Photo of the Month

(c) Louis Baton

Today I stumbled upon this eerie image that's considered the 1st photograph to be taken underwater. It's amazing where procrastinating at work will take you! I find it perfect for the gray summer weather we've been having here in Chicago (or at least I'm trying to embrace what I can't change). 

A minimalist holiday

(c) Michelle Brooks

(c) Michelle Brooks

(c) Michelle Brooks

(c) Michelle Brooks

I've had triangles on the brain lately, so I decided to put them into some holiday designs. I have a feeling my family will be subjected to some black and white wrapping and cards this year. It's a rather nice break from the explosion of color that comes with the holiday season. What do you think?

Photo of the Week

(c) Trendland

(c) Trendland

Not really sure what to make of the website? blog? trendland.com, but these interior snaps from a couple months ago certainly caught my eye. Apologies for the delay in posting this, but you may find something else hidden within the confusing website that's another source of inspiration. 

Insta-gems

(All photos copyright of shop owners.)

(All photos copyright of shop owners.)

I've been meaning to start an Instagram feature for a while now, and I'm finally getting around to it! This first one is a "Shop Edition" of sorts, featuring tiny shops across the country that I've stumbled upon over the last few months thanks to Instagram. I've only ever driven by the shop in Minneapolis so I definitely need to make a trip to all these amazing spaces.

(clockwise from top left)

Have Company - Grand Rapids, Michigan
http://have-company.com/
@havecompany

Summer Camp - Ojai, California
http://shopsummercamp.com/
@shopsummercamp

MILLE - Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://shopprettymommy.myshopify.com/
@shopmille

Individual Medley - Los Angeles, California
http://theindividualmedley.com/
@individualmedleystore

 

Photo of the Week

(c) Phosphorescent

(c) Phosphorescent

I saw Phosphorescent (aka Matthew Houck) back in 2010 and he and his band were alright. But Houck has arrived at something special with Muchacho, which I had no idea was his SIXTH album. The album is at its best when you're travelin down a stretch of road with the sun on your shoulder.