April 2014

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Showing all posts made in the month of April 2014.
Ouur Collection // AW14


if you’re a Kinfolk follower then you might already know about their new venture that was announced yesterday – Ouur. Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams was kind enough to send me some information on their new collective brand; which offers a seasonal line of apparel, publications (incl Kinfolk) and home goods. i also got…



even though summer is on the way out for us down south (i wore boots yesterday for the first time!) i can still appreciate some breezy summer wear, especially since i basically spent all last summer in long skirts or dresses. Kolonaki is a spanish brand with some sweet new stuff…

Designed by Michelle Viljoen

Identity Designed

have come across some wonderful identity designs lately. please click on the images to be taken to the original designer and more information on their process. designed by Tata&Friends for Mr Marcel School (wonderful website too!) designed by Hvass&Hannibal for The Conference: designed by Rudi de Wet for Willem Dirk…



you know i’m a fan of wearing the pants, and if they’re designed specifically for comfort then they’re even better. the debut collection from MATTER, a socially motivated clothing line founded by Yvonne Suner and Renyung Ho after a trip across India, features “pants to see the world in”. they are made from Tussar…

Alex Katz

Alex Katz

inspired by the print work of artist Alex Katz today, which spans from the late 40s to the present day. you can see his entire impressive archive here. Katz has admitted to destroying a thousand paintings during his first ten years as a painter in order to find his style. Since…

Meg Callahan

Meg Callahan

Meg Callahan is a designer who makes exquisite patchwork quilts the likes of which i want on my bed. or on my wall. or draped over me when i am on the couch. or used as a cape, for when i walk down the street. whatever! i want one. she…

Tova Kaye

These Things No.60

These Things No.60! this feels like it should be momentous, or something. i actually calculated how long i have been blogging the other day, and it’s been 5 years (and 2 months) since i started this olde blog. so, that is kind of momentous i suppose. but even more momentous is…

Lotuff in Marfa

Lotuff in Marfa

remember i posted about Lotuff last year? well they are literally going places. the leather bag company has recently collaborated with Barneys (aka, made the big time) and then got super cool, adventurous & talented duo Miles & Miles to shoot their spring lookbook in Marfa, Texas. Miles & Miles are Sarah…

Kontora Sisters

Kontora Sisters

the Kontora Sisters are Katya and Nastia from Simferopol, a city on the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine. Katya makes jewellery and Nastia is an illustrator (she also takes the photographs seen here). i like that their styles complement each other. also check out Nastia’s other illustrative work here and follow Katya on…

Circus Girls, 1949

Circus Girls

looking through these photos made me realise that you have to be damn tough to be a Circus Girl. these were taken in 1949 by Nina Leen for LIFE.


Electric Feathers FW14

i’m still spectacularly confused as to why the shows come out a year in advance, or completely adverse to the seasons, but that doesn’t mean i don’t have time to take a squizz at what the designers are up to. Electric Feathers released their FW 14 collection about a month…

LIFE visits Arrowhead Springs, 1948.

LIFE visits Arrowhead Springs

i haven’t delved into the vast LIFE magazine archives in a while, so it was a pleasure to discover this amusing article showing “six healthy girls” from a Hollywood modeling agency visiting Arrowhead Springs in California in 1948. Although they are naturally blessed with plenty of sunshine and cheap orange juice, Californians…


Natural Selection

just some nice things i’ve been seeing around. 01. Min Made Sandals // 02. Maison Michel sunhat // 03. Handwoven tote //  04. Noriko + Akiko jewellery //  05. Reality Studio clogs //  06. Obsidian Cuff // 07. Boatneck Open Back Dress // 08. Birks // 09. Fail homeware //…



LaMalconttenta is a spanish brand by designer Lydia de la Piñera, who is one of those multi-talented people who illustrates, makes jewellery, ceramics and prints. you can buy all these sweet things at her online shop. I studied graphic design artistic photography and digital media. However, I was always enjoyed…

Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection

Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection

a lot of the new collections and lookbooks that have been released lately have been from designers that i have featured on the blog before, and the one consistent thing i have noticed is how these talented people grow and develop with each collection. i love that! and Annie of Gift…