I don’t know how much longer I can take this. I cried the first 10 times it happened, but now I’m just entering a tunnel of concerned sadness over it…
Mr. McPuppyPants keeps slamming his noggin’ into EVERYTHING. EH. VRUH. THUH. Every day. All Day. He does this run and duck thing down the hallway, with our couch serving as the obstacle under which he must duck. Makes it 9 times out of 10. Solidly. But then there’s that 1 time out of 10 he misses, and seeing as he plays this Slip N Slide game approx. a lot of times every day, he knocks his cranium AT LEAST 17 times a day.
AAAAAHHHHHH. It’s the saddest. But he loves the game so much. And we’re not getting rid of the couch, so…
Is it ok that he knocks his head on the daily? He doesn’t seem to be effected by it. In fact it seems the only thing that’s suffering is my emotional state.
Aright, moving on… today I’m thrilled to share with you this unique and super earthly inspiration shoot submitted to us straight outta Italy (said like Tupac… too soon?) by Cinzia Bruschini. With Earth Day approaching (April 22), I kinda thought Cinzia’s collaborative shoot, entitled “Invisible Cities,” might be just the ticket to fuel that adoration we all have for our dear Mother Earth.
I mean, just tell me this doesn’t get you excited…
(If it doesn’t, don’t tell me. I think I’ll cry. I’m very emotional right now over this puppy head-smacking thing.)
Speaking of the pup, I FINALLY get why some people have been suggesting we name him ‘Batman.’ I can’t believe I didn’t get this right away. In fact, I feel like a straight up idiot for not making sense of it right off the bat. Tee hee.
Sorry, that picture is terreeblay. But it’s the shot that finally made my mind go, “OHH! Batman! Right!”
Take it away, Cinzia!
Then, yours it is a real journey into memory – Italo Calvino - Invisible cities
The Gran Khan used to say this to Marco Polo, while he was talking about travels, about faraway places he has seen and about the “invisible cities” described by Italo Calvino in his book.
The travel is the theme of this inspiration shooting; we go back in the past, through vintage atmosphere, memories, antique things and warm colors of other times.
Like what happens in Maurilia, the city where every travellers is invited to observe some old illustrated postcards.
So we explore exotic places, where coconut leaves, cinnamon and messages in bottle mixed together. A melting pot of colors, smells and stories.
Like what happens in Eufemia, the city where at every solstice and every equinox, merchants from seven nation meet each other.
Then we can fly on balloons carried by the wind, up to never-never lands; we can imagine fine dreams like poppy’s petals, we can fix them in our mind or on paper sheets and collect them in an hand bound notebook; and we arrive where love dreams became reality.
At the end we go home, shaded by olive trees, among sage, thyme and rosemary, typical fragrances of our gardens; we come down to earth, and as usual, we keep repeating the same acts until they become habits; like what happens in Zirma, the city where everything is repetitive, so we can remember that easier.
At the end we go home, because no matter where, no matter when, no matter if is a real or imaginary travel, the important thing is to leave and then to come back.
We imagine wedding day as the beginning of a beautiful travel on a hot air ballon. It’s an eventful, exciting, strong but also soft and light-hearted journey. So here this stationery, inspired by vintage illustration, brown shades and heavy kraft cardboard contrasting with light traslucent paper.
The notebook is hand bound using the crisscross binding, realised by Anne Goy and rediscovered by Hedi Kyle. It’s a binding with an interlaced sewing which reminds to the Japanese binding sewing pattern but it enables the full opening of the pages.
D.I.Y. – Boutonniere (What you’ll need…)
First of all, take long green elements (rosemary, olive leaves, sage), then put flowers (lisiantum and buttercup) and finish off using decorative parts (hyperico berries and thyme). We want to obtain a very natural effect, so we join the stems only using floral tape.
Leave the stems exposed and use a natural string to cover the floral tape; the result is clean and plain, without artificial binding.
And now, the shoot. Hope you enjoy!
I’m really digging everything that went into this beyond inspirational outdoor shoot. And those chalkboard-looking labels on the plants? DYING. I also adore that boutonniere. (I love green, you guys. Like, for reals. I’m obsessed.)
… What think you?
One more thing, am I a total dweeb for worrying about the puppster’s head? Are their craniums strong enough to withstand a gazillion smacks during playtime?
xoxo! - Alison