Paintings of the Fens

Fred Ingrams is an artist who after working for many years in London as a painter, graphic designer & art director moved to Norfolk in the late 90s, where he recently became obsessed with painting an area known as The Fens – a marshy, flat region in the east of England. all descriptions of the area sound boring and dreary, but Ingram’s paintings are vibrant and interesting. see his Fens series at his blog and the rest of his work at his website.

The Fens are perhaps the least loved landscape in Britain. For some reason the flatness of this huge area of Eastern England does not capture the heart. It is a landscape that does not fit into the ideal of a rolling “green and pleasant land”. They are, on the other hand as flat as a billiard table and to most people, featureless and grim. The wind blows from from the east and is cold and nagging. The people who live there appear, like the wind, cold and unfriendly. It is for all these reasons I feel so at home painting in the Fens. As I sit and paint here, I am always struck by how few people inhabit this place. I am nearly always alone.

Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens
Paintings of the Fens

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Rebecca Gladstone

i’ve always been much more of a gold jewellery kinda girl myself, but these silver pieces by Rebecca Gladstone are lovely – especially modelled on this blonde girl with the cool haircut. you can buy online at her website or etsy shop.

Rebecca founded her independent label just over a year and a half ago. Having taught Art & Design for several years, working from her studio in Hackney, she now lovingly creates pieces of her own, hand forming, molding, shaping and casting in both silver and bronze.

Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone
Rebecca Gladstone

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90s Fashion Moments

a friend and i were chatting the other day and she was telling me about how she’d recently gone to visit a local vintage market and most of the sellers were young girls – and all their wares were from the 90s. that made us chuckle because, well, we wore these clothes in the 90s. i suppose their 90s is our 80s: a little bit familiar, but also just a little bit novelty.

the 90s spanned my adolescence and teen years – so this is totally my decade. when Mallory tweeted about a tumblr called 90s fashion i enjoyed having a nice trawl through. tees under sun dresses, plaid skirts, daisies everywhere. also can we all stop and appreciate Alicia Silverstone in this outfit (and that hair). i had some fun compiling my favourite fashion moments. what do you remember from that diverse decade?

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

90s Fashion Moments

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Datter

Kaye Blegvad has just released a new collection & killer lookbook for her jewellery line Datter. she collaborated with photographer & artist Sabine Timm aka Virgin Honey who makes these amazing compositions out of found bits of beach trash, cut paper, tiny furniture, bottle caps and plants. i LOVE it. i love it. so refreshing and such a nice way to end off the week.

Some of the new pieces are developed from earlier ones – expanding, cutting up, or repeating familiar designs, and others are completely new. Sabine’s photos have a real sense of humour and wonder about the world in them, I’m kinda obsessed. I wanted a lookbook that was sort of abstract, working with colour and shape, to fit with the more abstract new collection, and she’s done it so well.

you can shop Datter here. picking a favourite piece is kind of impossible. these needle earrings are nuts though. and the laurel necklace is so beautiful.

Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad
Datter Industries // Jewellery by Kaye Blegvad

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Jean Stories

i think i got onto Jean Stories because i saw a pic of a nice bum in a nice pair of jeans somewhere. that’s how these things start, you know. good bums in good pairs of jeans are kind of everything. sort of like The Selby meets Freuden von Freunden meets Closet Story – but in denim. it was started by Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane, both fashion writers at Vogue.

Jean Stories is all about denim – who’s wearing it and making it, why we love it, and all the ways it reflects our lives and styles. Jane grew up in Los Angeles selling jeans at her family’s Ron Herman stores, where she got an informal denim education from some of the industry’s best. Florence’s fondest denim memories were, until now, from the 90s: stealing her dad’s Levi’s and Pendleton plaids to wear to high school in San Diego; decorating her room with Calvin Klein Jeans ads.

plus they have this amazing story about Rachel Comey and her new store in NYC which i am dying to visit. why must i be 12,500km away?

Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories

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Spotlight

every once in a while i like giving a shout out to my fantastic sponsors and highlight the cool stuff they sell. seriously, if it weren’t for them this blog would probably be no more. so please support them, not just because they are rad – but because you’ll be supporting the little guy (and this little blog). so click those banners on the right & go to town.

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Fly Art

i use tumblr to keep up with a bunch of great art blogs, and this is how i discovered Fly Art. “a homage to the finer things in life: Art and Hip Hop.” you should go and trawl through the pieces, because the new names of the artworks are almost as great as the quotes themselves.

Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art
Fly Art

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Abby Seymour

Abby Seymour is an Australian jewellery designer slash nice things maker (she also makes prints and other objects) whose earrings i REALLY have a thing for. specifically these little tassels!

Drawing inspiration from hidden details, subtle forms, the simplicity of textural details and layers in the environment, she strives to apply high attention to detail, artisan techniques and a sustainable ethos to every piece of work she produces.

Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour

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