Jim Naughten: Hereros

these images are not new, but i came across them again recently and thought i had to share in case someone out there had not seen them before. they are so arrestingly beautiful, and the story behind them is fascinating. in the late 1800s Germany colonised what is now Namibia – or “Deutsch-Südwestafrika” as…

2017

in the wake of what has been a trying week for very many people, i think we all should look ahead to the FUTURE. so i decided to do my annual calendar post a bit earlier this year. there are already so many great 2017 calendars out there! i have never been the type of person to…

Imaginary Curator: Cats & Dogs

i’ve been contemplating some kind of pets related post, and why not use Imaginary Curator as a fun platform to do so? there were way more pet related artworks out there than i imagined! for some reason i could just picture all these pieces hanging in some gallery space somewhere, people perusing and mingling while drinking the…

Beautiful interiors by Holly Marder

you guys, i LOVE a good before and after. you might say i am OBSESSED with them. you can ask my husband how many hours i have spent watching shows like Fixer Upper and Masters of Flip or how i get totally lost scrolling through the Apartment Therapy B&A archives. if we had HGTV in…

Mid Week Distraction No. 35

The Beatles photographed by Linda McCartney. so, i am now privileged to have a nanny help out with Axel two days a week, which means more regular blogging will resume – yay! and that also means that more regular mid week distractions will resume. i’m still trying to figure this work and baby thing out, but i have been…

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…

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