Monday, August 30, 2010

sunshine cleaning.

So it's been a while since I've done one of these, but this one certainly does warrant a warm, praiseworthy review.
It's about a baby sister who can't really get much right, and an older sister who, despite her own problems, takes on those of her family in order to make things right...make things sunny again. 

Needless to say, it hit close to home.    ;]

photography find.

tricia mckellar.

"In itself the proposition 'God exists' is necessarily true, 
for in it subject and predicate are the same."
                        -Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I crumble......

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

an adage:

wise words.

"Don't go looking for boys in the dark
They will say pretty things then leave you with scars.
Do go looking for boys in the park
For this is where the true gentleman are."
                           --A Seamstress's Verses, 1898

i know mine spends a lot of time in the park....
LANDSTROM park, that is.

style inspiration: Ash.

An original by yours truly, Sarah Larson.

Clockwise from top left: Calypso Samantha Shirt, Mor Cosmetics, Ayaka Nishi's Spine Bracelet,  
Jeffrey Campbell Jackie ShoeModcloth Polynesia Dreaming Ring, Lanvin Metal Ring, PRPS Torn Love Short

stop motion.

Not until I saw Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox and was forced to watch its special features by my bestie Lyssa and her boyfriend Blake did I fully come to appreciate the dynamics of stop motion.  

It was a confusing movie, so I would like to watch it again before I write a review.  Until then here's another stop motion snippet that I think is mesmerizing.  The evolutionary theme is not to my personal liking, but the artistry is phenomenal and vast.  I especially love the sound effects [i.e. the crab clinking through a drain pipe, hehe] and all of the dinosaur murals!

Monday, August 16, 2010

theory of a--

So two days ago I went with my sister Erika and bro-in-law Philip to a miniature art fair at Red Light Brewery in Winter Park, FL.  There were hand-made accessories, crepes, and vintage galore, but what stood out to my eldest sister and me the most was the vast array of trendy cupcakes.  

Cupcake earrings, cupcake embroidery, clay cupcake ornaments...
and just plain CUPCAKES.
Well, not exactly plain...

illustrations II

So very appropriate for my recent aesthetic tastes.

Portland's Julianna Swaney of Oh My Cavalier:
"I'm inspired by fairy tales, animals with sharp claws, Victorian hair weaving, antique ephemera and postcards, bird song, nursery rhymes, lace, cabinets of curiosities, anthropomorphism of all kinds, and many more things!"

Her blogs:
Oh My Cavalier (Drawings)
Rare Red Bird (Personal)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Blog: Nathalie from Germany 

illustrations I

So lately I've become obsessed with antique illustration, especially Grimm's fairy tales and Disney concept art.  I've always loved ethereal imagery and recognized the first few images of Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel from a 1909 edition of The Brothers Grimm illustrated by Arthur Rackham that my sister Alyssa used to read to me before bed when I was only about seven years old.  He also illustrated our edition of Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, which I've been meaning to read again for quite some time now.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I don't post things about celebrities often....

but this just may be the cutest retro beach outfit I've seen in a while.
Makes me think of my trendy Grandma Helen back in the 40s.

Isabel Lucas.

Grandma of my very best friends.


I am absolutely in love with this photo.  Whoever took it captured with paradoxical wit the enormity of the tree under my teeny little grandma.
What a big, mighty soul she is though...

look at those superb saddle shoes.


Thursday, August 12, 2010


So I wrote my first blog entry for DWH called "Top 5 Romantic Spots to Steal A Kiss in Paris."
It made me want to go back more than ever.

View it Here!

Monday, August 9, 2010

+kissing tree+ 10 days.


Make your own!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another to add to my list.

Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill. A play, 1928.

A semi-contemporary re-telling of the Greek half-Goddess Phaedra that takes place in rural New England.

snail mail surprise.

So my best friend Ash just sent me this adorable notepad...

"...because it made me think of you."

Eiffel Tower and friends. Ahh memories.
I love surprise gifts in the mail.

And I love her ;]



Tuesday, August 3, 2010


So I just have extreme lovies for my kitty Fig right now..

He's at home in Illinois and I'm here in Florida. Oh Fig, how I miss you.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Soooo apparently there's a Mad Men casting call contest through Banana Republic that requires 60s garb to enter, and I really want to submit these photos for consideration.


I miss my apartment SO much, and I miss Harmony [featured in Rach's photo] even more.

photo credit:
Nick Rienzo