27 January 2011

steed - fine hoarding + tack {my obsessions}



horses have always been my passion, i love design and i'm basically obsessed with everything that my wickedly talented friend, dione carston, conjures up, so when she called to ask if i would be interested in shooting her space the answer was, "um, yeah!"

steed is the perfect marriage of practical products for the equestrian and original awesomeness for the collector. dione's barn is filled with one cool, distinctive item after another ranging from a zebra rug that i coveted for ages, to a fine pair of gucci english riding boots.  mixed in-between you'll find things like a boar tooth necklace, a skull and cross bone belt buckle, or a chair that dione fabricated herself from an old metal frame that she fashioned with stirrup leathers to create that seat and back...this i covet as well.  you don't need to be a horse person to admire and appreciate dione's fine hoarding, you just need to have good taste, a sense of style, and a sense of humor. 

to read more about dione and steed, check out this newspaper article here

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24 January 2011

quote of the day | thomas babington macaulay



the measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.  

- thomas babington macaulay

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21 January 2011

quote of the day | soren kierkegaard



life must be understood backwards, but...it must be lived forward.

 - soren kierkegaard

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20 January 2011

quote of the day | jack kerouac



great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

 - jack kerouac 

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19 January 2011

quote of the day | ayn rand



the question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

 - ayn rand 

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18 January 2011

17 January 2011

quote of the day | cecil beaton



be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
 - cecil beaton

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16 January 2011

quote of the day | sarah napthali



i had previously decided that i would only post the quotes of the day on monday through friday, but i love this one and was compelled to post today!  

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we are what we think. all that we are arises with our thoughts. with our thoughts, we make our world. speak or act with an unenlightened mind and trouble will follow you as the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart...in this world hate never yet dispelled hate. only love dispels hate. this is the law, ancient and inexhaustible.

- from the book, "buddhism for mothers" by sarah napthali

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13 January 2011

le mystère du jour



capture create consume...drop a line, say hello.

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quote of the day | socrates



false words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.


- socrates 

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12 January 2011

quote of the day | henri cartier-bresson



in photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. the little, human detail can become a leitmotiv.

 - henri cartier-bresson 

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07 January 2011

quote of the day | oliver wendell holmes



take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  you will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.  

- oliver wendell holmes

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06 January 2011

snow {my obsessions}



the first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. you go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?

- j. b. priestley

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05 January 2011

quote of the day | joan d. vinge



for every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.

- joan d. vinge

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04 January 2011

quote of the day | blaise pascal



the heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
 - blaise pascal 

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{new year's eve sky over howell mountain...before the snow}

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03 January 2011

happy fourth birthday! {my little mister}



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four years ago today, my life happily changed forever when i held my little mister in my arms for the first time.  i could go on and on gushing about him, motherhood and what a truly amazing father my husband proved to be, but i need to get back to celebrating with my boys.  i will simply say that i became me when my son was born and i am beyond grateful everyday for what he teaches me and how my love for him ceaselessly pushes me to be better in every way. 

quote of the day | fyodor dostoevsky



the soul is healed by being with children.

 - fyodor dostoevsky 

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