Monday, March 5, 2012

february inspiration

Insect love, turn of the century skyscrapers, Julian Fellowes appreciation, black-and-white photography, Tilda...February may be a short month, but it was chock full of inspiring stuff.

1. The Life and Love of the Insect by J.H. Fabre / awonderfultreat
2. period drama crushes Brendan Coyle and Richard Armitage in a scene from North and South. / The Artist in Me
3. Atlantic City photobooth portrait.  She reminds me of Kirsten Dunst. / AtypicalArt
4. Demilly vu par lui-mêmeThéodore Blanc et Antoine Demilly, ca. 1920 / RegardIntemporel
5. Life magazine's 1909 "Real Estate Number" cover / ArchiTakes
6. Tilda Swinton.  The hair, the glasses, the sweater.  Love. / KafkaDreams

1. 3 pretty cushions on 3 cool chairs. / unthrifted
2. 1960 Bouquet Garni linen towel by Lucienne Day / V&A
3. plaid eye for the straight guy? / zoomar
4. street scene during a heavy snowstorm in Astoria, NY, 1940, by Frank Navara / wonderfulambiguity
5. Emily Watson in Gosford Park, which was written by Julian Fellowes.  I'll be re-watching this and reading Fellowes' novel Snobs to help me make it through until the next season of Downton Abbey--Fellowes' most recent creation. / intellectualpromiscuity



  1. "Getting the plaid eye?" Now that is funny stuff!

  2. That Tilda photo is perfection!

    You know… I can't remember seeing Gosford Park… although I'm sure I have. Definitely need to fix this!

  3. I haven't read Snobs; I'll have to try to get my hands on a copy. Love Gosford Park, though. The first time I saw it was in the theatre and the sound was too low, so we couldn't hear most of the fantastic dialogue. I didn't realize how wonderful it was until I got it home and turned up the volume!

  4. Lauren!!! I have a copy of Young Bess requested from my library system, thanks to you. I'm looking forward to reading it, especially as I'm coming to the end of watching (Showtime production?) The Tudors, which hasn't really interested me very much since they beheaded Anne Boleyn.


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