Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Moments of Beauty

The lovely Jean Shrimpton — super model of the '60s.

(still looking for a photo credit — anybody know?)

A Perfect Eye

Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer has a busy and successful career taking pictures of the world's most exclusive homes — now she turns the camera onto her own beautiful home, a study in relaxed minimalism. More (in Swedish) here on Sk├Âna hem.

(photography by birgitta wolfgang drejer)

Sponsor Spotlight

The Geometric Thank You Card Set from Leif is just one of the exciting new arrivals at the shop! Designed by Yellow Owl Workshop, the boxed set features four different geometric prints (two of each design) made with vegetable based ink and packaged with recycled envelopes. Add some style to your day — use these to dash off a sweet thank you for the little kindnesses in your life!

Looking for a bit of urban chic this summer? The wonderful White Moth Jewelry is here to help, with a lovely offer of 20% off just for automatism readers! All you have to do is use the checkout code of Auto20 before July 30. There's loads of lovely pieces to choose from, so happy shopping!

If you've been thinking of adding a little bit of sparkle to your summer wardrobe, now is the perfect time to enter an amazing giveaway on the 100 Applegate blog! For a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from the 100 Applegate vintage jewelry shop, pop by the blog before July 10 and leave a comment on the giveway post. Good luck — and hope you'll be wearing some vintage loveliness soon!

Marisa of modulem has just launched Book Flora and Fauna, a new series of photos featuring maquettes of her book structures, or sculptures. These lovely and ethereal images of her work — all tiny fluttering books linked by delicate silver wire — would be a perfect gift for both book lovers and art lovers. So pretty. See the full series at her shop here.

Liza of the wonderful Small Equals shop has just introduced the luscious-sounding new Jasmine Grandiflorum Cologne, specially blended for Small Equals by Lunaroma Aromatic Apothecary in Burlington, Vermont. There's also an intriguing Coffee/Jasmine Elixir, which offers something a little different for fragrant summer evenings. Available for pre-ordering — though Liza does have a small stock on hand, for those who just can't wait!

Pamela of the delightful Bates Mercantile Co. now has a blog! The Mercantile Muse offers readers a peek behind the scenes of their little shop of prints, photography and vintage items — illustrated with lots of personal photos by Pam herself. Be sure to visit their shop, too, for such items as the charming little bean pot shown here!

Cinema: The Night of the Hunter

Often described as a gothic fairy tale, The Night of the Hunter is as eerie and scary now as it was when first released in 1955. The only film ever directed by Charles Laughton, it features extraordinary performances by a (frankly terrifying) Robert Mitchum and a radiantly strong and compassionate Lillian Gish. Beautiful to look at, with scenes that at times recall early German Expressionist silent film, it's a haunting classic about the age old battle between good and evil. More here.
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