December, 2013

Kustaa Saksi

i am quite transfixed by the trippy weavings of Finnish designer & artist Kustaa Saksi, who manufactured the collection, called Hypnopompic, using the Jacquard weaving technique. the weavings are made of mohair, alpaca wool, cotton and metallic acrylic thread.

Hypnopompic refers to a state of sensory confusion leading out of sleep, when the state of awakening gets mixed with the dream world into a surreal reality. It is an exceptional state of consciousness, in which one may experience the presence of, or see creatures and animals, such as spiders, monkeys and insects. Hypnopompic state has also been affiliated with visual delusions caused by migraine. These graphic patterns, designs and textures are thought to have contributed to the traditions of ornamentation, mosaic and textile.

Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss
Kustaa Saksi // Miss Moss

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Viviane Sassen

you might already know of Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen from the work she’s done for renowned fashion magazines and fashion houses the likes of Carven & Missoni. her most beautiful visuals, in my opinion, is a series called Flamboya which was shot in Kenya (where she spent part of her childhood) Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. the name is taken from the red blossomed Flamboyant tree which grows across East and South Africa.

As long as I can remember, I have felt very close to Africa. This is most probably due to the fact that I lived with my family in Kenya when I was a child. Yet, this very experience of closeness has also engendered contradictory feelings. While feeling to be a part of this world, I have also kept on being aware of the fact that I would never really be a part of it. Very soon, I have come to understand that I would always remain a stranger. In this way I try in my work to figure this ambiguity. You feel close but at the same time distant. And that is something that is most of times absent in traditional Western depictions of Africa, always clearly reflecting the interpretation and gaze of Westerners.

Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya
Viviane Sassen // Flamboya

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Madelynn Furlong’s Apartment

i just could not resist sharing the incredible apartment of Madelynn Furlong that was featured by The Everygirl (which, as it turns out, has a plethora of amazing home tours on this new-to-me blog – duly bookmarked). Madelynn is a stylish & talented 24-year-old who is an assistant designer at Target, a stylist with Hackwith Design House and blogger at Wide Eyed Legless. her home, shared by husband Caylon and pooch Benzel, is the ultimate example of creating a beautiful space on a budget. wow, wow, wow.

read the entire story at The Everygirl. photography by Wing Ta.

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Zoé G Kocsis

i came upon the clothing of Zoé G Kocsis on Etsy, a Montreal based fashion designer & student who makes comfortable outfits that are defined by “simplicity, softness & durability”, made from natural materials like wool, linen & cotton. her small shopable collection is called week-end.

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Sea

since we are currently by the sea for our christmas holidays i thought it would be appropriate to share this nice & simple collection by NY based label Sea. it is of course summer here, so pre-fall is not super weather appropriate, though we do have the very occasional cool and overcast day. which means more book reading for me… something i am not complaining about.

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Ben Phe

i looooooooooove the work of illustrator Benjamin Evenett aka ben phe. he has done some wonderful reworks of classics pieces by Manet, Renoir, Bonnard, Lautrec & Matisse… i just really dig his style, his imagery puts a smile on my face. be sure to check out his website and his tumblr for more.

Ben Phe / Manet Ben Phe / Renoir Ben Phe / Matisse Ben Phe Ben Phe / Lautrec Ben Phe / Bonnard Ben Phe Ben Phe / Three Graces Ben Phe Ben Phe Ben Phe Ben Phe

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Westerlind

Swedish born Andrea Westerlind started NY-based showroom, and newly launched online shop, Westerlind with the intention to revolutionize the outdoor marketplace by offering functional, utilitarian clothing and accessories that are also beautiful and fashion-forward. herself a lover of hiking and the outdoors (and fashion!) Andrea often references the Swedish saying, “there is no bad weather, only bad clothes.”

Dedicated to bridging the gap between the Outdoor and Fashion markets, Westerlind focuses on forward-thinking design, craft process, functionality and style. Adventure and creativity are at the root of Westerlind’s concept – expressed through a thoughtful offering and a left-of-center attitude. It’s all about thriving in the frenetic life in the city and balancing this with simplicity and beauty of the outdoors.

Westerlind

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Beautiful Dreamers

i could kick myself for not knowing about Brooklyn based shop Beautiful Dreamers while we were in NYC – and it was right around the corner from where we were staying, too! they stock pieces by designers Jesse Kamm, Erin Considine, Electric Feathers, Clyde (those hats!) Lauren Manoogian, Agnes Baddoo (those beautiful leather bags) and many more.

Our store was conceived to be a nexus for authentically creative designers and artists pursuing high standards of craftsmanship, sustainability, ethical practices, and consciousness. Our aim is to create a meaningful connection between supplier, maker, and consumer through beautiful dreams and beautiful objects.

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