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Friday, January 8th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Another Motel

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Ken McCown’s photo inspired me to search “motel” on flickr and it is a REALLY fun photographic subject! So many fabulous patio chairs, kitschy signs, great compositions, nostalgia, Wigwams/Tepees we saw Oprah and Gayle stay in on their road trip, bright colors and just plain old Americana. It makes me want to hop in the car right now with a cooler full of sammies and sodas and hit Route 66!

This photo comes from flickr member jody9:

The composition reminds me of a Diebenkorn painting. The rust, the faded colors, and the weeds make it so beautiful. The combination of colors is dreamy beachy to me – palm green, sea blue, off white with a few touches of pink and hay – it’s so serene, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, The North Shore Motel was bulldozed in 2008, but at least jody9 was able to grab a turquoise tile and some blue painted stucco from the remains!

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Friday, January 8th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Hotel Hokitika

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Ken McCown is one of my all-time favorite flickr contributers, and this shot shows you why. Isn’t it striking? I would love to blow it up and cover half a wall with it! Actually, it works at every size. I think what I love about it so much is that it almost looks like a series of film frames. Because the chairs, drapes, and reflections vary a bit, each hotel balcony looks like it is its own frame, and in this film the chairs are dancing with each other. Or something like that! THANK YOU KEN!

photo by flickr member Ken McCown

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Monday, January 4th, 2010

P.S. Interior Styling Group on Flickr

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As I traveled the web today I came across more good news for those of us who need interior photography inspiration. I was reading Real Simple: Simply Stated and found that Holly Becker has started a group called Interior Styling on flickr. It’s for “interior stylists and those who either want to become one or who simply enjoy decorating their own homes and who are looking for fresh ideas and inspiration.” Check it out here. Here’s a contribution from Miss Holly herself:

In other news, I completed step one of my photography goals by finding my digital camera batteries and charger and plugging it in. Baby Steps…Baby Steps.

picture from flickr member decor8

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Monday, January 4th, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Interior Photography by Andrew Gregory

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Yesterday I posted an interview with Andrew Gregory over at Houzz.com and I wanted to share it with you as well. Andrew is great at taking interior shots, and one of my goals for 2010 is to do a better job of taking better photos. Step one will be to figure out where I hid the battery charger with my cell phone batteries in it. Step two will be to take Holly Becker’s blogging class. I feel like I’ve plateaued with the blogging a bit and could use a shot in the arm and some more interaction with other bloggers – I’d love to meet you and check out your blogs – introduce yourself in the comments section if you are interested! Our blogroll needs and update as well and we’d love to add more design bloggers.  While working on steps one and two, I’ll keep hoarding foreign glossies, checking out the photographers featured at Desire to Inspire, and looking to people like Andrew Gregory and those of you who add your own great photos to our Fresh New Spaces group on flickr!

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Friday, December 11th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays

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This weeks flickr fave comes from our Fresh New Spaces Group. It’s from flickr member souvenirs du passe.4104755791_e91fde8f9fThe space is beautiful in its simplicity, and the light in the photograph is just beautiful.

O.K. As I was working on this post, I realized that this flickr member is Paper Flower Girl, whom I was just reading about on decor8 a few days ago. The world of the interwebs just gets smaller and smaller the longer you are on it! Be sure to check out her Etsy store, her blog, and her entire flickr photostream, which is now a favorite of mine (especially the sketchbook page images).

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