Cabin Porn

i have a few posts in the back of my mind at all times, and one of them was rounding up a collection of amazing huts and cabins i have come across on the internet. well, my job has been done for me – in the form of Cabin Porn, which is edited by jace cooke, brian jacobs, grace kapin and zach klein. follow them on twitter here. seen via mallix.

please click on the images to see the source.

This!

one of my new years resolutions should probably have been to stop complaining about the heat. i live in africa, i have done for 28 years, i need to get over it. WELL. that will never happen. i actually day dream about the cold. i look at pictures of girls wearing crisp camel coloured coats and actually get kind of weepy. i am particularly drawn to the lovely dark mix of blacks, browns and navy… accessorised with beautiful leather bags and jaunty hats. sigh.

the sartorialist: left &  right

hel looks & all the pretty birds

streetstyle aesthetic & the sartorialist

la belle oiselle & style sightings

jak & jill

Bumper Fashion Special No. 28

i used to do these posts called the bumper fashion special, usually on a sunday, as a round up of great fashion i’d been seeing around. the last one i did was in october 2010 – i think it’s time for a comeback.

CC KUO SS/2012:

dieppa restrepo luca rose gold shoes at totokaelo:

colenimo s/s 2012 sneak peak at honey kennedy:

3.1 philip lim shirt seen at park & cube:

louis vuitton pre-fall 2012:

beautiful ensemble from atlantic pacific:

the sartorialist & street peeper:

alexa chung for vero moda:

half & half via hila:

naomi simms at tomboy style:

new stuff to shop at lawrence:

this outfit from 9-5 chic:

Butter Your Popcorn

29 butter your popcorn

i have a special treat for you. truth is it’s a special treat for me too. i have been nagging my boyfriend to make an extra special funk music mix for the blog for some time now. when i say nagging i mean, i make him coffee and shower him with chocolate speckled eggs and sweetly ask if that funk mix he’s working on is ready yet. it’s finally ready, and it’s here.

a little background story to this – when we were first getting to know each other we exchanged various bits and pieces online (as you do when you’re sussing someone out, wooing them as it were). he sent me a funk mix in a zip file – which is basically the modern day equivalent of making someone a mix tape – and it was all stuff i had literally never heard before. Anton knows his funk. you can have a discussion with him about funk. well, i can’t – but he can teach me. and now he can teach you a bit, too.

Butter Your Popcorn – a guest mix courtesy of my guy, Anton.

Funk is my favourite kind of music. It’s like the extroverted, more fun cousin of jazz, with some soul and R&B thrown in for good measure. Some of the best vocalists, guitarists, drummers and musicians who ever lived played in funk bands, but as skilled as they were they rarely took themselves seriously. Every time I hear funk I picture a group of people in a recording studio having the time of their lives. The mix starts with Miles Davis’ ex wife Betty who was a pioneer in her own right and pushed Miles into his later, funkier experimental work like Bitches Brew. It also includes one of my favourite artists, Sly Stone, who was a heavy influence on Prince. And then we end with a more soulful moment from the godfather himself.

  1. Betty Davis – If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
  2. Carlton Basco – Don’t Chain My Soul
  3. Hank Ballard – Butter Your Popcorn
  4. The Meters – What’cha Say
  5. The Sweet Inspirations – Slipped & Tripped
  6. Cold Blood – Kissing My Love
  7. Round Robin Monopoly – Life Is Funky
  8. Cymande – Brothers Slide
  9. Sly and The Family Stone – In Time
  10. Roy Porter – Party Time
  11. Co-Real Artists – What About You (In The World Today) *
  12. The Fatback Band – Do The Bus Stop
  13. James Brown – That’s Life (Live)

* my favourite. all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records.

These Things No.32

these things issue no.32 – the first of the new year!

absolutely love this in my bag post by anabela. that is one mega bag, mary poppins like.

brigitte lacombe’s on set portraits of meryl streep at nowness:

vintage handerkerchief letterpress calenders by mink letterpress via design work life:

le grenier is a beautiful online shop, via dear golden:

johanna burke’s apartment in brooklyn… oh to be that cat:

jen did a round-up of good hot chocolate, pictured below is an earl grey hot chocolate recipe:

i know i’m late on this, but nadinoo’s latest lookbook is lovely:

rifle paper co does it again with amazing valentine’s day cards:

no.6 silk trouser pant in herringbone, yes please:

love the style of this girl who was spotted over at the glamcanyon (left) and the locals (right):

“just bill cosby in a sea of bill cosbys. no biggie” – love vic for finding these gems.

Prunella Soap

Prunella is an organic (and vegan) soap line by Janell Anderson out of Portland, Oregan. the packaging and photography is so darn cute i almost can’t stand it.

Prunella is vegan, organic cold process soap made in small batches with simple, all natural ingredients in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is made utilizing the old-fashioned method of soap making and cures for a minimum of four weeks from the time it is made until it’s available for sale. Eco-friendly, super sudsy and wonderful for your skin! Prunella (Princess Prunella…to be exact) was a nickname given to me by my mom when I was a little girl because I would stay in the bath too long…my fingertips would turn to “prunes!”

Marianne Breslauer

i rediscovered this series of photographs taken between 1929 – 1934 by german photographer Marianne Breslauer thanks to lauren’s pinterest. i’m strangely envious of these women who are long gone.

Marianne was a close friend of the Swiss writer and photographer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, whom she photographed many times. She described Annemarie (who died at the young age of 34) as: “Neither a woman nor a man, but an angel, an archangel” * … From an early age she began to dress and act like a boy, a behaviour not discouraged by her parents, and which she retained all her life—in fact in later life she was often mistaken for a young man. *

Lisa von Cramm, Berlin, 1934

Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Zürich, 1934

Ruth von Morgen, Berlin, 1934

Ruth von Morgen

Ruth von Morgen, Berlin, 1933 & Jutta Zambona-Remarque

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach

YUE

Yue stems from a family business specializing in Western leather goods. Each piece is handmade in limited quantities.”

available at pour porter.