bits of inspiration – #94.

If you don’t currently subscribe to Feature Shoot‘s email newsletter you should sign up right now. Last week the site featured a collection of images shot using drone cameras. I personally have mixed opinions about drones. I once lived in an apartment building where one of my neighbors regularly flew his drone just outside the windows of the building and it always made me nervous that he was spying on me. That being said, I’ve recently seen some really incredible photos and videos that have been shot using drone cameras and it’s hard to argue with the beauty of the results. Below are some of my favorites from the Feature Shoot post. Check out the full collection here.

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Azurite Pond, 2016, © Michael B. Rasmussen


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Image © Tarasov Maxim


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Coogee beach, Sydney, Australia, © Aaron and Tom of the Vertical Project


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Shortcut, © Robert Work


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Image © Zane Isaac

musical musings – alunageorge.

Adding a new category on the blog today. Musical Musings posts will showcase artists whose music I’m currently loving who also employ cool/pretty/visually interesting album artwork. To start I’m sharing AlunaGeorge’s new album, I Remember. I’ve been listening to this album pretty much on repeat for about a week now and I’m finding new things to love about it the more I listen. If you’re not familiar, AlunaGeorge is a London-based musical duo consisting of Aluna Francis and George Reid. Their music is categorized as “Electronic” on iTunes but their sound is also very much informed by R&B. Singer, Aluna Francis provides vocals for the group which feel reminiscent of artists like Aaliyah and Groove Theory’s Amel Larrieux. I Remember is AlunaGeorge’s second album and they’re definitely showing a maturity since their previous release – both musically and in regards to their album art. I have an affinity for artists that choose to forgo traditional portrait photography on an album and opt for something more abstract instead. I love the linear-style illustration they’re using here and that the fusion of the two beings feels related to the duo’s musical collaboration. Check out the album cover below and listen to I Remember on iTunes here.

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a few of my favorite things – Etsy gift guide.

You know it’s officially the pre-holiday season when Etsy releases their annual gift guides. These lists can be super helpful but also a little overwhelming because they have sooooo many sub-categories. It’s really easy to go deep into the rabbit hole of looking through suggested list after list around this time of year. From tea towels to tech accessories, these Etsy collections literally include something for everyone on your list. Below I’ve selected some of my favorite items. Hope you enjoy!

caosters
Gold Rimmed Agate Coasters
$115.00

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Kitchen Towels, set of 3
$34.00

necklace
Letter Necklaces, set of 3
$20.50

notebooks
Minimalist Marble Notebook
11.43

popcorn
Gourmet popcorn and seasoning kit
$30.00

bath
Eucalyptus Bath Bombs
$5.00

case
iPad mini leather folio
$123.00+

bits of inspiration – #93.

I’m going to be out of town during Halloween this year so I haven’t invested in any festive decorating (save for a lone pumpkin on my mantle). Halloween has always seemed to me like the holiday where you have to just embrace campiness. I mean there can’t possibly be an elegant way to decorate with bats and skeletons right? Well after seeing styleathome.com’s latest post on decorating for a Haute Hallows Eve I may have to reevaluate my stance. They’ve managed to make a chic Halloween dinner party a thing and I’m starting to really wish I were going to be around to celebrate this year. I especially love the simplicity of painting mini pumpkins to transform them into a more sophisticated table-top accessory. Head over to their site to see all the DIY information you need to create this on your own and check out some of my favorite images from the post below.

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jules besch stationers – truro, ma.

Another post from my most recent visit to Cape Cod. Jules Besch Stationers was formerly located in Wellfleet center, and now occupies a charming cottage-like space in Truro. The shop specializes in all kinds of paper goods including cards, notebooks, calendars and wrapping paper. On the day I visited the owner happened to be hosting his 18th annual afternoon tea which meant there were lots of delicious treats (and tea of course). There are so many beautiful and unique things to see at this store. Sharing some photos of the shop below.

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