Jocelyn Catterson

much like previously featured Kevin Russ and Nicola Odemann, 21 year old Jocelyn Catterson beautifully documents her love for the great outdoors. she shares photos of her travels to National Parks across the states (Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, California etc etc) on her website & flickr.

I grew up in a small town in Colorado and fell madly in love with the mountains. This passion has grown more intense with time and has come to include the desert, the plains, and the rivers, a passion for morning light and deep canyons, the smell of pine trees and hours spent on the road. These things have become the driving force behind my life and my photography. I have become fascinated with the connection between man and nature and the simplistic beauty of a life lived in a tent/on the road.

all phtoos by Jocelyn Catterson.

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Lauren Manoogian

Lauren Manoogian is a NY based jewellery and knitwear designer whose AW 13 collection is really making me yearn for some colder weather – especially when i was already wiping the sweat off my brow this morning at 9am. you can see a sneak peak of the collection at her tumblr and shop her wares at Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Totokaelo.

photographer: Darroch Putnam. model: Mari Guidicelli

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Winnie Truong

Winnie Truong is a Canadian artist whose infinitely detailed drawings are absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing. she has just launched her latest series A Slow Immersion, which is currently showing at the ESP Gallery in Toronto.

The latest drawing series by Winnie Truong continues to explore the artist’s ongoing relationship with hair beyond beauty and accoutrement and into a direction of a object and environs. Through delicate, labor-intensive drawing, Truong’s anomalous subjects examine the possibility of hair as a veil and as an object of comfort, while also remaining a self-consuming and self-inspiring muse.

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Emerson Fry

i was quite excited about the launch of the new collection from Emerson Fry this past monday – but when i had a spare moment to check in i saw their server had crashed due to heavy traffic. well, that’s certainly a good sign isn’t it? luckily today they were up and running again, so this morning i had some time to really delve in and see what all the fuss is about. their whole vibe pretty much nails how i love to dress – classic skinny straight jeans, beautiful blouses and my current favourite: two tone flatforms. shop the entire collection here.

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Love ZA Buy ZA

if you’ve perused my Cape Town City Guide you’d have noticed the plethora of local fashion boutiques that we are lucky enough to have in our fair city. they stock mostly local designers, something that is dear to the heart of many including myself. i’m very proud of our local shops and designers – on any given day i can walk into one of these places and find something i want/need/have to buy (this is why i try not walk into them too often).

fashion label Good Clothing and local boutique Mungo & Jemima have launched a campaign called Love ZA Buy ZA, and recently collaborated with Shoestring Productions on a beautiful video to launch the initiative.

Our hope is for all local designers to use this campaign to promote their businesses. To create awareness of local brands and help a struggling industry compete with the competition coming in from abroad. We have so much talent in South Africa; we want people to get excited about it and be proud to wear it. At least 80 000 jobs have been lost in the local clothing and textile industry over the past six years as companies continue to close their doors. We want to help change this.

you can visit Good Clothing and Mungo & Jemima at the Design Indaba Expo, which launches tomorrow, to learn more about the initiative and get involved. buy local!

video credits. Director: Richard Wall / Producer: Robert McCulloch / DOP: Sally Low / Editor and Sound Design: Lucian Barnard / Post Production: Dylan Wrankmore / Music: Thank you by Keith Kennif from Unseen Music library / Agency & Production Company: Shoestring Productions

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10 Homes

another installment of Ten Homes. man, what a day. moving sucks! but what sucks even more is when your furniture removal guys don’t even show up when they’re supposed to. needless to say today has been frustrating. honestly, the last thing i felt like doing today was writing a post (ack, my back! my back.) but i thought i’d have a sit down and take a calm scroll / stroll through ten of my favourite homes that have been featured around of late – to remind myself of what can be. i hope you enjoy them too.

brian’s beautiful home featured on sight unseen:

australian artist kirra jamison’s home:

the corners in claire cottrell’s  home:

Leah Fraser’s home, another aussie artist:

Nir Stern’s beautiful place (and cute cat!)

Bobo Wallmansson’s colourful home (and cute dog!)

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Jen’s lovely home, photographed by Lauren Bamford:

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Lisa & Scott’s amazing house in Topanga Canyon:

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a vintage victorian:

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and, occasional glimpses into Suvi’s home:

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Aritzia

despite the kinda ritzy name, Canadian retailer Aritzia has very beautiful wearable pieces, and some snazzy floral numbers too. i’ve always loved the idea of floral pants, but can’t pull them off myself – so whenever i see a gal rocking a pair i applaud the universe.

ps: you might notice things look a bit different around here. i did some spring cleaning… still ironing out the kinks though, so if you’re viewing this on safari on a mac in outer space i can’t guarantee everything is in the right place. but i’ll get there!

 

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London Grammar

well i promised that i would be sharing more music on this here blog (still contemplating those music mixes…) so let me introduce you to London Grammar, if you haven’t heard of them already. they are a trio from London with the amazing Hannah on vocals. there are only have two tracks out so far, but you can pre-order their debut Metal & Dust which is actually releasing next week. based on these two songs that’s something you’re going to be wanting to do right away.

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