sometimes i like to imagine that Valentino create collections just for me. i picture the entire creative team sitting in their studio in Milan, saying – “you know, Diana hasn’t done a colour comparison in a while – things are looking a bit bleak over there. should we give her some inspiration? let’s throw everything we have at her! floral prints, landscapes, Ndebele, the GALAXY… she’s gonna LOVE this.” yep.
last week i hung some pictures in our apartment. Anton has lived there since 2010 and i moved in a few years ago – and till last week there were hardly any pictures up. which is crazy, right? considering how much i love art and surrounding myself with it. i guess it’s harder when there are two of you, and you have to compromise on what both of you like (and where it should go!) anyway now that those first few pics are up things are starting to snowball, and my thoughts are occupied with filling all the blank spaces.
you’ve probably spotted Kate Brien’s feet here and there – since she’s been featured on Vogue and, well, who else matters right? Kate is a stylist, and her fashionable feet appear regularly on her tumblr View from the Topp. Vogue recently asked her to style a killer sock collection in honour of the NY Frieze Art Fair last month. the socks in question are by The Sock Drawer – they have an entire range of Art Socks for your feet. i particularly love Frida and Gauguin.
i did an awesome little project with Modcloth which is on their blog today. Erin from Calivintage approached me about doing a colour comparisons post for them (lucky gal works for Modcloth you see) and she came up with the best idea to put together some fantasy outfits from their inventory and pair them with paintings. not only that, but they’d actually style my choice outfits and photograph them. WHOA! was my exact reaction. then i actually saw the end result and i might have said something like, “HELLS BELLS!” (probably ruder than that actually, but i try to be a lady on this here blog.)
finally got my hands on a copy of bossypants yesterday (i had to wait for the ipad kindle edition since the actual book isn’t available in south africa yet. like most good things i anticipate it won’t be for a while.) i got home from work, made myself comfortable on the couch and didn’t move for the next 5 hours. then i got into bed and read some more. according to this fancy contraption i’m 80% through this puppy. can never seem to pace myself with something that is so good. my favourite bit (so far) would have to be where tina talks about her dad don fey. this gem specifically:
maise broadhead is a jewellery designer whose first solo show the house of fake is showing at the sarah myerscough gallery in london. it is an extension of her 2009 series jewellery depicted, in which her pieces are shown in modern day recreations of historical paintings. magnificent would be the right word to use here.
i decided to do another one of these because (a) i love them (b) other people love them and (c) do i need another reason? oh, i haven’t posted any art in a while. my favourite thing. that’s c.
it’s almost weekend, which means plenty of opportunity to spend hours at a cafe somewhere, drinking coffee (or gin or sangria) and talking crap. yes, let’s!
32 outsider art masterpieces at the blog of innocence
le Gros arbre by Maurice Grimaldi
la Mer by Dominique Peyronnet
le Metro aerien by Jules Lefranc
i enjoy janet hill‘s still lifes (… still lives? i still don’t know what the plural is)
wonderful work by japanese graphic artist kmr.img