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Mother

i spotted a shot from the Mother collection on Pinterest – uncredited, of course, grrrrr – but it wasn’t until this post on Style Bubble that i learned that this is the new range from Yokoo (of hand-knitted scarves and accessories fame).

Mother stems from the desire to rid the fashion world of the notion that modern feminism is the absence of femininity. I wanted to design clothes for true feminist. Women who are not afraid to be women. Women who don’t muster up the courage to say, “yes” but feel quite comfortable in the ease of saying, “no.” Mother stands for an authoritative approach to femininity. In nature, the more unseen a power, the more of an authoritative the role.

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Nice Things No.6

having a bluesy monday? some light retail therapy might do the trick. nice things no.6.

valentines card from parrott design studio. which reminds me, be sure to check out a mega list of love cards that i compiled over at honey kennedy (just in time for valentines day).

beautifully simple satchel from a room model:

grey & peach zag bowl from up in the air somewhere:

louisa louisa is a cute vintage shop:

odette new york & mcmc fragrances valentine gift set:

printed calligraphy gifts tags from yours is the earth:

sensational vintage jewellery from the deeps:

globe pendants from dylan design co:

herbal lip balms from phoenix botanicals:

johnny cash letterpress print by in haus press:

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Gorman

have you seen the new stuff over at australian label Gorman? there’s some seriously fun things happening down under.

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Prunella Soap

Prunella is an organic (and vegan) soap line by Janell Anderson out of Portland, Oregan. the packaging and photography is so darn cute i almost can’t stand it.

Prunella is vegan, organic cold process soap made in small batches with simple, all natural ingredients in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is made utilizing the old-fashioned method of soap making and cures for a minimum of four weeks from the time it is made until it’s available for sale. Eco-friendly, super sudsy and wonderful for your skin! Prunella (Princess Prunella…to be exact) was a nickname given to me by my mom when I was a little girl because I would stay in the bath too long…my fingertips would turn to “prunes!”

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Rennes Handmade

i have been an admirer of Rennes Handmade for quite some time, but realised that i had never given this wonderful label some blog love (i don’t think? my archives baffle me sometimes). so, here you go! shop away. they’re on etsy too – love the marbled leather tote and pouches.

Rennes >> a company that makes leather goods and clothing; a shortened version of Rennes-le-Château. Rennes-le-Château >> a village in southern France home to local lore and mystery. Rennes is a small house of sewing in Boston, Massachusetts. From start to finish Julia drafts, cuts, and sews every piece in each collection. Attention is placed on small details, unique materials, and quality of craftsmanship. Rennes is inspired by simplicity and the belief that making an item by hand creates community.

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JF & SON

thanks to jen for reminding me about the radness that is JF & SON. there are just too many cool shops out there, and i often forget to check in on their websites… i think someone needs to set up some kind of rss feed for that.

JF & SON’s fanatical obsession with textiles informs the company’s approach to production and design. working with hand-weavers throughout india, the company develops custom fabrics, which are sent to the vertically integrated JF & SON studio in new delhi. in this creative environment JF & SON authors a new design vernacular, combining elements of modernism with traditional methods of beading, embroidery, and printing. by partnering with artists and artisans from new york to india, JF & SON meets its ideals of fairness in labor while reinforcing its commitment to community and collaboration everywhere.

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More Wall Space, Please

i change the pictures on my walls pretty regularly, and i’m gradually aiming to replace stuff i’ve printed out from the internet (yes, i’m on a budget – don’t judge) with real art made by talented people.

vu de l’extérieur print by fieldguided:

fin iii by richard roberts:

summer fruit & winter fruit by claire nereim:

texas by curtis jinkins:

get back to work by steady print shop co:

dueling watson the cat by medium control :

la lune by double merrick:

chronic bitchface by kris atomic:

sweater by karolin schnoor:

mountains by leah duncan:

b&w wave by rinn:

perfect twist by debbie carlos:

homestead by beauchamping:

process colour triangle print by desTroy:

lion for a day by random objects:

think from felt & wire:

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