Magnolia Antic

i imagine the woman who wears clothing from Barcelona based Magnolia Antic to be very, very refined. an Audrey Hepburn type who smells like, well, magnolias possibly. shop the collection here and if you’re in Barcelona visit their shop here.

Magnolia Antic, a magical space in Barcelona which transports us to a timeless place. The scent of beautiful flowers blends like silk with the clothes, as if it were a poem. Step by step you will see beautiful dresses, bags, gloves, and delicate ceramics each with a unique history that float like souls in the air…

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AYR

i spent a fair amount of time clicking around the AYR website because (a) they have beautiful clothes and (b) the website is soooooo nice to look at & use. i particularly love the little wheel you can click on to select different colours of the same product (see this rad dress as an example). i actually hadn’t heard of AYR before, but they focus on a few products done well (think Everlane) – great denim (loads of choices!), chambray, cashmere, tees, simple dresses and the like.

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to find. We imagined a line of our favorite pieces, the things we would live in every day, all year round. So we stopped looking and started designing. We believe in good design, value out of versatility, and thoughtful service. Product and process should be easy and effortless. Our edited essentials and our exclusively digital experience look forward, not back.

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Casa No Tempo

Casa No Tempo is an old family farm situated on 400 hectares just outside Lisbon, Portugal, that was renovated by João and Andreia Rodrigues (along with design firm Aires Mateus) and turned into sparse yet luxe bed and breakfast accommodation. it reminds me of some of the old farms you see in South Africa, the ideal place to getaway to in my opinion. also, that pool!

Casa No Tempo has been in the family for many years. It was our granddad’s will that we look after it until the next generation. Being aware of his vision we tried to aim higher, connecting the past with the coming future,  leaving out the marks of time, in search for a peaceful and timeless place.

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Nail Art History

Nail Art + Art History = Nail Art History. the woman behind the nails – and attached to the nails – is Susi Kenna, an art lover (who actually works for an Art PR firm) who interprets the work of contemporary artists into 10 nail designs and then painstakingly creates these tiny masterpieces with the help of masterful nail artists like Mei Kawajiri and Vanity Projects. all the details of the artists are on her blog.

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Moving Mountains

the very talented Syrette Lew of Moving Mountains just released some new pieces that debuted at this year’s NY Design Week. that Confetti Credenza is on a-n-o-t-h-e-r level. i actually gasped when i saw it. you can see all her work on her website – including descriptions of each piece.

The name Moving Mountains is both an allusion and tribute to the Hawaiian archipelago and its imperceptible movement northwestward. In fact, all mountains are moving on this planet but the Hawaiian Islands are possibly the most explicit example of this geological phenomena. Though born and raised in Hawaii, Syrette Lew managed to find her way to yet another island 5000 miles away. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

check out my first two posts about Moving Mountains. ceramic sculptures by Keiko Narahashi.

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Another Feather: Pearl

Hannah Ferrara is one of my favourite people to follow online, not only because of her beautiful jewellery line Another Feather, she’s also a fine, fine Instagrammer. she has just launched the new collection for her line, Pearl. she styled the beautiful lookbook herself and it features another stylish woman modelling the pieces – Madelynn Hackwith Furlong (who has a great blog and rad apartment that i posted about before). the photos were taken by Caylon Hackwith who is Madelynn’s husband. so there you go – one seriously cool team.

Portland-based maker and artist Hannah Ferrara began making minimalistic jewelry after searching long & hard for the pieces she herself wanted to wear. Inspired by her travels, minimal design, ancient relics, and an appreciation for well made objects and heirlooms, her line Another Feather includes minimal metal made jewelry and simple everyday adornments.

shop Another Feather here.

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David Vu

David Vu is a designer and craftsman based in New York whose furniture i really love.

After studying photography and sculpture, making props for photographs and sculptures inflected with ideas from photography, I found that my fascination was with the objects themselves. Since then I have been making a wide range of objects, replacing the poorly made and designed things in my life with items that I’ve made myself.

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