August, 2013

Neuw Denim

Neuw Denim is a Melbourne based label that pays homage to the heritage of denim. the name comes from the street Nieuwlandstraat in Brussels, Belgium where owner & designer Par Lundqvist started tailoring and altering vintage pieces from his own denim archive (he has a personal collection of over 3,500 pairs of jeans! *) They describe themselves as having, “a deep and unsettling love for Denim Pants.” if you’re a denim lover be sure to check out their instagram and shop.










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Horses Atelier

Horses Atelier is a Toronto based fashion line from designers Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey who are inspired by “Parisian chic and 1970s jet-set.” they like making easy to wear dresses that roll up into a travel bag and slip over your head. they’re currently stocked in a few places in Canada & the US, and will hopefully soon open an online shop. i’m really enamoured by their S/S13 collection – especially that white caftan number (which you can see in the second picture). here are some of my favourite shots from their summer and fall collections, both of which are viewable on their website.









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The smell of Jasmine

been noticing flowers everywhere lately, especially with the wedding around the corner. all i can think about are arrangements and what’s in season and blooms blooms blooms. i’ve started buying flowers whenever i’m in the supermarket, something i’ve never done before. perhaps it’s also because i know that spring is almost on it’s way – even though we won’t have warm weather until well into September. here’s to the smell of jasmine.

this intimate wedding of Katie and Markus photographed by Celine Kim is absolutely exquisite:

the new Stella McCartney lingerie campaign:

designer Kelsey Genna has just launched her wedding site The Flower Bride, which is overflowing with blooms:

the Family Affairs S/S 2013 campaign:

The Flower Shop by Hattie Fox, at the newly opened Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London. photographs by Monocle:

the winter collection by Rina Zin:

design work by The Weaver House:

Illustrations by Lu Green:

tips for growing peonies, thanks to Kinfolk:

photography by Ye Rin Mok:

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Book/Shop

Book/Shop is an Oakland based online & brick-and-mortar shop that specialises in products and paraphernalia related to reading – of actual real life books, not the online kind. of course they have actual books for sale, but also deal in other interesting things like book related art & vintage posters (love this Read Instead print) and even small furnishings to keep your books organised.

We’re committed to the reading experience. The surprise of one page turning to the other. The little luxury of sitting in a great reading chair, inhaling the scent of a beautifully made book. The luscious heft of three or four good reads in a sturdy bookbag as you head out into the world. The hundred discoveries waiting at a used bookstore; the refuge of a library.










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giantLION AW13

man, my favourite designers have been releasing some killer lookbooks lately! here’s the AW13 collection lookbook from giantLION, photographed  by husband and wife team Amber & Jon aka Live It Out Photography. LOVE the look of that thick cross ring. you can shop giantLION on their website.

giantLION is a line of handcrafted jewelry formed in 2011, distilled from the fascinations of owner and designer, Caroline Whittington. Using raw stones, bronze, sterling silver and 14k gold, Caroline crafts delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, history and symbology. The giantLION collection ranges from playful to effortlessly elegant, always with a subtle, sophisticated edge. Each piece is designed to age with grace and serve as an affirmation of style, daily reminder, treasured gift, or simple note to yourself.











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Nich Hance McElroy

Nich Hance McElroy is a photographer from Minneapolis, currently based in Vancouver. i have been following his photography on and off on flickr (and very briefly touched on it here). today i really got stuck into his imagery, which is divided into a few ongoing series on his website. i’ve picked some of my favourite shots: a girl, a dog, a road trip… i love the feel of these. you can follow him on his website, tumblrflickr and instagram.

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Carlos Motta

i was just thinking the other day how tired i was of seeing white white white interiors everywhere on the internet, even though they are beautiful (don’t get me wrong). but sometimes you just don’t see enough variety – which i suppose is the problem with the internet, if you follow the same blogs or don’t wander far from the safety of your pinterest feed. so when i saw the work of brazilian architect & designer Carlos Motta, which focuses on the natural beauty of wood, i ended up flipping through every single image on his website. many of the houses his atelier has designed are situated in the Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range in the state of São Paulo. this one - Carlos Motta’s own home - has to be my favourite.

The Atelier Carlos Motta was born in the 70’s, through a strong counterculture movement. Surf, Yoga, food and a natural life. Ecology and respect for nature, pulsing through our veins. It’s at the genesis and at the Atelier DNA the environmental and social responsibility. The architecture and design that we develop here at the Atelier follow together the same concept: the search for the obvious, the simple, respectful and longevous.








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Jacquemus: La Piscine

paris based designer Jacquemus (Simon Porte Jacquemus) first came to my attention last year with this lookbook for his l’Usine collection. since then he kind of dropped off my radar, probably because i look at way too much stuff on the internet everyday and my mind is like… what’s the opposite of a sponge? well, fortunately for me his latest collection is now being stocked by both la Garconne and Maryam Nassir Zadeh – so this french designer is once again on my mind.

La Piscine (“pool” in french) radiates the kind of cool that only french girls drinking Orangina can seem to do. it was inspired by Isabelle Adjani’s pool-themed music video for “Pull Marine”, and the campaign shows a group of bored girls spending all their time in front of an inner-city Parisian public pool (watch the video at the bottom of the post). he describes the Jacquemus woman as someone who is, “ultra simple, raw, very French, smiley, no make-up, she can wear her father’s oversize clothes and also her grandmother’s 60′s dress, flat shoes and of course long socks” *

read a profile & interview with him here and shop his clothing here and here.















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