Archive New York

Archive New York was started by textile designer Amira Marion, who creates digital collections from vintage and antique fabric remnants. they hunt down rare & unique textiles and transform them into these colourful silk prints. how cool is that?

For the Fall/Winter 2014 Collection, Dream States, we turned to classic Guatemalan woven textiles for our inspiration. In our second collection: ARCHIVE NY HANDMADE, we worked with the non-profit Maya Traditions and its local weavers in Panajachel, Guatemala, to recreate some of our favorite traditional textiles.

check out their collections and browse their online shop.

Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY
Archive NY

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Walks

i have been walking a lot in the mountains that surround my parents’ home in the past while. my family all live in stellenbosch and between them they have 4 dogs who need a lot of walking. two are hunting breeds, and so they need double the amount of exercise. since i don’t have dogs of my own and i don’t really get the chance to walk in the mountains in Cape Town… this is what i love doing when i visit.

these pics were all taken with my iPhone unless noted. the ones of the dogs running towards me involves a dangerous game of bending down with the camera at the ready, whistling for them, and then taking the shot before they pummel me over with doggy joy.

Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
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above two photos taken by my brother

Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks
Miss Moss // Walks

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Raoul Dufy in America

i have a folder of paintings by Raoul Dufy on my mac that i look at every now and then, sometimes i set them as my desktop wallpaper… and then i have to set it back to something else because they are just too bright, beautiful and colourful for me to look at 24/7. i have been wanting to do a post about him for ages but wasn’t sure in what context – until i found these images of an elderly Dufy visiting the USA in 1950, where he was being treated for crippling arthritis. he used to fasten the brush to his hands just so he could continue working.

Raoul Dufy visits America

sadly it is believed that Dufy died as a result of the continuos arthritis treatment he was receiving, due to mixing his medication with aspirin. also, interestingly, it is has been suggested that rheumatoid arthritis was more common in artists of that day who used intensely bright colours due to the heavy metals present in the pigment. it also didn’t help that most of them were smokers. can you imagine a french artist without a cigarette or pipe in their hand?

you can read the Life Magazine article here. photographs by Gjon Mili.

Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America

“disgusted by the drum majorettes”

Raoul Dufy in America

“Brooklyn Bridge was rapidly sketched from the front seat of a moving car in which Dufy made three slow trips across the bridge”

Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America

above: a portrait of the photographer painted by Dufy.

Raoul Dufy in America
Raoul Dufy in America

here are some of my favourite Raoul Dufy pieces.

Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy Self Portrait

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Giant Lion FW14

my favourite piece from the new Giant Lion FW14 collection has to be these arc studs. you can shop the entire collection herelookbook photographed by Arrowood Photography

giantLION is a line of handcrafted jewelry formed in 2011, distilled from the fascinations of owner and designer, Caroline Whittington Young. Using raw stones, bronze, sterling silver, 10k and 14k gold, Caroline crafts delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, history and symbology. The giantLION collection ranges from playful to effortlessly elegant, always with a subtle, sophisticated edge. Each piece is designed to age with grace and serve as an affirmation of style, daily reminder, treasured gift, or simple note to yourself.

Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14
Giant Lion FW14

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The Woven Bag

i have had an overwhelming response to the beautiful woven Kenyan bags that i posted about a while ago. the good news is that if all goes to plan i will hopefully start selling them in September! but in the meantime, if you’re into woven bags, here’s a nice round up for ya.

PS if you’re in Cape Town then check out Greenmarket Square and Design Afrika for woven bags. you can also find great vintage ones on Etsy & Kenyan ones at Hadithi.

The Woven Bag

1. Urban Outfitters // 2. Connected Goods // 3. Clare Vivier // 4. Matches // 5. J.Crew // 6. Mextli Artesenias // 7. My VietHome // 8. Fashion Zone// 9. Moos // 1. San Diego Hat Company // 11. Urban Outfitters // 12. Lucky Brand // 13. Sole Society // 14. Sensei Studio // 15. BCBG

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