Colorized History

11 October 2013   //     6 comments   //   color, design, photography, vintage

I just discovered this treasure trove of colorized photos from the past, and I have spent the better part of today looking at the photos there. Many (most?) of them were done by two artists: Mads Madsen, from Denmark, and  British artist Jordan Lloyd.

Here are a few to whet your appetite. But do yourself a favor and check them all out.

Click the images to see them larger.


Old New York

14 May 2012   //     2 comments   //   ephemera, history, photography

Oh my heavens. Hundreds of gorgeous photos of old New York. Shots you’ve never seen before. Like the one above of painters on the Brooklyn Bridge. With no safety harnesses or anything! I could look at these all day. In fact, I just did.

The New York City Municipal Archives has just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century.

Here are just a few of the great ones, curated by Alan Taylor from The Atlantic.
(Click images to enlarge.)

To see more (and there are SO MANY MORE), go to The Atlantic, or go directly to the NYC Municipal Archives Gallery. You’ll lose half your day there. But you’ll thank me.


Beloved Street Art

21 December 2011   //     5 comments   //   caught my eye, color, happy, nature, photography

This is making the rounds on Facebook right now — if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a collection of amazing street art from 2011, curated by Street Art Utopia. Their site’s tagline is We declare the world as our canvas, which just makes me happy. And so grateful that these folks are out there forcing us to look at the world differently.

Here are a few of my favorites, but really — go look at them all. You won’t be sorry.

(Thanks for the link, Bo!)


Interiors at Night

01 December 2011   //     2 comments   //   color, photography

Gorgeous new tumblr featuring interiors shot at night. Created by Lauren Schoonover from Champagne and Marshmallows. I would very much like to visit all of these rooms.

She also has another tumblr: Exteriors at Night. Here’s one of my favorites:

(Great find, Alisa!)


Travis de Clifford

30 November 2011   //     1 comment   //   caught my eye, color, photography

Found on Pinterest today. Stunning photography and color from Australian photographer Travis de Clifford. I would have liked to be at this shoot.


Camera Lens Coffee Mugs

18 November 2010   //     2 comments   //   caught my eye, eat + drink, photography

I love love love these camera lens coffee mugs from Photojojo. They’ve had the Canon lens for a while, but they just added my beloved Nikon to their offerings. It would make my morning coffee so much more interesting.

(Thanks Darren Rowse.)


alexa meade

19 March 2010   //     2 comments   //   caught my eye, fine arts, photography


I cannot stop looking at these photographs. Painter and photographer Alexa Meade’s canvas is the human body. Each of these photos is of a real person, painted to look like a painting. Breathtaking.

See more here.

(Thanks Photojojo)


winter olympics

23 February 2010   //     Comments Off   //   media, photography

Was perusing the UH-MAZING Olympics photos from’s Big Picture and I can’t stop staring at that one above.

But go check them all out here and here — every one is pretty much incredible. Here are some of my favorites.



28 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, photography

(click for bigger)

Beautiful sky at lunch today.


slr sloop

25 January 2010   //     1 comment   //   form + function, photography

SLR Sloop!

SLR Sloop!

SLR Sloop in action

Loving this new camera bag from Photojojo. It’s almost as perfect as they come except it doesn’t have room for a laptop, darnit. That’s my number one need — camera + laptop in one. For to take on trips when I need both + lenses. That isn’t so large it tips me over backward.

But if I were just buying a new camera bag, this is definitely the one I’d buy.

Get it here.