KOROMIKO

KOROMIKO is an online design store founded by Tracey George, a New Zealander now living in Dallas, Texas. Started from the simple idea to support and promote independent designers producing handcrafted, authentically sustainable goods.”

I stumbled across the KOROMIKO website while browsing on Pinterest. It is a really beautifully curated with a lovely selection of textiles, ceramics and kitchen ware, to mention just a few. I decided to do a little round up of items that caught my eye – a virtual wishlist of sorts (click on the images to find the link to that product). But I encourage you to give the site a browse yourselves- there are so many lovely things to buy.

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BLACK DUZI BLANKET

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HONOR for Stone Fox Bride

HONOR is a product of the diverse background and singular vision of president and head designer, Giovanna Randall. An opera singer turned premedical student turned women’s wear designer, Giovanna trained at FIT before interning at C’N’C Costume National in Milan. Giovanna named HONOR after her own adored sister, and her concept for the brand is infused with a heritage of fearless women, past and present.”

The brand recently collaborated with Stone Fox Bride to create a playful and feminine hand-tailored collection of bridal gowns. Each dress is coupled with a poem describing it’s qualities/personality.

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the kitty

the mabel

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the ihlen

the leith

the zoe

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Mouni Feddag

Mouni Feddag has a bright and exuberant illustration style, as well as a very charming online bio:

“I am a drawing person born & based in Nottingham, England, with a Communications Design degree from the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt in Germany (class of 2014). I am also very nice.”

Each composition is a riot of clashing colour and energy. I think Mouni’s work is bloody marvellous, you should check out her tumblr too.

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Studio Nicholson Pre-Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Cape Town has finally succumbed to cooler weather, the leaves are changing and the rain clouds have rolled in. The transitional seasons are my favourite – not too hot, not too cold, just right. I’m looking forward to pulling out my winter coats and knitwear.

Studio Nicholson‘s collections’ always appeal to the tomboy in me. Their clothing uses masculine silhouettes, but also manages to bring in more feminine aspects through their choice of fabric and tailoring. Their Pre-Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection stays true to this aesthetic, and while I don’t have the right shape to pull off drop-crotch pants, they would work beautifully on those endowed with the right frame.

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Miscellany

I’m rather excited to see Dusen Dusen‘s new home range. What a wonderful combination of shapes and colours!

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A bathroom to aspire to.

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A clever idea for a work lunch.

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South African company Essie Letterpress recently released a set of coasters illustrated by Xandri Redelinghuys depicting 6 “Botanical wonders of the Western Cape”. It’s wonderful to see the beautiful indigenous plants of the Cape being showcased in this way.

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My kingdom for this denim jumpsuit from ba&sh.

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The Uniform Dress and the Endless Shirt Dress from KOWTOW could easily become staples in my wardrobe if my bank account was willing.

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Just love this photograph of Minnie the Mountain Dog by John Perivolaris.

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Albert Maysles is one of the iconic director behind the documentaries “The Beales of Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter“. I’m really looking forward to watching his final documentary IRIS, completed before his death in March this year, that focuses on eccentric fashion icon Iris Apfel who manages to navigate and dominate the New York fashion scene at the ripe old age of 93.

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1940’s New York Fashion

How lovely are these fashionable ladies from New York in the 1940’s? They’ve inspired me to put a little more effort into dressing myself in the days to come.

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Back Burn

Back Burn is a beautiful botanical series by Australian photographer Jared Fowler of burnt leaves left as a result of preventative fires.

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