beautiful distractions from around the web…
Posted in blog favourites February 15th, 2010 by pia

4319896269_63bdc1040fphotograph by nikole from 46th at grace.

It’s Monday morning here and I’m very busy distracting myself from the work I have to do. Perhaps you need some distractions too.  Here is what I’ve found…

1. Nikole’s post on icing cakes and meeting boys is sweet, to say the least – a must read.

2. Victoria from sfgirlbybay has launched a great concept called ‘blog it forward’. I’d briefly read about it on other blogs over the past couple of weeks but to be honest, still had no idea what it was about until I made the time this weekend to read some more. It’s great! And most certainly a wonderful distraction. Read about it here but even easier, view the list of blogs participating here. And  here is victoria’s initial post. Enjoy!

3. If you’ve been following Louise’s 52 suburbs blog like I have (and even if you haven’t), then you will love this little video documentary about her. I love to see how other photographers and bloggers go about their business, so this was a real treat that I think you will love to.


Surely that will distract you for some time now. And really, if distractions are inspiring, then it’s all for the greater good of the work to come, right? Right? hmmm.


PS  zoe just sent me this video link – now this is what I call enhancing the everyday! and perfectly distracting.

PPS and another fab video that will surely make your day. thank you for the link Josephine!

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  1. beauty comma says

    i love forty-sixth at grace and chocolate cake, so i’m at least semi-distracted now! got to get ready for work though – my little piano students are giving two concerts for their families and friends this week, and i’m writing the concert programme by hand… it takes more time, but it’s a tradition that i hope to maintain even if i love my computer.
    have a lovely monday pia.

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  2. ingrid says

    I love your philosophy! Inspiring distractions – oh please!

    Ingrid x

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  3. red or gray black and white says

    the links are lovely . perfect distraction . always interested in other projects

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  4. peachey says

    what a fantastic project @ 52 suburbs. she’s got quite the eye for marrying images. thank for the introduction, pia!

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  5. Mandy says

    How wonderful were the piano stairs!!! a great “inspiring distraction” Thanks pia
    PS So sad I missed your book signing in Newtown, looks like you all had a lovely time… will have to go and check out the shop x

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  6. Heather Kirtland says

    Thank you! I am certainly procrastinating this morning. How fabulous to be inspired instead!

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  7. Anna says

    I loved the posts Zoe did on your blog! Is she blogging now from London?

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  8. debbie says

    Loved the piano stairs what a great insentive for people, I would love to see more of this type of thing it really brings a smile to my face.

    This isn’t related at all but can you tell me if there are thrift/charity shops in Amsterdam?

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  9. Lunarmusings says

    Oh I needed a bit of fun to distract me! Thank you. 🙂

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  10. wendy in the Land of The Long White Cloud.....NZ says

    Above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don;t believe in magic will never find it…..

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  11. Rabia says

    hmm Monday mornings are the best ones to be distracted…makes you feel less sad for the weekend being gone =]
    this picture is fantastical–makes me want to stare at it forever

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  12. hena tayeb says

    thanks.. now i’m distracted too! great links.

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  13. Brooke says

    Oh my gosh: what an amazing photo!!

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  14. Cassandra says

    That was half an hour well spent…….

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  15. Zoë says

    So much fun — I don’t think I’d ever use an escalator if all stairs were like that!
    Anna — thanks for your kind comments about my posts! I’m still organising myself here in Britain, but I’ll be sure to pester Pia when I do something a bit interesting! Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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  16. jules @ the diversion project says

    sensational distractions – love the detail in that image!

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  17. Louise says

    Thank you Pia for your lovely comments about my project, 52 Suburbs! I agree, it’s always so interesting to see how people go about their business. And I enjoyed being wonderfully distracted by your post.

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  18. eva truffaut says

    lovely !

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