ModCloth Swim

back in the good old days before our currency tanked, and i could actually still shop online, i used to buy quite a lot of things from ModCloth. i’ve always liked the fact that they cater to women of all sizes, and i found so many of their dresses suited my curvier shape (i also…

Sabé Masson

i love the idea of solid perfume, mostly because i like having something in my bag that i can reapply during the day without accidentally spritzing some stranger in the face. that’s why i always have this with me – but i think it’s time to find something more substantially fragranced. Sabé Masson is a…

The 1975

The 1975 are a band from the UK whose latest album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It was released last week. you may recognise their album covers, which feature the band’s name in a gorgeous neon sign (that is actually how i first came to notice them…

Hómini

Hómini is a jewellery line designed by two architect-trained sisters, Deborah & Dinorah Kaiser, who live in Montevideo, Uruguay. i love this lookbook so much because it reminds me of Tom & Jerry, or even this scene from Alice in Wonderland. a pretty surreal setting for such refined, minimalist jewellery. Hómini Studio was founded…

Chez Marie Sixtine

most of my “time-wasting” surfing activities (i.e. browsing Pinterest while in bed, on the couch, in the bath, on the bus…) revolves around our new house. searching for inspiration for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms… nurseries. it’s all pie in the sky kind of browsing for the moment, but isn’t it always like that on Pinterest? anyway a…

Mama Bird

gonna have to get myself one of these tees by The Bee and the Fox when the little guy is born. and he will have to wear this one, sorry son – i’m already embarrassing you with matching tees. shop the entire range here.

Wes Anderson Tributes

i don’t think there are many (any?) contemporary film makers who are culturally adored as much as Wes Anderson. sometimes i will just randomly think of scenes from Grand Budapest Hotel and laugh out loud to myself. i’ve come across two Wes Anderson tributes recently that i thought were so sweet, just wanted to…

Thank you

it’s the blog’s 7th birthday today! i already did a post about all that jazz last week, here it is. the one reason this dear old bunch of code and jpgs is still in existence is because of my cool sponsors, without which i would not be able to keep running it. so please, if you like…

Leslie Weaver

oh i looooooooooove these faces by artist Leslie Weaver! imagine having a few large ones hung next to each other on a wall in your house, would be so great. Creativity has always been a part of my life. As I child, I would spend hours drawing faces and figures. I paint because it makes me…

Polder + April Showers

polder is a boutique in Paris that also has a girls line called april showers. originally i was just going to share the new polder spring 2016 collection, but was totally seduced by the kids line, too. The Parisian brand polder was created in 2000 by two sisters of Dutch origin, Madelon Lanteri-Laura and Natalie Vodegel. In 2007, they presented…

Daniel Coves

Daniel Coves is a Spanish artist who has some prestigious accolades behind his name, including being selected for the BP Portrait award & having his work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London (one of my favourite museums in the world). his meticulous figurative paintings capture moments suspended in time, drawing influence from cinema. i particularly…

Magnolia Antic

i’m quite looking forward to wearing normal clothes again soon, maybe even something a bit fancy. wouldn’t mind being invited to a wedding or some event that required me to dress up – not something i would usually look forward to. or perhaps just don a fancy dress and swan around in a garden like some…

Diaper Backpacks (that aren’t ugly)

Above: diaper backpack by One Duo. fun fact, we don’t call them diapers – we call them nappies. so really, it’s a nappy bag. but for the sake of the internet i’m going to switch to the American version here. soooooooo, diaper bags! yeeeesh. that’s basically my reaction whenever i even think about this thing…

🎂 Seven Years 🎉

my brother and i on his birthday. more on that below… this month marks SEVEN years of this old blog being in the world! i never knew how long i would be able to keep it up, seven years is beyond expected! if this blog was a child it would already be in big school… aaw i’m…

Katerina Belkina

Katerina Belkina for Van Gogh. Katerina Belkina is a Russian artist, trained in painting and photography, known for her mystical self portraits. i particularly love this series that sees her emulating the masters. Her works essentially focus on female portraiture. The viewer enters the inner world and sees the world of different state of mind through women’s…

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