Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who Knew?: Knitta, please....

Ok, this is totally cool...

Did -knot- er, not know this existed until today.... Guerilla knitting squads?! That is awesome... The little statue above is in DC, and the trees are by Carol Hummel in Cleveland. There's a "yarnbombing squad" started by Magda Sayeg in Austin, TX that has been doing it around the world, called (gotta love it) Knitta Please...(top picture)

When Knitta Please first began tagging in 2005, yarnbombing was the collective's response to the mass-produced. By inserting handmade art in a landscape of concrete and steel, they were cheekily adding warmth to our urban fixtures. Knit graffiti reengages us with our environment: the parking meters, buses, bike racks, lamp posts, car antennas, columns, statues, exposed plumbing, all of the furniture in our urban world that goes unnoticed every day. And of course, Knitta makes the streets prettier along the way.

Knit-covered trees, little knit hats and scarves for statues, knitted road signs....

Monday, January 11, 2010

Want: Knitted Cowl from yarnovermovement

Dying to buy this cowl, but can't afford it right now.... Should probably try to knit one myself but don't see that happening either.... keeping on my favorites list for a "sunny" day...

From etsy seller yarnovermovement

Fashion Street Art: Los Angeles

Love this image found on Larchmont Blvd in Los Angeles by Becca. I have a great old image from Becca from a while back but I have to look back a few years to find it. Very stylish fashion street art. Here's some more from Becca
(photograph is mine)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Hood River Farms

Some images from my recent outing to the farms around Mt Hood and Hood River. What a beautiful day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday Morning Ritual: Cheat Day Mini Donuts from the Farmers Market

I love sundays! Since sundays are the days when I can indulge in sweets and other goodies that I avoid during the week, I really relish the trips to the Hillsboro/Orenco Station Farmers Market to get these yummy cute mini donuts. I get just 3, and they're always warm and perfect and covered in cinnamon and sugar, mmmmm...... Guilt-free treats!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cute Overload: TULLE

Total cute overload! I'm up in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the second time, and one of the first things I did after checking into our SPECTACULAR river cabin, was go back to this amazing little dress shop here in Blue Ridge, GA that I've been thinking about for the last year. It's called Shooting Star (no website, and the business is for sale, btw) and it carries a lot of clothes by TULLE. Bought this amazing red white and blue skirt that has incredible tailoring. JUST adorable.

I went to the TULLE website and it's just filled with the cutest clothes and super-affordable prices, especially since lots is on sale right now.