"Photographer and architect Nell Dickerson began her exploration of antebellum homesteads...[h]er passion for forgotten and neglected buildings became a plea for preservation.
Gone is a unique pairing of modern photographs and historical novella. Foote offers a heartbreaking look at one man's loss as Union troops burn his home in the last days of the Civil War. Dickerson shares fascinating and haunting photographs, shining a poignant light on the buildings which survived Sherman's burning rampage across the Confederacy, only to fall victim to neglect, apathy and poverty."
No, this title is not referring to my absence from the world of jewelry design, jewelry blogging and everything else that comes with it (if you must know, I'm having a bit of a lull in creativity and am searching for some new inspiration)...instead, this post refers to the hauntingly beautiful book, Gone: A Photographic Plea for Preservation.
Sailing adventure a la Daria?
"Werbowy loves the sea as much as the sun — a few years ago she took a break from modeling and sailed across the Atlantic from New York for 24 days with her father, brother and sister. A few days after our shoot, she would be embarking on a two-month sailing expedition from Guatemala to Belize, island hopping along the coast, then traveling through Central America to Costa Rica. There would be no staff, no captain, no chef, just a few friends and family members. Werbowy would do it all: sail, steer, clean and cook. “Daria can morph into so many different things,” Bird says. 'She’s tough as nails.'" -T Magazine
Or a good old fashioned road trip?
I love me some Best Coast and I think their singer, Beth Cosentino, is the cutest thing ever. Enjoy the pics above courtesy of Australia's Frankie magazine. And below, a True or False video with Best Coast from Nylon TV and the cute/hilarious video for their song "When I'm With You." Enjoy!