I am unashamedly a dog person. If I encounter any dog I will make a beeline for said dog and give them a stroke. Maybe it’s because I’ve owned and loved dogs all my life, or the fact that my grandparents bred Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Needless to say, dogs have always been a big part of my life.
Robert Clark is a freelance photographer based in New York, who captured these amazing portraits of the dogs at the 2011 Westminster Dog Show for National Geographic. The photo series really shows the diversity of breeds, shapes and sizes.
Diego Marmolego is a Spanish illustrator, based in Barcelona, whose work is an intricate jumble of blocky forms and bright colours. Some of the shapes in his compositions remind me of the abstract forms of cubist painters.
“Before drawing I graduated at the faculty of psychology. I’m a normal person who draws weird stuff. I like talking with my fingers. My drawings are an astonishing mixture between minimalism and maximalism.”
The Resort 2015 collections have started to trickle into my blog reader and Pinterest feed. I really like the Resort collections as they are less formal and more wearable than the traditional runway collections. I’ll probably do a round up of my favourites at a later stage, but I thought Rachel Comey’s Resort 2015 collection deserved its own post.
Rachel Comey is a New York designer, who turned her eponymous independent fashion label into a fully-fledged brand. Her 2015 Resort collection features a number of different denim styles – from wide-legged, high-waisted to tailored drop-crotch pants. To quote Style’s review of her collection:
“…her strategy with the denim has been to stick to her niche of exploratory silhouettes and experimental washes. No skinny jeans for her. Likewise, this collection’s painted prints, tropical florals, and linens dotted with cotton eyelash provided some eccentric flourish to accessible silhouettes. Comey knows that people look to her for a touch of the unexpected but nothing too overtly avant-garde or strange.”
All images courtesy style.com
I’ve been asked to make a traditional American apple pie for a party this weekend. But I got a bit carried away with research, so I thought I would share some delicious-looking sweet and savoury pies that I came across.
Vegan Shepard’s Pie from Feasting at Home
Lemon Meringue Pie from Yossy Arefi
Fresh Blueberry Pie from Rose Levy Beranbaum
Spanikopita (Greek spinach and feta pie) from Heather Christo
Spiced pear, gorgonzola and toasted walnut pie from Local Milk
Almond Custard Pie with Lavender Syrup from Adventures in Cooking
Maple Walnut Cream Tart from Food 52
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Svenja Specht is the German fashion designer behind the fashion label Reality Studio. Her summer 2014 collection is titled TIGERBALM and features a clear Oriental influence in terms of the style and print.
The textile designs are the result of a creative collaboration with milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre The lookbook was photographed by Yosuke Demukai, expertly art directed by The Simple Society and styled by Solveig Viola.
Charles Fréger is a French photographer, born in 1975, who studied at the Rouen Art School. He is most well known for his Wilder Mann series - that captures the strange and surreal costumes worn by tribal communities in Europe to celebrate the mythology of the wild man. The project was later turned into a book.
His most recent series, commissioned by National Geographic, documents the brightly coloured and patterned painted elephants in Jaipur, North-West India.
“It was like a dream to organise this painted elephant project in India. I wanted to know how it feel to portrait the elephant, so much that the elephant became really the model, much more than the mahout on its back. I finally managed to photograph 25 elephants, one by one, with different costumes and painting.”
As I get older I’m drawn more to buying well made basic items that will endure through all those trends that come and go. This has to do with the fact that I don’t have the time, money, or inclination, to brave a shopping mall whenever something new pops up on the horizon. If I could, I would only shop online.
The Madewell Fall 2014 collection, designed by Somsack Sikhounmuong, is a good selection of basics that incorporates colour, print and texture to keep things interesting. Now I just need to figure out how to get my hands on some of their pieces.