Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer skin

The end of summer always makes me sad. Although the weather will still be warm for another month, the end of my favorite season signifies to me the end of a youthful time, and the beginning of more responsibility. I actually wrote a poem about this feeling, somewhat inspired by Death Cab for Cutie's song "Summer Skin". This summer is especially sad for me because some of my friends who are a year older than I am are going away to college, which reminds me that I'll be doing the same in only a year.

photo credits: we heart it,, rosie hardy on flickr.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lady sings the blues so well

Here are some photos from my camping trip last month, that I finally got around to uploading this week. Believe it or not, I didn't edit these at all - the colors in the sky were really spectaular and vibrant.

And here are some photos I took on a campus visit to Vassar College. I told my parents I especially liked this school because parts of it reminded me of Hogwarts :]

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday morning

I've mentioned her before, but one of my favorite photographers to browse on flickr is the girl who tamed the tiger. Here are some of her new photographs.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


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A couple drawings by Joseph Smolinski that I saw a while back at a gallery. I just like the creepy emptiness of it all.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Makes me feel smart.

I kind of have this irrational love for National Geographic magazine. My friend gets it so I always like to borrow it, especially for the photography aspect of it, but the science-y articles are interesting too. I'm not a science buff by any means, I'm more of the artsy type. But I like reading the articles, they're pretty interesting and they make me feel smarter. I'm actually contemplating waiting until my subscription of Teen Vogue runs out, and then subscribing to NG. But anyways, I found these photos online from a previous issue that I loved. They're called "green roofs", and they are supposed to increase energy efficiency of buildings, not to mention they look so great in a city landscape. These photos are by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel.

I've seen these two sights in person! Both in San Francisco. The first is the roof of the California Academy of Sciences, which I didn't go into, but I saw the green roof from outside. It looks so cool, like rolling hills or something. And the next one is just the top of a bus stop, I think it's the only one in the city and it's to bring awareness about green roofs.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I just recently saw The Darjeeling Limited - such a great movie, the actors are so funny, but the plot is really interesting too. I'm kind of in love with Adrien Brody. Anyways, watching this film has made me really want to visit India. After Spain, India is probably the foreign country I'd like to visit the most. These photos are just a few from flickr user tripowski's India photo set, but there are so many great sets from all over the world, and they are all equally stunning. I highly recommend that you check them out.

I've been really busy lately, but it's good. I finally have a job (two, actually...), and I've been doing a lot of college-related stuff. But I'm enjoying summer, and I hope everyone else is too!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Beauté Naturelle

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from Mixte Magazine, photographed by Carlotta Mainago (I wish I knew who designed the illustrations). this is one of my favorite editorials to date, I just love the softness of it and the perfect illustrations. photo source: faking fashion.