Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, design, lettering and fonts, new york city, paper, places | No Comments »
Cameron Moll‘s letterpress masterpiece of type is not just a beautiful representation of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. “In the artwork, there’s a metric tonne of hidden text: names of the architect, engineers, and laborers that perished; shops and restaurants in Brooklyn; and other items with relation to the bridge…The time spent designing the artwork was more than 300 hours, but the time spent doing research—trips to Brooklyn, studying the bridge, selecting typefaces, thoroughly annotating The Great Bridge—is easily double or triple that amount.”
You may notice the typo in “Brooklyn” on the images — there’s a funny story to go along with that too. Check out his website dedicated to the project and explore options for purchase. Bravo Cameron!
(*via HOW Design)
Posted: June 4th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, handmade, paper, places | No Comments »
Claire Brewster hand-cuts maps to portray birds in flight in a series of beautiful art pieces, as in the above example titled We love this place.
Below, The secret we are seeking.
Enjoy the rest of the collection.
Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: places, the earth, travel | 1 Comment »
Our sisters week in Portugal, captured in a few select photos. What a magical place — I loved every aspect of being there. Beautiful historical architecture; romantic landscapes; warm and friendly people; delicious food and espresso everywhere! and many simple moments to savor.
We traveled in Sintra and the surrounding areas then drove south to the Algarve region, followed by a short stint in Lisbon. Stupendous. Would love to return.
Posted: May 21st, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: places, travel | 1 Comment »
It’s been a busy stretch lately, but a good one — and now I’m rewarding myself with a sisters getaway to Portugal! We’re off for a week, and our first stop is the historic town of Sintra, pictured above. Wahoo!
Posted: March 26th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, illustration, lettering and fonts, places | No Comments »
Wendy MacNaughton is such a talent and her new book, Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words looks to be a very special collection of illustrations and notations, capturing all the corners and characters of her home city — from the library to an intersection to a few moments with a city bus driver. Bravo!
(*via Brain Pickings; All images courtesy of Wendy MacNaughton/Chronicle Books)
Posted: March 19th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: handmade, places, the earth, things, well-being | No Comments »
Good Fight Herb Co. is my favorite resource for and supplier of herbal medicine in the form of teas, syrups, tinctures, extracts and salves.
The new Seasonal Care Package Program is a wonderful way to maintain herbal support for your wellness throughout the year. It functions much like a farm CSA; you receive four bountiful packages – one per season – for pickup in Hudson, NY or shipment to wherever you are. Not only does this program provide a means for taking good care of yourself, it also deepens your knowledge of the plants and how they nourish and support our bodies.
Read more and signup here.
Posted: March 18th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, doing good, places | No Comments »
Jonas Dahlberg‘s Memory Wound project is the finalist in Oslo’s July 22 Memorial competition, which sought a memorial to honor the 77 victims of the two separate and solo-operated terrorist attacks that occurred on July 22, 2011. What a beautiful design for so painful a memory for Norway.
Dalhberg’s own description: The concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation.
…Visitors begin their experience guided along a wooden pathway through the forest…Then the pathway will flow briefly into a tunnel. This tunnel leads visitors inside of the landscape and to the dramatic edge of the cut itself. Visitors will be on one side of a channel of water created by the cut. Across this channel, on the flat vertical stone surface of the other side, the names of those who died will be visibly inscribed in the stone.
The names will be close enough to see and read clearly—yet ultimately out of reach….It should be difficult to see the beauty of the natural setting, without also experiencing a sense of loss. It is this sense of loss that will physically activate the site. .
(*via Notcot via ArchDaily)
Posted: March 12th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, places, travel | No Comments »
Loved coming across these kaleidoscopic images of Cambodia’s famous and beautiful Angkor Wat temples, all created by Antal Gabelics.
All images courtesy of Antal Gabelics.
Posted: March 11th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, home, new york city, places, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Sad to hear that one of my favorite shops, KIOSK, is closing it’s doors on Spring Street because the building is being torn down. They’ll likely reopen somewhere else in the city, but who knows where for now. So get in for big sales while you can, or shop online. Use code ADIOS95 or 41AHOY for 25% off everything and 75% off sale items.
Here are a few current finds from around the world.
Bread & Puppet Posters ($18, $28)
Greek Coffee Pot ($16)
Horsehair Hand Broom & Red Metal Dustpan ($57)
Enamel Soapdish ($38)
Kitchen Scissors ($80)
Two Tiny Stencils ($)
Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, doing good, handmade, places, wedding gifts | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
These beautiful textiles for the home are made by Elephant Landing, an inspiring social enterprise. The products are each made by hand in India as a part of a training program for women, who receive a sewing machine upon graduation to continue their trade back in their home village. 100% of profits are used to educate and employ more women in neighboring villages of India.
(*via The City Sage)