Saturday, June 12, 2010

Queenie's Treasury

Happy weekend, everyone! I'll be spending my weekend dog-sitting for my friends' dog, Dexter, out in the wilds of Brooklyn. Before I head off into the outer boroughs, though, it's time for a little Treasury action.

First up this week, a seriously awesome series of photos from photographer Bryan Solarski. Little World is composed of iconic scenes from around the world, all captured by the magical, miniaturizing effect of tilt shift photography. The unreality of the images makes you stop and reconsider the familiar. I especially love the ones involving water, including Venice's Grand Canal, Coney Island, and the Amalfi coast. Wouldn't mind being any of those places right now, come to think of it.

Next up, another set of photos, this time courtesy of the blogger Frau Haselmeyer. She recently took a trip to Switzerland and became enchanted with the country's gorgeous consumer packaging. As someone long enamored of Europe's superior design sense (at least when it comes to the little things), I heartily encourage her obsession.

Last but not least, a seriously beautiful, sumptuous wedding at the Parker Palm Springs, via Martha Stewart. I cannot get enough of the invitations, the bride's ruffly dress, or the table settings. Oh, the table settings. Are those not insanely beautiful? Makes me want to recreate them for a dinner party sometime soon.


Nicholas said...

Dang, I loved the Amalfi coast. Some of the best pottery I've ever bought came from a store literally across the street from that beach... Good times.

Meg Blocker said...

@Nicholas: That sounds amazing!

@Mara: I know, right? I don't think I could ever get married in 110 degree heat.

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