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Eclectic Whimsy: The Photography of Rodney Smith

“He can wear an ascot without appearing pretentious. He proclaims himself to be a closet optimist. He believes Modernism took a wrong turn at a wrong time. He thinks Freud saved his life. He graduated Yale. He lives in a wooded enclave in Snedens Landing, just close enough to Manhattan to meet an editor for lunch at a moments notice, but far enough away to mollify his distain for city living. He loves books. Paper. And printed matter. He wrestles with Big Ideas and references Wittgenstein and Plato as if he saw them just yesterday. He’s tweedy. Proud. Not loud. He’s a perfectionist. Workaholic.”

– Bio from Rodney Smith’s Website

Rodney Smith’s work is pure genius to me. Simple. Elegant. Whimsical. Fantastic. Film Only.

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith Photography

See more images & read an exclusive interview with Rodney at My Modern Met

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All Things Decal

Living in earthquake-prone Northern California poses certain challenges to over-the-bed decor. Anything framed with glass is definitely out. Shelving with books? Totally out. On my quest to transform the vast expanse of naked wall over our bed I’ve become kind of obsessed with the idea of decals. Wall decals, iPhone decals, Macbook decals, I’m tempted to plaster them on everything. There are some really smart and quirky designs out there! I particularly adore this whimsical owl & moon design by Lim Heng Swee for Threadless, reinterpreted by Blik.

moon & owl decal

The Owl & The Moon

This next one by Jean-Sébastien Deheeger completely cracks me up. I could see this in a nursery with a serious sense of humor:

A Birth Day Decal

A Birth Day

This Etsy store, Home Decal, has some really delicate and lovely designs:

Winter Trees Decal

Winter Trees

Birds in Birch Forest Decal

Birds in Birch Forest

Love this riff on Magritte’s The Son of Man by The Apple Tailor for the MacBook:

The Son of Apple Decal

The Son of Apple

The Son of Apple Decal 2

The Son of Apple in a Cafe

Or, how about turning your iPhone into a Polaroid or Leica old-school style camera?? I know this one has been blogged to death but I’m still a devoted fan:

Polaroid iPhone Decal

Polaroid Land Camera (Or is it...??)

Polaroid iPhone Decal

Polaroid iPhone Decal

Leica iPhone Decal

Leica iPhone Decal

Honestly, I could keep going all night…  😉

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