eric ravilious

eric ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an english painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. i especially love his design work for wedgwood ceramics. though this first image is what caught my eye…

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“under a vast blue sky”

from the new york times: Jan McFarland Cox, an artist and designer, spent nearly a decade of her life building a house in the Idaho desert, along with architect Tom Kundig.

imagine lingering over a cup of coffee in this kitchen!

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 25

yoh, i haven’t done a bumper fashion special in a long time (and for that i apologise) – but i’ve been collecting so many great old & new finds lately so i thought it was about time i shared.

shops / designers …

thomsen:

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nest

if you’re ever in the stellenbosch area and you’re in need of a gift for a friend, girlfriend, mom… or just want something unique for your house – look no further than nest. they stock beautiful cushions (specially made) and the best collection of vintage items – which makes this my favourite favourite shop in town (and very reasonably priced, which is nice!). you’ll find nest in the skuinshuis builing, 44 van ryneveld street (bonus: it’s right next to nook eatery)

pardon the crap cellphone pics, i hurriedly took these over my lunch break.

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neverend

i really can’t decide which colour i prefer. both? from furni

neverend is a series of clocks created in conjunction with a select group of incredibly talented artists and designers. Each piece features artwork that is laser-etched onto a 3/8” thick piece of high quality russian birch plywood to create a bold graphic interpretation of the quintessential wall clock.

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le picnique

picnics might usually be associated with spring & summer, but autumn in the winelands (and south africa in general) is pretty much perfect outdoor weather in my mind. you can sit in the sun without getting hot, i mean – what’s better than that? yesterday i was driving with the window down and there was that yummy autumn smell in the air… it made me think about times spent lazing the day away on the grass somewhere. preferably eating some kind of cheese.

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claude lazar

the work of claude lazar almost perfectly depicts the weather i woke up to this morning. the seasons are a changing my friends.

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keith loutit

yesterday my mind was pretty much blown by the official website of keith loutit – whose tilt-shift videos mesmerised me for a full half hour. then i discovered his vimeo page and my mind was doubley blown. he’s been doing this for over 2 years and i only discovered it now! the shame. please enjoy, and do make an effort to go watch all his films.

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