February, 2012

The home of Børge Mogensen

i haven’t been able to get the home of famed Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen out of my mind all week. i keep going back to Bo Bedre to look at all the rooms and oooooh over the light, the furniture & all the wood detailing. the kitchen is over 50 years old and the cabinets look like they were installed yesterday. in the future when i wince at the price of a beautiful piece of furniture or get quoted something crazy for custom cabinetry i’ll remember this house and how quality keeps for decades. might have to steal his framing idea, too…

all images courtesy of Bo Bedre

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Quite Continental Charm School

Mariah is one of the guest bloggers who you can expect to see around here while i sort myself out come moving day, she is the lady behind the charming blog Quite Continental. i have really been enjoying her series that kicked off in february, the Quite Continental Charm School - where she and guest contributors provide daily tips on how to generate more class, and charm, into your everyday life. these are some of my favourites – click on them for the original posts.

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Alessandro Mitola

Alessandro Mitola is an italian photographer based in Milan. i like his portraits.

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Bumper Fashion Special No.29

i thought of covering some of the recent fall runway shows, but instead i’m leaving that up to kate who will be doing a little round-up as part of a guest series that’s going to kick off later this week! i’m moving into my new apartment this week, so i’ll be pretty busy packing, moving and unpacking – and i’ll be without internet for a while until i get my new home connected. luckily for me, and you, some of my favourite bloggers will be contributing guest posts while i’m away.

here’s a little bumper fashion special in the meantime…

kate profiled bag maker tim adam over at it’s what i’m into:

glass tower – a shoot for vamp photographed by kent andreasen:

cheralee featured over at refinery29:

madewell’s style profile of caroline de maigret:

brookes boswell millinery, handmade in brooklyn:

my eyes almost popped out when i saw the charlotte taylor a/w 2012 look pook over at honey kennedy:

milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre scarves at 30 cancan:

wolcott:takemoto fall 2012:

baron wells via wolfeyebrows:

vish! also via wolfeyebrows (thanks cath):

the loved one lookbook:

and the loved one’s hannah photographed for audrey and grace:

suno at la garconne:

frances baker via banana meet-cute:

diy chain bow necklace:

new ruche lookbook:

new stock at no.6:

russh magazine editor jess blanch looking great with that coat thrown over her shoulders:

… as does lauren remington platt:

nonoo s/s 2012 via honey kennedy:

and, solange knowles has a stylish blog:

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Of A Kind Giveaway: Iacoli & McAllister

the giveaway is now closed, the winner is stephanie – congratulations!


today i’m really excited to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this beautiful Nude Necklace No. 8 by Iacoli & McAllister – one of only 35 designed especially for Of A Kind. i actually blogged about Iacoli & McAllister’s necklaces before, and i’m truly jealous that i can’t enter this giveaway myself!

When movie characters work in art galleries, they wear impossibly cool necklaces like this one. Composed of nude ultrasuede and super-lightweight, boxy brass beads, it doesn’t need much to make your look special – a crisp white shirt, maybe, or a silk top. And some tortoiseshell glasses would really hammer home that whole smart-and-stylish thing you’re going for.

all you have to do to enter is subscribe to the Of A Kind Newsletter and leave a comment below *

the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Of a Kind offers international shipping. readers outside the US must please note that, as with all international shipping, you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival.  the giveaway ends on Friday 2 March, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw.

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Kristina goes to LFW

yesterday i got completely lost in Kristina aka Kris Atomic‘s beautiful photos covering London Fashion Week.

zoe jordan:

orla kiely:

bora aksu:

georgia hardinge:

fam irvoll:

meadham kirchoff:

street style:

all photos by kris atomic

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Katherine Hooker

the second i saw this first look by katherine hooker i thought out of africa – which is kind of appropriate since katherine was born to american parents in cyprus, raised in north africa and moved to england at the age of 9.  she creates timeless handmade pieces using only the very best tweeds for winter and silks and linens for summer. pieces can be custom made or bought from her ready-to-wear range.

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A Sleep & A Forgetting

Islands has long been one of my favourite bands (Nick Thorburn’s side project Human Highway is also one of my very favourite things to listen to) – so i was very excited to hear the new album A Sleep & A Forgetting. it has been on repeat ever since. well, it’s been on rotation along with first aid kit. Thorburn started writing the album after breaking up with his longtime partner… so fans of Islands will no doubt recognise that it is quite different from Return to the Sea or Arm’s Way.

“This album is far more personal than any I’ve made before,” Thorburn explains. “I left New York after the end of a relationship and came to Los Angeles. There was a piano where I was staying and that’s where I wrote these songs. This record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming. I started writing it on Valentine’s Day and its coming out on Valentine’s Day.”

you can listen to the entire album here on their record label’s soundcloud.

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