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…

Mari Giudicelli

Mari Giudicelli is the gorgeous brazilian who you have seen modelling for cool brands like Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Erin Considine (amongst many others). she is, naturally, very stylish herself and is launching an eponymous shoe brand – debuting this Friday. you can read all about it at T Magazine. Giudicelli cites nature as her primary inspiration for the collection,…

Overgrowth

you might be one of the 52k people who follow photographer Parker Fitzgerald on Instagram, or you may know his work from extensive collaborations with big names like Kinfolk or perhaps you first discovered him when i featured his work way back in 2010 (mega blog flashback!). over the course of two years Fitzgerald collaborated with floral designer Riley…

Mid Week Distraction No. 33

if this shot of Harrison Ford isn’t a distraction i don’t know WHAT is. if Harrison doesn’t do it for you, then why don’t you click on any of the links below. i promise there will be something you dig (even my husband reads Mid Week Distractions!)

Goodies No. 27

damn, it’s been a helluva week. we had to have both our family dogs put down within a day of each other, and it wreaked havoc with my emotions. i was basically Ron Burgundy in this scene. every now and then Anton would walk in on me ugly crying at my desk, a concerned look…

Lonesome Dove

last week Anton and i got sucked in, deep, to the classic 1989 western mini-series Lonesome Dove. it got to the point where i was texting him during the day saying “don’t watch LD without me!” even though my husband is partial to the occasional cowboy film, we were both oblivious to its existence. which is why it was…

Sinziana Velicescu

i found myself in a very zen place after a stressful morning by browsing through the photography of Sinziana Velicescu. she is a LA based photographer & filmmaker, and her photography “explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change”. you can follow her on instagram, tumblr, flickr & facebook.

Future Glory

i like these bags by Future Glory very much. Future Glory Co. locally handcrafts bags and accessories that support social causes. We believe that business is a means to support social change, so with every purchase, a portion of proceeds is donated to local organizations dedicated to rebuilding the lives of women. Additionally, select…

Black Hardware

above image from The Design Files. i have some pretty big news… we bought a house! this has only been a few months in the making, we certainly weren’t planning on buying a new house and moving with a baby on the way. we’ve even done a few renovations in our flat (new parquet floors, new bedroom cupboards)…

Nicola Odemann

i have posted about Nicola Odemann before, but somehow the images in the post have disappeared. mmm, i suppose if you have had a blog going for 7 off years there will be some digital casualties along the way (i imagine the internet to eat files like the dreaded sarlacc, to be honest). well anyway,…

Mug Life

above: ceramic coconut bowl by Cristaseya. if i am ever in a homeware store with Anton and i start wandering towards the coffee mugs i think he breaks into a cold sweat, screaming internally don’t buy any more mugs. but you see – i want all of the mugs. specifically i want a collection…

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