I’ve had decorating on the brain lately. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we’ve had two new apartments in less than a month, and each move brings with it visions of a perfectly made-up space. Or that we’re on the hunt for a house here in Birmingham, which means we’ll have a whole lot more square footage to fill however we want. When it comes to decorating, my mind often turns immediately to art, and when I think about what makes me happy to look at, sunny days on the water always win. (See my “Happiness Is” Pinterest board for proof.) So, I’ve been obsessing over Gray Malin, a Los Angeles-based photographer whose work includes, among other things, aerial photography that depicts his sun-worshiping subjects as teeny-tiny flecks of color surrounded by beautiful beach scenery in places like Australia, Italy, and Miami. Some of his shots are symmetrical, some chaotic, and some are even nostalgic or cheeky, but all possess a feeling of endless summer that I just can’t get enough of. I hope to hang a few of his pieces in our new house, where- and whenever we find it (and if my better half agrees), but in the mean time, I might just have to buy one for my new office. The photos’ themes are, after all, a pretty perfect fit.
And here’s a tip: I signed up to receive Malin’s e-newsletter, and the confirmation email included a 20% discount code for my first purchase, so now I pretty much have to buy one (at least). Which of Malin’s pieces do you love?