tumblr, rumblr

July 8th, 2010

image by Eric Fisher via (sc)

Jenny over at wisktenmade said a while back that she collected images from the internet that inspired her or just struck her fancy and stuck them in a folder, then over time she could see themes come out: a certain color, or shade of a color, specific details, things that you so obviously like, but somehow tend to forget. I do tear pages out of magazines, but then get lazy when it comes time to put them somewhere (and then of course they are everywhere). It’s easier to collect images and links on the internet of course, but I wasn’t putting them in a place where I could step back and see them as a whole.  Then I found tumblr, a site that hosts mini blogs, and it was made for this kind of thing.  You can find me here on tumblr; let’s hang out.

So tumblr works really well to collect all the images you find inspiring, but then there is this sort of ridiculous site called rumblr, where you pit two tumblr sites against one another. It looks pointless in that “hot or not” kind of way, but it actually makes some beautiful diptychs that are inspiring in their own right. The one above and the one below are from mociun’s and the brick house’s tumblrs.

And these next two are a mash up of molly irwin‘s tumbler and and one of nat‘s awesome tumblr collections:

aren’t they wonderful?

And speaking of great photography, the lovely ladies at habit are featuring submissions from their readers all month. The only guidelines are to take an unstaged picture that represents your day in some way and post it the day it was taken.  I think that habit is a fantastic photography project that lets you stop fussing with what you are taking a picture of and just enjoy taking the picture.  It’s wonderful that they are letting their readers play along. I’ll be there and you can too.

Posted in inspiration.

7 Responses to tumblr, rumblr

  1. AngieK says:

    I know, I love tumblr! Mine is http://french-knot.tumblr.com. I’m heading over to yours now :-)

  2. Ali says:

    Ha! Love that rumblr thing – I’m following you – mine is at http://domesticali.tumblr.com/

  3. oh, I have seen tumblr and have shied away from having another “thing” to keep up with–is it pretty easy to send the images you choose to your website? or do you spend a lot of time pasting links? will this make me more organized or more insane? do tell :-)

    I am LOVING the july reader month on habit–playing along and watching everyone else’s shots. have loved seeing yours in the mix, too.

  4. Veronica TM says:

    i love tumblr! i am still doing the old fashion thing and collecting pages from magazines, but it seems they are taking over the house!
    off to see yours.

  5. mandy says:

    these are beautiful pictures. just took at look at your amazing diggers over at Etsy

  6. molly says:

    Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but pure funky awesome’s in the hands of the juxtaposer. My humble opinion. Love these.