jolene ann


Workplaces of the Famously Creative [via]

"From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.”

  • Georgia O’Keefe, Painter
  • Joan Miró, Artist
  • John Lennon, Songwriter
  • Ray Eames, Designer
  • Paul Cézanne, Painter
  • Pablo Picasso, Artist
  • Mark Chagall, Painter
  • Yves Saint Laurent, Fashion Designer
  • Francis Bacon, Painter
  • Jackson Pollock, Painter

sanctuary is sacred.


The Hälssen & Lyon Tea Calendar by Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg

The Hälssen & Lyon tea calendar is the first calendar in the world to feature calendar days made from tea leaves. Finely flavoured and pressed until wafer-thin, the 365 calendar days can be individually detached and brewed directly in the cup with hot water. The tea calendar was sent exclusively to selected business partners.

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Historic Watertower, New Media Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Pere Falqués

The tower is located on Calle Ferrers 2, close to the modern Diagonal Mar complex. The architect Pere Falqués, best known for the classic streetlamp benches that decorate the Passeig de Grácia, designed the tower.

The tower’s initial purpose was to pull water from the Besós River. In theory, the goal was to sell this water. However, a problem arose when attempts to purify the water failed. It never reached standards set for the city’s drinking water supply. Thus, the project was never completed.

Once this idea was discarded, the tower went on to form part of a metallurgic factory operated by the Girona brothers (the Macosa Factory). The factory manufactured trains, trams, subway cars and escalators. The factory disappeared a long time ago. The only remaining trace is the tower’s most notable feature: its balcony. It is located where the water depository used to be. The tower is an interesting example of industrial architecture, painted by artists such as Calsina, Subirachs and Vilà. The tower has been conserved in a surprisingly good condition.

Photography: Joan Guillamat

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Tainted kisses.


Raven the Skeleton Horse

Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope tack shop has a jet black horse named Raven. Raven is very patient and stood for 2.5 hours for her Halloween paint job as a skeleton. The ten-year-old horse was first painted for Halloween last year, and was such a hit that people came from miles around to see her! Raven looks good whether she’s carrying the Headless Horseman or little kids in their costumes. The paint is acrylic and comes off so easily that it needs to be touched up before appearances. A bath and a brush will take it all off, because it stays on the surface of the fur instead of soaking to the skin like dye. 

Raven at Facebook and gallery