Master Collagist

i have told you about my friend amy before (see her things i like right now to spruce your memory.)  i have dubbed her Master Collagist. since our first year together in university 9 odd years ago now, amz has made books full of collages to inspire her. people actually stole these books – that’s how nice they were. she came to visit me this weekend and i asked her to bring some of her old books along so i could scan some pages in (will be sharing those in due course.) she ended up making an entirely new collage in her giant A3 moleskine sketchbook based on fashion and other stuff she’s enjoying right now. good times, noodle salad.

i’ve split the pages up simply for bloggin’ purposes – but you can view the full layout here.

1- apartment 34 ; 2 – laundry basket ; 3 – old chum ; 4 – blazer ; 5 – unknown (will remedy) ; 6 – gold ring ; 7 – isabel marant s/s 2011 ; 8 – old chum ; 9 – wood hair band ; 10 – tove mauritzson’s house ; 11 - stella mccartney pre-fall 2011; 12 – devils tower ; 13 – paul smith a/w 2011 ; 14 – vintage rolex ; 15 – off of broadway ; 16 – jak & jil ; 17 – nos da shoulder bag ; 18 – carven t-shirt ; 19 – madewell cardigan ; 20 – 13 stars flags

1 – vanessa jackman ; 2 – grow it yourself poster ; 3 – wendi nichol bracelet ; 4 – popupshop jeans ; 5 – rachel comey cardigan ; 6 – stella mccartney pre-fall 2011 ; 7 – etaletc track top ; 8 – salva lopez ; 9 – livingston’s seeds annual ; 10 – j.crew fall 2011 lookbook ; 11 – siwa tote bag ; 12 – margaret howell ss 2011 ; 13 – rolex ; 14  – a.p.c. jeans ; 15 – silk socks ; 16 – streetstyle aesthetic ; 17 – baggu duck bag ;  18 – brogen averill ; 20 – margaret howell

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donald glover

you probably know donald glover as the ever amusing troy barnes on community… which is where i admittedly got to know about him too. what i didn’t know was that he is a multi-talented individual who also does stand up comedy, makes music under the name childish gambino and writes comedy (he used to be a writer for 30 rock.) i first realised these things when i discovered a remix he did of sufjan steven’s illinoise album under one of his musical monikers, mc DJ – which he called illin-noise (!) – if that doesn’t make you fall head over heels for this guy perhaps these photos will.

taken by ariel rosenbloom for the spring issue of bullett magazine.

all photographs by ariel rosenbloom

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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 charming or clever or cute. this is just good non-froofy advice.

have been listening to the new fleet foxes album, helplessness blues non flipping stop. lorelai is my favourite song, though montezuma comes a close second. here’s a completely non-official vid for lorelai so that you can have a listen.

these paintings of hair braiding & corn rows BLEW MY MIND! thanks meighan. (also made me think of ron swanson)

my favourite guys are back again!

speaking of stylish dudes – karl-edwin guerre wins. captured by citizen couture.

emo pony, aaaw. captured by sverrir thor

emo girl made me aww, too. captured by marija strajnic

exquisite porcelain work by kate macdowell – seen via it’s nice that

jenni rope for marimekko a/w 2011

i really, really, really want to read tina fey’s new book. now. (that cover!)

sushi for breakfast? i think i could. (as long as there is avocado involved)

as if i needed more inspiration for plants in the house! at the old chum tumblr. obviously.

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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, and knew it would make for a nice comparison – especially since i am noticing that the northerners are really enjoying the coming spring and we, conversely, are really loving the coming of autumn. the other day i stood in the sun and actually relished the warmth as opposed to cursing it. this really is the best time of year.

Rachel ComeyIvan Ivarson – Still life with flowers in vase

ErdemOlle Olsson-Hagalund – Flowers in vase

House of HollandLennart Jirlow – Still life with flowers

Jonathan SaundersSigrid Hjertén – Flower still life

MissoniKarl Isakson – Still life with geranium and pitcher

Vivienne Westwood Red LabelIvan Ivarson – Höstblommor

Erdem Pre-FallLeander Engström – Still life in blue vase

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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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