(Photo courtesy of The Dolly Parton Scrapbook)
Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Randall Slavin
Los Angeles-based photographer Randall Slavin is as well known for his razor-sharp sense of humor as he is his work (he’s shot everyone from Vanessa Redgrave to Charlize Theron and all the Hollywood elite in between). Here, we get a softer side of Randall, catching him with a bit of prose and some California landscape shots. If you’re looking to follow the behind-the-scenes action of a photographer (and stay on top of your inspirational quotes), Randall’s your guy. To follow him on Instagram, click here.
(Photo courtesy of @randallslavin via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
It’s the beginning of May and luckily for us, springtime is here (for New Yorkers, at least). With the nice weather comes a little less clothing, so go ahead and stash your winter layers for next year. But most importantly, it’s time to bring out the bikes. Today, walking in SoHo, we spotted this black city bike with fluorescent green accents. Vintage bikes don’t necessarily need to come with a hefty price tag, and after scouring eBay, we realized that the proof is certainly in the pudding.
(Photo & text by Yale Breslin)
This Sturgis Rally T-Shirt “came from a woman whose beloved husband passed away in 2000. In her sorrow, she locked his closet and only recently opened and cleaned out to move on with her life. They traveled all over the States on his Harley and participated in many rallys in the 1990’s” — eBay Seller Bosco3, Feb 28, 2012
Sentimental Value: True Stories from the eBay closet. Curated by Emily Spivack | Photograph: Jessica Malfouris | Illustration: Tomas M.
I Spy: Flamingo
With summer on the approach, we’re dreaming of white sandy beaches, the shortest of shorts, and anything associated with sunshine. Maybe that’s why we’re seriously crushing on this bit of flamingo wall art. Inspired, we trolled through eBay for all things “pink bird.” You’ve got your flamingo lawn ornaments, shower curtains, and more flamingo printed fabric than you’d know what to do with.
(Photo courtesy of Petit Passport. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Graphic We Love: Goethe
Though the German-born writer and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died 181 years ago, his words remain just as valid and universal as they did in the 19th century, a testament to the consistency of the human condition. As one might suspect, there is a large number of books featuring Goethe’s work that have been produced over the years. If you want to expand your knowledge of the man beyond this wonderfully inspirational quote, you can buy any number of collectible pieces on eBay.
(Image courtesy of Words That Express. Text by Jenny Bahn)
I Spy: It’s a Hoot
The original inspiration for this edition of “I Spy” were the playful paintings featured in this dining room. But we quickly discovered that “abstract owl” was a query that brought up a ton of incredibly unique items (way more narrow in focus than simply searching for “abstract painting”). Check out this rare Joseph Damarais signed and framed artist proof or this Eames-era midcentury baby snow owl carved out of stone. Also from the midcentury is this “brutalist” metal owl sculpture. You can check out the entire selection of “abstract owl” items here. And remember, when it comes to using eBay efficiently, try to be as specific as possible to find the most delightful of hidden gems.
(Photo courtesy of Abaton. Text by Jenny Bahn)