Drawing from Memory


{Art, Design, Dreams, Fashion, Inspiration, Interiors, Installation, Photography: A visual journal of what we are influenced by and what inspires us as creatives.}




Henry Clarke Vintage Photographs

{ Wednesday, September 28, 2011 }

Today we're loving vintage fashion photographs by the late photographer Henry Clarke. These photos invoke such a strong sense of beauty, nostalgia, and amazing style that leaves us longing for the past. Why did women ever stop dressing like this?

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See more Henry Clarke photographs here

Feeding Chickens in Style

{ Wednesday, September 21, 2011 }

Like the Duchess of Devonshire, we too aspire to one day feed our chickens in such style. If it was us, we would choose this fantastic Rodarte evening gown (1), Geoffrey Good Ice Necklace (2), and Celine pumps (4) to feed our colorful Phoenix chickens (3).

feeding chickens in style

The Duchess and Her Chickens postcard via Tarazod Blog

Lovely Stationery Design for Anthropologie

{ Thursday, September 15, 2011 }

One of the most covetable business cards / stationery sets we've ever seen - designed, of course, for none other than Anthropologie by Alana McCann and Kathryn B. Fabrizio, with Art Direction by Carolyn Keer. We love the simplicity, clean design, vintage typeface, and white on white color scheme. Does it get any better?anthropologie business cardanthropologie stationerywhite on white stationery

Images via Lovely Stationery

Innovations in Art and Architecture

{ Tuesday, September 13, 2011 }

What happens when you have four distinctly different events to put on within a few months of each other (that all require different interior venues for maximum effect) and a team of highly creative architects that frequently collaborate with Italian fashion label Prada? Born out of this intriguing circumstance in 2009, the Prada Transformer in Seoul is one of the most interesting architectural concepts we've ever heard of. A four-sided enclosed "cube" of sorts, the Transformer was designed to rotate, flip, and transform into four distinctly different interior spaces that meet the needs of the four events (a fashion show, art exhibition, cinema showing, and special gallery event). This idea, the brain child of designer Miuccia Prada and Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, goes beyond our normal perception of "creative". Four distinct spaces combined in one single structure, and all you need is a few cranes to flip it over and change the scenery? Genius.

Prada Transformer spaces

Prada Transformer interior

Images via 1. Hip Seoul (flickr)  2. Phat City blog  3. Interior Design Magazine

Article via Interview Magazine

Communication Through Images

{ Thursday, September 08, 2011 }

A site we're loving lately is Kinfolk Magazine (www.kinfolkmag.com). According to their manifesto, Kinfolk is: "the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends" - we can relate. Kinfolk produces a quarterly print and tablet magazine, shown below. We love how they communicate primarily through the use of beautiful, understated images. The mood created by the videos on their website is one of nostalgia, longing, and love for those close to our hearts.

Images via Kinfolk Magazine

Happy Labor Day!

{ Friday, September 02, 2011 }

What a difference 100 years makes! Wishing everyone a safe and non-embarassing Labor Day Weekend!

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Ladies on the Jersey Shore - 1910

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Ladies on the Jersey Shore - 2010

Images via
1.  ozfan22 (flickr)  2. FeeWorldOrder.com

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