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Building Block

you know that feeling you get when you’re super excited and nervous? say, before a date with someone you really like… or after you’ve just done something amazing like bunjee jumped or skinny dipped (with that someone you really like). heart palpitations might be the right word. WELL. i just got heart palpitations looking through the pieces at Building Block. god, it feels like i’m a teenager in love or something.

Building Block is a multi-medium design project based in Los Angeles, initiated in Tokyo by sisters Kimberly & Nancy Wu. Its focus moves freely in between luxury and industrial design where utilitarian materials and processes translate into minimalist forms. With the intent of magnifying essentials and editing out excess, Building Block finds continual inspiration in returning back to square one.

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Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains is a studio based in Brooklyn founded by Hawaiian born designer Syrette Lew. i absolutely love the Crosstown bag that doubles as a shoulder bag slash backpack.

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Anett Hajdu

i love the beautiful identity & packaging work that designer Miklos Kiss developed for fashion designer Anett Hajdu’s A/W 11/12 accessories collection. Miklos explains the design on his website:

Anett Hajdu’s accessories collection concept: in the chaos caused by contemporary and eclectic fashion trends, it is a pleasant feeling to turn toward to the style of puritanism what inspired by the nature and people costumes who are living with the nature. People and their everyday objects, animals and the atmosphere around the arctic circle provided a starting point for this design collection. Every single bag contains a unique individuality in hidden leather-jewels that helps us to perform as a part of the pure nature. These bags reveals the hidden animal from us. The packaging concept fits for the main design theory. The casing remind us for the meat industrial wrappings, the hunter accessories as well as a little Skandinavian sense.

and here’s the lookbook for the bags & headpieces from Annet’s website:

lookbook credits: all the garments : kepp showroom / clothes : adél kovács, teréz havancsák / shoes : szandra hofstaedter / bags and head pieces : anett hajdu / photo: peter hencz / creative conception: angie palmai / hair: kászon hortobágyi / make-up: richárd cs. fazekas / model: sara (icon)

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Missibaba A/W 2011

lately i’ve been in a shoe phase (more like perving over shoes than actually buying them) – but am slowly coming round to bags again. my black leather bag hasn’t let me down for over 5 years and is versatile enough that i haven’t gotten bored of it, but it’s starting to show some wear… and as much as it saddens me it might be time for something new.

this is where missibaba comes in. i totally freaked over their previous western inspired cowboy’s little girl collection, so much so that the word un-fucking-believable might have been used. they have just released their new autumn/winter collection, lucy in the sky with diamonds – inspired by the beatles and their flamboyant military-esque sgt. pepper suits. they were kind enough to send me pictures so i could do some hi-res drooling… the hand-painted gingham print of the cha-ching bag and the workhorse bag in particular really get me. and the possum. whoa it’s tough to choose!

i daresay that possibly the best thing about missibaba is the fact that their bags and accessories are handmade here in south africa by designer chloe townsend and her team of local craftswomen. sold. which is your favourite?

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im:mortal

im:mortal sports a mega hippies & crystals vibe – but i like their accessories.

(how absolutely nuts is her thick braided hair?)

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somebody’s been eyeballin’ la garconne again

it’s almost effin 30 degrees celcius every day & i’m looking at flippen boots? i can’t really help it guys, can you believe some of this stuff… click on the pics if you want to buy. if you actually do want to buy, please don’t tell me. i’ll be jealous.

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