vintage city life

Antique Victorian Parasol Tea Party Flowers- Straight Razors & Parasols

What defines a city? Is it the people, the architecture, the items, the community? The culture it all creates? Here are a few   etsy items that define my version of vintage city life and if you would like to … Continue reading 

ghost buildings, they aren’t scary

Ghost Building Photography- José Antonio Millán

Last week, I started blogging a little bit about Architectural Ruins and this week I would like to share with you some photography by Jose Antonio Millan entitled Ghost Buildings that I have come across while further researching this very interesting and open-ended genre of architecture. I am so intrigued by these spaces because they are such large portraits of history, building technique and immense thought process– in short, they house an untold story.

Ghost Building Photography by José Antonio Millán

In these photographs, Millan brilliantly captures what was and what could have been in otherwise abandoned and uninhabited architecture. Dilapidated buildings offer so many questions and can often be stark reminders of a time and life that once was.

Ghost Building Photography by José Antonio Millán

Here lies the place where color, texture and wear converge from the inside out and this can seem daunting, frightening and undesirable.. or it can be seen as art such as captured by Millan. I see this kind of architecture in cities all over the world, what once was new and shiny now stands abandoned as a reminder of failure, of closed doors, but it could also be a simple suggestion of hope.

Do ruins intrigue anyone else? If so, why? I am really seeking some input on this topic, it is so fascinating.

growing an unusual garden

Cranium Garden- DIY Network

The garden of my dreams would incorporate unusual, eccentric and totally original art like these pieces. How amazing is this “cranium garden”? Check out this great urban project in Peru… talk about a pedestrian celebration. These tires are both a … Continue reading