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…

Mid Week Distraction No. 36

i actually have a secret Pinterest board called Mid Week Distractions that i save all of these into, FYI. and man has that board been collecting dust. if you want to see fun, weird internet things more regularly i would highly recommend the Reddit app – it’s my most scrolled resource these days. FOOD! INSPIRING…

Laurie Lee Leather

i like these and i want one. they’re hand painted on 100% leather by London based Laurie Lee, who you can of course follow on Instagram.

Paige Jiyoung Moon

Paige Jiyoung Moon is an illustrator from Seoul, now based in Pasadena. i love her slice-of-life vignettes, all too familiar for anyone in their twenties or thirties. you can follow her on Instagram. oh and that Alpaca painting is for sale.

Goodies No. 29

time for some GOODIES! first of all, the new Mara Hoffman swimwear is DELICIOUS. the above high-waisted bikini is my fave, also all of these… well, everything! if i needed a shower curtain i would definitely get this one by Quiet Town: these vessels by Sophie Eveleigh are gorgeous: my favourite emoji is the upside down…

Belynda Henry

oh yes, i like this very much. very much indeed. work by Australian artist Belynda Henry. she has an extensive collection you can delve into on her website and of course loads of inspiration on Instagram. makes me want to run away to the country and take up painting (of course it would not be…

March

so i haven’t done a music mix since August last year, and i have two things to blame for that: (1) Babies. i just don’t have the leisure time to delve into new music anymore! + (2) i don’t really like new music?? actually no, i just find it such a chore to discover new tunes that grab…

Katinsky House

i look at this house and i’m like… (a) i want to live there. but (b) Axel would bang his head on that cool coffee table, and spit up on that leather chair, and fall down those rad concrete stairs, and he would most definitely eat those fake apples casually sitting in that wooden bowl. yep.…

Itamar Freed

I love these painterly portraits by Itamar Freed, an Israeli photographer born in NYC who lives and works in London & Israel. My photographic work draws upon a return to the classic paintings of Art History. Through the use of color, natural illumination at its extremes, open composition and multiple vanishing points that simultaneously draw…

Animal Scarves by Nina Führer

quick! the baby is asleep and i have a few minutes to bust out a post, let’s gooooooooo! (this should be a new series huh??) these animal scarves by Nina Führer made me smile. it’s still stinking hot around here, but i would so wear one as soon as i got the opportunity – i would…

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