bits and pieces throughout a year

Month: June, 2012

Day 25: Spreading the awkwardness

I love the AwkwardFamilyPhotos, it is really just brilliant.

“Childhood friends Mike and Doug began the blog after Mike saw an awkward vacation photo hung in his parents’ house. Realizing there were probably plenty of other people out there with their own awkward family images, the two friends decided to create a friendly place where everyone could come together and share their uncomfortable family moments. Thus, Awkward Family Photos was born. The authors started by posting a few of their own childhood photos and those provided by friends, and the site quickly took off and became an internet sensation; it now receives millions of hits daily and submissions from around the world.”

So this is how it all started…

And then:

“Yes, this is my engagement picture. We thought it would be cute meaning ’til death do us part, but everyone thought it meant our love was already dead.”

“The boy who’s about to live.”

“There are probably better places to watch from.”

“Home is where the heart is… as well as the chairs, window, Roman column, and stump.”

“You’ve located it. Now what?”

“Here’s to the man who always knows how to improvise.”

“After more than three years and over 150,000 photo submissions, we’ve seen many different levels of awkwardness but a select few have managed to defy awkward logic and truly leave us scratching our heads.”

 Submit your own awkward family photos here


Day 24: Brunch in Paris: Coutume

Hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, industrial lighting: prepare to get ready for some weekend indulgence. Coutume, Australian-French cafe, offers a great brunch selection with breakfast burrito as their signature dish, and has the reputation to offer the best coffee in the whole wide Paris.

47 rue de Babylone, 75007, Paris; Tuesday-Friday: 8:00-19:00, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-19:00

Photos are from Lingered Upon

Day 23: Oh, so fresh

Get your cookie cutters ready to make Wit and Whistle‘s watermelon-star-salad! Recommended shapes for the summer: palm trees, anchors, sun, flamingo, octopus.



And some lovely bowls to serve in:

You can find the first bowl at Father Rabbit Limited, the rest at Anthropologie 

Day 22: And then we had coffee

Ils on dit: “Tu es devenu fou à cause de celui que tu aimes.” J’ai dit: “La saveur de la vie n’est que pour les fous.”

(Yafi’i, Raoudh al rayahin)

All pictures from tumblr

Day 21: And Louis Vuitton finally makes sense

Up till a couple of days ago Louis Vuitton handbags meant unreasonably expensive purses to me.  Then I went to the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.

Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs is an exhibition about two people, two innovators, two different era. It is not a classic retrospective nor a classic fashion exhibition, but rather a quest to map relations between culture, commerce and fashion. On the first floor Louis Vuitton, a trunk maker and the founder of the brand during the time of the industrialization; on the second floor the work of Marc Jacobs, its artistic director, in the twenty-first century globalization.

107, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00-18:00, until 21:00 on Thursdays

Source of photos: International Business Times, Dailymail, Trendland

Day 20: Wear it: Sea Urchin

Elegant. Modern. Innovative. Dori Visy.