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Monday, January 04, 2010

Missed connection

In the Missed Connections section on Craigslist, people try reconnect with strangers they shared a moment with on the street (or subway or elevator). Artist Sophie Blackall has been illustrating them for almost a year. This one from New Year's Eve made me smile.

P.S. Sophie also has an etsy shop.

(Via Greedy Girl)


maggie said...

sweet, i wonder if they found one another.

Style and Inspiration said...

OMG! My heart is melting for all of the missed connections. I have one of my own...

Rachel Dangerfield said...

Sophie is such a wonderful artist... her idea to do missed connections is so brilliant!

erin said...

ack. so so sweet.

Moocy said...

I love her artwork so much! I hadn't seen this one and I think it might be my favorite.

Nicole Marie said...

this is adorable. missed connections is addicting!

DailyDivaDish said...

Just checked out her Etsy shop. What a talented artist. I may have to do a little shopping...
XO Piper

Jenn said...

how creative! thanks for sharing

mart and lu said...

oh how sweet! that would be so magical.

La Maison Fou said...

Luv the story,.....and the ice rink. Connections, ....isn't that what life is about?
Hope you are getting up to par, being down is no fun at all!

Jessie Cacciola said...

A paper in VT, 7 Days, has a column called "I Spy" that does that every week.

Melissa Blake said...

So romantic! xoxo

Modern Traditionalist said...

What an incredibly adorable idea!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that is so freakin' cute!

Anonymous said...

Lovely illustration!

colormekatie said...

so cute!!

umama said...

This is so so cute!!!

Liz Kim said...


Thanks for sharing! Too cute for words.
Personally like this one:
(not just because I'm asian)

Liz Kim

Laura Trevey said...

Love the illustration ~~

Happy New Year!

Ale said...

Thanks for sharing this! It reminded me of a "Missed Connection" I had a the grocery store when I was 17 :) I left him a note, haha.

Glamour Diaries said...

What a beautiful idea!

Melliebay said...

This is so adorable!

Litanie des Saints said...

Here in Athens, Greece, there is a free-press newspaper with a column titled 'I saw you', which works exactly the same way! The column has been so successful, that a couple of years ago there was a TV series with stories based on that idea! :-)

p.s. I love your blog. Congratulations for the baby!

lindsey said...

oh! i love this! how wonderful!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to check out more of them.

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I'm leaning towards girl!

Dani said...

We're on the same wavelength today! I've been inspired recently by these interactions and posted this about chance encounters or "the meet-cute."

Kittie Howard said...

More than cute, spot on with smiles! Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

How clever. I love stories of fated connections and what an incredible thing to have an illustration. I wonder how many have actually found each other.

erin.patrice said...

how adorable!!!

My Favourite Things said...

This is amazing! I wonder how many people find eachother...

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AMS said...

That is so adorable! What a cool idea.

Julie said...

aww that one is adorable!!

Jaeve + Things said...

i love those!

A Taste of T said...

This is a different take on Missed Connections (a comedic song):

Kristin said...

I was ADDICTED to reading those when I lived in DC. What a sweet idea!

Louise said...

What a beautiful illustration! xx

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

i love these! the video on her blog made me feel so fuzzy inside.

Brandi said...

The Missed Connections blog is one of my favorites. I love the artwork and the missed connections she chooses. So pretty.


You totally just made me smile. I just so happened to do a little post all my own on my bloggity blog about this very artist and her work!

Take a peek (the post is titled: Coulda. Woulda. Shoulda.)

Thanks for making my day!


Ana Patricia said...

i love love love this! my friend uses these missed connections to write stories and they're amazing!

jenna @sweet fine day said...

Oh, I remember the back pages of the Village Voice way back when people would take out classified ads to find missed connections. I'd skim the pages once in a while just in case there was one for me, haha.

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

Oh, this is amazing! I'm so glad you posted it!

Barefoot Chic said...

What a an adorable artwork!!! I love reading missed connection - some people on there are simply romantic, some are weird and desperate and some are plain funny. Beautiful illustration!!


Christen said...

Thank you for sharing this! What an amazing idea and she is so talented!

Laurie Jones said...

What a brilliant idea!! How sweet!

Chessa! said...

I adore this illustration and the idea behind it. I always wonder if people meet up through missed connections. I recently encouraged a friend to post something there when she was too shy to talk to a stranger on the L train. sigh...

Dizzy Miss Lissy said...

Oh my goodness what a charming idea! I really hope this illustrator is illustrating books, as well.. if not, well, she ought to be!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

This is wonderful...makes me happy.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I so love her illustrations, and this series is to die for.

Allison and Jonathan said...

They're making a movie out of mc/s.

Jen said...

Aww, my mom posted in the Missed Connection section once! I thought it was so sweet that she cared enough to try to find the mystery man who shared a lingering smile with her at the store :)

McCabe said...

this print is simply precious!

Lindsey said...

Amazing! I love how she is illustrating all of these neat encounters.
Thanks for sharing,
{ Lindsey }

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