The weather outside remains spectacular, and in these final days of summer, I find my mind wandering to less serious subjects… such as whether I should buy those great new boots for fall (yes!), that crazy last episode of Game of Thrones, and of course, a little light browsing material - or shall we say, eye candy. Before the full force of Real Life hits in September, it’s essential to revel in life’s lighter side.
These photography links are among my favorite for browsing, usually when I should be doing a hundred other things. They have nothing to do with wellness and everything to do with frivolity (okay, they have a little to do with wellness, since as we all know happiness = health).
Put your feet up, pour yourself a good cup of coffee, and be transported by these seriously beautiful, quirky, fashionable, and whimsical images. To be truthful, eye candy is glorious at any time of year, and works best with a little chocolate. It can’t be all health shakes and vegetables! Candy on.
5 Gorgeous Ways to Waste Your Time
1. The Sartorialist. We have to kick this off with one of my Mavens, the fabulous Scott Schuman, better known as The Sartorialist. This has to be one of my all-time favorite stops for street fashion inspiration, or simply just goggling at beautiful people.
2. My Modern Met. With a little something for everyone, My Modern Met curates great images and stories from all over the world. Home, Art, Design, Photography, Architecture: pick your flavor. A great way to learn about fascinating things you never knew existed - like Polish Floral Headdresses!
3. Rob MacInnis. I first became a fan of Rob MacInnis’ art with his Dog & Pony Show, eccentric, luminous photo essays about barnyard animals (if you never thought ‘luminous’ and ‘barnyard’ would be used in the same sentence, check it out and you’ll see what I mean). Since then he’s expanded in all sorts of intriguing directions. Weird and wonderful.
4. Lost in America. Visually stunning, inspirational, and funny, it’s easy to lose yourself in Lost in America’s narrative. The main agenda here is beauty in all its forms - without taking yourself too seriously.
5. A Well Traveled Woman. Lost in America with a travel bug. Whoever this mysterious well-traveled woman is, she’s used her time wisely.
6. (yes, six! bonus track!) Regular Superstar. The brainchild of one of my Mavens, Paul Daniels, and his partner in crime, Charlotte Forbes, these funky and stark visuals are perfect for whiling away a coffee break.