October, 2011

From Scratch

i’v decided to dub Etsy the never-ending rabbit hole of desire & lust. not in a porny way, guys. there’s SO much stuff on there that i want to buy! i’m going to be moving at the end of the year & i’m quite excited by the prospect of decorating a new place from scratch. toying with the idea of selling all my possessions and just starting over – wouldn’t that be nice?

first row: origami lampshade / side table / hanging air plant

second row: wall clock / porcelain hanging containers / cork jars

third row: floating shelves / vintage dining room table / spinners

fourth row: side chair / bubble chandelier / leather storage tote

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Casa Malaparte

Casa Malaparte is a house on the Isle of Capri which sits on a cliff 32 metres above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. it was designed in 1937 by Adalberto Libera for the italian writer & journalist Curzio Malaparte. in 1963 the house was used in Le Mépris, a film by Jean-Luc Godard starring Brigitte Bardot.

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These Things No. 24

these things issue no.24

a fundraiser to help will & kate:

jen did the most amazing guest post over at etsy inspired by twin peaks:

photography by carolyn griffin:

clement greenberg lookbook styled by siri:

this photo by brandon long:

behind the scenes at meadham kirchoff s/s 2012 photographed by rachel hardwick:

après ski packaging design by ana montiel:

the brooklyn studio of photographer mark borthwick via jessica:

this photo by tang chan:

first rite spring 2012 collection via anja:

this cat by mafalda silva:

this lookbook for alexandra dodds by misma andrews:

a curtain of flowers all from one wisteria tree photographed by calm baron:

new photos for lawrence photographed by ann li:

jason schwartzmann in a cool shirt photographed by patric shaw:

her dress & hair photographed by the locals:

and finally, this cutie photographed by daniela sach:

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Elina Nilsson

Elina Nilsson is a young photographer from Sweden with a great eye for  subtle colour palettes and monochromes

all photographs by Elina Nilsson

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Re-imagining Kenzo

those rad gals from Honestly… WTF, Erica and Lauren, asked me to do a few guest posts for them over the next couple of weeks. here’s the first – Re-imagining Kenzo.

One of my favourite shows from the recent Spring 2012 collections was the “new” Kenzo - which was recently taken over by creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the geniuses behind Opening Ceremony. Which, of course, explains why there’s a certain wacky & fun edge to the all the pieces. I couldn’t help but feel that the setting for these knock-out outfits was slightly bland, so I decided to re-imagine some of my favourite looks in decidedly different scenery…

paintings from top to bottom: Isaac Grünewald – The Garden Path, Axel Kargel – The Road; Sven Westman – Scenery In The South of France, Hilding Linnqvist – The Terrace, Torsten Jovinge – The Monastery, Menton, Waldemar Lorentzon – Boats; painting images courtesy of Bukowskis; runway images courtesy of Vogue.

please note that i have no affiliation with Kenzo and do not own the rights to their images or the paintings used here. this is just for fun and should not be published in any official publications or magazines, please!

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Carven’s Technicolour Dream Dresses (and shoes and bags)

MAN! the Carven Spring 2012 collection made me ooh and aah with every dress, every shoe and every backpack. looking at each piece made me think of myself as a teenager – my sixteen year old self would have loved to dress like this every day. that’s not to say that 28-year-old-me wouldn’t want to dress this way every day… it would feel like i was always on a summer holiday, on the search for my next gelato.

oh and don’t even TALK to me about that mustard leather dress.

collages by me, runway images courtesy of Vogue.

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Passanti

this is a new set of then & now photos from one of my favourite vintage photo collectors Giuseppe Savini. he says,

This is a series of photos I took in Bologna. I thought it was a good idea … then they told me that similar work had already been done … and then I gave up everything. - translated from Italian

it’s true – i have seen these done before, but not with the focus on the people in the photos. i think it’s far more interesting than just seeing the place itself – especially when you view past people in context with present day people.

let’s not forget all the effort Giuseppe must have gone to to track down these spots. so awesome!

all photographs by Giuseppe Savini

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Jessica & Luke’s Wedding

so i told you last week that my pals Jessica & Luke were getting married over the weekend. i was a bridesmaid along with Jessica’s twin sister Debra, and also one of the many unofficial official photographers. i’m really happy with how these photos came out – and even happier that i could capture some special moments from the day.

i have been witnessing the planning of this wedding from the day that Jessica and Luke got engaged. it was always going to be an intimate affair, with minimum fuss and a focus on everyone just enjoying themselves. they got married in the church Jessica and her family have attended since she was a kid, and had their reception down the road at their restaurant Nook. there were burgers and beer (my favourite), fries and mayonnaise to dip them in (my second favourite) and even devilled eggs (probably my all-time favourite).

i don’t have any photos from the actual ceremony, and my picture taking habits got increasingly worse the more we ate, drank and chatted – which is exactly what this wedding was all about. good times & celebrating with our favourite people.

the flowers were done by Hermien of Flowers in the Foyer – the funnest wedding flowers i have ever seen.

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