Found, Revisited

i’m so glad to see that the National Geographic Found tumblr is still going since i first posted about it back when it launched in March. they have a ton of brilliant photos on there now (this one is especially notable). imagine being the Nat Geo staffer who gets to go through the archives and update the blog – dream job! i especially love the bright kodachrome looking shots, they make me feel like going on holiday with a film camera and snapping some of my own.

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Samuji

wow i am kind of besotted with the summer 2013 lookbook for Finnish label Samuji, Changing Patterns. the model, the clothes, the paint, the clever parallax scrolling… i ended up going up and down and up and down. these are just screenshots, you definitely have to go on over and experience it for yourself. i’m not sure if all these pieces are available to buy yet, but keep an eye on their online shop for more.

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VSCO Grid

if you’re a regular iPhone snapper / Instagrammer (or, indeed, a professional photographer) you’ll be familiar with VSCO. their original VSCO Cam iPhone app is a favourite of many, with a handful of beautiful film presets and easy editing tools that turn your every day photos into something pretty magical. they just released their updated app (so you can’t get the old one anymore) – and it’s now free, but features in-app purchases for several film bundles. faded & moody; bright + clean; analog classic… take your pick. i haven’t played with it too much, but it is a sweet little app and i know it will help make my pretty average photos on instagram look just that little bit better.

the most exciting thing about the update for me is their release of VSCO Grid - a free minimalist publishing platform for people to showcase their mobile photography. they emphasise that it’s not a social media platform – i.e. not a competitor for Instagram – but rather, “focused on craft, curation and content, and less on followers and likes.” at the moment it’s in the beta / testing / let’s hope we don’t break the servers / only for awesome people phase, but hopefully it will roll out to the rest of us soon.

edit: just got mine! check it out here: missmoss.vsco.co

here are some cool people whose grids you can check out so far.

s. Fawn DeViney:

Kevin Russ (also know as a bit of an Instagram demi-god):

Nirav Patel:

Dear Leila:

Tim Lampe:

and some more to follow: Ana Barros; Mark Weaver; Jerad Knudson; Joanne (aka The Mrs); Carter Moore; Greg Lutze. discover and read more about VSCO Grid here.

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Things That Go Together

i have been seduced by some beautiful imagery online in the past week, and especially things that go together. 1. this lady’s impeccable style in the moment – there’s nothing quite like a camel coat. 2. Loeffler Randall’s amazing new pre-fall booties. i haven’t wanted new shoes this badly in a while. 3. the leather skirt and infectious smile of Monica Paolini. 4. these watches by VOID – in every colour, please (but especially the brown). 5.  the industrial collection at Bodie & Fou. 6. clipping details over at the Rijksmuseum. 7. Gorgeous kitty by Aurore de La Morinerie8. Another lovely cat, by Mathilde. 9. the fashion stylings of Nanushka. 10. ink on paper by Malin Gabriella Nordin. 11. the Paris apartment of Clarisse and Lucile Demory.

Miss Moss // Things That Go Together

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Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach is a photographer from New York who specialises in the early wet plate collodion photographic technique. she has many beautiful projects to explore on her website, but the one that caught my eye was Surfland – where Joni documents surfers on the coasts of the US and Australia.

SurfLand is an ongoing project of contemporary portraits of surfers created using the historic wet-plate collodion process. The photographs are a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Using the instantaneous wet-plate collodion process, I am creating one-of-a-kind tintypes that are imbued with a feeling of ambiguity, timelessness and mystery.

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We Went Wild

Miss Moss // We Went Wild Music Mix

thank you for helping pick my new logo yesterday (and peeps on facebook and pinterest). the overwhelming vote went towards what you’ll see above – also my personal choice! to celebrate, and say thanks, i have made a new music mix.

the cover art was inspired by Africa, which i have been watching a LOT of lately. let’s just say that the baby elephant’s fate upset me more than that recent episode of Game of Thrones everyone is talking about.

[wpcol_1half id="" class="" style=""] We Went Wild. playlist:

  1. Lord Huron – We Went Wild
  2. HAERTS – Wings
  3. TV Girl – She Smokes in Bed
  4. Lucius – Until We Get There
  5. The Feather – Sighs
  6. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel
  7. Yacht – Shangri-La
  8. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – That’s What’s Up
  9. Josh Ritter – New Lover
  10. Sam Amidon – My New Friend
  11. Laura Marling – Where Can I Go?
  12. Wampire – Trains
  13. Saskatchewan – Youth Ministry
  14. PEAKS – Speak
  15. Haim – I’ll Try Anything Once (The Strokes Cover)
  16. Float Fall – Someday
  17. Golden Youth – We Are Alive
  18. Azure Blue – Willows and Pines
  19. Houses – The Beauty Surrounds

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[/wpcol_1half_end] all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!

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The Table

you will no doubt remember my old friend Jessica from various posts on the blog, as well as her and husband Luke’s wonderful restaurant Nook in Stellenbosch. after some busy & hectic years they sold Nook and moved to the country for a while, but it wasn’t long before ideas began brewing for their next venture – and that came in the form of The Table at De Meye. already an established eatery, the previous owners Russell and Camilla were sad to sell this little piece of heaven in the winelands – but Jess & Luke planned to continue the tradition of family-style dining inspired by local & seasonal ingredients.

…and this past saturday was their first official lunch! we ate charcuterie, fresh bread and sunchoke soup to start, and then the table was laden with plates of braised beef shortrib, mashed potatoes with lashings of farm butter, sauteed oyster mushrooms and sugar snap peas, pickled baby beets, and a delicious baby onion tarte tatin served with micro-greens. dessert was quince served two ways – poached with celery & ginger ice-cream (!) and a picture perfect quince souffle.

if you’ve ever been to the The Table before you know that usually guests sit at rustic tables under the trees outside, but this weekend winter really arrived in the Cape, so we sat inside the main building – which used to be an old dairy shed – next to the cosy fire. you’ll see lots of pics of the lovely interior below, as well as some images of the farm itself (and the farm dogs!). De Meye is a family-owned boutique winery just outside Stellenbosch, so you can do wine tastings right next door to the restaurant to pick the wine you’re going to have with your meal (so smart).

eating at The Table really is an awesome outing, and a perfect excuse to get out of town for the day. they’re open Saturdays and Sundays for long, lazy lunches. you can contact Jessica & Luke via their website to book a table.

all photos taken by me.

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