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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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Nice Things No.19

Nice Things No.19! just click on the images to be taken to the sweet stuff.

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Shape Field Chair

in keeping with some of my recent outdoorsy posts, i wanted to share a really cool project by husband and wife team Karson and Mary Shadley. Karson is an industrial designer who designed an outdoor folding chair that will last a lifetime, and look good doing it. the Shape Field Chair is a pared down, minimal design made from extremely durable materials, the kind of product your grandparents used to hand down to you… the kind they really just don’t make anymore. they are running a Kickstarter to get these puppies into production. you can read more about it here, and if you’re a nature lover i think you’d love to support them! i think these would be super handy for the beach. also dig their sweet little logo.

Nature is our sanctuary. Life is simpler when you’re spending your days in the great outdoors. You should spend that precious time comfortably and with objects you’re proud to own and use. Most outdoor folding chairs are built on the cheap and without elegance. Our most loved outdoor gear is the stuff our parents and grandparents handed down to us. We cherish the durability, functional beauty and patina of these items. We designed the Field Chair to meet these same criteria.

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watch their Kickstarter video for more info:

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These Things No.58

it’s been quiet around here since the weekend, reason being i threw my back out on saturday and have been lying horizontal ever since. it’s not easy blogging from this position. it’s actually not easy doing anything besides sleeping and watching tv (you ARE watching True Detective aren’t you?) besides bed rest, and the occasional hobbled walk around the apartment, i have also been doing some catch up internet browsing on my iPad. so here’s a These Things! normal posting to resume soon.

photographer Laurence Aëgerter appropriates & revitalises iconic paintings:

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Traveling Forms, a new jewellery collection by Debbie Carlos:

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interesting “balloon” sculptures by Gemma Tickle. photo by Catherine Losing:

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aerial fashion + landscapes by photographer Joseph Ford:

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lady planters by The Sill:

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illustrator Anna Kovecses made 10 portraits of pop culture love icons for Milk Magazine:

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The Row FW14 x Balthus by Aoife Leonard:

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First Rite Fall 2014 collection:

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Senza Titole by Salvatore Fiume:

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work done for Good Forks by Marion Luttennerger:

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Tropical rooftop with satellite dish by James Colman:

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feature on Carolina L. Iriarte at Freunde von Freunden:

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Egon Schiele typeface by Nathalie Hallman:

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a beautiful indoor planter by Hedge House:

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The Beautiful Ones by Njideka Akunyili:

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Tortoise shell tumblers by Workaday Handmade for Of A Kind:

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The Merchant of Venice by Kiluanji Kia Henda:

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exquisite work by artist Annie Lapin:

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love this Cape Town street style shot by Jillionaire:

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a favourite new tumblr, Black History Album:

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Paul and Linda in 1971:

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and, still following National Geographic Found religiously:

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A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940. Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts

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Morning Calm

i’m sitting here, early morning in cape town, with my cup of coffee… and a face mask on. i love this time of day. most people are still sleeping and i feel like i have a secret few hours to just sit in the quiet and do whatever i want. hence the face mask, everyone does their weird personal rituals when they find themselves alone, right? think secret single behaviour.

so i came upon natural skincare range Morning Calm on just such a morning, and in light of my recent skin post i thought i’d continue sharing sweet beauty finds like this. handmade by creator Hwasoon Kim, who is from Korea but now based in Florida, the range was born from the need to care for her own sensitive skin.

I have struggled for a long time to find the right skin care products for myself and for my mom. Because we both have very sensitive combination skin, and are allergic to many synthetic ingredients. After going through many different natural cosmetic books, aromatherapy books, and Asian traditional herbal care books, I started experimenting with lotions, toners, cleansing oils, lip balms, nourishing creams and so many other things alone. One year self-taught, researching and experimenting, then I finished several expert courses in cosmetic and soap making in Korea.

she makes soaps, cleansing oils, lip balms, natural deodorant – all with homegrown herbs, Korean clays, and local organic products. you can buy online at her website or etsy store. i love her sweet, simple packaging.

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