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Colorized History

By color, design, photos, retro vintage ephemera7 Comments

I just discovered this treasure trove of colorized photos from the past, and I have spent the better part of today looking at the photos there. Many (most?) of them were done by two artists: Mads Madsen, from Denmark, and  British artist Jordan Lloyd. Here are a few to whet your appetite. But do yourself a favor and check them all out. Click the images to see them larger.

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Step Away from the Screen and Make Something

By photos, step away from the screen, thoughtsNo Comments

Hi. I’m Laurie and I’m addicted to screens. But I’m not so naïve as to think I can live a life without them. So instead I have set out to change my relationship with screens. To make my time on the screen more mindful and less mindless. To spend less time curating and more time creating. To use screens more responsibly. I’ve done this by setting two goals for myself: I intend to MAKE something every month in 2013. A real thing. That you can touch. Or stand in front of. At least one thing per month. If I make more, then heck…

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Old New York

By history, photos, retro vintage ephemera2 Comments

Oh my heavens. Hundreds of gorgeous photos of old New York. Shots you’ve never seen before. Like the one above of painters on the Brooklyn Bridge. With no safety harnesses or anything! I could look at these all day. In fact, I just did. The New York City Municipal Archives has just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. Here are just a few of the great ones, curated by Alan Taylor from The Atlantic. (Click images to enlarge.) To see more (and there are SO MANY MORE),…

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Beloved Street Art

By caught my eye, color, go outside, happy, photos5 Comments

This is making the rounds on Facebook right now — if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a collection of amazing street art from 2011, curated by Street Art Utopia. Their site’s tagline is We declare the world as our canvas, which just makes me happy. And so grateful that these folks are out there forcing us to look at the world differently. Here are a few of my favorites, but really — go look at them all. You won’t be sorry. (Thanks for the link, Bo!)

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Interiors at Night

By color, photos2 Comments

Gorgeous new tumblr featuring interiors shot at night. Created by Lauren Schoonover from Champagne and Marshmallows. I would very much like to visit all of these rooms. She also has another tumblr: Exteriors at Night. Here’s one of my favorites: (Great find, Alisa!)

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winter olympics

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Was perusing the UH-MAZING Olympics photos from Boston.com’s Big Picture and I can’t stop staring at that one above. But go check them all out here and here — every one is pretty much incredible. Here are some of my favorites.

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