Inspiration

INSPIRATION :: Bunting (and Petra Bindel)

I love bunting. I do. I don’t care if it’s viewed as overdone or trendy; it makes me happy and adds a bit of bright happiness to any wall. In our house, there’s bunting in Aveline’s room (of course), the bathroom, over the laundry area and even in the kitchen! So, naturally, I found myself drawn to these images from photographer Petra Bindel. She’s an incredible photographer; I’ve scrolled through this gallery several times today. Gorgeous!

 Petra Bindel for ÅHLENS Petra Bindel for Urban Outfitters Petra Bindel for Dwell Magazine

Babiekins Magazine, Life in Photos

LIFE IN PHOTOS :: The Brasilian Supermarket

A tour of a Brazilian Supermarket with a toddler by Priscilla Barbosa Photography for the Babiekins Magazine blog

Earlier, I had all sorts of things I was going to say, but I think the sun fried all my brain cells. Priscilla and Aveline and I were off exploring this morning, and I am pretty sure all of us are now completely melted — it was HOT today!

But don’t miss her very cool (heh) photo tour of Aveline’s time in a Brasilian supermarket, from our outing to Silva’s last week!

Life in Photos

LIFE IN PHOTOS :: In the afternoon, over lunch

Today, on this Friday-which-doesn’t-feel-like-a-Friday, I’m trying to get back into the creative groove. I’m taking pictures of everyday things for a Day in the Life series of photographs I’ll post here later.

They are bright photos, of food and of laundry and of unmade beds.

But a few moments ago during lunch, I turned around and saw this. She looked me right in the eyes and straight through to my heart (which is now a melted puddle).

February 2013 - Aveline after lunch

Life in Photos, Poetry & Words

LIFE IN PHOTOS :: The Way Bodega Bay Makes Me Feel

Urban Outfitter Floral Denim

January 2013 - Aveline and I at Bodega Bay in California

January 2013 - Aveline eats a picnic lunch on the beach in winter

Gina taking photos at Bodega Bay at sunset

The California coast always makes my heart soar.

There’s something so special about
those cliffs and
that icy water and
the way the sky changes color every minute.

Liz, who blogs beautifully at Yellow Finch, was kind enough to post more of my words about the way Bodega Bay makes me feel.

Inspiration

INSPIRATION :: Christmas 2012 Toast UK Catalogue

After seeing these images from Toast UK’s fantastically wonderful Christmas 2012 lookbook, I’m off to spruce up the decorations around here. (Now, does anyone know if you can order a white Christmas and frosted windowpanes through the catalogue?)

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog

Image via TOAST UK's Christmas 2012 Catalogue, as seen on the Oaxacaborn blog


You may also be interested in my Toast UK catalogue round-ups from previous seasons.