Month: April 2011

Things for a friday

i saw this on tara-lynn’s tumblr, and it has almost 50,000 reblogs so you may or may not have seen it already – but i really love it. you see these kind of things all the time, but i enjoyed the straight to the point + non-fussiness of this one. it’s not trying to be […]

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To be an artist

– Brenda Putnam – Aline H. Rhonie – Tosca Olinsky – Doris Caesar – Nan Mason – Daisy Marguerite Hughes – Helene Sardeau – Countess Maria Zichy – Elizabeth Tashjian (aka The Nut Lady – interesting story here) – Margaret French Cresson all images from the smithsonian institution flickr collection

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Fall vs Spring

when i was browsing through the latest spring modern sale at bukowskis (they really bring me endless amounts of joy, that auction house) i was quite taken by all the beautiful flower still life pieces. i thought back to how some of my favourite collections from the autumn 2011 shows were so bright and colourful, […]

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the west is dead

have died and gone to bearded, manly, lumberjackin’ and nice fittin’ on the rear denim heaven thanks to the west is dead fall 2011 lookbook. i would also wear all these things myself, though – especially those colourful denims. seen via the bearded (also known as one of the best tumblrs in the world)

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My places

my favourite spots in the house are pretty simple. bedroom, desk, giant tv / reading / napping couch, the plants in the courtyard… it’s nice here. i hung all those pictures in one frenzied afternoon (you know when you have a moment of MAN i can’t go on with these stupid bare walls any longer!) i […]

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Ford Wheeler is my hero

i hope you have seen the amazing amazing ny times feature on margaret howell – as it was deservedly reblogged all over the place recently. while i was over there spying on margaret for the millionth time, i decided to have a browse through some of their other style features (something i don’t do often […]

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Potted

budget. i hate that word. my financial methodology is more along the lines of “try to be sensible and then hope for the best.” i’m not a planner by any means. i don’t, for instance,  make lists when i go to the grocery store (that’s why all those tins of stuffed olives keep cropping up in […]

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The Bootstrap Project

i received a lovely email from maxine telling me about the bootstrap project – an organization she founded after travelling through swaziland in the summer of 2009, where she was inspired by artisan thembekile tsabedre’s hand crafted wooden platters (which are now sold out on their website.) the bootstrap project’s mission is to create a […]

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