This is Old School Paul's collection of Ink Bottles from his Flickr Photostream~ You can find other photos of his collection and Ton's of fun images at his Flickr Photostream~
"An ink bottle was made of glass and typically sat on a desk. The writer would dip the pen (or quill) into the bottle to put more ink on the pen. Because they set on a desk, ink bottles were often decorative. Ink wells (as opposed to "ink bottles") were typically metal with a glass insert, often ornate, and sat on a desk. The larger master ink (pint or quart size) was used to store ink and refill the smaller ink wells. Ink bottles were shaped so they were hard to tip over" from Antique Ink Bottles
From Gloomy Little Cloud on Flicker
"Be@rbrick is a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartoon-style representation of a bear, and that it is a variation of MediCom's Kubrick design. The at sign in the place of the letter a is a visual device that is a part of the Be@rbrick brand, and as such, a trademark of MediCom Toy.
The figure is an anthropomorphized bear with an extremely simplified form and a pot belly. Each plastic figure features nine parts (widely referred to as tools in the toy industry): head, torso, hips, arms, hands, and legs; These nine tools allow eight points of articulation: swivel head, swivel waist, ball joint arms, swivel wrists, and ball joint legs." From Wikipedia
This precious gravy boat collection belongs to Mary at The Little Red House from the Collecting fever post. I especially had fun reading through the comments in response to Mary's request for fellow collectors to tell about their own collection fancies. trunks, polished pottery, cook books, old children's books, tea pots, the list goes on.. Oh what fun~
PicoCool - Typewriter Ribbon Tin Collection This Cool Picture is from Emily Chang who "is the founder of PicoCool. She is an award-winning designer and co-founder of Ideacodes, a design studio in San Francisco that specializes in the design and user experience of next generation websites, social applications and networked communities. PicoCool is a reflection of her passion for the artfully eclectic, innovative, sustainable, global, forward-thinking and well-designed. Picocool is denfinetly a cool place to visit along with Emily's blog. I'm sure I'll be hanging out there alot :-}
Portia Munsonwho created this incredible installation and "uses the refuse of consumer culture that usually ends up in landfills and yard sales,what you might call, the backside of the mall". It sets off an array of emotions. Check out Joetta's blog for more pictures. You'll be glad you did`
Always looking for the creativity in Life. I live in Plant City, Florida with my two sons(Ari and Andrew), my husband Jon, and Spooky our cat and Max our crazy dog.In my spare time I enjoy blogging and reading a good book , and Look forward to family summer vacations at the cottage in Michigan and some day will get to travel the world.
While I'm on my own creative journey, In my free time, I'm writing about things I love and enjoy, mostly creativity, things that hopefully inspire others and bring hope and joy. As I fight against following the EGO, I'm trying to live authentically and follow where the Muse takes me. I was lucky enough to travel as a child and be surrounded by talented, sweet people and know the struggles and frustrations of following the roads less traveled., so this is just me having fun enjoying the journey :-)