gérard michel

just had to share these because they made my jaw drop. gérard michel is a belgian architect and his flickr stream has thousands of sketches that are all drawn on site. they are very impressive and beautiful, but what really amazed me are the panoramics. when i first saw them i thought, no way, these HAD to be done from a photograph. nu uh. he says,

my perspectives are built on site. my pencil is my only tool to take measurements : i count how many “pencils” are necessary to measure 90 degrees, and then i have a standard to build my drawing.

click on the pictures for the bigger versions!

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anthea: things i like right now

things i like right now by anthea of embracing style

  1. Google Translate – so I can read blogs that are in languages I don’t know how to read.
  2. Tank’s extra hour of half price sushi and cocktails
  3. T-strap pumps
  4. David West’s collection at Cape Town Fashion Week
  5. Watching True Blood Season 3 and Entourage Season 7
  6. Vintage Inspired Swimwear
  7. Wooden wedges
  8. Making new pictures look like old ones
  9. Cape Town Street Style
  10. New Look 50s Dresses as seen in Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2010

i’m also loving true blood & those wooden platforms… and sushi and david west and fifties dresses and and and…

edit: i fixed the numbering now, am a bit slow this morning >_<

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fantasy outfit #5

fantasy outfit #5… total price: $8000 (R58,500) uuuum. yes okay, it’s mostly from net-a-porter.

man-o-lantern it’s been cold this weekend! just when i was babbling about it being so warm and un-winter like the cape decides to pull one of it’s classic rainy sessions. so this fantasy outfit is based around a fuck-off warm jacket. sometimes i feel a bit bad about shearling… but i eat lamb so who am i to talk? don’t hate me, vegetarians.

ps: perhaps one day i will look back and be amused at my choice of shoe, but i am quite taken with swedish hasbeens and any kind of wooden platform. oh well. pps: there’s a cup of coffee in there… yes there is.

jacket / pants / scarf / shoes / bag / sweater / socks

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spot the innuendos

these look like they’ve been taken out of an opening scene for a cheesy porno catalogue. also, notice the toilet seat frame hanging on the wall! all from retro space.

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