WAIF

I have been eagerly watching Gisele Human’s WAIF unfurl from a small passion project to a now fully fledged jewellery line, and am so happy to exclusively debut this wonderful new shoot and her online shop!

Portraits by Claire Tabouret

i love these portraits by French artist Claire Tabouret, which are actually pretty spooky – perhaps fitting for Halloween… most of these portraits are from a series called ‘Makeup’. “The artist works based on photographs, drawing upon her personal archives as much as anonymous clichés harvested during her research, capturing figures frozen in an indefinable space-time,…

The cutest woven baby baskets by Design Dua

if i had known about these awesome handwoven moses baskets from Ghana before Axel was born i would have ordered one in a nano second! he is now of course far too big to fit into any normal sized basket, but i would even consider getting one just to keep his toys in -…

Elizabeth Suzann $500 Giveaway!

Today we’re hosting a GIVEAWAY with Elizabeth Suzann, you could win a $500 voucher to spend any which way you please! The newly released Cold Weather Collection is a seasonal extension to their Signature Collection, which will be offered year round. The accompanying editorial was shot on the Imperial Stock Ranch near Shaniko, Oregon where they source their wool…

Datter

new Datter, new Datter! that’s what i shouted in my mind when i got a mail from Kaye Blegvad with her new collection for Datter Industries. she has jewels in both silver and brass, so whatever may strike your fancy (i’m a brass girl, myself). i have a feeling the cat necklace and ring…

Heinui FW16

if you’ve followed the blog for long enough you’d be familiar with the wonderful seasonal collections from Heinui, by french designer Claire Pignot. Claire actually also recently had a baby, who is now 3 months old – so i commend her on releasing the FW16 collection while navigating new motherhood! the fact that it’s so beautiful is…

Sygns

i feel like wanting a neon sign is much like wanting a tattoo. it SEEMS really cool, but am i going to regret it once its up on my wall? or am i going to just want more and more when i have one. i like the idea of making a custom sign, too. what…

Alice Toich: The Icing Pink Ether

i’ve been following local artist Alice Toich for a long time, in fact i think i may have discovered her on Instagram – where i noticed she has a serious love for baking. i wanted to feature her work on the blog but our wires kept getting crossed, then she appeared up in the South African version…

Valentino Ready-To-Paint

Spring 2017, i told you i’d be baaaaaaaack! well, i haven’t tackled every single designer of London, Paris and Milan cause that would be insanity… but instead decided to dedicate a post to my favourite of all: Valentinoooooooo (said in Oprah voice). according to Vogue, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli is an avid researcher and a fan…

Matisse Eyes

it’s been 2 years since the The Cut-Outs exhibition debuted at the Tate in London, and Matisse has been on everyone’s lips ever since. i see his influence pop up all the time, from wallpaper to kids clothes. the latest: some cool jewellery and apparel items that i felt i needed to share. first of all, this…

Laurie Melia Ceramics

yes those are what you think they are. Australian Laurie Melia’s ceramics are so popular that in the two minutes it took me to open her Etsy shop and browse through some of her latest wares – they sold out. Laurie is very active on Instagram, and she announces when she’ll be updating her shop to…

Impressive interiors captured by David Burdeny

i’m sure you’ve been there, having just visited your hundredth museum on holiday somewhere in Europe, the hundreds of years old frescoes all blurring into one as you walk glassy eyed from room to room and take yet another photo without even thinking. i know i have! isn’t it crazy how we take such intricate…

Old Photos, new memories

i often wonder, if we still only had film cameras – what would our memories look like? my memories as a kid are heavily influenced by photos from my childhood, and there would often only be a handful from any event (if one at all!). now of course we have digital camera rolls filled…

Melissa Loop

Melissa Loop is an artist from Minneapolis whose paintings are based on her travels to faraway places that play on the idea of nostalgia, fantasy and memory… I was in Tikal sitting on top of the highest temple after sunset with about a dozen other tourists. We were listening to our Mayan guide tell us…

Mid Week Distraction No. 34

aaaand we’re back! i’m actually surprised i don’t have more mid week distractions for you this week, truth is my latest obsession is Instagram Stories – i just love watching (and creating!) them more than anything else at  the moment… sadly my internet exploring has fallen by the wayside. and of course my reading habit has…

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