way back in the day i did a post called Covers, etc all about an awesome collection of vintage book covers curated by a gentleman named Richard. there are now almost 1500 book covers in his collection, so it’s well worth a second look. i was just thinking this past weekend how grateful i was to be a kid growing up in the eighties and early nineties, when there was hardly any tech, so i read a LOT. and as i got older of course my taste starting shifting into adulthood, and i would sometimes peruse my parent’s collection to see if there was anything suitable for me to read.
Californian jewellery line Crescioni has a new Spring collection on the block, and i gotta say i love the big chunky pieces – especially all the brass earrings. women need to wear more jewellery at the beach, huh? i feel like this is a very cool department we’re not tapping. swimwear by Nu Swim, clothes from Passenger. photography by Andrew Lee.
oooh boy, do i love me a good lookbook you guys. it’s one thing bringing out a new collection, but showcasing your goods in an interesting way is always a challenge. and i feel like Kristina Krogh hit the nail on the head here with her latest print collection News. it was styled by Sofie Brünner and photographed by Enok Holsegård.
remember when you were a kid at the beach, and you wandered around the rock pools searching for treasure – and then you found a sea anemone… and you wanted to, needed to, stick your finger in it? you didn’t know what’s going to happen! but you, like, really really needed to find out. that’s the first thought i had when i saw these intricate ceramic creations by Israeli artist Zemer Peled.
ABOVE: Life Lessons pins
have you guys noticed that enamel pins have become a thing? recently i’ve seen so many rad ones popping up all around the place, and people rocking them in my Instagram feed. and because they’re mostly being made by talented illustrators and designers they’re all super rad. here are some nice ones i found that you can buy online, if you feel like jazzing up your lapel (or whatever). you can just click on some of the images to be taken directly to the shop!
September is the best! it’s my birthday month, and the weather is always mild and wonderful, and it’s my birthday month! it always feels like a time of new beginnings for me, as if there’s been a palpable shift that we are gearing up toward the end of the year. it’s just my favourite month and so that deserves a nice new music mix.
the funny thing about growing up watching American TV & movies, but not being from that country, is that you are intimately familiar with things that play no part in your actual life. for example, stereotypical things that make up an American high school: cheerleaders, football players, cafeterias, having a locker – we had none of these things, yet i’m totally familiar with them.
today is “Spring Day” in South Africa – even though our spring equinox is actually on 23 September (my birthday! coincidence? maybe.) i suppose people around here are just too excited to push winter right out of the way. and conversely people on the other side of the world people are quite ready to usher in autumn. Canadian designer Noémie Vaillancourt is one of those people, having just released her FW15 collection for her label Noemiah.