Quick Picks – Week 8, 2013


Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…


This time of year sees a lot of wedding expos. Polka Dot Bride has a few tips for making the most of the wedding expo experience.

If you’re unsure about the timing or wording of your wedding invitations, The Knot has a little wedding invitation etiquette Q&A which may help you out.

One Wed has put together a list of their predictions for the top 13 wedding trends of 2013. What do you think, have they got it right?


This week’s art picks are a bit of a mixed bag.

The oil paintings of Marek Langowski, especially his landscapes and cityscapes.
   Via [My Darkened Eyes].

Artist Jirka Väätäinen has used a combination of digital compositing, photomanipulation & digital painting to bring the girls of Disney to “real life”.
   Via [My Modern Metropolis].

Artist Dalton M Ghetti “sharpens pencils as a hobby/meditation” (his words). The result is pencil tips that become tiny, perfect sculptures.

Random Asides

My random asides often feature things that could just as easily fit under the art category. This week is no different.

What happens when a film producer asks a six year old what her movie should be about? A little piece of cinematic magic, that’s what.
   Via [Rock n Roll Bride]

I am completely in love with this desk.
   Via [Don’t hate, curate]

Is it weird that I find this animated gif of a key sliding into a lock completely mesmerising? Welcome back animated gifs, those of us who were around at the start of the internet remember you well.

That’s it for another week’s quick picks. Have a great weekend!

~ Pav