Friday, December 29, 2017

Hyper-realistic flowers

It's hard to believe these flowers aren't paintings, but actual photographs. The works are photographer Kenji Toma's hyper-realistic tribute to the genre inspired by traditional Japanese painting style.    

Breathtakingly gorgeous and wonderfully deceptive to the naked eye.

How he does that. (Kottke)

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Merry Everything

From my family to yours - wishing you peace, joy, love and a most Merry Christmas.

The most 2017 photos of 2017. (Kottke)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Um, yes please (Ocean's 8 trailer)

Cannot wait to see the latest installment of the Ocean's franchise. And at last, in all its women-centric splendor.

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are unstoppable.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

An adorable bomb

Losing net neutrality sucks and the GOP is still hunting for ways to pass this awful tax plan and the list of alleged predators only grows. But let me interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this sunbeam of adorableness. 

What kind of parent are you?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fashion prodigy: the maxi gown

There are three things Izzy would put at the top of her "favorites" list: fashion, unicorns & Katy Perry. 

So I decided to surprise her with an early Christmas present: tickets to see Katy Perry in concert. Her response? "O M f*cking G! You're the best mom, EVER!" My response: An equal measure of shock and awe. 

Of course, the occasion is a glorious fashion opportunity - particularly since it's her very first concert experience. And what better reason to raid Mommy's closet? This is what she came up with for tonight's event: my floral Anthropologie maxi dress transformed into an off-the-shoulder gown. Accessorized with chunky jewelry. 

This unicorn blazes her own trail.

School spirit.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Four fun things

Winter is officially around the corner and before the snow starts falling (for those of us living in colder climates) consider these fun links as you prepare to hunker down.

10 Best Podcasts of 2017 (Vulture)

Cozy sweaters. (Elle)

What you need to know about hygge. (Country Living)

Top films this year. (Kottke)

Illustration by Gemma Correll.