A collection of inspirations called to mind

I need to update…I’ll try and get something up soon.

— 1 week ago
#Work's consuming my life  #Well that and laziness 
The MI5 Palm Tree Roundabout at Millbank. Why did I never know that this existed until today? Brilliant.

The MI5 Palm Tree Roundabout at Millbank. Why did I never know that this existed until today? Brilliant.

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
#MI5 Palm Tree Roundabout  #Millbank  #London  #Bow  #Fave 
Cadillacs, jet streams, traffic lights and palm trees.
(My edit; sourced from Mode.Newslicious.net.)

Cadillacs, jet streams, traffic lights and palm trees.

(My edit; sourced from Mode.Newslicious.net.)

— 3 weeks ago
#Anna Ewers  #Mikael Jansson  #Karl Templer  #Fave Recent Ed  #Los Angeles 

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: A certified 1980s R’n’B classic by Cheryl Lynn here; one that never fails to lift my mood. ‘Encore’ is one of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ earliest productions and the slickest kind of club love song.

Whilst the track plays second fiddle to ‘Got To Be Real’, Lynn’s signature tune, ‘Encore’ is no doubt a dancefloor classic. Jam and Lewis’ slick production is heightened by crowd calls/audience buzz sound effects. 

Some of you may remember when Jay-Z sampled this track for his own ‘Encore’ a decade ago. He flipped the whole vibe of the track for a track centered on his own status within the industry.

Both tracks are great, but Lynn’s original is certainly the one demanding multiple rewinds at the moment. Enjoy this extended mix of the 1984 classic.

— 3 weeks ago
#Cheryl Lynn  #Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis  #R'n'B  #Music  #1984  #1980s  #Bow  #Uplifting Music  #Fave 
GUCCI GODDESS: A flashback to the good old mid-noughties now. The very underrated Mimi Roche shows off a barely there yellow dress from the first post-Ford Gucci ready-to-wear collection, Spring/Summer 2005.
I’m not particularly familiar with Alessandra Facchinetti’s Gucci; probably because she was only at the helm for two seasons. I remember Testino’s ad for this collection with Natasha, but aside from that it’s all of a blur….well, it was up until I saw this piece.
Mimi was the perfect model to rock this ‘loose fitting’ dress, that whilst not as daring as some of Ford’s looks, is certainly provocative by today’s standards.
Taking it back is what I do best…even when it’s barely a decade in the case of this rewind.

GUCCI GODDESS: A flashback to the good old mid-noughties now. The very underrated Mimi Roche shows off a barely there yellow dress from the first post-Ford Gucci ready-to-wear collection, Spring/Summer 2005.

I’m not particularly familiar with Alessandra Facchinetti’s Gucci; probably because she was only at the helm for two seasons. I remember Testino’s ad for this collection with Natasha, but aside from that it’s all of a blur….well, it was up until I saw this piece.

Mimi was the perfect model to rock this ‘loose fitting’ dress, that whilst not as daring as some of Ford’s looks, is certainly provocative by today’s standards.

Taking it back is what I do best…even when it’s barely a decade in the case of this rewind.

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#Mimi Roche  #Gucci  #Alessandra Facchinetti  #Tits  #S/S 2005 
A SHOW OF LIGHTS: A lot of predictable/cliche imagery makes its way onto my page, but ironically I don’t think I’ve ever dashboard drooled over pictures of the City of Lights. That is, until now…
Oliver Kremer’s moving nightscape (‘A Walk About Paris’) captured on the Ponte Alexandre III sees sculptures of two cherubs and a young man almost looking towards the Eiffel Tower with the misty, glowing sky guiding their eyes in the right direction.
Kremer explains in the blurb accompanying the photograph that he shot this during an evening after a stressful day at work during a business trip. He waited for an hour for the tower’s light to hit the bridge, got the shot and changed his career to his dream of lens man.
That story only accentuates the power of an already powerful image with lots of narrative layers. This image was sourced from National Geographic’s official website where it was featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ on March the 27th (my birthday!) 2014.

A SHOW OF LIGHTS: A lot of predictable/cliche imagery makes its way onto my page, but ironically I don’t think I’ve ever dashboard drooled over pictures of the City of Lights. That is, until now…

Oliver Kremer’s moving nightscape (‘A Walk About Paris’) captured on the Ponte Alexandre III sees sculptures of two cherubs and a young man almost looking towards the Eiffel Tower with the misty, glowing sky guiding their eyes in the right direction.

Kremer explains in the blurb accompanying the photograph that he shot this during an evening after a stressful day at work during a business trip. He waited for an hour for the tower’s light to hit the bridge, got the shot and changed his career to his dream of lens man.

That story only accentuates the power of an already powerful image with lots of narrative layers. This image was sourced from National Geographic’s official website where it was featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ on March the 27th (my birthday!) 2014.

— 3 weeks ago
#Oliver Kremer  #'A Walk About Paris'  #Ponte Alexandre III  #Eiffel Tower  #Sculptures  #Bridge  #Paris  #Night  #National Geographic  #Photography  #Bow  #2014 
ESCAPE INTO THE STARRY NIGHT: I went to the Tate Britain for the first time in nearly nine years today with a friend; ironic as I live a stone’s throw away from the gallery.
I saw some brilliant works of art that really served as inspiration of sorts, but this particular illustration by Frederick Walker really stood out in my mind. Walker’s image of ‘The Woman in White’ from Wilkie Collins’ revered 1859 novel, is wonderfully evocative. 
You get the sense that you are seeing a spontaneous moment pan out a few metres from where you stand (especially when you see it up close in a gallery), wherein a robed woman silently and swiftly flees her home into the starry night, and ultimately the unknown.
Collins’ work was considered to be the first mystery novel, and I have to say that the cover image only adds to the intrigue surrounding the story, which I might now have to read!
This image was sourced from Tellers of Weird Tales’ Blogspot.

ESCAPE INTO THE STARRY NIGHT: I went to the Tate Britain for the first time in nearly nine years today with a friend; ironic as I live a stone’s throw away from the gallery.

I saw some brilliant works of art that really served as inspiration of sorts, but this particular illustration by Frederick Walker really stood out in my mind. Walker’s image of ‘The Woman in White’ from Wilkie Collins’ revered 1859 novel, is wonderfully evocative. 

You get the sense that you are seeing a spontaneous moment pan out a few metres from where you stand (especially when you see it up close in a gallery), wherein a robed woman silently and swiftly flees her home into the starry night, and ultimately the unknown.

Collins’ work was considered to be the first mystery novel, and I have to say that the cover image only adds to the intrigue surrounding the story, which I might now have to read!

This image was sourced from Tellers of Weird Tales’ Blogspot.

— 3 weeks ago
#Frederick Walker  #Wilkie Collins  #'The Woman in White'  #Illustrations  #Mystery Novels  #Literature  #Tate Britain  #1859  #1850s  #19th Century  #Bow  #Fave 
PALM HEIGHTS: A glimpse into a possible landscape snapshot that some of you might see over the coming months, as we move slowly and steadily into summer. 
A set of sky-scraping palm trees catch a distorted ray of sunshine, which creates a unusual pink hue, offsetting the standard colours of the beaming blue sky. Although I’d have to imagine it’s a vision that probably only comes into actual view once you’ve taken a still picture of it, and manage to see the offbeat colour combo.
Perhaps this was a location down the road on a walk in California…but really it could be just about anywhere in the world.

PALM HEIGHTS: A glimpse into a possible landscape snapshot that some of you might see over the coming months, as we move slowly and steadily into summer. 

A set of sky-scraping palm trees catch a distorted ray of sunshine, which creates a unusual pink hue, offsetting the standard colours of the beaming blue sky. Although I’d have to imagine it’s a vision that probably only comes into actual view once you’ve taken a still picture of it, and manage to see the offbeat colour combo.

Perhaps this was a location down the road on a walk in California…but really it could be just about anywhere in the world.

— 3 weeks ago with 38 notes
#Palm Trees  #Colour  #Sunshine  #Summer  #Etc. 
A place that I’ve passed by so many times in my life now. Looking forward to being back there in just under a fortnight.

A place that I’ve passed by so many times in my life now. Looking forward to being back there in just under a fortnight.

— 1 month ago
#Vienna Airport  #Sky  #Clouds