i used to be quite into following the shows as they were coming out, but somewhere along the way i just got tired of keeping up with them and instead relied on one or two images from one or two collections to pop up in my reader or pinterest feed to keep me abreast of what was happening (and what was beautiful).
i’ve been slipping a bit on the post front this week – sorry. have been quite busy, and felt kind of chained to my desk to be honest. which always makes me worry about my health… all that sitting cannot be good for you. when i’m done with work i just want to dramatically push my chair away from my desk and not even look at the screen anymore (in a metaphorical way of course, my office chair doesn’t have wheels so i can’t do a real push and twirl).
i’m so glad to see that the National Geographic Found tumblr is still going since i first posted about it back when it launched in March. they have a ton of brilliant photos on there now (this one is especially notable). imagine being the Nat Geo staffer who gets to go through the archives and update the blog – dream job! i especially love the bright kodachrome looking shots, they make me feel like going on holiday with a film camera and snapping some of my own.
wow i am kind of besotted with the summer 2013 lookbook for Finnish label Samuji, Changing Patterns. the model, the clothes, the paint, the clever parallax scrolling… i ended up going up and down and up and down. these are just screenshots, you definitely have to go on over and experience it for yourself. i’m not sure if all these pieces are available to buy yet, but keep an eye on their online shop for more.
if you’re a regular iPhone snapper / Instagrammer (or, indeed, a professional photographer) you’ll be familiar with VSCO. their original VSCO Cam iPhone app is a favourite of many, with a handful of beautiful film presets and easy editing tools that turn your every day photos into something pretty magical. they just released their updated app (so you can’t get the old one anymore) – and it’s now free, but features in-app purchases for several film bundles. faded & moody; bright + clean; analog classic… take your pick. i haven’t played with it too much, but it is a sweet little app and i know it will help make my pretty average photos on instagram look just that little bit better.
i have been seduced by some beautiful imagery online in the past week, and especially things that go together. 1. this lady’s impeccable style in the moment – there’s nothing quite like a camel coat. 2. Loeffler Randall’s amazing new pre-fall booties. i haven’t wanted new shoes this badly in a while. 3. the leather skirt and infectious smile of Monica Paolini. 4. these watches by VOID – in every colour, please (but especially the brown). 5. the industrial collection at Bodie & Fou. 6. clipping details over at the Rijksmuseum. 7. Gorgeous kitty by Aurore de La Morinerie. 8. Another lovely cat, by Mathilde. 9. the fashion stylings of Nanushka. 10. ink on paper by Malin Gabriella Nordin. 11. the Paris apartment of Clarisse and Lucile Demory.
if you’ve been a long time reader you’ll have noticed the many, many redesigns i have undertaken on a whim around here. luckily the current one is probably my favourite, so it’s going to stick for a long while. but the one thing i don’t really bother with – or rather, never wanted to tackle – was a logo for the blog. it’s so hard designing for yourself, let alone trying to put your, erm, personality into a logo. i always let the content of the site speak for itself and tried to keep everything else pretty minimal. sometimes i’d go the really lazy route and just type Miss Moss into MyFonts to see what new type would possibly dazzle me. that never worked.
you will no doubt remember my old friend Jessica from various posts on the blog, as well as her and husband Luke’s wonderful restaurant Nook in Stellenbosch. after some busy & hectic years they sold Nook and moved to the country for a while, but it wasn’t long before ideas began brewing for their next venture – and that came in the form of The Table at De Meye. already an established eatery, the previous owners Russell and Camilla were sad to sell this little piece of heaven in the winelands – but Jess & Luke planned to continue the tradition of family-style dining inspired by local & seasonal ingredients.