New Series: White Out

I’m happy to announce that we are starting a new series on the blog today! White Out will be a monthly (for now) post featuring the work and photos by our readers. If you see something white that catches your eye – cool architecture, innovative product, great design in any form – snap a photo and send it our way. Each month we will post our favourite images.

So – let’s kick off the series with a couple of photos that have landed in my email inbox and Twitter feed over the last few weeks. While the subject matter of the photos is so completely different, I love that they have one thing in common – repetition. The repetitive, but very different, forms in each of these photos have definitely caught my eye.

NYC architecture, photo by Alisha H.

antique goblets, photo by Elizabeth L. of Shock the Bourgeois; sent to me by Caroline C. V. of Paloma’s Nest

I am so happy when someone sees white and thinks of White Cabana! Thank you to our first couple of readers for sharing your photos.

Note: You can send your photos of delights in white to me at whitecabana (at) gmail (dot) com.

The Friday Five: Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so I thought it appropriate to make a list of five things I’m thankful for this year (besides health, family, friends,  work, and the food in my fridge):

1. My black Hunters. They keep me and my feet happy.

Hunter rainboots

2. My 1/2 marathon medal. Ah – the sweet precious medal.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2010 Finishers Medal

3. My MacBook. I had no idea I would love it this much!

Mac keys light up for action.

4. My sewing machine. I got it for Christmas last year and adore it. I just wish I had more time for all the sewing projects I have in mind!

My Singer is a mighty fine machine!

5. My new 2011 agenda book (from Paris!). It has a list of text talk acronyms which is going to help me stay in-the-know.

Ready to text

Wishing all you Canadian readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! And wishing all White Cabana readers a very happy weekend!

Photos by me.

J is for Jumpology

I would love to be in Manhattan right now so I could go check out the Philippe Halsman Jump exhibit in person. These photos are full of joy and easily put a smile on my face!

Philippe Halsman and Marilyn Monroe, 1954

Sophia Loren, 1959

Janet Leigh, 1951

Grace Kelly, 1959

Dick Clark, 1952

Audrey Hepburn, 1955

The Philippe Halsman: Jump exhibit continues through Friday May 28th at the Laurence Miller Gallery, 20 West 57th Street, Manhattan. You can read more about this exhibit here and here.

Photos courtesy of the Laurence Miller Gallery.

Many thanks to Jeff for bringing this exhibit to my attention – I do love to jump