Tag Archives: tumbledown turn-ons

An Odd Fetish?

I just can’t get enough of abandoned buildings.

Artificial Owl houses a good collection of “abandoned man-made creations” from around the world.  That’s one of their images above. I am pretty sure I stumbled onto this site after reading Sweet Juniper’s delicious post about the Detroit Public Schools book depository/Roosevelt Warehouse. Stories like that make me itch to go there. Photos of Feral Houses, also by Sweet Juniper, make me want to head overseas and snap happy on a roadtrip. You certainly don’t find such sights here.

Is it a little unsettling that I think a collage of these photos would make for a stunning feature?  If you feel the same, the photographer donates a significant proportion of the sales to charity. Check it out here.

Another site that had me exceptionally excited was Forbidden Places. I find it hard to draw myself from photos of places in such derelict condition…  Something about them intrigues me. Hugely. They were the stage for so many stories, so much life… Once upon a time.


Tumbledown Mansion Love

Stumbled across this (old) article on The New York Times about Grey Gardens.  How stunning is that house!  Love successful restoration projects!  Must say though, I am almost more attracted to it when it was all ramshackle and old.  Love a good derelict house.

{image above from here}

I heard vague things about the more recent film but never managed to watch it. Have been newly inspired to watch the original documentary and the 2009 movie… The Beales sound intriguing, don’t they!

This is an interesting design idea, courtesy of Little Edie

A light bulb in a birdcage over the bed.   Quirky.  I like it.