plants category

Tree House

cabin, woods, tree house, vintage, photo

I want to be here right now.
(via here)

Cactus Tools

Want. Them. All.

innovative, cactus, tools, spines, transport, uk, the look see

innovative, cactus, tools, spines, transport, uk, the look see

innovative, cactus, tools, spines, transport, uk, the look see

(via here)

Cacti incline

cacti, incline, bar graph, vintage

(via tllytdy) Wish I knew the origins…

The Plant Journal: Vol. 1

So I finally ordered The Plant Journal: Vol. 1, and got it in the mail a week or so ago from the great folks at Lucky’s in Vancouver.  I waited another week to open it so that I could document it when I did.  I’ve got to savor print like this, you know? It’s taken me several weeks more to post it up here on The Look See.  I know it’s probably the most overly documented plant periodical in the past decade, but can you blame me? I mean, it combines three of my greatest joys in life: plants, design, and literature.

Now I need Vol. 2 which is out now.

the plant journal, the look see, lucky's books, canada, plants, ferns, images ® christina beaulac

the plant journal, the look see, lucky's books, canada, plants, ferns, images ® christina beaulac

the plant journal, the look see, lucky's books, canada, plants, ferns, images ® christina beaulac

the plant journal, the look see, lucky's books, canada, plants, ferns, images ® christina beaulac

the plant journal, the look see, lucky's books, canada, plants, ferns, images ® christina beaulac

Sidenote: I’m convinced that I have a Staghorn-shaped void in my life.  Time to expand my horticultural horizons.

Another sidenote: this is also where I found Mr. Eichhorn’s beautiful collage work.

Shironekoshiro vs Stephen Eichhorn

stephen eichhorn, cats, plants, collage, compare & contrast, the look see

stephen eichhorn, cats, plants, collage, compare & contrast, the look see

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound

1981

Score + Solder

old faithful shop, score & solder, terrariums, geodesic, glass, geometric, the looks see

At the Old Faithful Shop.

Winter in LA…

…looks like Fall anywhere else.

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

We’re into it.

LACMA: Pacific Standard Time Contributions

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I started a new job (hooray!) at the end of September and have had very little spare time or energy. I will still be posting, but the posts will be a little spread out. Please keep me in your RSS reader!

So this past weekend my lovely mother came to visit from Northern California. We visited LACMA because I wanted to show her LACMA first of all, but also wanted to see their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. My favorites were California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and the installation of Five Card Stud by Ed Kleinholtz which was quite moving and immersive. This is a post about the former, but the latter is darkly fantastic and definitely worth visiting.

I took a janky phone photo of the Eames living room, as recreated by LACMA to compare to the real thing. I can tell you that even though it wasn’t identical, it filled me with joy and made me want to hop into the installation and have a cup of coffee a friend (or with the Eames’s).

Real:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california

VS

Faux:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california, LACMA, pacific standard time

Not quite the same, but you should check it out here for more detail.

Harm Me Not

prayerofthewoods_copy.jpg

Loved this.

(via here)