Sunday, 27 May 2007

Le ballon rouge

My grade school art teacher showed us this Lamorisse classic every. single. year. It wasn't the most thrilling movie ever but I always loved its wonderful Euro 50's quality and seeing the infamous red balloon manifest itself into a luminaire is quite interesting.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Hotel Nacional

I've decided to add to my Mid-Century postcard collection (I have a Mid-Century postcard collection, btw) more cards from 1950's Cuba-- an era frozen in my grandma's old family photos (I'm Cuban, btw).

The latest addition to my collection, the Cabana Sun Club at the Hotel Nacional, is quite the gem. The hotel was built in 1930 and is still around but definitely not the same.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Joorine Oosterhoff

These adorable tablewares by Jorine Oosterhoff caught my eye with their adorable little feet! I am, by no means, a fan of the feets but this set reminded me of a more sophisticated "Be Our Guest" number from Disney's Beauty & the Beast. I wonder if they dance?

Tuesday, 8 May 2007


There's nothing lovlier than a nice woodgrain and these gorgeous lightboxes from Jefdesigns offer that as well as a splash of color.

Monday, 7 May 2007

Boys & Girls Club of Miami Beach

Hello! Here is the reason why I haven't posted these last few days: my MFA thesis! I am all done and happy now so things can get back to normal on here as well as in my regular life. Here are some snapshots of my toil, the Boys & Girls Club of Miami Beach on the site of the International Inn.