17 May 2013
I was digging in my archives and found this black and white photograph I took 10 years ago in Santa Cruz. This was from one of my first rolls of film. I was in an intro to photography class that summer. Looking back on it, it was such an exciting time. I had just switched my major from chemistry to fine art. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
This weekend, I'm in Denver for one of my cousin's graduation. I only have two cousins so it's a big deal. It's been 15 years since the last time I visited so I'm sure lots have changed. On my to do list is of course, check out Sweet Action ice cream. I also wanna cruise on over to Stitch & Hammer's studio in Boulder to see their lovely leather goods. They're having a fun event tomorrow with a few local makers.
If you're in Los Angeles, do check out the Modernica Factory Sale. Here's your chance to get some of that fiberglass goody, or that Noguchi coffee table, or some planters for a super deal! I'm bummed I can't make it this year.
Have a marvelous weekend, my vintage vultures!
15 May 2013
The Y Bench gets a vignette update! It's still very similar to the old one but I added more breathing room on the bench and I swapped out some of the art on the walls. You know me, I love a salon wall. And here's my little trick when it comes to hanging a cluster of art. Before you start hanging, place all the artwork on the floor so you can mess around with it. I like to create columns and within those columns, you center each artwork vertically. Here, I have three columns. I start from the middle, then expand outwards. I like a 2—2.5 inch vertical spacing but you can always make it tighter. And once you're set on the arrangement, go ahead and hang it. I eyeball it from here. And yes, some of those artworks aren't perfectly centered but why would you want it so perfect anyway? :) Also, another fun thing I did in this vignette is put a glass vase in one of the planters, it adds another level to that power of three and makes it more interesting. Hope some of these tips help you vintage vultures out there. I'd love to see what you've done to your vignettes.