Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Year of Pictures and Words

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It's been more than a year of blogging, almost on a daily basis, and I'm still having a good time. That's a good sign, right? It was around this time last year that I found my rhythm, my voice, if I can describe it that way. So I quietly celebrate the event of becoming inspired, without much fanfare, but just by looking back at posts I had worked on, the images collected and poured over, trying to find meaning in what they exuded and what they, in turn, inspired in me. Hopefully, they manage somehow to inspire someone else in the process. No one ever said blogging is easy. It's time consuming, but if you love doing what you do, time is irrelevant. I think I will leave you now with some of my favorite posts, randomly selected, but that stand out in my memory and a heartfelt thanks to you of course, dear readers, for making it out here on this dusty 'ole side of the blogosphere! Please enjoy!:)

Anthology of Hats

straw boater by Madame Suzy

"Kiss of Death" hat by Jo Gordon, satin and feathers

Wash and Go by Stephen Jones

Bee Hat by Stephen Jones


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Silk and String

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Aren't these amazing? The last images are of Stephen Jones, hat maker to the elite and he proves it in every stitch and thread every time..Enjoy the lovely images of these works of art.

All Dressed Up

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model - natalia kozior, hair - nina butkovich-budden, stylist - claudia behnke, hats - stephen jones

Merlion Hotel

From here, I introduced the Merlion and now I wish to mention the Tatzu Nish inspired Merlion Hotel.

Tatzu, the artist and mastermind of the Merlion Hotel, above.

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Amazing, isn't it?!

"This one-of-a-kind installation piece will transform Singapore's beloved iconic landmark into a temporary and luxurious hotel suite, open in the 
day for public viewing and in the evening for overnight stays. the hotel will take in reservations from 28 February 2011. 
Members of the public can book a one-night stay between 4 April to the 5th of  May for two adults at the special rate of 150 Singapore dollars. 
the hotel is fully furnished with a double-bed, bathroom, amenities, personalised room check-in, dedicated Merlion Hotel butler as well as 
breakfast at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore." all text via.