Studio Nono

studio nono is a line of textiles by Berlin based designer Susanne Barthl. she sells online and on etsy. we should wear scarves on our heads more, right? keeping it classy. photography: Tanja Marotzke // styling: Hiroko Ito

Sightings of the Sacred

Daniel Naudé is a photographer from my hometown of Stellenbosch, South Africa who is well-known for his amazing photographs of South African animals, which were showcased in his debut exhibition Animal Farm (and book – which i suggest you buy stat). for the past two years Daniel has been working on his next exhibition Sightings of the Sacred, travelling…

Thisispaper Shop II

around this time last year i blogged about the launch of Thisispaper Shop. they have just relaunched, with a brand new website and new products. i particularly love all their bags, which are all handmade in their studio in Warsaw. the detailing on the leather is lovely, and i dig that line – “what…

Ouur

if you’re a Kinfolk follower then you might already know about their new venture that was announced yesterday – Ouur. Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams was kind enough to send me some information on their new collective brand; which offers a seasonal line of apparel, publications (incl Kinfolk) and home goods. i also got a peek at the…

Kolonaki

even though summer is on the way out for us down south (i wore boots yesterday for the first time!) i can still appreciate some breezy summer wear, especially since i basically spent all last summer in long skirts or dresses. Kolonaki is a spanish brand with some sweet new stuff for summer 14. i…

Identity Designed

have come across some wonderful identity designs lately. please click on the images to be taken to the original designer and more information on their process. designed by Tata&Friends for Mr Marcel School (wonderful website too!) designed by Hvass&Hannibal for The Conference: designed by Rudi de Wet for Willem Dirk du Toit: designed by…

Matter

you know i’m a fan of wearing the pants, and if they’re designed specifically for comfort then they’re even better. the debut collection from MATTER, a socially motivated clothing line founded by Yvonne Suner and Renyung Ho after a trip across India, features “pants to see the world in”. they are made from Tussar silk cotton, with no…

Alex Katz

inspired by the print work of artist Alex Katz today, which spans from the late 40s to the present day. you can see his entire impressive archive here. Katz has admitted to destroying a thousand paintings during his first ten years as a painter in order to find his style. Since the 1950s, he worked…

Meg Callahan

Meg Callahan is a designer who makes exquisite patchwork quilts the likes of which i want on my bed. or on my wall. or draped over me when i am on the couch. or used as a cape, for when i walk down the street. whatever! i want one. she recently drove from her hometown of…

These Things No.60

These Things No.60! this feels like it should be momentous, or something. i actually calculated how long i have been blogging the other day, and it’s been 5 years (and 2 months) since i started this olde blog. so, that is kind of momentous i suppose. but even more momentous is that it’s Friday, which…

Lotuff in Marfa

remember i posted about Lotuff last year? well they are literally going places. the leather bag company has recently collaborated with Barneys (aka, made the big time) and then got super cool, adventurous & talented duo Miles & Miles to shoot their spring lookbook in Marfa, Texas. Miles & Miles are Sarah and Stefaan (that’s Sarah…

Kontora Sisters

the Kontora Sisters are Katya and Nastia from Simferopol, a city on the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine. Katya makes jewellery and Nastia is an illustrator (she also takes the photographs seen here). i like that their styles complement each other. also check out Nastia’s other illustrative work here and follow Katya on instagram.

Circus Girls

looking through these photos made me realise that you have to be damn tough to be a Circus Girl. these were taken in 1949 by Nina Leen for LIFE.

Electric Feathers FW14

i’m still spectacularly confused as to why the shows come out a year in advance, or completely adverse to the seasons, but that doesn’t mean i don’t have time to take a squizz at what the designers are up to. Electric Feathers released their FW 14 collection about a month ago, and it is…

LIFE visits Arrowhead Springs

i haven’t delved into the vast LIFE magazine archives in a while, so it was a pleasure to discover this amusing article showing “six healthy girls” from a Hollywood modeling agency visiting Arrowhead Springs in California in 1948. Although they are naturally blessed with plenty of sunshine and cheap orange juice, Californians are notorious for their…

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