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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Windows of New York

ooooooooh i LOVE projects like this!! graphic designer José Guizar illustrates and shares one window a week for his Windows of New York project. did i tell you we’re going to NYC for our honeymoon? so whenever i see anything NYC related i get even more excited. Says José,

The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.

all images by José Guizar.

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Nice Things No.15

here are 15 nice things for Nice Things No.15 – it’s an Etsy edition!

porcelain jewellery by Loumi:

the daschund league tote bag by giulia sagramola:

moonstone deco silver ring by Datter:

Rest print by Jon Duenas:

lost landscape dress by A Part of Me:

Faux Taxidermy bison head:

i feel great banner by Jimmy Marble:

hand-stitched grey leather tote by Artemis Leatherware:

february’s flowers by Rebekka Seale:

pendleton tote by Arc of Diver:

abstract prints by AMMIKI:

wooden coffee scoop by Brighton Exchange:

triangles tray by oelwein:

thank you card set by Harry Diaz:

crystal bar ring by upper metal class:

and, you’re right, Paris IS always a good idea. poster by Field Trip:

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Margaret Howell SS13

there are two things that made me happy this morning. first was watching that goats video again. i think i may just start every single morning by having a quick glimpse of it. second was having a look through the Margaret Howell SS13 collection. the lookbook, shot by Koto Balofo, is particularly beautiful – highlighting the weaving process of the Irish linen used throughout the collection. the pieces themselves are of course absolutely gorgeous, the tailored trousers a particular favourite (not to mention those delightful mary janes).

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Wonderdeco

i’m actually moving out of my lovely flat this month (sad face), so right now my mind is on the crappy business of packing up. it does make me feel a bit better to browse interior blogs in the process, so that i can imagine what i’d like my new home to look like. if you’re into beautiful Swedish homes like i am then best make a pit stop at Wonderdeco - run by stylist and blogger Sanna Fischer Nordström (who herself has a beautiful home), with photos by Ida Carrol.

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Toast

i really love the aesthetic of UK brand Toast. they have a wonderful collection of basics like breton tees, denim, classic leather items and menswear inspired pieces named after Diane Keaton (of course, who else). have a browse around their latest catalogue and also be sure to check out their gorgeous homeware collection.

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Candela S/S 13

Gabriela Perezutti is the designer behind Candela, based in NYC. her identity is deeply rooted in her Uruguayan ranching upbringing, and these equestrian and traditional gaucho influences are reflected in her designs. the Spring 2013 lookbook was photographed by Tom Hines and art directed by Ro&Co, who was influenced by the french film Indochine to create a romantic, cinematic and sentimental feeling as a backdrop for the collection.

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Oyyo

Oyyo is a studio based in Sweden founded by creative duo Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén, who marry Swedish design sensibilities with their nomadic moods and travelling adventures. the studio releases one to two new products per year to work up a core collection of textiles, pieces of furniture and accessories. their first collection is Oyyo No.1, a series of six original dhurries handwoven by a community of craftspeople near India’s Blue City, Jodhpur.

Uniquely made from 100% organic cotton and vivid vegetable dyes derived from local plants, our dhurries are conceived as timeless self-investment pieces providing comfort of the best possible quality out there. The dhurries are woven with techniques dating back centuries, devoid of machines, but with a contemporary design and colour pallet. Their carefully selected colours and exquisite patterns become a statement of Oyyo’s natural optimism and core values: We claim a re-engagement with the natural world and express our confidence in the productive wonders made possible thanks to cultural diversity.

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