remembering 2010

so it’s the eve of a new year, which means a run down of the past 12 months is appropriate. i cannot believe how much this little blog has grown in that time – all thanks to you guys with your wonderful comments, link love, retweets and the like. miss moss even appeared in a real life printed magazine, like some kind of grown up.

so, according to the stats these were the standout posts of 2010…

most popular post: stuff

not only in this category but the most popular post overall was wood & leather gifts. crazy, right? a close second was black + brown gifts. collages ftw.

most popular post: photography

the photography of mariam sitchinava

most popular post: vintage

teen fashions won this by a mile. got to love the life magazine archive

most popular post: fashion

this is my favourite too – art on the streets, pairing street style images with paintings

most popular post: design

not surprisingly since the movie is so hyped right now, black swan posters

most popular post: art

i love the fact that outsider art was so popular (just an absolute favourite of mine)

most popular post: illustration

the sweet fashion illustrations of derek cardigan

most popular post: living

small is cool – where i rambled on about how clever people decorate their studio apartments

most popular post: food

homemade nutella made by my friend jessica and photographed by myself

most popular post: amusing

i actually ended up deleting this category, though cat fashion show obviously won & still amuses me.


most popular music mix

according to the download stats, your favourite music mix was you called me after midnight – probably the most unexpected one as it took the least time to put together & is the most chilled of them all. go figure.

2010 was also the year i got to visit paris again – i enjoyed sharing my photos with you

i especially loved learning more about you with things i like right now – a series i hope to continue in 2011

(this was mariah’s list)

the posts i enjoyed doing the most (besides music mixes) were those involving image comparisons – especially vintage / sartorialist and atonement / morris

i hope your 2011 is most enjoyable, and thanks as always for visiting. xo

lena hoschek

austrian designer lena hoschek‘s spring summer 2011 collection

after assisting vivienne westwood at her london studio, lena hoschek started her own label in 2006 at the age of 24. her collections do not follow trends or the general conception of ‘cool’, they are simply a reflection of what has fascinated her since her childhood: the female ideal of the 40s and 50s, craftsmanship, high-end tailoring, traditional materials and patterns but also rock n’ roll and punk music, tattoos, bad guys and fast cars.

morimura ray

sometimes you come across an artist whose work is everything that you love about art and design all rolled into piece after piece after piece you see. japanese artist ray morimura (or morimura ray, rather) creates graphically detailed prints from woodblocks that are so exquisitely designed they make me gawp. these are all from the combined collection of the ways. see more of his work here (it was tough picking favourites.) big images in this post, as they should be seen.

wood & faulk

dear twitter, thanks for introducing me to matt who describes himself as a ‘builder, designer and tinkerer’ (i like that.) his blog wood & faulk is where he records his projects involving building, designing and tinkering. he also has a shop that’s stocked with all sorts of nice stuff. check out this cork wrapped french porteur handlebar he put together for his bike…

i mean really, go matt!

These Things No. 07

hmmm, my no internet for the rest of 2010 embargo has been shamelessly broken. oh well! to tell you the truth i didn’t expect i’d make it more than a few days without a bit of surfing (i managed 3 and a bit…)

only one more day till 2011, can you believe that? i was flipping tv channels today (man i haven’t watched tv in a long time, it is as crap as ever guys) and randomly came upon cher performing that comeback track of hers “believe”. i didn’t even think anything of it until the channel’s voice over reminded me that was 12 years ago now. what! it felt like just the other day that i was pretending i didn’t know the words to that song. then i felt as old as cher looks.

so i compiled another edition of these things to distract myself from the new years blues.

illustrations by brian cook (c. 1935)

this room in finn juhl‘s house, seen via destined to design (everything hangs in that painting)

i love it when vanessa jackman updates her blog (remember the girl on the right?)

these ladies. they look like they’re having fun, that dude in the background does not.

desperate to have a print of these rainbow skiers by rainbow mermaid (beware: lots of rainbows)

my idea of heaven in a single photograph by flourfight

speaking of heaven, this living room is spot on (circa 1961) – scan courtesy of mod dog

the study is pretty groovy, too

these effing shoes!

rose byrne looking simple and stylish

on set with the like by olivia kate jaffe

enjoying the remarkable drawings of daniel mendoza

this editorial photographed by martha boxley

these rings by carrie bilbo

this girl’s style seen at erin’s tumblr

salva lópez takes exquisite photographs

sad smiles due to drawings from the estate of a WWII soldier

school afternoons in spring by ellen rowles

magical snow captured by katie de bruycker

organic by john patrick ss 2011

grassy rooftops in, where else? iceland. photo by ruito

i have decided my next car will be a peugeot 404 (please) – scan from jan 1968

what is an edition of these things without me harping on about a shot from stockholm street style?

learn all about the 1956 movie giant courtesy of the selvedge yard (starring liz taylor & james dean)

you probably know how much i love this song, but have you seen them perform it live? goosebumps central.

and lastly, i’ve been hugging every dog i see – photo by jessie roth

january hymn

12 january hymn

i’m signing off for the year with a little music mix.  season’s greetings and all that – be safe on the roads, hang out with your family & friends and try to eat as much as you can. see you in january!

january hymn. playlist:

  1. the decemberists – january hymn
  2. iron & wine – tree by the river
  3. frightened rabbit – swim until you can’t see land
  4. vampire weekend – fight for this love
  5. george harrison – what is life
  6. harlan pepper – great lakes
  7. dent may – oh paris!
  8. pepper rabbit – older brother
  9. mr. little jeans – rescue song
  10. young man – strangers
  11. langhorne slim – land of dreams
  12. bright eyes – shell games
  13. the velvet underground – stephanie says
  14. the zombies – tell her no

cover image: henry fonda at dr. macro

all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

may i come live with you?

take a look at this ridiculous, just ridiculous house seen via desire to inspire. the funny thing is that it’s not 100% my style, but as a complete package it makes my eyes go please sir, may i have some more?

this house seen via destined to design

always perving over the brick house

and speaking of interiors, there’s a new book coming out soon called nesting which focuses on 26 swedish homes photographed over a period of 7 years – the “swedish version of the selby”. um, yes please.