Jim Bastardo tells stories through his photographs. His bio says that regardless of what he is photographing, the common denominators are composition, style sensibilities and technique. Most of the following photos are sparse in their composition, but their beauty makes them captivating regardless.
Tough week at the office and I'm glad it's over and the weekend is ahead of me. I love that I'm about 14 hours ahead of Kim and my weekend has just begun. (I equally dislike that my weekend is over and she is still enjoying a lazy Sunday!) Now if I only had a spare few million for this Noosa waterfront property. It's only a 2 hour drive from here and an eternity away on my salary. A girl can dream though.
An old hand in the design world but much revered, Paul Fortune believes in accommodating the history and material integrity of the buildings he transforms with his signature look. When you view his portfolio you'll see what I mean. Beautiful buildings are brought back to life with classic and livable interiors. It's all in the detail. Beautiful beautiful detail. My favourites? The fireplace in the bathroom (or is it a dressing room?) and honey gold timbers with the midcentury classic furniture. If knotty pine looked this good all the time I'd be cladding my walls in the blink of an eye. (Special thanks to Gosia for introducing me to Paul's work.)
Tamara Jensen is an artist here in Ottawa and I thought I would give her work a quick mention since she's having a showing coming up. Her work varies from pop art to abstract to portraits. I am totally loving the first one below, titled Cyndi Lauper. She is showing some of her pop art paintings at La Petite Mort Gallery on July 18th. Her boyfriend Adam is catering (he's the Sous Chef at the fabulous Social Restaurant and Lounge), and there will be a DJ and bar. Sounds like a fun way to spend an evening!
Pierce Allen, an architecture and design firm located in New York, is the partnership of Michael Pierce and DD Allen. Together they bring magic to contemporary interiors through elegant furnishings and fearless splashes of colour, as in the case of the two bathrooms featured below. Talk about inspirational!