July, 2012

The Art of Vogue Covers

i was given a wonderful gift recently from Anton’s gran, who was cleaning out her book collection and came upon an old copy of The Art of Vogue Covers. it details the illustrated covers of British Vogue from 1909 through to 1940, including the entire collection of covers between 1920-1930. i was only familiar with a few of the illustrated Vogue covers (a handful of which were turned into posters and probably hang in many a college dorm room), so i thought i’d scan in some of my favourites and share them with you.

most of the work showcased in the book are by seasoned Vogue illustrators Helen Dryden, Georges Lepap, Harriett Maserol, George Plank and Eduardo Benito amongst others. if you’d like to see more please let me know and i’ll continue adding them to the flickr collection, this is literally just the tip of the iceberg.

see them all here.

 

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Leah & Dylan

you will know Leah Goren from her beautiful illustrative work, her clothing & accessories line and the amazing collaboration she did with Anthropologie. i check in on her shop all the time, and love sharing her new work here whenever i can. one thing i didn’t know, and i’m surprised by this considering how much i stalk cool people on the internet, is that she has a blog with her graphic designer boyfriend Dylan called A Future Present where they share bits & pieces from their lives in Brooklyn, including snaps of gorgeous devon rex Moses, and chronicle the ongoing DIY projects that make their little home look so cool.

also read more about Leah’s work at the Etsy blog.

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Nice Things No.12

[1] atelier beautravail [2] whistles maxi skirt [3] antik batik aztek beaded dress [4] whistles mozaic shift dress [5] m missoni top [6] desert flora soap [6] laklak bracelet [8] folded paper scarf [9] extinct animals tote [10] half moon necklaces [11] pineapple print espadrilles [12] coral necklace [13] fieldguided tote [14] triangle pattern name card holder [15] audrey & shay [16] jessie harris jewellery [17] big cats scarf [18] amethyst gold spike ring [19] roxy marj clutch

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Romy & Raphael

oh wow, i just had to share the wedding that photographer Hanni of Troistudios shared in the comments of yesterday’s plants post! Romy & Raphael got married at the Botanical Gardens in Berlin – what a perfect setting for such an intimate ceremony. they also had brunch and a reception at two different locations afterwards, an idea i love that’s quite typical of many german weddings. probably the best wedding i have ever attended was my own brother’s wedding whose wife is german – the celebrations also consisted of several different events spread over a few days. and man, do those germans know how to party.

also just a quick kudos to the bride’s lovely vintage style dress & twenties hairdo. and, of course, the beautiful photography from Hanni & Marcus.

all photographs by Troistudios 

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Pumped about Plants

i felt like this post needed an exclamation mark because i’m quite excited about plants at the moment. you might remember my post, more than a year ago now, about wanting to get some indoor plants. if you are keen to get some plants but don’t know where to start definitely read the comments in that post – incredibly informative and helpful. subsequently i started out with succulents because i thought they wouldn’t be too easy to kill. turns out i kind of underestimated how fickle plants can be – succulents need plenty of light but not too much direct sunlight, and only occasional watering. they’re like teenagers, they kind of just want to be left alone. after a bit of trial and error my succulents are still thriving many months later.

so i feel like i’m ready to explore a brave new world of botanical treasures! and i dipped my toe into that pond recently when i bought a plant for anton’s birthday.  i wanted to find an indoor plant that ventured into delicious monster / swiss cheese territory (mmm, cheese) and ended up picking out this regal guy which so nicely matches his manly chair:

that is a split leaf philodendron by the way. thanks for pointing that out, matt.

it’s a nice size, and i think something that would work well gathered together with similarly sized plants. like so,

left: elina dahl | right: the design files

photo: mieke willems

source: the new york times

…or in a room full of many, many plants!

source: apartment therapy

source: woolly pocket

then again there is something nice about just one beautiful plant that takes center stage…

photo: elisabeth aarhus

source: iacoli & mcallister

source: woolly pocket

…especially when they are BIG!

source: elle decor

left: elle decor |  right: jawbone

source: hiromatsu

source: woolly pocket

i haven’t ventured into hanging plant territory yet, which feels kind of higher grade to me, but i would definitely be tempted by these leather pot plant suspenders by caroline gomez:

also keen on a hanging garden from local plant designer opus (left – also seen here) and this hanging basket (right):

filling a wall of shelves with plants is also wonderful, as seen in the malababa stores:

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here’s a cool way to combine those two concepts – hanging window boxes:

wall plants have taken to another level by the clever guys at woolly pocket

whichever way i end up going (and i might go in all directions eventually) i’m even more pumped about plants now. is your home being overrun by plants? cause if it is – i want to see! please share links to your blog / instagram / flickrs in the comments (and any plant tips are always appreciated)

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Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains is a studio based in Brooklyn founded by Hawaiian born designer Syrette Lew. i absolutely love the Crosstown bag that doubles as a shoulder bag slash backpack.

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Mr & Mrs Goetz

OOOOOOOH BOY. the wedding of McKenzie & Jamie photographed by Lydia Jane really made my friday.

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Mes Dames A/W 12

it goes without saying that i fell in love with the Mes Dames A/W 12 campaign the minute i saw it, since it so beautifully combines my love for classic fashion and art. shot by photographer Anna Malmberg, the campaign takes inspiration from 19th century oil portraits and especially the work of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck. Mes Dames designer Lisa Wikander will be showing her latest collection at Stockholm fashion week this year.

Mes Dames creates women’s wear in the intersection of Nordic minimalism and French sensuality. Using materials of the highest quality combined with fine tailoring, the label aims to provide each wearer with a sense of uniqueness and elegance. Mes Dames collects interesting, characterful women, be they historical heroines, fictional characters or present role models; each collection has its own muse. 

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