February 2011

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Showing all posts made in the month of February 2011.

transkei

mike tymbios is a talented photographer and in his own words a real film dork. these are his shots from a recent trip to the transkei. i’ve always wanted to go there & am ashamed of myself that i’ve never been – that feeling multiplied in quick succession with every…

Olnick Spanu House

my love for modernist houses is never ending – a trait i share with my brother the architect,  whose knowledge of architecture and rad homes eclipses any one i know. he also has an impressive encyclopedic reference for hilarious simpsons quotes, but that’s a story for another time. this house is the…

this vibe

i know that a lot of the fashion i post is very bright and quite LOUD on the print scale, but mostly i tend to go for far more neutral colours in real life. black is a favourite… and jeans of course. prints wise mostly things that are pretty chilled.…

two years!

tomorrow will mark the blog’s two year birthday. i’m amazed by how it has grown and incredibly grateful for the wonderful readership it has picked up along the way. i never thought it would become as popular as it has – it was certainly not something i set out to…

Fumio Watanabe

you know, i swear a LOT in real life. i first spotted Fumio Watanabe’s work on Kistina’s tumblr, and when i clicked through to his portfolio i actually said, out loud, “fucking hell.” i try to keep things clean on the blog because i know a lot of people don’t appreciate…

mary katrantzou a/w 2011

you might be familiar with the amazing print work of designer mary katrantzou. well, her a/w 2011 collection recently unveiled at london fashion week is no different or any less spectacular. i’m sure you know what i did next… pairing some of her pieces with decorative oriental prints & ceramics from…

family archive

these are the most remarkable vintage photos i have seen in a while. they are from dasha’s flickr, showing her family in the seventies. the colours!

of a kind

of a kind is a pretty unique shopping experience in that they feature an emerging designer each week who releases a limited edition item in a small batch for the public to snap up (and they do – everything that i have browsed through is sold out.) it’s a lovely…

put a bird on it

i grew up with birds. we had many a budgie, and my mom went through a phase where she bred parrots. so you know, angry african greys were the norm in my house. the one parrot we had perfectly imitated my mom calling me when i was on the other…

summertime

have you seen summertime with katharine hepburn? looks like i need to watch it. screencaps courtesy of marcine miller

paul smith a/w 2011

love has a name – and it’s paul smith. ps: check out the rest of my favourites from the fall fashion weeks. all runway images courtesy of vogue.co.uk

yakkety yak

i received the most incredible mail from sally yesterday – she says, I loved your post about Life photos from Princeton in 1969! I figured if you’re into that kind of photography, you might interested in a resource I found. The University of North Carolina, the school I attended, has…

news!

i’m guest blogging at a cup of jo this week while joanna is on holiday. my first post was a now & then on joan bennett… more radness planned for the week, so be sure to visit joanna’s blog. last year fair lady magazine asked if i’d like to contribute…

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