1. INSPOS W5

    Hey there! Inspos is back to get your creative juices flowing! This week I’ve been inspired to relaunch the Bloggins Shop since it was closed for so long while I was on vacation. That’s all thanks to the inspiring interviews with the curators of the  Dime Store Emporium and Three Potato Four

    Recently, I took a trip to Urban Outfitters to window shop and I left feeling inspired to make some of the things they had in their shop, from the merchandise to the displays. A couple of the DIY inspirations can be found here and here. I have also been inspired to make a mid-century modern style table, like this one, thanks to A Beautiful Mess (which is never not inspirational!)

    Finally, the work of Kinsey of Sincerely, Kinsey has always inspired me to travel and capture it all on camera, especially these “HWY 1” photos. Great stuff.

  2. Photoset Friday: Waikiki in Polaroids

    It’s been about two weeks since I got back from Waikiki and I’m already missing it. At least I have these Polaroids to remind me how beautiful Waikiki is.

    These were taken with a Polaroid sx-70 Sonar OneStep with the Impossible Project’s film for sx-70 cameras.

  3. Photoset Friday: Garfield Park Conservatory

    Recently, I took a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory with my buddy andalilo and my Pentax Spotmatic locked and loaded with lomographicsociety's Xpro Slide Film. This was actually my first time using the Spotmatic, and I decided to mess around with a 50mm f/1.4 lens and a Spiralite Proxivar close-up attachment. I think the results are great. I can't wait to shoot more film with the Spotmatic. 

  4. Photoset Friday: Summer’s Coming!

    First two photos were taken using a Pentax Spotmatic and Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5 lens with Lomography Xpro film, ISO 200.

    The third photo in this set was taken with an iPhone 5, courtesy of Vicky S 

    Winter is finally out of our hair now that Chicago has decided to have warmer weather. It seems as though winter lasted 6 months and spring only 6 days. We already got a taste of summer what with yesterday’s high temperatures in the 80’s (say what?!) and that only means one thing for Chicagoans: festival and beach season is right around the corner!

     I kicked off festival and beach season this past Monday (May 5th) with a visit to the Food Truck Rally, which was held at Daley Plaza. A few of Chicago’s best known food vendors were in attendence including Giordano’s, Harold’s Chicken, Tamale Spaceship, the Slide Ride, Cheesie’s and more. I got to sample The Slide Ride’s Guinness Burger and Bacon Baby Burger, as well as their potato salad. Even though it was a bit chilly to stand outside and wait in line for food it was well worth it. If you ever spot The Slide Ride, I recommend both burgers!

    Here are some upcoming festivals/events that I’m looking forward to attending this summer, just to name a few:

    • Do Divisionstreet festival
    • Festival del Taco (new this year!)
    • Taste of Randolph Street
    • Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest
    • Taste of Chicago

    I can’t wait! We’ve earned this, Chicago.

  5. Happy Birthday, Dr. Edwin H. Land!
Wishing Edwin Herbert Land, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation and inventor of the Polaroid camera, a very happy birthday. He would have bee 105 today!
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    Happy Birthday, Dr. Edwin H. Land!

    Wishing Edwin Herbert Land, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation and inventor of the Polaroid camera, a very happy birthday. He would have bee 105 today!