Jacques & Florette

Jacques Henri Lartigue was a renowned French photographer (and artist) who began taking photographs in 1904, when he was seven, and continued well into the 80s – he died at the age of 92. he was married three times, and his photographs of his third wife Florette Ormea are undoubtedly my favourite. you might say…

David Bowie Unseen

there’s an exhibition opening in London this month featuring a selection of photographs of David Bowie by British photographer Tony McGee, some of which have been been seen or exhibited before. i really love how noticeable Bowie’s distinctive eyes are in these pictures, he had Anisocoria – his pupils were different sizes, which can create the…

Crescioni Spring 17

oh my gosh i LOOOOOOOVE this lookbook! the location, the styling, the model – and of course the products. showcasing LA based Crescioni’s Spring 2017 collection, including a capsule collection of woven palm and brass jewellery, made in collaboration with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. The six styles are staples from Crescioni’s jewelry collection, re-imagined in…

AH/OK: Bloom

what a beautiful new collection from Italian label AH/OK. you know why i like it in particular? because it combines some of my favourite things: colour, print, blooms and (currently) oversized fits. i can’t fit into anything, you guys. these pieces should hide my one-year-old-and-still-hanging-on baby weight. shop Bloom, and their previous collections, here.

La Muralla Roja

La Muralla Roja is an apartment complex set on the rocks in the coastal town of Calpe, Spain. it was designed by Ricardo Bofill and built in 1973. it is, as you can see, highly Instagrammable – see many more photos here. La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall) embodies a clear reference to the popular…

Andel’s Portraits

relevant to my post earlier today – all about Andel’s wedding dress designer Sheila-Madge Bakker – is the work of Andel herself, an artist who i started following on Instagram a while back. Andel lives in Cyprus with her husband, and they just recently had a baby (i was VERY impressed by Instagram stories of Andel working at her easel with newborn…

Sheila-Madge Bakker

you may remember Andel Olivier’s astoundingly beautiful wedding dress that i featured a few years ago, it was designed by Sheila-Madge Bakker who, at the time, did not have a website. but hooray she does now – featuring her ready to wear collections as well as a wedding line. she’s actually also done a collaboration with Andel, who is…

Two apartments in Paris to make you jealous

so i was browsing around trying to find inspiration for Axel’s room (which we just swapped with our home office, so it’s completely unfinished – and he’s almost a year old!) and i came across these two apartments in Paris, designed by GCG Architectes. what they have in common is that they both have wonderful kids…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Horizons of a Pioneer

Light edges over the darkened cliffs. Through the sage a woman walks silently, a stick in her hand to ward off snaked. She scans the mists in the far-off mountains. She picks up a stone and smooths it, touches the twisted branch of a piñon tree, toes a patch of lichen. Two smoke-toned chows…

David Hockney’s Home, 1983

i love it when huge publications dig into their massive archives and share amazing articles from back in the day. like this 34 year old piece from Architectural Digest, a look into David Hockney’s California home – originally published in April 1983. this house is where he famously painted his pool. it was deemed very colourful back in the eighties…

A Compendium of Radness

i want to preface this post by talking about the blog a little bit. way back in 2009 when i first started blogging i was just sharing (often random) things i loved; and i still do, of course. but at some point the blogging world because serious business, and then we had to compete with platforms like Pinterest, Tumblr…

Zoe Young: Space Between Hours

Zoe Young is an Australian artist who lives in NSW with her husband and two kids. her paintings are marked by her eclectic use of colour and sharp eye for unique landscape and still-life compositions. Young’s latest series of paintings are a collage of time; coalesced with childhood memories, everyday interactions and accidental fascinations – a book, an…

Sophia’s Baby

who wouldn’t aspire to the glamour of Sophia Loren, 7 months after her first baby was born. that eye make-up! the red outfit! the tie! the string of pearls (also a handy toy for baby). these photos were taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1969 for LIFE magazine. the setting is Loren and Carlo Ponti’s…

Redwolf Tees

i have very vivid memories of rifling through the only vintage store in our little town as a teenager. it was called Greensleeves (anyone growing up in Stellenbosch in the 90s would remember!) and my friends and i would spend hours looking for cool t-shirts and other totally random things to wear. this was obviously the days before…

I wanna be a Flapper girl

i have a regular habit of browsing the dress section of ASOS, maybe because i’m always imagining i would have a special occasion to wear a dress to. not that i need an excuse to wear a dress, anyway, but these days it would quickly get covered by sticky fingers or be pulled up inappropriately…

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