Off-Kilter

i’m really excited to offer you an exclusive first look at the new shoot from Kate and Alix (who you will remember from their last venture Fancy Pants)

For our first shoot of 2012 we wanted to play with the idea of asymmetry which is how we came up with the title Off-Kilter. We loved the fact that it had dual meanings and wanted to find clothes that would represent both. David West was kind enough to let us raid his archives (we were like kids in a candy store) where we chose our favourite pieces from his past and present collections.

besides doing self-motivated shoots that could rival anything i have seen in local magazines, Kate and Alix blog for It’s What I’m Into and 10and5 respectively – follow them on twitter here and here.

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These Things No.36

these things no.36!

the story behind don draper’s new digs. i am so envious of set decorator claudette didul’s job. she GETS PAID to scour antique shops and mid-century dealers and craigslist to find all these gems. and so she should, because she’s done an amazing job.

really enjoyed hila’s beautiful post romantic femininity, where she draws comparisons between representations of femininity in art & costume films

this looks delicious: matcha & black sesame dessert by the wandering girl

the home of artist doug aitkens is killer. “a modest, functional home where the ground-floor walls and curtains have been silk-screened to simulate the hedges growing outside the windows, the sky-lighted staircase is lined with angled mirrors that turn the passage into a dazzling kaleidoscope…”

riley tote from rennes

joke’s on me is a collection of work by japanese-american artist yoskay yamamoto, via art hound

katie took photos at a new coffee house in sydney called the grounds. besides the beautiful photography (as excepted with katie) there are some great recipes and, of course, a sneak peek at the wonderful interiors.

i am having serious buyer’s remorse after seeing this pink couch on decor8

douglas + bec is an online shop that sells interesting homeware, prints, art, stationery and other nice things

creme cycles is cute

such interesting pieces from cursive design at pour porter

and to end things on an adorable note, i keep looking at this article about the CUTEST orphaned baby owls. they look like grumpy old men babies (and what could be better than that?)

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Moonmilk

Inspired by the novels of Jules Verne and Mark Twain, Ryan McGinley followed a group of kids through the uncharted underground caves of north America, taking pictures of them nude and tiny against the spectacular geological backdrops.

all photographs by Ryan McGinley for his series Moonmilk. the book of prints is available at Amazon.

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Beautiful Girls in New York

street style circa 1944, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for a series called beautiful girls in new york for Life. i really think fourties style has to be one of my favourites, though perhaps women in new york have just always looked amazing.

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