Mociun White

you probably already know about Mociun – the Brooklyn based jewellery line by Caitlin Mociun. if you don’t then start off by following them on instagram, which showcases their amazing jewellery – now with sigh inducing videos. earlier this year Mociun launched a bridal salon in Williamsburg, a one-stop shop for the discerning bride (and a rad looking one,…

Martin Wehmer

Martin Wehmer is a German artist based in Hong Kong whose paintings are composed of thick brushstrokes. it almost makes me want to take out a brush and swab thick lobs of paint on my face. that’s not weird, right? Martin Wehmer’s paintings, in thick oil paint, are snapshots of people in different states of mind…

Visits: Coppelia

this is the fourth instalment of VISITS, a series in collaboration with Monya Eastman. there’s a Mungo and Jemima store just around the corner from my office in Cape Town’s city centre, and so i usually find myself popping in there in-between errands and lunch runs. the last few times i have agonised over this…

These Things No. 63

i cannot BELIEVE the last time i did a These Things was in October last year! that is crazy. i guess ever since i started the Mid Week Distractions i put These Things on the back burner, which is silly cause they’re not the same thing. These Things is like the fun cousin of Mid…

Visits: Peter Eastman

this is the third instalment of VISITS, a series in collaboration with Monya Eastman. walking into Peter Eastman’s studio on the east side of the city made me realise how many little gems must be hidden all over Cape Town. Peter is actually Monya’s brother-in-law, which made this VISIT a relaxed affair. he showed us the new pieces…

Botanical Resort

this post all started with a dress. well, actually… it all started when i was ploughing through hundreds of photos of the Resort 2016 collections. but that’s not such a great intro, is it? truth be told i’m kind of lost when it comes to “the shows”. i might see one frequently popping up on my…

& Other Stories

damn there’s some nice stuff at & Other Stories at the moment. correction: always. they always have nice stuff. i particularly like all their dresses right now, and especially the collaboration with Rachel Antonoff which is super fun. other notable highlights: this dalmation swimsuit, this blue swimsuit (i LOVE the ruching detail), this maxi dress,…

William James Broadhurst

when looking through the photography of William James Broadhurst all i could think was the light! THE LIGHT! they really are extraordinarily beautiful photos, even though the subject matter is seemingly pretty mundane (actually my favourite kind of photography, and the mark of a great photographer). William is Australian, and very talented at only 23 years…

Double Tap: Pass The Map

Jeff & Kerryn are a South African couple who love travelling, and document said travels on their blog Pass The Map. at the beginning of their honeymoon – a clockwise road trip that would follow the circumference of South Africa, starting and finishing at in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park – Kerryn began documenting each day by overlaying a polaroid with the context in which it was taken.

Nadinoo

Nadinoo is one of those sweet indie brands that has been online since i can remember. British designer Nadia Izruna’s love of clothing and the desire to sew up cheerful, well-designed womenswear spurred her on to start her own label in 2009. her new collection The Good Life was influenced by Nadia’s move to the English countryside. Moving to…

Richard Baker

these paintings by American artist Richard Baker remind me of scenes from South African holiday homes all over the country – well used paperback novels and vintage versions of Monopoly (that you still play with your family, every summer). the old copy of Pit made me laugh, a game that Anton introduced me to that his…

Black & White Etsy Finds

Etsy is probably one of my favourite places to shop online, and has been forever! i just love that you can talk directly to the seller, it makes such a big difference especially when you’re shipping things overseas. i’ve had my most pain-free shopping experiences through Etsy. and i find amazing stuff on there…

Ellen Surrey: Film Stills

Ellen Surrey is an illustrator from Los Angeles with a love of old Hollywood, California Modernism and classic Disney. she has amassed a vast collection of screenshots from classic movies, which she watches in her downtime, and has turned to them for creative inspiration… I watch a lot of movies, especially the classic ones.…

June

i’ve made an effort to fill this month’s music mix with mostly, well, new music. these are all albums that have recently been released (at least this year) or are about to be released. so if you want to discover some new tunes then you’d best delve into these here tracks.

Food in Art

please enjoy my highly important research findings of Food in Art.  one thing i realised while putting this together is that many artists are completely OBSESSED with donuts. maybe the oozing of the paint reminds them of the oozing of the inside of jam filled donut, but there it is. all images courtesy of Artsy.

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