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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
i love this lookbook for Sofi Wolf because it’s quite cleverly set in the Met, officially my favourite art museum since our recent visit to NYC. especially that beautiful room in the fourth picture – i wandered in there and found myself alone, surrounded by Klimt, Mucha and Odilon Redon (my favourite!) …in a city, and a museum, that is usually filled with people it was nice to savour a moment of quiet with such beautiful works. the lookbook was put together by Lydia Fine and Tony Blahd.
sweet fired things by Clay Opera.
I am passionate for clay, glazes and paints. Each mug, salter or plater coming out of my workshop has its own story, different inspiration. Each of my items has its indvidual character that I want to share with their future owners. At the start of XXth century, writer Nadezhda Mandelstam announced the beginnign of an era of ugly things. I would love to bring back the beauty in everyday things, soap dishes, sugar-bowls, butter churns…