Monday, October 24, 2016

Carbide Willson Ruins

 This 1911 mill is an enthralling structure of abandoned ingenuity!
Its massive, warped window frames have an elegant industrial feel.
Salt patterns on the stone
Contemporary cave drawings
So much rough texture
A grand spot for photoshoots

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Hat

If you need some glamourous inspiration, I highly recommend Top Hat (1935), starring Fred and Ginger! 
It is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' most famous musical comedy, and the stunning sets and costumes are at the same incredible level as their dancing!
The lighting and contrasts are so elegant.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


I'm currently reading this 1740 epistolary novel, Pamela, by Samuel Richardson. Richardson (1689--1761) was a printer in London, and also wrote letter writing manuals instructing readers on how to write and behave properly. One of the letters in the manual sparked the plot of Pamela, the first classic English romantic novel. Pamela is told through a series of letters from Pamela, a beautiful  and godly servant girl, to her parents, beginning with her master's attempts to seduce her. According to this documentary by the fabulous historian Lucy Worsley, which goes into more detail about the success of the novel, Richardson was one of Jane Austen's favourite authors, and Pamela inspired her writing as well as the writing of other love novels.
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