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Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs

Artist Jose Romussi found a new application for string art and embroidery–applying them to vintage photographs of dancers. The results are stunning.

Jose Romussi is a Chilean artist currently based in Berlin. He uses fiber arts in new and surprising ways, changing old media into new incarnations. Check out more of his work at


All images © Jose Romussi.


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Inspiration: Stephen Shore


Stephen Shore Room 11, Star Motel, Manistique, Michigan, July 8, 1973

I probably shouldn’t admit that I first learned about Stephen Shore on Pinterest. I became kind of obsessed with the picture above. I feel like I’ve been in this motel room before, and yet I wish I could buy every object in this room.

Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a NYC-born, self-taught photographer who sold his first photographs to MOMA at age 14, started hanging out at Andy Warhol’s Factory at 17, and had a solo show at the Met at 24. His color photographs from cross-country road trips in the 1970s, such as the one above, cemented his place among the most critically-acclaimed American photographers, but he has done a variety of interesting projects since then. He even has an Instagram account.

Stephen Shore, Sugar Bowl Restaurant (7 July, 1973), Gaylord, Michigan, USA
Stephen Shore, Sugar Bowl Restaurant (7 July, 1973), Gaylord, Michigan, USA

Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places: The Complete Works

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Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity

Who to follow on IG for art

We’ve already shared some of our favorite art-focused blogs, but today seemed like a good day to share a peek at our social media list. Who doesn’t need a little more beauty in their day, in between shots of their friends’ plates, pop culture memes, and endless sponsored posts? Here are some of our favorite Instagram accounts, managed by folks who specialize in various themes of art, art history, photography, and other creative endeavors, and who never fail to inspire us. Naturally, these are by no means exhaustive lists–drop us a line if you want to share your must-see IGers! And of course, you can find the link to our account over in that nifty box on the right…

Official Museum Accounts

Visual Artists




Film Developers and Shooters



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Blogs I Read about Art

What Blogs Should You Read about Art, Artists, Museums, Etc.? Jungleland Vintage has some ideas for you!

Blogs I Read about Art

Do you need to nourish your art-loving soul? Take a peek at my current Feedly “ART” category for some inspiration!

Artwork of the Day from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brain Pickings: (OK, maybe not strictly art, but art-adjacent, and well-illustrated.)

British Museum blog


Cool Hunting

Creative Something


Martin Klasch

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

Smithsonian Collections Blog

So Bad So Good

The Fox Is Black

The Jealous Curator

Messy Nessy Chic (more culture than art, but very inspiring)

Vintage Ads



the make.believe sea

inspire me now

Vintage Printable





No longer in the reader, but were at one point…
Design Milk

this isn’t happiness.


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