I’m sick at the moment with some awful chest and head cold thing, which has left me feeling rather grumpy and sorry for myself. Another “side effect” of this is a greatly increased desire for comfort food – this compilation is intended to satiate that desire. It may inspire you too!
Zosia Dzierzawska is a Polish illustrator based in Milan. She works in a collaborative creative studio called Studio Armad’illo. Her illustration reminds me of artist and children’s book illustrator Carson Ellis. It has a delicate and rich cultural quality about it.
This beautiful gathering in Portugal.
Great basics from Neuw Denim’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
The work of New York-based, Mexican illustrator Rachel Levit, whose minimal use of colour is most pleasing.
Amazing wool blankets from Norwegian textile brand Røros Tweed.
Two elegantly simple pieces from Verse Jewelry.
Photographer Vanessa Püntener took a series of portraits of 13 women from Vilnius, Lithuania. The portraits feature the back of each women’s head adorned with a different head scarf. The project seeks to explore the diverse identities of women in post-Communist Lithuania.
“You Are My Wild is a weekly portrait project that brings together 14 photographers to document how they see their children.”
This blog makes me miss being a kid – playing LEGO with my brother, building forts and just generally letting my imagination run riot. I really like the concept behind the project – it’s a great way to document a child’s development in a much more consistent and meaningful manner. In a way, it’s a more relevant version of family photo albums or scrapbooks.
This winter I have decided to wear more hats. This is completely useless information to you (dear reader), but I thought I’d share some hat inspiration for those who like the accessory.
Hats in Celine’s Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.
Awesome hats and backgrounds in the Études Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.
John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj are the husband and wife design team behind bookhou, a studio that produces original textile pieces. Combining John’s experience as a painter/furniture maker and Arounna’s experience as a textile designer, this talented pair churns out unique and beautiful hand-printed fabric, bags, napkins and other design products. Beautiful stuff.
First up is the lovely Karin, the lady behind Dear Rae, who is a very talented jewellery designer. Located in the Woodstock Foundry, her studio/store is a light and spacious place that showcases her delicate jewellery beautifully. I bought each of my bridesmaids a different gold Dear Rae bracelet as a thank you present for their help with my wedding and they loved them. I highly recommend a visit.
Katherine-Mary Pichulik has received a lot of buzz for her jewellery label Pichulik. One of her necklace designs “The Golden Fold” was nominated for Design Indaba’s Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2013 award. The Pichulik brand is known for its bold statement jewellery that combines colourful rope, metal, beads and bones in a beautifully ornate way. Her latest Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was shoot by Kope Figgins.
Famke is the brainchild of Cape Town creative Famke Koene, whose bone-inspired works are beautifully macabre.
Skermunkil Design Studio is a small jewellery company run by Marietjie Beeslaar and her husband Rory. Their studio is based in Muizenberg, Cape Town.
I found out about Milame Handmade Designs relatively recently. The lady behind the label is jewellery designer Emma Atkinson, who has a lovely shop just off Kloof Street selling many beautiful trinkets. Her jewellery is very reasonably priced and she is open to custom commissions.