March 2011

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Showing all posts made in the month of March 2011.
17 ships in the night

Ships In The Night

hello again. you may have noticed things look pretty different around here… a redesign is almost as good as a holiday. almost. thanks for all those link recommendations, i have been making my way through them slowly but surely. i always appreciate it when people take the time to comment – it…

Kate Bush: Old Fashion / New Fashion

anabela of fieldguided tweeted about the music video for kate bush’s hounds of love the other day, remarking on how rad her look was (the blazer, the hair, the lips) and if i could make it current. challenge accepted, anabela. this is sort of contemporary take on kate’s whole country…

please stand by…

i will be taking a little break till next week. image: life photo archive … but may as well take this opportunity to ask your advice. my rss reader has gone from a handful of blogs to over 500 back to a handful and repeat many times over.  at the moment it’s…

Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages…

hug a dog day

i’m declaring this international hug a dog day. they love it, you love it – everybody wins. photo credits: sisilia piring / atypicalart / li-han lin

amy: things i like right now

amy and i met each other in our first year of university where we both studied graphic design. i can’t tell you how many hours we spent drinking coffee on campus, ‘working’ in front of the tv while watching period dramas, driving around in her eighties honda ballade despite its…

don draper disapproves

been thinking about mad men a lot lately. i know that a fifth season is on the cards, but no one knows when it’s coming back. apparently it’s a money issue. critically acclaimed but not exactly bringing in the big bucks … like mostly everything that is cool in the…

a/w details

with every collection that comes out i find myself focusing more on the details. the hair & lips at galliano, the geometric prints at hermes, retro wood at celine, everything seventies at chloé, chunky knits at stella mccartney, playful sunnies & ice cream colours at tsumori chisato and the dark…

henri’s flowers

still life is not my usual fare, but i make an exception for henri fantin-latour whose darkly hued flower paintings have always captivated me. looking through these reminded me of this beautiful post at forty-sixth at grace, photographed by john cullen all henri fantin-latour images courtesy of the athenaeum

icy goodness

just in case you felt the need to look at a bunch of beautiful ice pools, like i did. … which indirectly made me think of this douglas adams quote “… imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in – an…

these saturday things

maybe you’re stuck in front of your computer like i am, in which case – browse away… i took part in the “design insiders weekly finds” on elledecor.com, where i shared my admiration for the makers project by jennifer causey in complete agreement with hila re: the whole galliano loves…

antonio marras a/w 2011

um, yes. i am very much down with this vibe. antonio marras dedicated his autumn/winter 2011-12 collection to his mother – including a characteristically poetic ode to her in his show notes and a sepia, passport-sized photograph of her pinned to the front of them. all runway images courtesy of…

ten favourites

my brother the architect (mentioned in this post) has 444 folders with 5,700 pictures on his computer sorted by name & date of rad architects, houses & buildings. i forced him to give me a copy (not really, he gave it to me out of the goodness of his heart)…

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