photographer Christophe Dugied... the work (below) entitled "Les Terrasses" found its inspiration from the interiors of an old castle. A large format camera was used, using color negative film. In his own words:

“I love painting especially the work of William Hammershoi and Edward Hopper. I like the silence they bring into their canvas, I like the space they leave for contemplation and the fact that the harmony that exudes from their work is always in conjunction with a sense of enigma".

See and read more here

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Workshop Convert

Too fabulous. This is the Paris apartment belonging to Isabelle Puech and Benoit Jamin – a converted carousel workshop in the 9th Arrondissement, where merry-go-round horses were once repaired...

Photographs by Christophe Dugied
Read and see more here

Monday, March 26, 2012

Alex Raskin

I am lucky enough to have been to the wondrous Alex Raskin Antiques in Savannah, Georgia. It is housed in the Noble Hardee Mansion, and is every bit as breathtaking as it looks...

Photographs by Michael Graydon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I fear...

that this week may resemble being forcefully thrust into a tumble-dryer. Yes, heinous to say the least. So, I'm afraid it will be a case of lots of pictures (blog-wise), but somewhat mute in the word sense...

Via here (no details on the photograph, unfortunately)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Palais Oubliés

By the amazing Thomas Jorion...

All images via here

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Envelope Art

Mark Powell draws remarkable portraits with a Biro pen - sagacious (current favorite word - although a tad pompous) elderly faces with haunting expressions. Eyes that appear to have taken in more than their fair share...

Bic Biro Drawing on vintage envelope

Bic Biro Drawing on vintage envelope

Bic Biro on 1950's envelope

Bic Biro drawing on 1950's envelope

Bic Biro on 1970's envelope

Bic Biro drawing on 1896 envelope

Bic Biro drawing on 1894 envelope
All via Society6 (and see more here)

Monday, March 19, 2012

One City, Five Hours...

I am completely smitten with the ultra-enchanting artwork of Oliver Jeffers. Here is a series of sketches made for United Airlines. This is what the artist said:

I made a bunch of maps for the United Airlines inflight magazine. They are all geographically accurate...

Jeffers has also created charming 'sketchbooks' - From Sketch Book 1...

From Sketch Book 2...

And also this fabulous illustration for The Brooklyn Circus...

All via here