I'm trying very hard to post daily and find that I am terrible at it (evidence: one post last month.) Not so much for lack of ideas or coming across great things to blog about, or least stuff that peaks my interest, but more so the hold up is wanting the posts to be well developed and thought out. Tonight I simply am too tired to devote that much time to it, so I thought I' just give a quick summary of the tabs open on my browser this very minute. First up...Black White Red treasury that Amanda of Rust Belt Threads was kind enough to include my arrows in.
Her shop is all about vintage decor and self adornments and my two picks would be to pair this lovely watercolor dress with a dinner featuring this salad bowl and matching dressing cruets.
Next tab up is the Russian alphabet. I'm supposed to be taking a Russian class starting tomorrow night and have been practicing my pronunciation of letters.
Following that tab is the amazing work of Mirit Weinstock, a darling Israeli lady who has interned under Alexander McQueen and Maison Lanvin and in more recent years, debuted her own line of clothes of these feathered necklaces that I so very much want. (found via Loveology)
After this tab comes a bit of geographic education on the 7 Amazing Holes in the Earth. The Great Blue Hole in Belize is a limestone sinkhole 400 feet deep and an attraction for divers in search of stalactites. The Diavik Mine in Canada is a diamond mine opened in 2003 while the Brigham Canyon Mine is right here in my backyard. A tour of that pretty copper mine is in the works.
Another Salt Lake landmark that I've been researching is also still up in my browser, the Saltair Pavilion. It's a grand resort from the early 1900's on the edge of the Great Salt Lake and it had it's hay day back in the 1920's. It was burnt down and rebuilt two more times after not surviving another fire and a flood and now it currently stands as a music venue. We went on a mini road trip out there the other day and it's fairly desolate with a lot of bird bones on the walk out to the water's edge. The reason it's peaked my interest as of late is that I recently acquired several vintage 20's swim basket tags that were found with a metal detector on the beaches of Saltair. More photos of those later!
Last, but most certainly the most important tab open is a Kickstarter page created by my dear friend Sara Forrest. She's a talented lifestyle and fitness photographer who also does amazing personal projects. Her current upcoming project involves traveling from her NY base to Ethopia to volunteer with a couple organizations as a documentary photographer in hopes of bringing much needed attention to the widespread problem of obsteric fistula and to dispell the stigma among women there associated with it by focusing on survivors. I'm excited and proud of Sara for this big undertaking and hope that any of you who are able will help fund her trip through the Kickstarter program!