January 30, 2014

Floral Cool


Today's picture:

Floral Look 

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This Bud's For You




I just had to post this:  

Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial - "Puppy Love"

Oh, the cuteness!


Bette 

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January 27, 2014

Vintage Black Dress


Just adorable Little Black Dress!

Bette .

Gustave Tassell, 1957

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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A 5-Year-Old Starts Her Modeling Career...



Sounds Bad At First But Not When I Saw The Photos.











"Bill Gekas, an Australian photographer, shows how one can take a modern approach in reviving old classical art. 
Inspired by masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, Gekas uses his 5-year-old daughter as his key model 
and places her in mid-18th century landscapes.
Bill Gekas and his work challenge us to push boundaries (and ourselves) when it comes to trying something new. 
You never know what sort of masterpiece we can create if we dare to be brave."

Oh, how sweet this can be!

I loved the creativity and this "play" with father and daughter.

Bette .


Credits: Photos by Bill Gekas.

Original sources: My Modern Met and ABC

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January 21, 2014

What Are Your Two Words?


This is quite a coincidence.
Yesterday I posted here about 2 promises I made for this year.
That included 2 words in 2 pics:
Be grateful & Stay curious!

Just a minute ago a friend of mine shared a post by 
Elizabeth Gilbert (another favourite writer of mine)
on her Facebook page

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? 

I choose the same two I used on that previous post of mine. 

Bette .

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This is what Elizabeth said on her post:

  


WHAT ARE YOUR TWO WORDS?

A friend of this page named Patti sent me this…such a cool question.

I myself had three possible answers.

1) "Calm down." (This was my first thought. But I eventually rejected this one, on account of the fact that is STILL the advice I need to follow, so it doesn't have much to do with being young, specifically…)

2) "No boys." (Oh, god — what I could have done with my youth had I not gotten so entangled in so many doomed romances! The hours, the months, the YEARS that I gave away to boys! The drama! The infatuations! The tears! All those evenings spent watching "Predator" again and again! I just read a study saying that 30% of all students at Ivy League universities are virgins, and I thought: "Well, of course!" If I had stayed away from boys, and instead used all that time productively, I also could have mastered Mandarin and physics and violin by the age of 21.)

3) "Never mind." (This is what I finally settled on. Because everything I did when I was young — every mistake, every drama, every failure, every euphoric encounter, every dream, every yearning — has made me who I am today. And while I am far from perfect, I cannot help but believe that I needed become exactly this person, which is to say that I needed all those experiences, precisely the way they were. So if my younger self asked my advice, I would just say, "Never mind." Do exactly what you're doing. It all takes you where you need to be. A thought which becomes kind of reassuring, in terms of the mistakes I am probably making today…if you get my drift...)

What about you guys?

Two words to some lost version of yourself?

Go for it!

LG





January 20, 2014

Just Another Audrey Moment








Oh, amazing Audrey!
Adoring her. Always.

Bette .

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This Is Your Year. Or Mine.


I never make any New Year's resolutions.
To explain this read this from one of my favourite writers:

Anaïs Nin


“I made no resolutions for the New Year. 
The habit of making plans, of criticizing, 
sanctioning and molding my life, 
is too much of a daily event for me. ”




However, this year I made one promise to myself.
That is - to stay curious and be grateful. 

Looks like it's working...
Life has been good.

Wish you the same!

Ciao,

Bette .


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January 15, 2014

Russian Mother's Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals



















"These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world
that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends.
Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings,
the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed."

See her gallery on: Flickr | 500px

Bette 

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January 14, 2014

California Cottage


Just happened to see this place and I just had to post it.

How cozy and cool!

Antiques dealer Rod Hipskind grew up scouring flea markets with his thrifty parents. 
Now, he fills his Oakland bungalow with storied, dirt-cheap finds.

Bette .

Photos: 

Victoria Pearson

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Victorian San Fransisco Home










 








"White wash beauty. The home of stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman
Ivory with whites, washed out with natural, old and new, 
always precious, always loved."

Chic and cozy. Antique and modern. Mixed in style.
Just like I love it.

Two of my favourite design pieces were also found in this house:

Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell


Bourgie Table Lamp by Kartell

  Ciao,
Bette .


Photos by 
Andrea WynerR. Brad Knipstein - Architectural Black

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