Monday, November 5, 2012

loud stares in quiet stairs

new york, you are photogenic
uptown shots by fashionable palette
check out my instagram for more delicious doors, fashionable facades, brilliant buildings, and on...

"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it...but if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, October 28, 2012

wise and witty words

created by fashionable palette
1. gone with the wind 2. kurt cobain 3. radiohead 4. oscar wilde 
5. moi 6. mark rothko 7. the darjeeling limited

Sunday, October 21, 2012

inklings of gold

My apologies for the recent hiatus. A relocation to the wonderful city of New York has taken over my recent weeks...but I'm back. And here are some inspirational images for us to drool over...

images: 1. fendi project via the selby 2. fendi project via the selby 3. bijou and boheme 
4. photographer chloe rice 5. the plaza via the coveteur

"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question." 
- Albert Camus

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

the only constant

images: via marin dearie

artist / designer marin dearie's "shades of change"

such lovely graphics and interesting facts. 
I can't help but love these, perhaps because they remind me of my color gradation studies from school. 

"Aprils never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring." - Truman Capote

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

his heart was a purple castle

images: all via my instagram

1. building on 2nd St, Philadelphia
2. 30th St. Station, Philadelphia
3 & 4. vintage typewriters
5. 7-9 East 72nd St, Manhattan
6. 9 East 72nd Street, Manhattan
7. closeup of door: 9 East 72nd St, Manhattan
8. The Lotos Club at 5 East 66th St, Manhattan by Richard Howland Hunt

Note on 5, 6, 7: -- for more information on what I believe to be one of the most beautiful homes in Manhattan (7-9 East 72nd St.), click here and here. Originally two separate homes -- each a masterpiece in its own right -- they have since been joined to form the largest private residence in NYC. (There's quite a history in between, as you might expect.) These two gilded age beauties were designed by different architects. The Jennings home (the "smaller" one on the left) was designed by Flagg & Chambers, and finished in 1899, whereas the Sloane home (right) was designed by Carrere & Hastings, and completed in 1896. Both are examples of the Beaux-Arts style that reigned during this time...and leaves us with some of our most beautiful architecture to date.

"I didn't want to disturb the silence around it, I suppose, or betray it by turning it into a story."
- Nicole Krauss

Saturday, September 8, 2012

cut it out

images: "instant" via by alessandro garafalo

alexander wang spring '13 rtw 

one of the most anticipated shows of NYFW has officially walked. 
and delivered.
the essential black and whites.
crisp silhouettes chock full of cut outs and geometric undertones.

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
- Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, August 30, 2012

primrose path

collage: created by fashionable palette
images: clockwise from top left 1. david hamilton 2. park and cube 3. laura zalenga 
4. the very missed daul kim, unknown source 5. unknown 6. rosie hardy

playing around with the grid system and filling the spaces with inspiring photos
...does anyone else find this process therapeutic?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

dew washed morning

collage: created by fashionable palette

...some inspirations for the ever nearing Fall

"Don't look at me in that tone of voice." - Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

leave a mark

A discovery that I had to share with my readers:
original literature-inspired illustrations by New York City based designer Evan Robertson. Check out his etsy website here for the full collection. Each illustration is 13"x19" and only $24. 

I'd love to see Robertson's take on two of my favorite lines from Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise
"They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered."
"I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want to pleasure of losing it again."