Give Some Art

my go-to gift, and also my favourite to receive, is a print or a piece of art for my wall (or floor, or shelf, or wherever i can squeeze it in due to impending space issues). 20×200 has a great gift guide going at the moment, which i think is perfect for the holidays. they specialise in limited edition prints at affordable prices, and you get them framed too so it’s a sweet deal all round. these are some of my favourites in their shop.

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Girl In The Wild

my friend Amy recently moved away to work at a game lodge in the bush, and though i will seriously miss her while she’s gone (i hate it when friends move away, why can’t we all just stay in the same city, huh?) i know she’s going to love it, because Amz is a bush girl. it’s also not many people who get to live in the African bush – that is a rare treasure, and something you should do once in your life if you can.

before she left she said she’s not going to change her style there, but rather maintain a Lauren Hutton Out of Africa-esque vibe. right on. so when i saw the fall campaign for Maiyet featuring Daria Werbowy somewhere out in the African wild i immediately though of Amz, and thought i’d do an ode to her in the form of a fashion meets painting post. hopefully she can print them out and stick them in one of her books.

before you ask, i did not paint these by hand. that would be ridiculous! thanks photoshop.

original photos: Maiyet Fall campaign featuring Daria Werbowy shot by Cass Bird on location in Chyulu Hills, Kenya. 

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Cobra Rock Boot Company

Cobra Rock Boot Company is a boot making workshop operating out of Marfa, Texas by owners & bootmakers Logan Caldbeck and Colt Miller. they make these amazing western-influenced desert style leather boots of their own design using wooden lasts from the 40s & 50s, hammering and stitching every boot my hand using equipment that bootmakers have been using for over a century.

i just LOVE the combination of the traditional square-toe cowboy boot + contemporary short lace up desert boot – especially in that beautiful oil-tanned leather… you just know that these boots are going to last years and years. you can buy them online at arrow + arrow. images courtesy of CRBC, their instagram and arrow + arrow.

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Couverture & The Garbstore Giveaway

- the giveaway is now closed – congratulations to Kaja! -

what better way to kick off the week than a giveaway? and an AWESOME one at that. you’re probably familiar with Couverture & The Garbstore – a fantastic shop in London that also sells their variety of independent designer wares online. they stock some of my favourite brands including Colenimo, Falconwright, Hansel from Basel, Lauren Moffat, Minä Perhonen, Mociun, Odette, Rachel Comey, Steven Alan… the list goes on and on.

so today you stand a chance to win FOUR ITEMS from C&TG! a polka dot leather clutch by Falconwright, a pink tote bag by Sokeri, an adorable porcelain vase by Meyer-Lavigne and a sunny rain wood tray by Minä Perhonen. that is pretty nuts if you ask me – i can’t enter myself obviously, but damn do i wish i could.

this is what you have to do: 1. have a browse around C&TG and tell me in a comment what your favourite item in their shop is, and 2. sign up for their newsletter.

Couverture & The Garbstore is also running a 20% discount offer for the duration of the giveaway – just enter the code eDg5eq2K at checkout!

please note that if your name is drawn you will be receiving all four of the items listed below, not the item you comment as your favourite in their shop. this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the UK your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. giveaway closes Monday 10 December, winner will be drawn at random. if you’re already subscribed to the C&TG newsletter your entry is still eligible.