21st May 2014

Photoset

Two photos from my “fashion” folder downloaded to my old ThinkPad in January of 2005 (fall line). Fendi on left and Marni on right. Very different lines, but both would still be wearable today.

I’ve sewn and re-purposed clothes since junior high. At one point I was going to be a fashion designer… like a zillion other dreamers :) I still sew. I still recycle. I still mend.

Tagged: fashionprairie girl awake2014thinkpadVintageXtineclothesdesign2005fall fashionfendimarni

18th August 2010

Photo with 3 notes

Mata Hari - 1906 postcard
This is the REAL Mata Hari, Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle MacLeod, who was executed by firing squad for being a WWI spy… though she probably wasn’t a spy. 
This is not Theda Bara playing Mata Hari.  This IS Mata Hari.  May she be an inspiration to us all: Leave abusive situations.  Dance.  Live a life of Intrigue.  No Regrets.
-downloaded Saturday, November 12, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Mata Hari - 1906 postcard

This is the REAL Mata Hari, Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle MacLeod, who was executed by firing squad for being a WWI spy… though she probably wasn’t a spy. 

This is not Theda Bara playing Mata Hari.  This IS Mata Hari.  May she be an inspiration to us all: Leave abusive situations.  Dance.  Live a life of Intrigue.  No Regrets.

-downloaded Saturday, November 12, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: Mata Hariinspirationburlesqueprairie girl awakeThinkPad2005dance

16th August 2010

Photo with 1 note

Kaivo (in cranberry) by Maija Isola

-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Kaivo (in cranberry) by Maija Isola

-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: KaivoIsoladesignFinlandThinkPad2005prairie girl awake

16th August 2010

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Unikko (yellow) by Maija Isola (1964+)
- downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Unikko (yellow) by Maija Isola (1964+)

- downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: 2005IsolaThinkPadUnikkodesignprairie girl awakeFinland

16th August 2010

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Unikko (in camel) by Maiji Isola (1964+)
Growing up, one of the homes we lived in had a Unikko print by Isola as the kitchen wallpaper - or something similar - but in bright red, orange, yellow & black.  The camel color I downloaded was me reclaiming the design - but in beige.
-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Unikko (in camel) by Maiji Isola (1964+)

Growing up, one of the homes we lived in had a Unikko print by Isola as the kitchen wallpaper - or something similar - but in bright red, orange, yellow & black.  The camel color I downloaded was me reclaiming the design - but in beige.

-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: 2005IsolaUnikkodesignprairie girl awakeFinland

16th August 2010

Photo with 1 note

Fences by Isola
One of my favorite images to use as my computer desktop background.
-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Fences by Isola

One of my favorite images to use as my computer desktop background.

-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: design2005prairie girl awakeIsolaThinkPadfences

16th August 2010

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"primitive tress" Unknown Title/Artist (probably Finnish designer - let me know if you know!)
Moving into a bunch of designs I downloaded in 2005 soon after I moved into my current apartment.  I was, and am, obsessed with Finnish/Scandinavian designs and architecture.
- downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

"primitive tress" Unknown Title/Artist (probably Finnish designer - let me know if you know!)

Moving into a bunch of designs I downloaded in 2005 soon after I moved into my current apartment.  I was, and am, obsessed with Finnish/Scandinavian designs and architecture.

- downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: treesprairie girl awakedesignFinlandartinspiration2005ThinkPad

16th August 2010

Photo with 5 notes

Blowing Rock Night by Maija Isola and Kristina Isola
-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Blowing Rock Night by Maija Isola and Kristina Isola

-downloaded Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: 2005ThinkPadartinspirationprairie girl awaketreesIsoladesignFinland

13th August 2010

Photo with 2 notes

"The Solar Eclipse" by Mickie Mueller
-downloaded Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

"The Solar Eclipse" by Mickie Mueller

-downloaded Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 - from first, old ThinkPad -

Tagged: 2005ThinkPadprairie girl awakesolar eclipseMickie Mueller