Monday, March 17

Unexpected Guests: The 10 Cent Designer.

This is sort of a unique and special Unexpected Guests, because we're taking a look at my flickr hero, Lori Andrews. Her photographs are just so pure and funny and smart. I love everything about Lori Andrews' (aka The 10 Cent Designer) gorgeous photographs and never fail to either laugh out loud, or sit in awe and stare at them. Lori is an interior designer living in wild and woolly Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and in the gorgeous foothills of the Rocky mountains, she's designed this beautiful, and really sophisticated home. I never knew much about Calgary until seeing Lori's amazing flickr photostream, and it now makes me want to visit. Let's check out Lori's prolific flickr world! All of these images are just a glimmer at her photographic and design talents. Lori rocks the Canadian Rockies and way beyond!

What is your favorite outing in Calgary?
Heading out on Calgary’s great pathway system with my husband on our refurbished cruiser bicycles.

What's the best thing about your city?
It’s proximity to the mountain parks.

What don't you leave home without?
Lip balm and my camera.

What's your favorite shop?
Kit Interior Objects.

What's one thing about you that would surprise people?
My car is filthy, inside and out.

Who is your favorite artist?
I really like Margaux Williamson’s work and have purchased a couple pieces in the last few years.

Where do you find inspiration?
Magazines and the internet.

Who do you admire and why?
My husband, for his refusal to see bad in anyone.

What's the last great book you read?
Steven Pinker’s How the Mind Works.

What's your favorite film?
Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders.

If you could photograph anyone in the world, who might that be?
Annie Leibovitz.

Who would you like to sit down to tea with?
Annie Leibovitz.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Milk chocolate. Everyday.

What would you eat for your last supper?
Fresh salmon, asparagus, corn on the cob and garlic mashed potatoes.

What is your most treasured belonging?
My iMac.

What's souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
A postcard from California.

Greatest indulgence?

What is your idea of living hell?

What are some of your favorites websites/blogs to visit?
Sfgirlbybay, 1st Dibs.

What music are you listening to these days?
Wolf Parade, Rilo Kiley, Wilco.

Thank you Lori. It's such an honor to know you through flickr and to be able to share your wit and brilliance. I couldn't admire you more! For more about Lori, check out her blog, website and of course, flickr photostream.


denise said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm dying over these pix. thanx.

karina said...

Great photos and I like so much the house.
Im reading your blog daily and it is eye candy.

Orange Pattern said...

Oh my. I agree with Denise - thank you for this post! I can't get over these pics. I love the pin the tail on the donkey one - always thought that was such a cool graphic. So silly and wacky, but stunning at the same time.

lisamarie said...

yes I'm Lori's friend on flickr too and i always love looking at her photos! It was a pleasant surprise checking out your blog this morning and finding this. what a small blog world.

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of 10 cent designer. Her flickr stream is awesome. Thanks Victoria for sharing with us.

~A said...

Thanks for this! Lori is brilliant and I'm so proud she's from Canada. If you can't tell already I have the most embarassing all-consuming Internet girl-crush on her. ~A

Elements of Style said...

i am totally obsessed with lori and her photostream! such talent.

Lori Andrews said...

holy crow! Thanks sfgirlbybay! I am a bit overwhelmed at the response! have a super day everyone!

Heather Moore said...

I think she's great too, and really enjoyed this!

paola said...

10 cent is probably my favouritest Flickr contact. Her photos are so full of life and wit and eye candy...A real inspiration.