Monday, April 28, 2014

war against weary wastelands

Looking for a small present I came across these awesome peace handgranates. Friendly bombs filled with flower power! 
The bombs are made of biodegradable materials and flower seeds. Soak them in water and throw them over the hedge in your neighbours dull backyard or in public areas that are in urgent need for some guerilla gardening!

Kabloom is a small company designing eco-friendly products that bring people and nature together. Scottish owner and designer Darren has been a guerilla gardener for years.
 I am in love with the concept ├índ the design: this is the first war I actually like. 

I would say: throw it and grow it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

one minute

Ok, I know: this is not a stylish blog photo and I can't even credit it, because I couldn't find out who took it (sorry).
Still I would like to show this to you. I saw this picture on Pinterest and I immediately pinned it to my board called 'Great Ideas'. 
I find it actually a little sad that we need reminders like this, but I'm happy someone made the effort to wake us up at this stunning outlook on the mountains.

the moment

Sunday, April 13, 2014

still live analysis

It must be because of  Instagram (YES, you can follow me ;-) that I am intrigued by still life photography more and more. This morning I tried to analyze why some still life photo's fascinate me and others don't.
Queen of still lives, if you ask me, is Dietlind Wolf .
She was one of the first taking pictures of graphically arranged items from a top view (like the above right image). It's a trend on IG, and it's almost over it's expiration date, I think. Dietlind Wolf however constantly reinvents herself. So she uses the very same item in different ways and takes pictures in different points of view (see the hanging lemon on the left image)
And this is another nice way  to spice up the graphic top view 'trend' a little: adding tape, or illustration, or different backgrounds etc.

Jennilee Marigomen
And here it is, the definition of still life if you ask me. Capturing a real moment, a comprimed and slow mini world, a picture that says: shhhhh...

a morning without coffee is like sleep (by *Cinnamon)
Simple life, daylight, no slick styling or lay out.
I love good shadows in pictures! Talking about capturing a moment...

We know there must be more - a complete arrangement, a vase, a table - but this is all we get to see.

Maggie Ruggiero
Like the flower picture above, this food styling doesn't look balanced at first sight, the items fall off the picture on the right. But therefore I love it so much.

ps. click on the pictures to link back to their sources.