Louise Best is an artist, a diarist, a designer of books and all things awesome, and the creator of one of my favorite new-to-me blogs, called Loulou Loves Books. There, Louise/Loulou offers us snippets of life “from behind the hedge and beyond,” whether in postcard, journal, or typewritten form. No matter what the medium, the effect is charming and lovely. Thank you to @Typoretum for introducing me to Ms. Loulou!
I love the Griffin & Sabine quality of the postcards and the journals. I just love handmade collage-y mail in general. So lovely.
All images above have been graciously borrowed from Loulou’s BLOG and SHOP; however, I strongly strongly encourage you to visit her in the following realms:
ETSY SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (can’t sufficiently exclaim my excitement here…)
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, French, handwriting, Journals, sketchbooks
Tagged art, blogs, books, butterflies, collage, Design & Paper, diary, drawing, Eiffel Tower, Griffin and Sabine, Handmade Artists, handwriting, Jack Kerouac, Journals, Louise Best, LoulouLovesBooks, Paris, passports, poetry, postage stamps, postcards, sketchbooks, stamps
I recently came across the Flickr stream of Dr. PhotoMoto, which produced a sort of Pavlovian response. His sets include breathtakingly detailed shots of insects, butterflies, birds, and… vintage international postage stamps. Yeah, I know it seems like a jump, but somehow it all organically evolves into one big photographic pile of awesomeness.
Below I’ve included some of my favorite stamps from France and her territories. But please Please PLEASE visit his stamp collection to see all of the beautiful specimens.
Posted in French, French Friday, Vintage
Tagged Algeria, Cameroun, Corsica, Dr Photo Moto, France, French, French Friday, Guadeloupe, international, Morocco, postage stamps, Soudan, stamps, Togo, Vintage, vintage stamps