Lauren Winter

Lauren Winter is the talented lady behind formerly-known-as Etsy shop Blooming Leopold, which i have featured a couple of times on the blog. her label is now known simply as Lauren Winter – check out her wonderful new collection. but today i’d like to focus on the stylishness of Lauren herself, who is a talented DIYer and all-round creative person. she’s dyes her own fabric (!) and regularly shares some pretty kick-ass sewing projects over at Drifter & Gypsy. she also takes beautiful photographs! so be sure to add her to your blog roll, cause you’re gonna want to keep track.

all photos c/o Lauren Winter.

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These Things No. 26

these things issue no. 26

this girl (she’s everywhere!) snapped by the locals

wood wood via honey kennedy

this swimsuit

island menu is a fantastic food & photo blog out of tasmania, via wolf eyebrows

rad bench, awesome wall

marina muñoz snapped by mr. newton

if you’re getting married in the US in June 2012 or in Spain in July 2012 (or if you’re getting married in Sweden, or anywhere at all) hire Hilda as your wedding photographer! she’s talented.

this print

simple golden necklaces by weekday carnival

backstage at margaret howell by vanessa jackman

this house

lina rennell via the shiny squirrel

such a cool birth announcement card (also love the name Ralph)

a-frame plant hanger via all the mountains

hammered brass choker by young frankk

photography by katya tyutrina

best halloween costume

this pooch

and lastly, in case you need cheering up and if you somehow haven’t seen this yet – the latest song & video from The Black Keys (cannot wait for their new album!)


These Things No.25

these things issue no.25

been doing a load of guest posts over at honestly wtf:

eva in a horse print dress captured by street peeper:

the interior of this cupcake shop (note the baking cup lights):

olympia le tan milk bags:

kicha’s collection of vintage photos via michelle:

the light in this photo by laura zalenga:

erin o’connor’s home:

shirts by cosmic wonder:

this wedding photographed by amy merrick (who did the flowers too, obviously):

the models from american gothic via vic:

love spotting the sparkly miu miu booties all over the place:

top row: mr. newton ; bottom left: trendy crew ; bottom middle & right: citizen couture

a bunny planter (sold unfortunately):

always enjoy peeking into other people’s beauty routines, check out this post by katie:

mouse pads i would actually like to have on my desk, via black eiffel:

new leather bags by forest bound:

necklaces by alyson fox:

the sartorialist has been capturing some gems lately:

love these dresses by tsumori chisato:

this photo by andrew jarman:

a fantastic video for the dana lee new york spring summer 2012 collection:

this photo by berta vicente salas:

jewellery by allison:

this photo by emily yost:

green mailbox by marcial ahsayane:

and finally, the incredibly awesome music video for my current favourite song by bombay bicycle club:


These Things No.14

these things issue no.14 – perhaps if i add an “issue” it will sound more fancy.

i might have reached the height of internet loserdom when i created yet another tumblr. this time it’s in order to bookmark interior inspiration. i’ve realised that tumblr is basically my version of pinterest (a site i could never get into, weirdly enough). so, take a gander at home is where the couch is if you want to look at rad interiors.

speaking of tumblrs, my main inspiration tumblr was listed as one of the top 5 tumblrs by Rich Tong (their fashion director) in Net-A-Porter’s Blog Power List. my jaw dropped to the floor, guys. what an honour – thank you Rich! and thanks to everyone for their encouraging tweets and emails of congratulations.

next to garance doré… what’s that all about!

jen / honey kennedy finds the most amazing fashion stories, seriously. the f/w lookbook for keller = golden.

jess made a dark & wonderful ale & beef pie based on this post. it was DELICIOUS (and perfect for winter)

this vogue cover of sofia coppola via kate

matt’s northwesterner range of bags (he blogged about it here) – the grey or the olive? ack! can’t choose.

katrin’s gorgeous postcard painting of flamboyant trees in harare

this pooch! oooooh man. cuddles please. photo by luke beard. nice name, beard.

awesome people hanging out together:

the lumiere brothers

the internet seriously has to stop taunting me with perfect bangs. i shan’t cut my hair, i shan’t cut my hair. photo by Martijn Savenije (the same clever fellow behind cats in bars)

… and then the internet makes up for it by showing me perfect non-bangs hair – photo by katrin braga

i’m glad so many of you enjoyed the pools of colour post. well, i’ve discovered even more pools of radness

grand prismatic spring:

morning glory pool:

this lady holding a giant potato

really enjoyed ‘browsing through’ this 1975 edition of vogue

kristina’s brilliant “american apparel mermaid” made me chuckle

backyard bill photographed this cool amsterdam local (noticed the checked shirt)

this garden

the ALL knitwear range is too damn cute. via banana meet-cute

another vintage cowgirl for everyone’s collection

nancy straughan’s range via where the lovely things are (mallory also always finds the best things)

drunk ron swanson – hahahaaaaa. thanks mallix.

and, the absolute cherry on top, a video that gave me so much joy on friday that i practically danced into the weekend. discovered with much thanks to anna of doorsixteen


(play that video & then watch ron swanson also dancing to Vogue – haaahahahaaa)


These Things No.13

you may have noticed that it’s the beginning of the month and there is still no new music mix. i’ve decided to put them on the back burner for a little while. mostly because i’ve had no real inspiration for a new one lately and don’t want to just pull something out of thin air, but also because i am feeling kind of conflicted about sharing them to be honest*. i don’t know if this is the end of the music mixes… it probably isn’t because i enjoy making the cover art way too much and i also love sharing good music with everyone. you can still download all the old ones if you haven’t already.

ANYWAY – here’s a these things which might take the sting out of that piece of news.

i finally got my hands on the latest The Gentlewoman and it is so, so good. honestly the best magazine i have seen in a while. i particularly LOVED the editorial about dancing – couldn’t take my eyes off it. the piece about sarah of colette was a really interesting read, too. ah man… can’t pick a favourite. just go out and get it if you haven’t already.

have you guys been watching game of thrones? seriously… watch game of thrones. peter dinklage is my favourite.

i went fantasy home shopping in what i like to call the black hole of Bukowski’s auction house. it’s pretty tough for me to exit said black hole after i go down it. holy man, it is fun though.

above: chairframechandeliersofa

above: david hockney – gregory / carpet

above: bookcase / chest of drawers / dishsideboard

above: carpet / david hockney – black tulips

these infrared photographs of eastern congo by richard mosse made my jaw drop – via les yeux sans visage

erdem resort 2012 collection

very much in favour of this big wooden wall in this rad apartment in brooklyn. i don’t know why people paint over wood or want to cover it up, especially in houses from the seventies. more wood, i say!

speaking of wood, can’t believe these clogs haven’t been snapped up yet. lauren finds the best things.

completely enamoured by these maxi skirts (actually the entire collection) by J J.S Lee via style bubble

this photo of jack nicholson from life magazine

the wedding party by aron wiesenfeld (instantly made me think of the road, which haunts me to this day)

check out these blade runner polaroids at wolf eyebrows

i liked thakoon’s bag for this vogue weekend getaway feature captured by the coveteur

i would wear the shit out of this spider scarf by klaus haapaniemi

a swing on the pavement? genius! captured by chloe louise mayne

i’ve been thinking about my room / house / living area a lot lately. i’d love a dark corner like this.

here’s a really nice collection of classic hollywood photos – many of which i hadn’t seen before (thanks katie)

oh to be here right now

* a reader asked me recently whether the music mixes were “legal” (…..) ← that’s the sound of me mulling that question over. i’d like to think that sharing musics from amazing artists would encourage people to go out, buy their albums, see their shows and wear their t-shirts. but that question still has me mulling, though.



i save a lot of things to my tumblr. a lot. it’s a means for me to bookmark things i love on my daily internet travels so i can remember to revisit them later, and also another great way to share cool finds with people. it mostly has a pretty fashion orientated bent… with quite a lot of photography thrown in for good measure. here’s some of my recent favourites.

trendi via calivintage / james clothier via the shiny squirrel

géraldine van wessem / the dirty projector

stockholm streetstyle / pictophilia via loveliness

francoise hardy at hannah karina via la mignonette / sverrir thor

alyson von / famapa via dreamcats

emilie anna evelina björk / rachel dowda

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