Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I am in love with Joan


Circus Ponies

Found these while researching something else- love them! : D

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Awesome napkin

My friend posted this image to her facebook, so that's all I know about it. I love the retro design and aquatic sexy lady...  I love the promise of a girl in a fishbowl! : D

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sascha Brastoff horses

Images and text courtesy of Etsy seller Stylish Ribbons
"Pottery Artist, Sasha Brastoff lived and worked in L.A. after World War II and designed pottery and sculpture during the late 40's, 50's 60's and early 70's. He had a retail store in West L.A. during much of that time that was extremely popular. ... His whimsical, stylized horses are probably the most popular collectibles. "
More info on Sascha here!
I love the way he stylizes horses here- just gorgeous lines and forms!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Circus girls

Argh! I can't remember where I found this awesome picture- I think it was a blog post about old theatres in LA; it's from a mural in an old movie house.

Anyway, SO gorgeous!  I love the theme of circus girls on horses...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bill Donovan

Wow- love his simplicity in his strokes of ink/paint and his color sense. Great forms and sense of composition...

Bill Donovan

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vintage Deco Bridge Tallies

I found these amazing vintage art deco bridge tallies featuring all sorts of cute girsl and flapperes from the 1920s on flickr. I love the super cute designs and colors- such eye candy!  I really dig the art deco designs and the use of bright candy colors with this vaguely pin-up sort of feel.

From the flickr set: "They are diecut--cut along the edges. They have a score area on the opposite side--used for the game of bridge but during 1920s and 1930s - it was all the rage, apparently." 
Flickr set-
(many thanks to flickr user finsby for uploading all these!!)