I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and was very surprised when I came across this vintage photograph in a post by A Subtle Revelry.
Vintage Photo ca. 1940.
It’s so similar to photographs I took of my dad on his Birthday a few years ago! My favorite part was the reflection of candles in his glasses.
Posted in Personal, Travel/Photography
Tagged 1940, birthday, cake, candle, celebration, father, man, party, photograph, vintage
I’ve been busy working on new exciting projects, including a collaborative Etsy shop, and finishing up my school work. Below is a sneak peek of my thesis. If you are in NYC, I invite you to come see the amazing work done by the graduating class at the Fashion Institute of Technology Design Museum. The work will be on view till May 22.
Posted in Design, Personal
Tagged accessories, bag, craft, diy, exhibit, fashion, FIT, hand bag, hobo, institute, leather, museum, quilting, technology
Traveling Sephora Boxes appeared on Sephora’s messaging boards about two years ago. They are a fun way to share your makeup stash with others and get some goodies in return (new products only). The rules are very simple: you receive the box in the mail, take whatever you want out of it, replace it with something of same or greater value and send the box to the next person. I participated in TSB’s before and recently started one of my own. This is what the box looked like when I sent it out. Can’t wait to see what it will look like at the end of its trip.
Photos from Cambodia coming up next!
-Edit 04/12: Unfortunately this box was stolen by one of the participants-
I spent most of my time in Thailand feeling under the weather. Good thing about Thailand: over-the-counter antibiotics (sold by a kind knowledgeable pharmacist). I took some photos while waiting for my medication to kick in.
Some of the things I picked up in Bangkok: small makeup cases from NaRaYa; teddy bear clothes from Teddy House (an adorable store and cafe complete with a bear hospital) for my Muffy Vanderbear; Can Make lip gloss; eyeshadow and lip gloss from Oriental Princess Society (a Thai makeup brand); cute papier-mache and amigurumi ornaments, elephant soap and cloth magnets from Motif & Maris; stickers and stationery from 555 Paperplus. I ‘m such a girl.
Posted in Personal, Travel/Photography
Tagged 555 paperplus, asia, bangkok, can make, holiday inn, motif and maris, naraya, oriental princess, shopping, teddy house, thailand, trip
My friend, Roman, took these in early November. He is a brilliant mathematician who never puts down his camera. I used to feel frustrated by this fact, but seeing these photos is making me reconsider. This is how I entertain guests – drinking tea on my front steps. Nothing fancy, but I rather enjoy it.
Bag: Tokidoki for LeSportsac, Top: Abercrombie & Fitch, Jeans: BDG, Jacket: H&M, Shoes: Nike.
Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year celebration.
There is still time to see I Live/ I Love, a group gallery show featuring everything from photography and painting to 3D and 4 D work by young artists and designers. The gallery is open 12-6pm daily. The show will be up till January 7. 658 Broadway, Suite 404, New York, NY.
I’m sure Santa Came to my house last night; he ate some cookies and drank all the milk. I know most people would say that I’m way too old for this, but my cookie plate is getting more sophisticated as I get older – Santa got Godiva cookies this year.
My stocking is always filled with fruit.
I love making ornaments for my Christmas tree. You can see a tutorial for this Finnish Star at Craft Ideas.
Does anyone else feel like they don’t have a good concept of time? I think that everyone else feels that time moves in a linear fashion, but lately, mine has been standing still and just compounding. All standard measurements of day, hour etc. are a meaningless blur.
I’m glad to announce that CandleAshes is back to its regularly scheduled programing. Thank you for your patience and understanding in the last few months, I really appreciate it.
CandleAshes is on Facebook, so please follow the blog by clicking “like” on top of the page to keep track of new posts and get some extra info. I will be doing a fun giveaway when 100 people follow the page, so tell your friends about it.
I’m really excited and I will be seeing you all very soon.