May, 2013

These Things No.49

i really do enjoy making these collage versions of my these things round-ups, even though the image ends up so looooooong… you guys will just have to deal because – look! how pretty! this is These Things no.49.

all the information is below the longest image on earth.

Miss Moss // These Things No.49

 

  1. i like this print by Charlotte Trounce for Wrap Magazine
  2. the studio of french floral artist Claire Basler
  3. Tasty Tuesdays by Theresa Nguyen for The Design Files has been the best.
  4. Kate is also planning her wedding, and she experimented with flower crowns this week.
  5. Zucchini pancakes with yoghurt!! what?? yes.
  6. “the best hug of your life” by Monica Ramos for Buy Some Damn Art
  7. i only just discovered Tom & Lorenzo’s style recaps for Mad Men. they are amazing. also: that Sharon Tate theory. obviously do NOT click on these if you’re not up to date.
  8. this makeover by Emily Henderson for 98-year old Fran’s apartment in a senior living centre is amazing.
  9. Old Brand New has opened a shop!
  10. “handknitted, ordinary or unordinary things” by Maiami
  11. a paper pineapple by Marsha Golemac who is insanely talented with all things paper.
  12. notepads by Studio Sarah
  13. Sarah Thorne’s paper Stock stationery & ephemera
  14. THIS dress.
  15. a pomegranate print by Georgiana Paraschiv
  16. super cool designs by pattern designer jimena palacios
  17. a sex-themed Read. Look. Think. by Natalie Smith for Jessica Stanley. picture by Lonely Girls.
  18. we will definitely have a coconut cloud cake at our wedding
  19. this girl photographed by J. Quazi King made my week.
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Robert Kaczyński

i know a lot of people have been complaining about the new flickr (oh don’t you hate it when a service you use just does something like that without warning) – but personally i only use it to browse other people’s work, and i am really enjoying the new photostreams. large, lovely pictures that i can get lost in. especially the work of photographer Robert Kaczyński, whose beautiful film photography will make you momentarily forget everything else.

all photographs by Robert Kaczyński

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SAMMA

my taste in jewellery ebbs and flows, but at the moment i’m really digging on beautiful statement necklaces – especially with chunky beads or bold metal work. i discovered Hanna Sandin’s line SAMMA thanks to Pour Porter, who currently stocks many of her fine pieces of jewellery.

Hanna Sandin founded SAMMA in 2009. The jewelry line developed out of Sandin’s work in sculpture and is defined by a stripped down vocabulary of form; elemental lines and simplified shapes cast in non-precious materials — brass, bronze, copper — combine and repeat, while slight variations and irregularities, a result of each piece being handmade, add nuance, warmth, and tactility.

images courtesy of SAMMA and Pour Porter.









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Plümo

Plümo sources artisanal, hand made products from all over the world that are original in design, beautifully crafted and a little different from what you usually see. They work with artisans, co-operatives from Africa to Asia, designers that have just come out of college and any kind of creative people that just make beautiful things. their latest collection was inspired by a Sicily.











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These Things No.48

oh! it seems that i skipped last friday for a These Things round-up. i just… i just don’t know where the days are going. my mom kindly reminded me the other day that the wedding is 20 weeks away (cue this face) – but it felt like just last month that we got engaged. mmm. so, you know, such is life. let’s not think about it, and concentrate on these things no.48 instead.

the wedding of karin & craig by love made visible (karin designed my ring & craig is the best hairdresser in cape town!):

ladies & gentlemen studio:

these girls have been wearing the pants, well. one / two / three:

the lookbook for lo and sons photographed by jessica:

photography by agnes thor:

flower installations by camille henrot:

Cassandra Karinsky’s amazing apartment:

Ji Yeon has great style:

these dress by Black Crane are exquisite:

interesting jewellery by Danielle Wright:

unbelievable tapestries by Hannah Waldron:

photography by Li-Han Lin:

design work by Booth for Secret Garden:

What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

handwriting by Minna May:

new pieces from Sezane:

this adorable shoot of Bianca Balti and her daughter:

Bows and Bandits is a cute vintage shop:

a burger cake by Coco Cake Land:

and finally, Donald Faison’s wedding video WINS:

CaCee & Donald // A Buzz from Wade! on Vimeo.

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Thisispaper Shop

i have been inspired by Thisispaper for a long time, and often reference it as one of the best out there when anyone asks me what my favourite design blogs are. it is so well curated, with a clear aesthetic thread that pulls everything together. so i was thrilled when creators Alexander and Zuzanna contacted me yesterday to share their recent Thisispaper Shop launch – which they have been teasing regular readers with for some time! says Alexander,

About half a year ago we had an idea of making a few accessories and selling them under thisipaper label. We spent the last few months  sewing our own pieces (mostly bags and rucksacks) and searching for suppliers of items we couldn’t make ourselves. we designed a few items for the kitchen – jars, mugs, manual juice squeezers and many more. The collection grew and Thisispaper Shop was born.

lookbook photos by Julia Kubisty, product photos by Thisispaper Shop.

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Can Lis

Can Lis is the Majorcan home of Danish architect Jørn Utzon (who designed a little something called the Sydney Opera House, amongst other things). it was built in 1972 using traditional Majorcan building methods & local materials, and was designed to embrace the day-to-day life of his family. recently renovated and restored, it now serves as a refuge for working architects & artists. so if you’re keen to take some creative time out on the Balearic Islands you might consider applying for  one of their residency programmes.

one thing i love about architecturally designed houses from that era was how often things were permanently built in – you’ll notice the sandstone benches and table in the outdoor entertainment area, as well as the sandstone shelving. not to mention that half-moon “couch” in the living room. no more agonising about what sofa you’re going to get, huh?


















photographs by Torben Eskerod

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Bright Continent

when i think about how little i have travelled in Africa, a continent i’ve lived on for the better part of 30 years, i am actually pretty ashamed of myself. part of that can be to blame on the fact that i’m just a little bit of a lazy traveller. it’s easy to jump on a plane and book into hotels or backpackers in Europe. it’s just easy. (saving up for that flight to europe is not to easy, though). Africa is hard, in more ways than one. you need to have a pinch of the adventurer in you to deal with the interesting modes of transport and long drives, or dodgy bus trips, to get where you want to go. but once you’re there… man, is it worth it.

Anton Crone is a SA photographer & journalist who documents his African travels on his blog Bright Continent. on the surface it’s just amazing to see all the beautiful places that he has visited (Lake Malawi has long been one of my dream destinations) – but like the best travel blogs out there you gain a better understanding of life in Africa through the stories and anecdotes that he shares. i must admit i had something in my eye after reading this story of the Mfuwe school in Zambia.

you can follow him on twitter & read more of his travel articles at Getaway (want to know what it’s like to drive a Smart Car from Cape Town to the Ngorongoro Crater? he did that too). all photos by Anton Crone.














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