when Noémie sent me her things i like right now she had sorted it all in a handy pinterest board (there are some extras in there not on list list, so go have a look). the design of the collage came out pretty naturally as a result. Noémie is a Toronto based blogger behind As Ink Remains – another of my inaugural sponsors.
the first photo bomb post (where i shared some flickr favourites) turned out to be pretty popular, so i have decided to make this into a series. the fact is that i discover far too many cool snaps on flickr to allow a post dedicated to each and every photographer, so this is a great way for me to share wonderful work with you.
i’m going to try to make these a bit more theme-y so that there is at least a common thread of some kind… this edition is dedicated to magical girls.
please click on each image to be taken to the original on flickr.
– by Ekaterina Grigorieva
– by Philipp Bartz
– by Maren Celest
– by Alison Scarpulla
– by Marina Refur
– by Tata Uskova
– by Melchior Tersen
– by Anna Arroyo
– by Yana Lozeva
– by Alena Chendler
continuing with the things i like right now series, introducing another of my inaugural sponsors – Sherisa of L’elephant Rose. she is offering a 10% discount in her shop if you use the code missmoss until the end of November!
i’m sure you remember my post about the Bicycle Portraits project earlier this year. Nic & Stan are currently running a kickstarter fund to raise money in order to publish the third and final part of their project which showcases their two year journey of capturing people and their bicycles across south africa.
Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler are publishing the best 165 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their 2 year journey around South Africa. Divided over 3 books, each will contain a different 55 stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy and they have also collaborated with celebrated South African artist Gabrielle Raaff to create an individual hand-painted watercolor map, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of the portraits.
the video gave me instant goosebumps (how’s that rendition of stayin’ alive!) and the watercolour maps are such an amazing touch to an already beautiful visual story. please support them by pledging to their kickstarter!
boy did i spend a lot of time looking through the portfolio of Paulina Surys, a london based polish artist and photographer who makes use of hand-developing and hand-colouring techniques in the darkroom. the results are simply breathtaking. she is represented by mystery management and you can also check out her flickr stream.
all photographs by Paulina Surys
Mónica Muñoz is the talented designer behind Moniquilla – a fashion range featuring her beautifully unique textile designs. i have been poring over the latest autumn / winter lookbook which you can see in its entirety here. if you want to find out more about her prices & ordering information just email info [at] moniquilla . com
a very quick these things before i sign off for the weekend. issue no.28!
beautifully handmade leashes & pet tags by blink:
enjoying this tumblr: neira – a fashion journal:
below R300 – a tumblr dedicated to outfits that cost les than R300 (that’s about US $36):
some recent greats over at superbomba:
jewellery by nylon sky:
a trench bridge (so clever):
and finally, this is the mantra i’ll be living by this weekend:
i am subscribed to a lot of blogs. a LOT of blogs. it is not unusual for my reader to shout at me that i have 1000+ unread items. actually it’s more like i’m shouting at my reader because i have 1000 unread items, right? anyway, i keep that shit organised, son. everything is sorted into folders according to theme. you might say i have google reader ocd.
there is however one folder that only has about 20 feeds in it – my favourites. blogs i will read every day, no matter what, no matter how little time i might have. whether it’s during a work break, or while i’m nursing a cup a coffee – these are my go-to sites. Turned Out by Maya is one of them.
“a little website that aims to inspire with daily posts of street style photographs and profiles on interesting people with great personal style (in cities like) Sydney, Paris, New York, Auckland and Berlin.”
so says Maya Villiger, a self-taught photographer originally from Switzerland. looking through her photos gives you the feeling like Maya is pals with all the girls she photographs – or at least i like to think she is.
all photographs by Maya Villiger