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Saturday, January 15, 2011

On the Street...Moss Wall, Florence

Comments on "On the Street...Moss Wall, Florence"


Anonymous Tassos Pasalis said ... (8:36 AM) : 

Hey, great image and well shot!
You have a sharp eye there Scott!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 AM) : 

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Blogger lučiak said ... (8:42 AM) : 

Magic! Looks like a modern painting. Street minimalism :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 AM) : 

Wow Scott, that is somehow so beautiful! so delicate. I do Art Textiles at school and this really inspires the organza dresses I am thinking of making. Thank you! x


Anonymous Jordana @ White Cabana said ... (8:45 AM) : 

beautiful shades of green. I could see this turned into fabric.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:46 AM) : 

moss wall ?
work of art !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

I would love to have a clothing item in these shades. They are amazing! Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

Great pic!


Anonymous @unChCh said ... (8:48 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:51 AM) : 

This is a great shot!!
Very original!!

xx Ale


Blogger Stephanie said ... (8:52 AM) : 

Oh! Wow, unexpected! Reminds me of what I liked about the pic w/duct taped boots.


Anonymous Paula said ... (8:53 AM) : 

it looks like a little painting! very lovely. :)


Blogger J. said ... (8:54 AM) : 

moss is a wonderful life force.


Blogger AyaDnofrio said ... (8:59 AM) : 

Its like a japanese willow, beautiful.


Blogger Emilie said ... (9:00 AM) : 

That's absolutely beautiful! In its own way, but still. It sort of looks like art.



Anonymous Ula said ... (9:01 AM) : 

so incredibly painterly!


Blogger Beautycountry said ... (9:01 AM) :!! Looks like a real painting :D


Anonymous Dawn said ... (9:05 AM) : 

That's so beautiful. I would like it as a print in my living room.


Blogger chocolatrose said ... (9:12 AM) : 

wow, love it!
looks really artistic


Blogger Gauthier F. said ... (9:13 AM) : 

This is pure art.

+++ +++


Blogger agnes szucs said ... (9:15 AM) : 

wow! unexpected! i love it... i love all kinds of interesting surfaces, be it chlothes, walls or anything else. looks a little bit like waterfall.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 AM) : 



Anonymous Violette said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Reminds me of Japanese animated movies like Spirited Away. Amazing colors, great picture.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:17 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 AM) : 

This one is so good!!!! No people, wall talks for herself!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:20 AM) : 

It's amazing how something natural usually thought of as disgusting can be so incredibly interesting and beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:21 AM) : 

This one is so good!!!! Why show people, if there is a wall!? :)


Blogger on the roof said ... (9:22 AM) : 

oh... I like to see thinks like this
normal but so inceredible beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:24 AM) : 

Those greens- swoon!


Blogger Lola-Elise said ... (9:24 AM) : 

would look brilliant as a print.


Anonymous pRiyA said ... (9:25 AM) : 

This is beautiful. An abstract work of art created by nature.


Blogger bloggerprofie said ... (9:25 AM) : 

Those Great to see the beauty of decay being captured! Nature amazes me every day!


Anonymous Joanna said ... (9:26 AM) : 

Surprisingly, it's actually quite pretty.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (9:30 AM) : 

any designer, print studio or graphic artist will find inspiration in this composition.


Anonymous Y S said ... (9:31 AM) : 

I couldn't recognize it's a photo or painting, and what it is for a while.. It's beautiful anyway.


Blogger Jonathan said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Beautiful image. At first glance I thought it to be fabric.


Blogger ML said ... (9:33 AM) : 

I thought it was a painting by Rothko :)


Blogger Lorenzo Cinotti said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Just brilliant! I suggest listening to Fennesz Black Sea while looking at this photograph. Lorenzo Cinotti


Blogger Silvana Querido said ... (9:35 AM) : 

This photo made me think why I love photography so much :)

Congratulations 4 all your work!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

what a beatiful colours¡


Anonymous Nicole said ... (9:43 AM) : 



Anonymous M;A said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Looks like a pice of art! Very nice!


Anonymous Max said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Looks like a pice of art! Very nice!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:48 AM) : 

Great shot!



Blogger sarah said ... (9:51 AM) : 

love, love.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Sometimes the beauty is in the simplest things.
Regards from andalucía...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

It looks like a painting. Wonderful picture


Blogger Fashion Nerd said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Hey I love this picture!! Please read and follow my blog


Blogger Marina Mourão said ... (9:57 AM) : 

this photo is amazing!
the green of the picture it's so beautiful!


Blogger 18 Kerut said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Love this! so much texture and variation of color.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:00 AM) : 

F. Bacon is still painting!


Blogger Michael Hampton said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Extraordinary photo! Thanks for sharing. I am a recent devotee of your blog and also enjoyed the short film on you. Very inspiring!


Michael Hampton


Anonymous jimjims said ... (10:12 AM) : 


this is awesome, very dream/animation like.


Blogger Serena said ... (10:19 AM) : 


Love from Seoul,
Nostalgic Senses


Blogger KhingKOBRA said ... (10:19 AM) : 

That's beautiful... Simply beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 AM) : 

Even the walls are well dressed in Firenze.


Blogger GRATEFUL HEART DESIGNS said ... (10:42 AM) : 

Inspiration! Beautiful flow!


Blogger Godlygal said ... (10:48 AM) : 

You have an eye for art, Scott! Moss is just naturally beautiful. I'd love to own a scarf that looked like this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

the colour is great.
But for me as a civil engineer this makes my heart hurt.
Mankind must take care of their creations.
makes me think of any great Russian song performed by Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Weird


Blogger Kyle said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Great photo!

I would love to see you keep this up, maybe relating colors and architecture of the cities you travel to with the fashion present. The beautiful Italy is a great place to see that relationship. Excellent work!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:11 AM) : 

hmmmm reminded my childhood in my granny's house the back wall used be like even in the summer...


Blogger 82Brute said ... (11:14 AM) : 

I've been dreaming of fabrics like this lately. I can see this gathered up into a lovely frothy frock. Beautiful image.


Anonymous Nat said ... (11:19 AM) : 

It's like a 2D forest


Blogger Wess Gray said ... (11:20 AM) : 

I thought this was a great looking wall until I scrolled down and saw the door on the previous days post. GREAT EYE!


Anonymous d i a n a said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Ah! Now you're speaking my language. Lovely shot.


Blogger hc said ... (11:41 AM) : 

che bello - photography gives you everything


Blogger Mimi said ... (11:44 AM) : 

This is gorgeous, and very in keeping with your blog somehow. I like it.


Blogger Marie said ... (11:45 AM) : 

looks like a piece of art, well it is ... man and nature got together. Cool!


Blogger Nat said ... (11:52 AM) : 



Blogger Bronwyn said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Oh - so, so lovely


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

Beautiful and natural...


Blogger Douglas Vinícius said ... (12:01 PM) : 

A great wall, but I miss someone well dressed in front of it.


Anonymous balsam said ... (12:09 PM) : 

looks like some of the late works of Francis Bacon (the desert ones, or the fields)
reminds me of rotchko also...


Blogger brightlightsbigcity said ... (12:24 PM) : 

I think everyone here would agree this would look absolutely beautiful as a dress. Great shot.


Blogger Alys said ... (12:25 PM) : 

It's nice to see a great shot of something a bit different every now and then! x


Anonymous Istanbulboy said ... (12:31 PM) : 

Love the break out of the fashion theme! Very inspiring and refreshing in between. Looks almost like an abstract Richter or Cy Twombly. Fab!



Blogger SMD said ... (12:38 PM) : 

What a gorgeous shot. Wouldn't it be amazing to create a fabric out of this? Nature, everywhere, is so inspirational.


Blogger Kate said ... (12:42 PM) : 

This is gorgeous. Great shot.


Blogger Lola BC said ... (12:46 PM) : 



Blogger Michelle said ... (12:48 PM) : 

thats beautiful, so unexpected... beautiful!


Blogger Imaginary Object said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Whatever we have made, will not be undone but slowly nature works at correcting itself and that process is pure poetry.

Beautiful shot!


Blogger Ruhvana and Flanelli said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Colour of the moss is devine. I like how nature always wins, in the end.



Blogger Bianca Le Mouel said ... (1:10 PM) : 



Blogger Olivia said ... (1:19 PM) : 

I like how you've directed so many people's attention to some moss growing on a wall. Shows how beauty can be found everywhere.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

Beautiful....makes me want to paint it. You are such an inspiration!


Blogger Sex, Drugs or Rock n Roll? said ... (1:37 PM) : 

I thought this was a scarf at first! Beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:40 PM) : 

love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 PM) : 

I think moss-wall will be THE piece of next season!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 PM) : 

wooow,it looks like a painting,it's so beautiful!


Blogger Julianna Collett said ... (1:59 PM) : 

Like a beautiful Monet - great eye!


Blogger Darek Natanek said ... (2:19 PM) : 

Great photo !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:27 PM) : 

Beautiful textile feeling like vintage faded velvet with a single strand of feathers.
Wow,- I've got to knit that up...

Thank you so much for sharing this image!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (2:43 PM) : 

You're making Rothko jealous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:58 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 PM) : 



Blogger Mary Beth said ... (3:04 PM) : 

Beautiful...but would be more so if there was a subject of some sort in front of it.


Blogger Raul Villalobos said ... (3:10 PM) : 

Incredible. Italy is great for these kinda pics. It seems like a painting. Once again sharp eye for whats already there. Kudos


Blogger L said ... (3:11 PM) : 

So beautiful!


Blogger Anthony Young said ... (3:12 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 PM) : 

Maybe I've recognized this wall.. Is that in via Cavour? Anyway, the air we breathe in these days in Florence is amazing! Hope you enjoy!


Blogger yani said ... (3:37 PM) : 

Looks like a Rothko. Beautiful.


Blogger caribbelle said ... (3:58 PM) : 

I really thought this was a painting lol.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Very beautiful... But very allergenic too. Take a picture, and bleach it out!


Blogger Anna said ... (4:12 PM) : 

this is my favorite of all of your pictures, ever. so awesome. you could pursue this! fine art--- urban texture! doit.

i do similar stuff and have a small gallery via tumblr—



Blogger Anna said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Here in Italy the art is everywhere...


Blogger Cuca. said ... (4:24 PM) : 

Everyday I love your blog more and amazing....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

what a lovely surprise, wish i had this site when i was studying fashion, lovely thoughful ideas as always, :)


Blogger CaitlynChapman said ... (5:07 PM) : 

I would have this on the wall in my home. BIG! I love it! Great colour scheme!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:12 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Scan Flickr and you'll find a few thousand similar images...


Anonymous Theresa said ... (5:19 PM) : 

This is lovely!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:37 PM) : 



Blogger Polliani said ... (5:40 PM) : 

I love it


Blogger Bell said ... (5:48 PM) : 

Espectacular, I like too


Blogger Eugenia Woods said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Wow! Very pretty.


Anonymous Marie said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Italy does moss so well.


Blogger Myko said ... (6:21 PM) : 

Beautiful color palette and design inspiration.

My favorite aspect is the crack in the wall... an element to bring you back to the real world.



Blogger fishing for sweets said ... (6:23 PM) : 

I've lived in florence for the last 8 years... I love seeing your Pitti shots because somehow it resurrects something of what I loved about the city when I first got here.


Blogger roxanne s. sukhan said ... (6:30 PM) : 

Indeed, everything is art; it all depends how one looks at things. This is amazing ~ looks like painted fabric.


Blogger Juani said ... (6:35 PM) : 

the wall in my backyard is exactly like that, makes you wonder a lot of things


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:54 PM) : 

OMG...great of my favorites in 4 years! You are amazing...ty...L


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 PM) : 

your blog is an inspiration..i find myself checking this more often than my facebook account..keep it up =)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:10 PM) : 

i want to wear that.


Blogger Steph G said ... (7:20 PM) : 



Anonymous huck said ... (7:30 PM) : 

Gerhard Richter, eat your heart out! lol


Blogger C.R said ... (7:52 PM) : 

I LOVE IT! it looks like an abstract painting :)


Blogger *sunday* said ... (7:54 PM) : 

wow! this is pure art


Blogger familygregg said ... (8:41 PM) : 

this is lovely


Blogger Aubrey and Melissa said ... (9:07 PM) : 

there is subtle beauty in this, its really magical. it looks almost as if its a painting.


Blogger Pinecone Stew said ... (9:33 PM) : 

!!! WOW !!!


Blogger loveandpeaceF said ... (9:35 PM) : 

Beautiful....I think this should be reproduced as a fabric..preferably silk :)



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:40 PM) : 

A favourite proverb springs to our mind.

'A rolling stone gathers no moss'
by Publius Syrus

Philadelphia Magazine


Blogger Beaut said ... (9:47 PM) : 

That's pretty cool,
Love your blog


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 PM) : 



Blogger THUNDERCUP said ... (10:14 PM) : 

for the people that think it's just a common wall, just know that the fact that it's "just a wall" is why it makes the photograph much more amazing.

a lot of times mundane, seemingly boring things are given live and character through photographs, and that is amazing. i love photographs that look like paintings without deliberate editing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Enjoying the Hues of GREEN!!


Anonymous Hilary said ... (11:26 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 PM) : 

Looks like a green Shroud of Turin without the face.


Anonymous said ... (11:53 PM) : 

That would make a sick wallpaper. Like a fairytale backdrop!


Blogger Karena said ... (12:17 AM) : 

A work of art! Fabulous photography!

Art by Karena


Blogger Sara Davis said ... (1:01 AM) : 

Oh. My breath caught in my throat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 AM) : 

this moss wall reminds me a painter, Gerhard Richter...Cool!


Blogger Davidabl said ... (2:11 AM) : 

Wot? No people? has the Sartorialist
become a pictorialist?


Anonymous Ed said ... (2:19 AM) : 

beautiful that shot is a keeper


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 AM) : 

Truly beautiful. Thanks.


Blogger Thomas Modeen said ... (3:12 AM) : 

Great photo..!

There's some interesting Italian moss and ivy shots a the links below...


Blogger Eliza B. said ... (5:07 AM) : 

Oh wow. That is just gorgeous! This is the kind of shot I would love to frame on my wall. Seriously.


Blogger Ambika Narayanan said ... (6:19 AM) : 

this looks so artistic! thank you for noticing the little but beautiful things.


Blogger Sold Out Forever said ... (6:24 AM) : 

it's just a painting... i love it <3

And i also love the sartorialist, it keeps me inspired each day,so keep up the good work!!


Blogger Ludovic said ... (6:52 AM) : 

That would be a great print for a maxi dress.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:56 AM) : 

eagle eye scott... amazing! this is art and the beauty of nature plus the unique gift/ talent to find things like this. Chapeau!


Blogger Ula Zygadlewicz ~ Zulka said ... (7:10 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 AM) : 

Like this green, so natural and modern


Blogger A Bonfire of the Vanities said ... (7:32 AM) : 

Reminds me of the of the plastic bag in American Beauty, inexplicably beautiful.


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (7:54 AM) : 

all i can say is "wow"

i have posted today's inspiration: art
check it out please? at


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:03 AM) : 

really pretty shot... thank you


Blogger SequinsandBangles said ... (8:23 AM) : 

This reminds me of the West of Ireland!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 AM) : 

Beautiful. Like an old Japanese garmet or painting.


Blogger shamini said ... (9:14 AM) : 



Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (9:18 AM) : 

just wow, it's awesome! Congrats!


Anonymous ekaterina senina said ... (9:39 AM) : 

that is something very artstic, impressionist-like!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Moss in winter really stands out. So do the different stone hues, especially when the air is moist. Lovely photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:05 PM) : 

beautiful, i'm stealing this for my inspiration folder!


Blogger Jakarech said ... (1:18 PM) : 

I love this, imagine how good this would look as a print textile for a skirt this spring!


Blogger the dressmaker said ... (1:23 PM) : 

Love this... Dont clean the wall.
For more plants-inspired works,
see my blog:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:01 PM) : 

Art may imitate nature. Nature is art.

Great picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 PM) : 

beauty of nature....great painting


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 PM) : 

stunning color and texture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:00 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 

O.K., I know I should be inspired by this in an artistic/fashion sense, but since I am knee-deep in a basement renovation on my money-pit of a house, all I think when I see this is: crack in the foundation! moss growing on the wall! mildew! mold! OH NO!!!!!


Blogger Sohfian said ... (5:56 PM) : 

It look like a wall painting. it suits well to print n frame


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 PM) : 

OMG I thought that was a painting. Gorgeous. Simple and intriqueing I love it.


Blogger james said ... (1:20 AM) : 



Anonymous Smuze said ... (7:04 AM) : 

Very nice pic. You have a very good eye, I am trying but so far my pics are not as impressive...


Anonymous Sophie Mhabille said ... (8:50 AM) : 

when a wall meets water! Love this green


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Perhaps it isn't Land Art but it's close to it.I love the picture but i wouldn't if it was my home


Blogger said ... (11:34 AM) : 

I thought it was a foggy forest.


Anonymous Nele said ... (12:35 PM) : 

Gerhard Richter


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:44 PM) : 

Via Romana right at the Porta Romana? I walk past there everyday and see this beautiful wall. Your picture really captures it well!


Blogger Vicki E. said ... (2:47 PM) : 

this is so beautiful! I would love this on as a print =) It truly show that beauty is all around...


Blogger the nickel fit said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Industry meets nature.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:04 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

Nice Sho...wops!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

I would love a dress made of silk inspired by this wall.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 AM) : 



Anonymous Stephen S. said ... (2:51 AM) : 

It's actually algae! Love this pic nonetheless!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 AM) : 

This is beautiful!


Blogger amy said ... (8:53 AM) : 

stunning. to the man who doesn't see it in this picture, i disagree. in america, this would be "fixed". painted over to be a "nice clean repaired wall". i don't see the beauty in that so anytime, anywhere i see a wall like this, i'm in awe of the beauty.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:13 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Beautiful! Like a painting...


Blogger Daily Find said ... (11:28 AM) : 

As gogeous as it gets


Anonymous Chelsea said ... (12:21 PM) : 



Blogger Ana said ... (12:48 PM) : 

I love this!


Anonymous Style Odyssey said ... (1:34 PM) : 

this feels wabi-sabi to me.
but at first glance i thought it was a painting!


Blogger cecilew said ... (2:33 PM) : 

it is poetic :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 PM) : 

Wow. Thought it was a painting before I read the caption.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 PM) : 

I love also that kind of washed walls! beautiful


Anonymous cynthiagirl said ... (12:58 AM) : 

Oh dear. Abstract and very, very beautiful.


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