Jill Greenberg

For over 15 years Canadian Jill Greenberg has been a photographer shooting celebrity portraits - and gorgeous ones at that. I personally prefer babies and animals over celebrities and am so happy to see the following collections.

Monkey Portraits - Late 2006

We share about 98 percent of our DNA with chimpanzees, our closest biological cousins. In her book, Monkey Portraits, Jill captures monkeys in such a human way that often we find glimpses of people we know hidden within these primate faces. You can buy her book for only $17 by clicking here.

Ursine - Late 2007

Jill Greenberg’s exhibition “Ursine”, is a selection of portraits of grizzly bears, black bears, and polar bears. This exhibition reveals the fascinating expressions of these animals of the Ursidae genus, highlighting her subjects’ unique personalities, dispositions and body language. She photographed the over-sized creatures in outdoor studios in Calgary and Vancouver. [source]

End Times - Late 2007

“I love the raw emotion of children, because it comes close to the anger and helplessness I feel about our current political and social situation,” says commercial photographer Jill Greenberg about her exhibition, End Times. The photos were captured by giving the child a lollipop for 30 seconds then taking it away. The results are photos with clever names like, Four More Years and Left Behind.


Justin Richel

OH MY GOD! today I'm so excited because I stumbled upon Justin Richel and his art. Sometimes I wonder why people don't tell me about artists, there are so many good ones, and ones that draw sweets... COME ON PEOPLE! TELL ME THESE THINGS! So Justin lives in Maine with his lady and kitty. I live in Brooklyn with my man and kitty - see the similarities! 

Ok in all seriousness, check out these paintings:

Close up:

HERE is a link to his flicker site with many a dessert painting photos. And here is a different type of painting by him, not sweets, but still sweet!

OK, next, I love these Amazing Talking Paintings! $60 each on his website with limited availability or $70 at The Curiosity Shoppe.

Look at how Teeny Tiny they are!


Amazing Stop Motion Videos

Western Spaghetti by PES

Human Tetris by Guillaume Reymond (NOT so NOISY creative agency)

Public Art by BLU

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Phil Neary teaches you how to make your OWN stop motion film:

Please comment or email if you have more I should include! Thanks


Yellow and Grey

As of late I have been obsessing over grey and yellow together. I have noticed the trend not only on design blogs like design*sponge and Apartment Therapy but in my friend's decor choices as well. Today I've been exploring all the grey and yellow combinations out there and present to you my findings.

The original inspiration for this post came from the following three photos:

Yellow Sets the Tone, Photo from Skona Hem

Designer Denai Jones of Petunia Pickle Bottom's son, miller’s, beautiful nursery, as discovered on design*sponge.

Mid-Century Modern inspired washroom from HGTV photo gallery. 

On To The Products!

Envirosax's Retro Graphic Bag 5, a light weight polyester bag to use in place of plastic bags, $10

Yellow and silver Bright Diving Watch specially commissioned by Urban Outfitters, $38

Once Upon a Book Bookmarks from Urban Paisley. Handmade from hand cut and embroidered wool felt and embellished with repurposed vintage or modern buttons. Everything on the bookmark is sewn and there was no glue used. The clip measures approximately 2 1/2 inches, $4.50 each.

Look! Something for boys! PF Flyer's Number 5 Sneaker, yellow and grey in all the right ways, $90.

Set of two Mustard Flower Pillows from Bungle Bear Designs, $36. Fabric from IKEA, I love this fabric and am so glad to see people making pretty things from it!

Heritage 1981, Dotted Rope Tote, $15

 Vintage-inspired floral print patterns a classically styled cotton dress modernized with the addition of dark lining that provides coverage at the plunging slit neck and armholes. Sun Field Dress by Leifsdottir, $248.

Golden Buck Coaster Set by Joshua Stone, $19 for 4

Whether playing the part of a jar or a vase, the modern Mason has a nostalgic handle on both. Available in two essential colors, and handmade in low-fire ceramic with a non-toxic glaze, they're a fetching catch-all for a variety of life's little pleasures.
Located in Brooklyn, Perch! is a company I have ordered from before and would love to again! The Mason by Amy Adams, $52 each.

Highlands Button-Up, $78 by Edme and Esylite at Anthropologie

The Rug Company, Chiesa Yellow, probably $864,686

Shadowflora Tote, Anthropologie for $98

Portuguese Tile Curtain, $98 - $108 at Anthro

Botkier Jeanne shoes for $390 at Piperlime

I apologize for the Anthrpologie over kill, but they have an amazing selection and grey and yellow items right now! A lacey backdrop of sunshine yellow and white makes stitched silver-gray medallions pop on this pretty drum shade. Medallion Drum Shadel, $68, Anthro.

Florence Knoll Yellow and Grey Credenza = love

Clockwise from Top Left:
Sweater: J.Crew, $50, Shirt: Rumplo, $22, Bracelets: 80s Purple, $78, Earrings: Dorothy Perkins, 5 Pounds, Backpack: Wet Seal, $20, Dress: Topshop, 45 pounds, Topsiders: Keep Company, $40, Oxford Heels: Jeffrey Campbell, $100, Runners: Keds, $35, Shorts: similar at Forever21, $18, Belt: TopShop-no longer available, Glasses: ASOS, 12 pounds, Pants: Urban Outfitters-no longer available, Skirt: Oli - No longer available. 



Sadly, Canadian House and Home magazine and their accompanying website went out of publication. They had a HUGE photo gallery and I'm so sad to not have that resource available anymore. Thankfully I snagged a few, very few, of my favourite inspiration photos shortly before hand. I wish I had more though! Here are a few...



Brooklyn! I'm back! I missed you whilst on Vacation in hot, sticky and sweaty Texas! Here's what I missed:

This is a sweet tee indeed: it features a popular Cakespy theme of hipster baked goods waiting for the subway in the super-hip Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. American Apparel shirts.
Get the notecards if you are not of the t-shirted orientation. They come in a boxed set of 10 cards and envelopes. It's all one design: Hipster Cakes and sweets waiting for the L Train in Brooklyn! They come in a clear and sturdy box. Each card is an A2 size (4.24 x 5.5) which is horizontally aligned, with a top tent-fold.

Cards, $12 for 10, Jessie Oleson (Click for Shop)
T-shirt, $22, Jessie Oleson (Click for Blog)

These two would look so cute next to each other in frames! 5"x7"
Left: 51 Bushwick Avenue Print, $10, Pepper Sprouts
Right: 53 Bushwick Avenue Print, $10, Pepper Sprouts

Brooklyn Bridge Pillow, $20, Urbn

Brooklyn Coaster's City! You can buy the Sesame Letterpress coaster's a bunch of places in town, but I like Elsewares because they are really friendly and it is literally one block away from my house! Mail order only though : (

Left: Brooklyn Coaster, $3.95 for 10, Fish Eddy's
Right: Brooklyn Coaster Set, 8 for $12, Sesame Letterpress

Brooklyn, NY Letter Pressed Cards, $3.50 each or $17 for 8, Andy Pratt Design

I love the colours in this design and I love Coney Island. Put two and two together and I'll buy four. or something less cheesy. Printed on American Apparel, which means: soft!
Coney Island Onesie, $22, TotStops

Hand pulled, 20"x13" three color block print of several buildings in the williamsburg neighborhood of brooklyn, ny.
The Usual Suspects Print, $60, Craftonite

Hello Greenpoint! I live in you! This canvas bag was created by Brooklyn Novelty, which consists of Derick Holt and Milton Carter of Willamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Derick has an assortment of amazing graphic design on his site and Milton has great shirts, including this Brooklyn themed one:

Aloha Shirt, $58, M. Carter
Williamsburg/Greenpoint Tote, $20, Brooklyn Novelty

I like this necklace because it was made with a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge and a Nickel. I love it when people find new uses for things and I would never think to use a nickel when creating jewelry. I also like the picture they chose to use of the Bridge, it gives the necklace an old-timey feel.

Catch Wabisabi Brooklyn on Saturday August 9 at the Brooklyn Indie Market from 11am-7pm
Under the red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Via subway: take the F or G train to Carroll street. Exit at the President Street exit of the station. You will see the the tent!

Brooklyn Bridge Necklace, $22, Wabisabi Brooklyn

Brooklyn Rectangle Platter, $22.95, Fish Eddy's