Summer season is over. Find beauty in change, closure and fall fashion instead…
Mesmerized by the work of Gray Malin, a Los Angeles based photographer who travels the world, shooting some of the most famous beaches and pools from a perspective few will ever see. Y’all know I’m a beach bum, so I’m just melting here. Two of my favorites, Rio, above, and Lisbon, below. I need to get to Lisbon already, it’s all the rage!
Here’s a shot of the waters in Bondi Beach, Australia. I was there many years ago – it’s one of Sydney’s most popular beaches, especially among the surfers – and Gray has noted that this image is among the most popular in his series, too.
If you don’t follow Jackie Magpie, you’re missing out! Celebrating creative living via contributors around the globe, it’s a smart and inspiring site. And I just had to re-blog these photographs they shared last week in honor of the Olympics’ conclusion.
Says the author: “I have loved watching the Games this year and found myself gripped by so many sports that have never even slightly interested me before. The buzz from London has been contagious. My new favorite has to be the delightfully strange and undeniably hardcore sport of synchronized swimming. I am totally in awe of the spectacular strength and coordination of the swimmers, not to mention the kitsch costumes and the crazed smiles.”
I couldn’t agree more. So enjoy these dreamy underwater images by US artist Jill Greenberg. Au Revoir ladies! See you in Rio, 2016.
I discovered Bendigo Frames a couple weeks ago on the streets of Manhattan and was inspired to write about them as a designer to watch. I just received a delivery in the mail from them: these sick purple sunnies that I raved about! Many thanks to Mirren Gordon-Crozier, the founder and designer behind Bendigo. Unexpected and totally appreciated.
Behold today’s office space: my Sid Vicious beach towel, designed by Elizabeth Peyton for Works on Whatever (WOW). I’ve written about them before, but they’re a collection of artist-produced functional objects commissioned by Art Production Fund. You can purchase this – and a variety of other cool towels by WOW - here.
New summer obsession: Bendigo Frames. Oversize cat eye shape with a natural woodsy twist…how intriguing! Read my piece about the designer and the inspiration behind her fresh new line of peepers at oliviapalermo.com.
Sunset over midtown.
This is what a good morning looks like.
(Source: hoggerandco Instagram)
Things I need: a soft pretzel pool floatie. And, um, a pool! Discovered via Oh Joy, one of my favorite blogs. From one pretzel-eating-sun-worshipping Philly girl to another: Oh Joy, you’ve done it again!
The Prusinowskis have a longstanding Hershey Park tradition. We’ve gone nearly every year since I was born. In fact, my mom and dad had a date there before they were married, and we picnicked there when I was one. Over the years, it’s become a Father’s Day tradition. Here are some fun shots from last weekend. Yeah we’re nerds. And we love it.
Here comes the boom: Kar and Dad taking off on Storm Runner. It launches from 0-72 mph in 2 seconds flat. Naturally, we must ride the front.
The Wild Mouse. Such a strange ride. As it careens around corners, this teeny tiny coaster gives the illusion that you’re gonna fall off the edge of the track. Mice be crazy!
The Flying Falcon is just the dumbest ride ever, which makes Karen and me love it all the more. Four giant arms suspend with seven Falcon cars that spin sideways in a circular motion. And it’s hideous. J’adore.
We’re too impatient for the Ferris Wheel. But this captures the beauty of the day.
We conclude each visit to Hershey Park with the Carousel. It’s the oldest ride in the park, an American classic.
I call this teen angst. Earn those summer dollars buddy! It gets better.
Ice cream season!
I love a long beautiful beach day that becomes a cozy hang past sunset. Like Marilyn Monroe here – relaxed and radiant.