Chrissie White

i have featured the work of talented young photographer Chrissie White before here and here, so i was catching up on her flickr stream when i noticed some amazing photos of her friend in various gorgeous landscapes. turns out they are part of a photo set called Deserted – a road trip photo diary which was featured on every gal’s favourite online magazine, Rookie. you can check out all the photos over there, but here are some of my select favourites.

My best friend, Sammie, and I had been living in different states for a whole school year. We reunited in June, when I went to Santa Barbara to pick her up and we drove up to Seattle together. We spent a week making our way through the Sierra mountains, watching the landscape change through our bug-stained windshield, car-dancing to one of the 30 mix CDs we’d brought along. We stopped frequently along the way to hike and climb and to fantasize about living in a cave one day, subsisting on teriyaki beef jerky.












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Valentina

Valentina

today i discovered the music of London based Italian-English singer Valentina. i know literally nothing about her (google has failed me, i guess) but you can buy her EP Wolves, which is out now on iTunes, and also listen to snippets of it on her label’s soundcloud page. watch the videos for Wolves and Ladders below, and don’t tell me you’re not entranced.

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Handmade in Moste

Klara and Klemen are students of architecture who live in an old house in Moste, Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. they regularly walked past the once grand villa hidden amongst the trees in this old neighborhood, and wondered about the abandoned looking apartment inside – which, it turned out, had been sitting empty for 20 years. after tracking down the owner and making a deal to fix up the flat in exchange for rent, they got the keys and started renovations. you can read the story of the apartment on their blog Handmade in Moste.

In truth, the flat did not look inviting at first glance; the paint was falling apart, plumbing and electricity wires suspiciously battered and the floor was very damaged in some parts. There was no central heating and all other modern commodities. But it had promising qualities such as high ceilings, big rooms with lots of windows, it was classically built out of brick and had a cooking furnace that was so inviting, that we almost smelled wood burning…

they designed and made many of the built-in components in the house themselves – including (but not limited to) a beautiful work light; all the shelving in their studio, bathroom & kitchen; a sturdy coffee table and the sweetest log rack. you can see all their projects on their blog, and read about their philosophy of handmaking items of quality & simplicity.















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These Things No.53

what’s this? posting on a saturday! well it’s raining outside, and i have been lying in bed catching up on the internet. in case you, like me, are somewhere out there having a lazy saturday and you want to look at some beautiful things over your morning coffee, or mid-afternoon snack or late night couch session – here you go. these things no.53.

La Garconne did a cool feature on the exquisite Charlotte Rampling. that picture of her in Firenze is my wallpaper right now.

digging the extraordinary photography of Arjan Benning:

Arjan Benning

check out this clever couch turned camp bed by Stephanie Hornig:

Stephanie Hornig

a sweet leather line, Farrell & Co:

Farrell & Co

Natalie Joos is the first person ever to access & shoot Diane von Furstenburg’s immense archive:

Natalie Joos

edible bouquets by Cereal Mag:

edible bouquets by Cereal Mag

the photography of Chantal Anderson:

photographed by Chantal Anderson

the jewellery of Kerrie Yeung:

jewellery by Kerrie Yeung

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ Paris apartment:

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ Paris apartment

marbled works of art by Corey Bartle-Sanderson:

Corey Bartle-Sanderson

women in Milan truly are my fashion favourites. left: The Sartoriliast & right: All The Pretty Birds.

pieces i’d like from Saturday:

Saturday

the home of Leah Bartholomew:

the Wig vase by Tania da Cruz:

Tania da Cruz

the MiH Jeans lookbook:

MiH Jeans lookbook

the home of Stacy, owner of Leif:

Stacy of Leif

interesting pieces from Unearthen:

Unearthen

the work of Rosemarie Auberson:

 

Cold Tone Canyon watch by Cold Picnic for Of A Kind:

Cold Tone Canyon watch by Cold Picnic for Of A Kind

been dreaming about this Pizza on a grill by Happyolks:

Pizza on a grill by Happyolks

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Lost in the Light

Miss Moss // Lost in the Light

i thought i’d offer a music mix in exchange for the fact that my posting has been patchy the past two days. it is a bit of a reflective, mid-year mix – mostly pretty down tempo, and featuring two of my favourite artists who are releasing new work. namely Goldfrapp and Mazzy Star. MAZZY STAR! they haven’t released a track in 17 years. so, enjoy it.

Lost in the Light. tracklist:

  1. Goldfrapp – Drew
  2. Bahamas – Lost in the Light
  3. Dr. Dog – The Truth
  4. Mr. Little Jeans – Oh Sailor
  5. Wolfcolony – Beauty
  6. Dan Croll – In/Out
  7. YUNO – Sunlight
  8. Salt Cathedral – Move Along
  9. MY BODY – New Cat
  10. GEMS – Never Age
  11. Mazzy Star – California
  12. David Lynch & Lykke Li – I’m Waiting Here

all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

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Alicia Galer

i was sitting at my computer today, at work, after the usual 40 minute commute – and my back was hurting. my arms were stiff. all this sitting… is not helping my life. and i felt uninspired, and tired. i felt like i was having a bit of a moment at that desk. so i had a cup of tea and just decided to stop being such a Debbie Downer.

that’s when i discovered the work of talented artist Alicia Galer – which was pretty serendipitous actually, considering that i have been looking at so much floral inspiration lately. her drawings & collages of bouquets, gardens, plants, leaves and cacti really just made my day. so thanks, Alicia. you can browse more of her work at her website, blog and online shop.

Alicia Galer is a third year Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design student currently based in Leeds. Her practice involves drawing in an expressionist manner from different inspiring spaces. With her drawings she extracts the marks and textures she has created to formulate more refined drawings and patterns.

Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer
Alicia Galer

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Uniform

i discovered this old post and thought it deserved a revival of sorts. 6 outfits made up of 3 essential items. they are not all budget friendly though, i apologise. if i make fantasy outfits they really tend to be exactly that.

Miss Moss // Uniform

row 1: A.P.C. Jenny Sweater // Weekend by Max Mara Canada Skirt // & Other Stories Ankle Boot
row 2: Steven Alan Oversized Shirt // Rag & Bone Jeans // Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
row 3: Araks William Cami // Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Skirt // Ancient Greek Sandals
row 4: J Brand Leather Jacket //  Étoile Isabel Marant Noelia Dress // Chloe Metal-Tipped Tassel Loafers
row 5: Acne Palm Lync Dress // Marni Edition Trapese Earrings // Rachel Comey Preen Loafer
row 6: COS Pleat Dress // Clare Vivier Jaguar Print Clutch // & Other Stories Wooden Heel Sandals

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Jane Sews S/S 2013

i’ve been waiting for the release of the new collection from Durban-based Jane Sews ever since spying some sneak peaks on their Instagram (especially those cute sandals). they just released this sweet lookbook, which features that iconic Loves Me, Loves Me Not side table from Cape Town based furniture designers Vogel. i own a few Jane Sew pieces myself, so I plan to add a few more to my collection – especially love that blue layered midi dress & the sweet button down skirt.

Photographer: JoNo Nienaber  /  Stylist:  Adele Schmitz / Hair & Make up: Volenti Main-Bailie  / Model: Julia at Boss Models











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Floralia

Artsy is fast becoming one of my favourite daily internet check-ins. i’ve discovered so many artists that i probably would never have known about otherwise thanks to it. besides the clean & beautiful design, i’m also quite taken by the fact that you can log in and favourite pieces as you go down the Artsy rabbit hole.

Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are an online platform for discovering, discussing, and collecting art. Our growing collection comprises 30,000+ artworks by 6,000+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artists’ estates spanning diverse cultures and time periods.

as an art / gallery / museum lover it’s such a treat to have something like this at my fingertips. i thought i’d do a series of art-related posts to share my Artsy finds, instead of doing just one big visual dump. first up, some floral inspiration (as last week’s post is still in my mind).


Sharon Core

Jeffrey Ripple

Amir H. Fallah

Susan Headly van Campen

Bruce Cohen

Georges Braque

Jane Freilicher

Daniel Gordon

Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes

Emil Nolde

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