Vanity, Shrinking Violets and 10,000 Year Old Cave Bears

I don’t know about you, but this week was hectic for me.  Between family members in hospitals, a new camera to play with (Thanks Uncommon Goods!…more on the camera at a later date), appointments galore and a slew of other weirdness I am actually looking forward to Monday.  *gasp!*  I’m hoping to have time to go catch “The Artist” while it’s still in the theater.  Have any of you had a chance to see it yet?  I’ve heard it’s stunning.  But I digress.  Here’s this weeks little postscript of noteworthy odds and ends.  Enjoy, my dears and have a smashing Sunday filled with rainbows, unicorns and lollipops.

  • I have fallen in love…with the work of Laetitia Soulier.  I am seriously digging on 2 of her series:  Vanity and Fractal Architectures.  Vanity is just flat out innocent and creepy while Fractal Architectures is rich, complex and insanely detailed (make sure you watch the slide show to see just how much work went into the creation of her photos).
  • I am not much of a drinker (when I had cancer I stopped altogether and now only have a drink every once in a blue moon) but these two drinks sound so yummy:  Blood Orange Basil Gimlet and Shrinking Violet Champagne Cocktail.
  • I have mentioned them before and I’ll mention them again – Houston based band Indian Jewelry are fan-freakin-tastic AND they’re on tour right this very moment!  Check out their tour schedule and if they’re playing anywhere near you go, Go, GO!!!  Come hell or high water I’m going.  *warning:  they are known for using lots of strobe lights, so if you’re epileptic be careful.*
  • Jayson Home – an amazing online flea market full of completely drool worthy goods.  If only that money tree I planted last year would start blooming, I’d be set.
  • Cloches…I love them, be they the hat or bell jar variety.  Why?  Hell if I know.  Maybe it’s because I always imagine them in some immense and stunning 2 story study with dark wood, brass fixtures, a rolling library ladder and the cloches house odd artifacts like this 10,000 year old cave bear skull.
  • Need a dry erase board but tired of how fugly they all seem to be?  Why not make your own?
  • Interested in street photography but scared to give it a try (after all, some people really do not like to have their photos taken)?  Download Going Candid, a free ebook courtesy of Thomas Leuthard.
  • And let’s round out the week with two lovely bits of romantic advice (Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!) from Rhett & Link:


Kisses & Chaos,

Alli Woods Frederick


image credits:  Creme de Violette by Veronika Lukasova  *  Antique via Jayson Home 
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