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 Shop Brooklyn is no exception, who has just released the Prism Collection. those clear Evie totes are so interesting. i also dig that bucket bag.

The evening summer sky inspired Prism Collection began last summer while on evening walks with my husband in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The collection is white based with accents of ‘evening sky’ inspired pastels.

Annie is actually one of my wonderful sponsors – so please do support her! not that i need to convince you though, huh? you can browse the collection at her online shop.

Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
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Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
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Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection
Gift Shop Brooklyn: Prism Collection

Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor Illustration

Ruby Taylor is a London based illustrator who produces editorial illustrations, t-shirt designs, stationery and prints. she has done lots and lots of cool work, so if you’re someone looking for an illustrator best get in touch, ya hear? follow at her portfolio & tumblr.

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Rill Rill SS14

Rill Rill SS14

holy hell, jewellery designer Katie Freedle has outdone herself with her new SS14 collection for Rill Rill! for real, real (sorry). i posted about her previous collection last year, and what a progression. shop it here.

The RillRill SS14 collection incorporates a material less commonly used in jewelry making, marble. The designs embody the striking contrast between negative and positive, industrial and natural. The elements are eloquently combined to create a dynamic use of symmetry.The copper and brass accents bring a modern flare to the ancient marble.

Photographer: Mikola Accuardi // Director: Katie Freedle // Stylist: Katie Freedle & Marisa Ruef // Model: Emily Mills // Make-Up and hair: Meachell Horton // Location: Portland, OR

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Paloma Wool

Paloma Wool

Barcelona based Paloma Lanna just launched Paloma Wool, in which her interests in fashion and analog photography converge. the collection of limited-edition sweatshirts is produced in Spain, featuring Paloma’s own photographs. there are also some beautiful separate pieces made from natural fabrics, focusing on timeless silhouettes.

Paloma Wool is my name and the name of this project, which is about getting dressed and about space or ideas that are created around the act of getting dressed. The brand, created as an artistic project, employs different forms of expression such as sculpture, and video art, collaborates with artists from varied disciplines and highlights the role of photography.

i love the sweatshirts, especially this one. but DAMN those marbled pieces are insanely cool. also love the classic Camila dress! ok who am i kidding, i love everything.

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Birkenstock

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soooooooo… Birkenstock, huh? as soon as the topic is raised someone will pipe up, “but i’ve been wearing them forever!” – and, it’s true. any reasonable person will tell you how comfortable they are. i practically lived in mine when i was a teen. my German sister in laws have been wearing them for decades. so it’s kinda cool to see them so de rigueur right now. i particularly love the Monterey black on black version (which, it turns out, are pretty hard to find!) and the white Arizona. not bad for a shoe brand that’s 240 years old.

you can buy them online at asos, net-a-porter, zappos and tons of other places!

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image credits: A Portable Package // Stop It Right Now // LA Cool & Chic // The Sartorialist // afterDRK // Fashion Me Now // Style Limelight //  Modern Legacy // Arty Girls

Des Petits Hauts

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i’m not sure when pineapples became the fruit of the moment, but they are certainly enjoying their day in the sun – popping up in every lookbook, photoshoot and fashion editorial i come across these days. WELL. maybe it’s time for bananas, right? or how about a juicy mango? i’ll be taking bets on the next fruit du jour.

that said, french label Des Petits Hauts has also brought our spiky friend into their new summer range. as well as other lovely basics that are so simple and french it makes me feel like taking a trip to the countryside with a basket of fruit (pineapples) and a bottle of wine. PS: they only deliver to Europe, unfortunately!

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Ryo Takemasa

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i don’t think i have ever spent so much time looking at illustrations of vegetables (if only i would spend as much time actually eating them). these wonderful renderings are by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa who has done work for a number of international publications. check out his work at his website & blog. he also has a shop – so you can buy some veggies in print!

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These Things No.59

These Things No.59

this week we moved into our new office (during an unseasonable heat wave, ain’t nobody got time for that). and i was feeling so happy and sprightly and excited, that i moved desks and picked up furniture and ran up and down the 3 flights of stairs too many times to count… feeling GREAT! and then the next day, my back. OH! my back. i could kick myself for overdoing it after suffering from bad back problems these past few months. well, i can’t actually physically kick myself – it hurts too much.

so, here i am lying on my couch again. feeling like a dummy, and just trying to recuperate. which of course calls for a these things. lesson: look after your backs, people. get up from your desk. walk more. work your core. and don’t be a dummy, like me.

new pieces by Scout & Catalogue:

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loved this peek into Kate’s home:

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sleeping on a cloud:

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Telar, a textile collection by Nido:

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love these bright banners:

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funny thing is, i would have bought the issue with this cover, by Georgia Perry:

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a watermelon dress!

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interesting art & photography by Vittorio Ciccarelli:

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love this bag:

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Seven Sisters Style and the beginnings of preppy style:

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these shoes by Reality Studio:

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sweet pieces by Martina Thornhill:

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new collection by Lauren Winter:

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awesome street style snapped by Vanessa Jackman:

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Samuji’s new lookbook:

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jewellery and rad things by Academy:

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Frances May x Church & State

Frances May x Church & State

Frances May was one of the first independent shops i discovered online, many many years ago now, whose inventory and general vibe i really fell in love with. which is thrilling to me because they are now a proud sponsor of the blog (yay!) they just recently relaunched their website – showcasing big beautiful images and wonderful lookbooks – as well as their usual collection of amazing clothes for men and women.

they have also just launched their first in-house collection, a collaboration with Portland designers Church & State.

Rachel Turk & Nathaniel Crissman of Church & State and Pamela Baker-Miller of Frances May put their heads together to re-interpret favorite Church & State silhouettes with a Frances May twist. The dresses (each named after their grandmothers) are a curation of dark florals, thoughtful design and even a reversible dress.

the lookbook was shot by Caesy Oney. you can shop the entire collection here. if you had to tell me tomorrow that i could only wear pieces from Frances May for the rest of my life, i would be totally okay with that.

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you can shop the collection here. here are some of my favourite pieces below…

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Winnie Truong

Winnie Truong

it’s always wonderful to see what can happen in a year, and it was almost exactly a year ago that i featured the work of artist Winnie Truong. her most recent body of work Rites of Passage has just opened at Gallery Benoni in Copenhagen, playfully exploring the feeling of age and the precariousness of time.

Rites of Passage explores the transition from youth to oblivion. The subjects in her portraits are poised for no specific occasion, neither celebrating nor lamenting their experience of humanity and death. With the experience of getting older, personality and psyche are in a state of flux, making the feelings of growth and decay simultaneous and ambiguous. The rites of passage then become unclear, leaving mortality to be donned and adorned by these characters merely as ornament.

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Doug Johnston SS14

Doug Johnston SS14

digging the new limited edition SS14 range by artist Doug Johnston. i blogged about his beautiful bags last year, and i am still completely enamoured by his work – especially this wonderfully colourful new range. that yellow bag is first prize.

Doug Johnston’s work includes art, design, architecture and music, utilizing and exploring a variety of mediums and methods such as installation, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and collaborative performance. Since 2010 he has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope into a variety of functional and sculptural objects.

photography and styling by Michael Popp

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Custos Naturae

Miss Moss Kruger Park photographs

Custos Naturae is the slogan of the Kruger National Park, it means Guardian of Nature. i have been very familiar with it since i was a kid, as we were lucky enough to visit the park in my childhood days. we’ve just returned from our recent trip, and i took too many photos as per usual. i decided not to spend hours editing every single last one – so here are a selection of my favourites, highlighting some of the best things we saw.

every trip is different, last year we saw hyena (and were lucky enough to see a leopard!) this time round we saw neither, but we did see a LOT of rhino – 16 to be exact – up close and personal, which was such a privilege considering the dire rhino poaching situation in the park and across Africa. we also spent a fair bit of one morning in the company of some beautiful male lions, who were so close to our car it made me nervous. when a lion looks straight into your eyes… you can actually feel yourself moving a few notches down the food chain.

some photos were taken with my iPhone 4S (see them on instagram) but most were shot with a Nikon d7000 that i borrowed from my generous mom, using a 70-300mm lens. edited with VSCO.

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