i spy: chalkboard black.

fog linen work.

i love the look of chalk writing on an old blackboard. smudged, erased — a soft history of something once said, or at least written. black and white. old and the new, right there all overlapping each other. so today, i spy chalkboard black and the chalkiest white. i spy the simple elegance of black & white.


silvia song, via halcyon days.


shanna murray.

ibán ramón.

anthropologie, via poppytalk.

molly june.


jonathan legate.

reflect / refract.

maira kalman.

maira kalman, via the new york times.


cuba gallery.


vivienne strauss.

14 Responses to “i spy: chalkboard black.”
  1. briana marie says:

    thank you. no really… thank you! Your post was just a wonderful inspiration of ideas, forms & creativity!
    I could hug you!

  2. kate says:

    i adore everything about this post!

  3. Helsbells says:

    Love the “try hard every day” textile piece.

  4. Tanya says:

    I want to paint everything with chalkboard paint

  5. jan says:

    aw- is that you in that beach pic? with a tattoo too?

  6. victoria says:

    tanya – do it. i did and i love it. :)

    jan – good eye. yep, that’s me and my mom. i believe that is a bandaid for a boo-boo. :)

  7. Marthe says:

    I love this. I’m soon going to decorate a new room, and b&w items, vintage furniture and old wood are definitely the items I’m going to use!

    Saving this post to bookmarks for inspiration:)

    Thank you!

  8. silvia says:

    victoria, thanks for posting my little b/w tote clutch via halycon days! love the b/w collection btw. :)

  9. victoria says:

    silvia – thank you! i just updated the post to include your link! :)

  10. Sharon says:

    Wow! What inspiration. I love your posts. You create such an interesting visual message for us to think about.

  11. Jess says:

    How I adore those scalloped borders on the old photographs! Such a darling detail, I wonder why they stopped.

  12. I am really into black and white at the moment. And I see I am not the only one. My sister just had a black and white checked floor put in her kitchen – which looks fab! Always enjoy your posts!

  13. Love black and white together!
    great post!!

  14. really love this series of pictures.

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