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VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 8 -- C.S. LEWIS

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“We read to know that we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 7 -- ERASMUS

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When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 6 -- JORGE LUIS BORGES

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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 5 -- JOHN WATERS

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“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them. Don’t sleep with people who don’t read!” – John Waters

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 4 -- JAMES BALDWIN

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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” — James Baldwin

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 3 -- NORA EPHRON

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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.” — Nora Ephron

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 2 -- RAY BRADBURY

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“I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can’t really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, ‘If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we’ll talk.’ All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don’t want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”  – Ray Bradbury

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / D...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / D...: imagecourtesyjjjjoundblog “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t ...

VISUAL TREATS presents IT'S A BOOK(ISH) WORLD / Day 1 -- FRANK KAFKA

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 5 -- HECKER, PH...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 5 -- HECKER, PH...: photobyshannonmcgrath Peeps, It seems that what we've now come to expect as 'English country charm' or 'Parisian glamour' or even...

INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 5 -- HECKER, PHELAN & GUTHRIE (Australia)

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THE PEEP SHOW presents Monday Morning Visual Treat

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INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / DAY 4 -- BERLIN RODEO (Germany)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / DAY 4 -- BERLIN RODE...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / DAY 4 -- BERLIN RODE...: imagecourtesyberlinrodeo Peeps, I've realized that any discussion about design in Germany would be wholly inadequate without ackno...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 3 -- BRICKS AMST...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 3 -- BRICKS AMST...: photocourtesybricksamsterdam Peeps, Looking outside this morning, there is little drama or winter splendor to behold. It's grey, gr...

INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 3 -- BRICKS AMSTERDAM (Amsterdam)

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INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 2 -- PASCAL ARQUITECTOS (Mexico)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 2 -- PASCAL ARQUI...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 2 -- PASCAL ARQUI...: photocourtesypascalarquitectos Peeps, Modern design, particularly in architecture, interiors, and home furnishings, has long been a m...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 1 -- TORONTO INT...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 1 -- TORONTO INT...: photocourtesytorontointeriordesigngroup Peeps, It seemed like a great time for arm-chair travel. While the days can be deceptiv...

INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD / Day 1 -- TORONTO INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP (Canada)

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VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 5 -- NO DIRTY GOLD Campaign

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 5 -- NO DIRTY GOL...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 5 -- NO DIRTY GOL...: epsolonlake photocourtesysebastianalvarez/imagrafica Peeps, The allure it holds for us will probably never subside, and throughout th...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 4 -- CLODAGH (DES...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 4 -- CLODAGH (DES...: imagecourtesyclodagh Peeps, It is a little intimidating to meet one's idols (or heroes) in everyday life. Between magazine page or ...

VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 4 -- CLODAGH (DESIGN)

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 3 -- Wolfgang Oeh...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 3 -- Wolfgang Oeh...: courtesyofcambridgewhoswhocom Peeps, Sadly, in early December we lost one of our most revered friends, landscape architect Wolfgang ...

VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 3 -- Wolfgang Oehme

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VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / Day 2 -- Tadao Ando

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 1 -- Daphne Gui...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 1 -- Daphne Gui...: photocourtesysupermanandsupermodelstumblr Peeps, Model/designer/artist/film-maker/fashion muse Daphne Guinness is a dreamy apparitio...

VISIONS OF BEAUTY (part 2) / DAY 1 -- Daphne Guinness

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Peeps,


Model/designer/artist/film-maker/fashion muse Daphne Guinness is a dreamy apparition (above).  She favors couture from McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Lacroix, Tom Ford, Alaia and others, which she wears in her distinctive way.  When asked about her near-obsession with couture, and her considerable support of young designers and artists, her reason is very clear; 'We need better things, not more.  We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty.' An exhibition of her collection of couture garments and accessories was recently displayed at the FIT museum, and a book authored by fashion critic/historian Valerie Steele has just been issued.  An extensive archive of her many looks (including the racier ones) can be seen at http://daphneguinness.tumblr.com/.  Daphne is a rare one who must be commended for remaining true to her self (and her individual vision).


Enjoy,
Shane



(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 5

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 5: photocourtesydesiretoinspire Peeps, Funny how this little bug just seemed to dig itself in (my body) and just hang-out (for more d...

VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 5

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 4...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 4...: photocourtesyathoughtfuleyeblog Peeps, Grey skies again, and oh how tiresome already. I realize that its only the first week of Jan...

VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 4

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 3...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 3...: photocourtesycoloroutsidethelinesblog Peeps, It's grey and cloudy here in Washington (DC), and with the wind whipping things around ...

VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 3

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 2...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 2...: photocourtesyphotoproblemviacolorsoflife Peeps, I am hopelessly drawn to the worn and battered, darned and mended; objects, environ...

VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 2

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 1...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 1...: photocourtesydesiretoinspire Peeps, Accompanying the chills was a head-ache and overall body ache, then sneezing, followed by a rack...

VISUAL TREATS presents VISIONS OF WINTER / DAY 1

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