May, 2012

autoctona

catching up on my reader this morning i spotted autoctona over at anja’s wonderful fashion fridays post. allessandra is the talented italian born, portland based designer behind the label. you can read more about the meaning of the symbols used on some of the pieces here.

autoctona means native, an italian word referring to origin, identity and a sense of belonging in the most primitive form. we create forward thinking objects whilst preserving and fostering the use of premium craftsmanship and materials. these are contemporary pieces that challenge a conventional definition of jewelry, clothing and accessory. the primary inspirations are amulets, ritual objects and love tokens with their associated symbolism. each piece has been designed, prototyped and singularly hand cast. we source and create everything locally.

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Dark Temptress

the type of food that’s been catching my eye lately is dark, dark, dark. beautiful dark photography and even beautifully dark food. i would love nothing more than to sit in a dimly lit room with a massive table piled with plates of these foods in front of me, like some over the top medieval feast. i have been listening to a LOT of Stuff you missed in History Class* podcasts lately, so stories of kings and queens of long ago who indulged their every gluttonous whim are perhaps at the forefront of my mind.

not that you have to be a royal to enjoy any of these dishes – click through to be taken to the recipes.

some kind of amazing pie by what katie ate:

guinness chocolate cake by call me cupcake:

cheese souffle by souvlaki for the soul:

blackberry goat cheese tart by always with butter:

how to make paneer at home by journey kitchen:

the saturday sandwich by nikole herriott:

the best roast chicken you’ll ever have by caitlin of roost for cup of jo:

chocolate churros by mowielicious:

oreo olallieberry chocolate layer cake shots by dessert for breakfast:

* man i am really loving podcasts, listening to them on my commute and even while i’m working is a lifesaver to pass the time. besides stuff you missed in history class i’m really into this american life (obviously) and the moth. got any more suggestions to throw my way?

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Significant Others

Significant Others is a carefully edited online retail shop offering beautifully crafted artworks and objects. Brought to you by designer Suzy Tuxen of A Friend Of Mine and craftsman Ryan Ward of United Measures. The products have a focus on hand crafted techniques rather than mass production, making each piece a labour of love. Images & text courtesy of Significant Others

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Sydney Wayser

a wonderful reader, Heather, put me onto to Brooklyn based songstress Sydney Wayser, whose new album Bell Choir Coast is, simply put, track after track of RAD. have a listen to Potions below (the video premiered on Time entertainment last week) and be sure to buy her entire album here.



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Bon Appétit Trois

hey, you didn’t forget about my Food & Fashion Mash-Up collaboration with Bon Appétit, did you? well, here’s some more! who wouldn’t want to look like a cream puff… i ask you.

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Jak & Jil
Get the recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Photograph by Hirsheimer & Hamilton / Style shot by The Sartorialist
Get the recipe: Wild Salmon Crudo

Photograph by Zach DeSart / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Agave Margarita

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Peruvian Ceviche

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Cream Puffs

Photograph by Randy Harris / Style shot by Team Peter Stigter
Get the recipe: Strawberries with Chamomile Cream


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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These Things No.38

these things no.38

really digging on all the shoes from the loeffler randall spring collection

pretty pegs – a super cool idea if you have furniture from IKEA and you’re into the dipped thing

enjoying midi skirts, as always…

left: vanessa jackman / right: lucy laucht

confezioni crosby

left: all the pretty birds / right: the traveling camera

… the kind of skirt you’d probably wear in francis ford coppola’s italian hotel palazzo margherita:

amy merrick’s touching story of packing up her grandfather’s house is definitely worth a visit:

speaking of beautiful homes, i love helen garson’s house and her beautiful cat:

i really loved looking through the photos of this amazing australian wedding (thanks cath):

speaking of weddings, alison just had some beautiful invitations made for her forthcoming nuptials:

also i think it would be a good idea to serve avo & cheese toasted sarmies at a wedding:

an excellent party idea, DIY fruit ballons:

naomi wilkinson is a very talented illustrator:

maryam riazi makes cool ceramics:

larissa hadjio makes rad bags:

french women are cool:

fideli sudvqist makes exceptional paper art (thanks nice work):

this girl is beyond awesome:

and, krisatomic is hilarious:

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Lately

man, i’m really loving Instagram. i was hooked since day one, but it’s great to see so many more people using it since the android integration, and so it’s popping up very regularly on my twitter and facebook feeds.

lately my photos have been all shoes shoes shoes and rugs rugs rugs… and the occasional pink drink. if you want to follow me on instagram my username is miss_moss (missmoss always seems to be taken, wherever i go)

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MHL x Houyhnhnm

Margaret Howell recently partnered with Japanese publication Houyhnhnm to showcase the S/S 2012 collection from her off-shoot line MHL. it is a beautiful collection, and i love how it completely slipstreams into the Japenese aesthetic of favouring comfortable, functional clothes made from natural fabrics.

via Tomboy Style

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