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Pinups: The Original Photoshop

April 12th, 2011

There is something indelibly charming about genuine, old timey pinups. Those pert faces, those high arches, those impossibly shapely gams. I’m sure much of it has to do with the underlying assumption that at some point in time – one filled with soda fountains, milkmen, and miles of powder blue cars – creatures like this actually walked the earth. I recently spotted this wonderful before and after mash-up of pinups and those real life women who modeled for them. It is amazing to see how these painted representations are nothing less than the original Photoshop. May I refer you to the wasp-like waists, the overflowing decolletage, and the magical melting away of anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds. Finally, could it be that those sweetly puckered lips may have been the unfortunate parent of the strange and horrible duck face…?

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Uncommon Objects

October 22nd, 2010

Hello my dears! I hope all of you have had a productive yet relaxing week. Ours has been filled with all the joys, commotion and feasts that go along with entertaining house guests. As a change of pace from the old F-berg, we spent Tuesday in Austin haunting the vintage shops of South Congress.

One of my absolute favorite places is Austin can be found on this street. Equal parts museum, art gallery, antique market and purveyor of all things curious, Uncommon Objects has something to bewitch everyone.

The friendly folks behind the counter were kind enough to let me snap a few photos while we marveled at the wondrous objects from large to small, furry to glassy, endearing to disturbing. All credit for the ingeniously creative nature of these photos should go to the very talented proprietors and designers of Uncommon Objects. I merely had to point and shoot.… Continue reading