Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Searching for Inspiration

I wanted to create a place to come daily and be inspired. The world is an amazing place and I want to seek out the beautiful and inspiring things that hide in it. Today this is what I found.







Megan Kimber.



I love stories and the power of telling them. This is Snow White and Red Rose. The Story is about sisters who befriend a bear and it kills a dwarf and then turns in to a prince. But I love the dark of the forest they are in. The Black Forest, where the Grimm's tales spring is a lovely but dark and foreboding place.




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Food. I find more and more that I am inspired by the human ability to manipulate what they need to survive. We did not settle for Woolly Mammoth on a spit...no wait, bad metaphor. I was going for caveman cuisine but invented something ridiculous. But take this pear...











For no nutrious reason, it's made to be delious. I want that.





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I came across this picture of a gift I gave my wife for Valentine's Day. I made the box myself out of some hand made paper. I used a dye cut system that I love {more of that to come}. I do love creating something by hand. The paper was made by hand, into a box made by hand given as a gift.






It was a hit.





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Sibella Court.



Always. The ability to gather but keep clean. She writes in her book 'Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors With The Things You Love' that your home should be a musem of your life. Surrounding yourself with things that you love and have collected because you love, will end in a space that you will love and will captivate others.