Quick Picks – Week 19, 2013

Quick Picks

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


♥ Last month the Sydney Morning Herald ran a story on couples banning social media at their weddings. Involvement in social media is something that seems to polarize people generally, so I can fully understand some couples asking their guests not to take and post pictures of their big day, or to keep up a live commentary as it happens.

Offbeat bride explains why you should ask about other booked events at your wedding venue.

UK blog The Natural Wedding Company put together a very sweet set of Etsy finds over on the Etsy blog this week. Unsurprisingly, I was particularly taken with the cake toppers in the “Whimsical Woodland” section.

Art & Design

Amongst other things, photographer Roger Albani has photographed a city skyline constructed from staples.
   Via [Faith is Torment].

UK artist Joe Fenton produces incredibly detailed drawings using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper.
   Via [Illusion].

Way back in 2011, French studio Freaks Freearchitects were commissioned to do the interior design of a cosmetics shop in Paris, Heliocosm. One of the things they added was a wooden tunnel.
   Via [Fffound].

Random Asides

On Monday and Tuesday of this week Target opened a life-size, two-story dollhouse in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall to launch their collection of new home decor and furnishing line.
   Via [Apartment Therapy].

I, like a lot of girls I know, have a slight obsession with stationery. But I’m not sure I’d take it so far as to buy a binder clip inspired handbag.
   Via [My Modern Met].

Did you know that the James Street precinct in Brisbane has beehives on its rooftops? The hives were installed in collaboration with Bee One Third, and the honey they produce is being used at Gerard’s Bistro. Talk about local produce!

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

~ 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.