Posts tagged ‘beauty’

December 12, 2010

Lonny Magazine and Extracurricular Reading

Photo Credit: Lonny Magazine

I don’t read. I should, I could, but I really don’t. Well, let me rephrase that for all of my past and future employers who may be reading this— I can and do read when it is required or expected of me, meaning I don’t request my bosses draw me pictures of the day’s tasks, I just don’t read for leisure. While I’d like to blame graduate school for this sad-but-true fact, the truth remains—I was never much of an extracurricular reader, even as a kid.

As with any sweeping statement, there are definite exceptions. Lonny Magazine, for instance, has become a bimonthly read for me. According to their website:

Launched in October 2009, Lonny is a bimonthly online magazine that focuses on lifestyle and home decor. Founded by designer Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline, Lonny highlights extraordinary interiors, innovative bloggers, and the latest market finds. Lonny has been featured in Vanity FairThe New York Times, and blogs worldwide, and has highlighted design luminaries ranging from Cath Kidston to Kelly Wearstler.

At Lonny, we believe in making design choices that lead to personal happiness. We value individual style and independent thinking, and are convinced that inspired design can be achieved anywhere—from the smallest studio apartment to the grandest estate.

OUR MISSION is to open the doors to accessible design and connect our readers to their favorite products and resources at the click of a mouse. Our freedom from page limits means that we can share more content in each issue, delivering an intimate look into the way people really live.

My love for Lonny Magazine is three-fold, since their blog and their website are just as delicious (read: creative, organized, inspiring, fresh) as the magazine itself.

My mom will be so proud I’m reading again, especially since she’s a very devoted subscriber of Brittany in Public Relations, but she’ll be even more interested in my reading recommendation.

Source: Lonny Magazine

November 4, 2010

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

After a long (and I mean looooooooong) day of catching up on all things graduate school and job hunting, I stumbled upon exactly what I needed to inspire me.

Audrey Hannah, a Denver-based photographer, is responsible for the works of art seen below. Having taken a few photography classes of my own, I can’t begin to explain how exquisite her work is. It’s so beautiful it’s almost disgusting how talented she is.

Her blog is extremely well organized and viewer-friendly, so check that out also.

I hope these pictures evoke in others what they did in me: a weightless sense of hope and whimsy.

Click “read more” to see the rest…

read more »