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I like big boats…

Posted in art by thepaperwalls on April 6, 2009

and I cannot lie.

A lovely image by Stuart Klipper available on 20×200 today:

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The penguin overkill of recent years may make this a bit cutesy at first glance, but I think it works beyond that.  Although maybe I just like pretty red boats.

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ghost-town geometry

Posted in art, exteriors by thepaperwalls on April 3, 2009

found in North Hollywood, CA.

signs

sale

coffee shop

pigeontown

truth in photography

Posted in art by thepaperwalls on March 31, 2009

I saw this picture last week and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. I’m the last person to ever glamorize suicide, but this image, as it is as an image, is incredible in the truest sense of the word–challenging my sense of what is or can be.

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Photo by Robert Wiles, from LIFE Magazine, 1947.  Evelyn McHale had jumped off of the Empire State Building, clutching her pearl necklace.

favorites

Posted in books, graphic design by thepaperwalls on February 26, 2009

murphy 

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amusement

Posted in art by thepaperwalls on February 25, 2009

I wish I could credit this photographer properly, but my lack of Japanese skills prevents that.  This photos were borrowed from this site.  They are incredible.

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stop

Posted in exteriors by thepaperwalls on February 23, 2009

…and smell the rainbows.

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The Silver Lake hills in Los Angeles.

building blocks

Posted in exteriors by thepaperwalls on February 22, 2009

Eames house details.

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windowplant

windows

doorbell

haunted horse

Posted in art, interiors by thepaperwalls on February 21, 2009

Creepy animal paintings and moody chandelier lighting at the Langham hotel in Pasadena.

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ghosts

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calendar

Posted in art, graphic design by thepaperwalls on January 16, 2009

Calendars are usually purchased in December or January, as resolutions are fresh and the ideas of new beginnings inspire optimism.  This one seemed perfectly suited to my new year’s needs: crazy scientists, climbers, runners, experimenters, volcanos and metal structures…  See for yourself:

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And the calendar itself is perfectly tiny in comparison. I found this little letterpressed inspiration at oddball press.

norwegian coastal steamer

Posted in books, graphic design, thrift by thepaperwalls on January 15, 2009

Great big thanks to Jessica for providing today’s eye candy:

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There’s the jacket  (above), and the actual book cover, front and back (below).

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Not to mention the inside cover…

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This was an awesome surprise gift to get in the mail!  I love it.