Quick Picks – Week 16, 2013


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


Polka Dot Bride has something for the groom looking for a little Victorian flair on his wedding day with a tutorial on making your own Steampunk inspired buttonhole and cufflinks. I love the whole Steampunk look, but always find myself wishing that the clockwork inspired accessories actually worked…

Queensland Brides has some suggestions for alternative headwear if you’re not so keen on the traditional veil.

Your wedding cake doesn’t need to be a multi-tiered to be fabulous. The Knot has some gorgeous single tier wedding cakes to inspire you to keep it small.


The illustrations in Saatchi & Saatchi’s campaign for the Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow take inspiration from icebergs, showing significant buildings as the tips of much bigger buildings hidden within vast underground caverns.
   Via [Faith is Torment].

I love the sense of motion and strength invoked by Lorenzo Quinn’s Force of Nature installations. This is another installation I’m going to have to seek out in person.
   Via [My Modern Met].

Artist Kasia Kerwinska has produced some beautifully etherial images in her Fairy tales photographs.
   Via [My Darkened Eyes].

Random Asides

Vintage and Retro Clothing Shop Glory Box is celebrating their first birthday with a runway show at the Bleeding Heart Gallery on 3 May 2013. I’m giving you a nice early heads up to make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night filled with fashion parades, live music, an art auction and live burlesque! Tickets are available at the shop or via Eventbrite for $20. All proceeds go to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery.

We’ve finally subscribed to the BBC’s global iPlayer service. It may not be completely up to date, but I now have access to far more British television on demand than seems sensible.

It’s hard to escape the horror of the news that came out of Boston this week. This post by Gala Darling probably aligns best with how I feel.

That’s it for another week’s quick picks. I hope that you have a great weekend filled with happiness and adventure!

~ Pav

P.S. We don’t receive payment or gifts to list specific products or services in our Quick Picks, we link to stuff because we like it.