If Not Now Then When

my pinterest obsession reached a peak at one stage and has now mellowed down to occasional pinning in order to remember interesting things i’ve seen around (that i usually don’t blog about) – mostly great design work that usually makes me quite jealous of awesomely talented people. this first quote in particular is at the forefront of my mind, obviously for the cool hand lettering – but more-so because of the message.

this time of year always leaves me thinking, what next? what didn’t i do in the past twelve months that i should have and could have done already? it’s sort of sad to admit your shortcomings but also exciting to think that you could do anything you wanted to today, not tomorrow. i’m a master procrastinator and i often let my calendar make excuses for me – i’ll start on monday, next week, next month, in the new year. this is a handy reminder not to let it control you.

of course pinning doesn’t help my procrastination habit, which is why the second quote is applicable.

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These Things No.30

hey! wow, i haven’t posted in a few days, huh? we had our year-end christmas party last week friday and that is ALL to blame. spent the entire day preparing, then ate and drank too much as reward. subsequently spent the entire weekend on the couch watching masterchef australia and playing video games (the shame – oh the shame).

but i have a these things for you to make up for it.

a hair & make up tutorial recreating this look from the latest ruche lookbook:

tom captures the sardine run at noordhoek beach:

corter leather via the shiny squirrel:

big things shop via lena:

works by richard pearse via my love for you:

vintage basketball team photographs via lincoln taft:

this apartment:

lookbook for jesseca anne photographed by anja:

this window captured by olivia heiremans:

her cork clutch captured by the locals:

this album cover designed by mario hugo:

these cuffs captured by laura leal:

this print by jamie shelman:

charlotte taylor spring 2012 lookbook:

malin nordin via art hound:

wearing the pants perfectly:

amy went to florida and took nice photographs:

tourists captured by XAlkorta:

beautiful piece by anthony cudahy:

cats! by Len Hurtado:

a list of feelings mixtape by wit & delight:

and finally,  this video made me smile:

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Dress Up

i discovered australian label Dress Up while browsing through the website of studio And, who designed the beautiful A/W 11 lookbook. so many things i love about fashion and design are completely encapsulated here.

Once described as clothes for ‘the girl who thinks’, Dress Up is subtle, private and considered in its every detail. The label was conceived in 2006, by designer Stephanie Downey. Driven by a desire to create clothing that reflects human emotion, hers is a more sensitive, artistic approach to fashion. When we ‘dress up’, countless images learned and copied are compiled to create something personal and unique. Dress Up is inspired by this inherent human expression, both powerful and vulnerable.

the SS 11/12 collection is also amazing…

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Scenes of Life

Scenes of Life by Lucie & Simon

Lucie & Simon’s projects are conceived as series of photographs (Earth Vision, Scenes of life, Living images, Silent World) which all outsmart our perception of reality by staging a quirky view of daily life. From urban or family solitude to existential wanderings, their compositions capture different moods of man’s silent melancholy, focusing on the narrow chink between our existence and the world of dreams. In an enigmatic universe rekindling the memory of Edward Hopper’s paintings, each character seems totally absorbed by the timelessness of dreams.

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Sophie Duran

i’ve been seeing Sophie Duran‘s work around the internet for a while now, so i was thrilled when she got in touch to tell me about her new print collection Undiscovered Wonders of the World.

Created out of self made photographes, old travel books and minerals, these unknown mysterious worlds are open to multiple interpretations. Inspired by Celtic, Norwegian, Indian and Greek ancient stories, every landscape has a name that gives slightly a clue of where you could explore it. All prints are digitally printed at the Audax Textile Museum Tilburg and CATDigital Glasgow, Scotland. As a material I used silk velvet and crepe de chine. The velvet gives vibrance to the colours and makes the landscapes look three-dimensional. Crepe de chine gives a lightness and sophisticated feeling to the prints. The designs are presented as scarfs (135cm x 135cm), finished with a 925 silver detail.

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