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.
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.
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.
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 like their name, i like their styling and i like their goods. the goodhood store.
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…)
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!
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