Tuesday, October 2, 2012

cinderella had glass slippers, why not.


i look out the window, and i think, what, are we living in seattle now?!  it's rained more in new york these past ten days than it did during the three weeks we just spent in that sunny coastal city.  but it's kind of nice, as if we're being allowed to use spare moments getting the house back together and create and not worry about the twelve million things that need to be done.  i'm not lying.  TWELVE MILLION.  what is it about september?

reminded of our seattle time, i shoved the twelve million in the corner and leafed through my camera.  these shots from the chihuly garden make me want to make a dress out of glass.  the mojo is back (yes, amy, ye olde phase weighs in at an ovulatory stage!), and i'm getting inspired by everything.  




i took so many pictures, i had to remind myself to Put Ze Canon Down and physically look at what was around me.

we began our stroll at six, had dinner in the cafe, and then walked through the whole shebang again to see it all lit up after sunset.  totally different experience.





while we were in the cafe, devouring some delicious burgers with an oregon cab, a museum photographer began to circle the joint, offering pictures to the patrons.  we hightailed it out of there like the new yorkers we are, expecting to be coerced into ten bucks for a crappy disneyland shot or some such.  

well, actually, i hightailed it out of there.  out in the gardens, ruggy took it in a southern way and ventured: i think she meant a free photograph.   i snickered at his naivete.

of course she meant for free, and i watched with a pout as happy tourists smiled in front of her stunning eighty pound camera.  so before we left, i marched up with a toothy grin and asked for a photograph.  for all of the posing and prancing i do on le blog, its actually pretty rare that i'm on the front side of the lens with the man i love.




but i digress.  i want to make a dress out of glass.  speed racers and sight see-ers (and love-givers, thank y'all so much for the lavender dress love!) do you think that's possible?

28 comments:

  1. wait, where's the pic of you and Ruggy?! :) Amazing photos Oona, very beautiful. I don't know about a glass dress, but I'm seeing sheer layers of lots of colors...

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  2. Yeeeaah were's the picture? Shaaaare

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  3. Bugle beads!!! Bugle beads!!! BUGLE BEEEEEEADS!!!!!

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    1. um. YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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  4. And these pictures are GORGEOUS. If I ever get to Seattle I know right where I'm headed first.

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    1. i thought you'd like them. i tried to get the kite garden for you, but it just wasn't as fabulous as your recycled exhibit...

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  5. I haven't seen this in person, but does this count?

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    1. hmm no html? http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/tag/voss

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    2. oooooooh yes, i LOVE that dress! i too have only seen photos of it, altho my dumb ass was here during the exhibit. EPIC FAIL!

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  6. You know, I went to Seattle 9 years ago, and thanks to some pretty awful experiences while there I never took to the place. I knew there was a Chihuly thingo around the place and I was all "meh" and "get me the hell out of here" so never went. Fast forward 12 months or so and Chihuly exhibited some of the most stunning glass here in Canbera's Floriade, including the floating glass onions. Gobsmackingly beautiful and I still get teary when I think about it. So thanks for the fantastic photos! Just beautiful, and yes I don't blame you for being inspired.

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    1. oh, i hope you get back. really it's such a wonderful city, but i know what you mean about awful experiences wrecking the mood.

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  7. hahah i would have bolted like you too!
    what an amazing place you went to....incredible pictures!

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  8. You captured some really beautiful color combinations in these photos! The pic of the needle with purplish sky and orange glass plus the reflection... gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing these!

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  9. Sure, why not? The wearability of said dress is another matter...

    It looks like a fascinating place. Huh, and here we Czechs like to think we're the nation of glass! :D

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  10. ahh these pics.. damn.. i have to get back to them later tonight, after i consume my daily alcohol necessity

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  11. Of course it's possible, Oona. Just upload your glass photos to Spoonflower and print some fabric!

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  12. Glass??? Hmmm... I think you should stick to fabric but maybe a glass inspired piece? Regardless of what you make, I'm very interested to see what kind of driver you are on this project - sight see-er or speed racer? Which one will Oona be?

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  13. Wow, unbelievably beautiful sculptures, so much dance and light and birthing sea movement. Thank you for sharing. I like what you're thinking. Hoops lined with glass beads or... something that reflected light and color differently throughout the day. Glad to hear the mojo is coming back!

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  14. I love Dale Chihuly! I hope it inspires you to find some "glass- like" fabrics and maybe all of those gorgeous colors will inspire you!

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  15. I would love, love, love to see this in person. Gorgeous. And I was thinking glass beads, too.

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  16. Omg, the next time I go up there I'll have to visit. I can't believe I missed that.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. How could one not be inspired by those wonders? So jaw-droppingly beautiful!
    Ah, glass dress? Agree that bugle beads are the answer! in lovely swishing fronds that ssshhhhh and tinkle was you move!

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  18. Jealous you got our rain! We're on like 77 days without it. :( Think of how the rain would bead and run down a glass dress...purdy!

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  19. Oh, what fantastic photos! Steph has a brilliant idea though, you could definitely upload something to Spoonflower and print it out. I'm thinking a fab silk for these gorgeous colours... Go for it! :D

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