So I went out and splurged on a overly large, sexy, smells good, looks good but completely pointless for the non fashionista fashion magazine. One I hadn’t bought before nor heard of until 'Deep Breeding' popped up on my Feedly stream. I am definitely not a dedicated follower of fashion, but often dream of ‘where would I be if I had tailored my creative side towards LCF instead of LCC’… I am however a dog lover, but that little nugget aside I was simply mesmerised by this beautiful series by photographer Platon for the fall edition of Garage Magazine. There are more of course, but these three were the urge-to-splurge shots for me. As it turns out the rest of the magazine is vibrant and fun, some great clashing spreads and bold typography treatments. This edition will take pride op place on my coffee table and will likely be flicked, stroked and sniffed with accompanying coos of affection over the coming months.
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Why hello, what’s this you say? Well chaps this is the latest collaboration between two terrific British brands, Aglepoise and Paul Smith. The stunning simplicity of the traditional type 75 desk lamp with added signature flair of Britain’s foremost designer is available to order now. To secure pride of place in your understatedly modern home you have to be quick, this limited edition will only be around for a short time. See Aglepoise for more details - And yes I want one…
OK So i’ve been back from my holiday in Anglesey for two weeks now and hit the ground running with juggling job and all this house buying malarkey. Hugely exciting, yet a very stressful and emotional roller coaster. So today I have taken five minutes out of the whirling cloud of chaos to relax and reminisce about the wonderful week we had in Wales. A thought also occurred to me, this may well be the last holiday David and I have living almost separate lives. Exciting times moving and merging ones stuff into a different set of four walls to call home. I wonder what adventures will come next - I can’t wait to find out!
In case you were wondering about my holiday snaps…
Images 1-3: Ynys llanddwyn • 4: Puffin Island • 5: Trearddur Bay • 6: South Stack Lighthouse
This is the kind of vibrant, social table i’d love for lunch today. Sadly my desk is more likely. #greatcolourstoo
#floorcore is still going strong and one of my favourites. It’s one of those funny things in life that you hardly ever do, but should, just stop. Look up. Down. Rather than just full steam ahead, you will be amazed at the beautiful details. My selection today focuses on the monochromatic marvels. Inspiring? Me thinks so.
This pretty selection is the work of stylist and designer Whitney Leigh Morris, whom I discovered on Instagram this morning and simply couldn’t wait to share. Many of Whitney’s snaps are of her beautiful small, but perfectly formed, cottage home in Venice Beach California. I completely adore her fresh, clean look and her home is full of sweet little ideas (my favourite being the memory strip of family and friend snaps shown above). I also have a bit of a soft spot for her Beagle, Stanley… adorable.
Go on, take a peep - Whitney Leigh Morris
"I’m after the maximum communication with minimum elements" Is the mantra by Noma Bar, an Israeli-born typographer and graphic artist who’s fascination with negative space has become a passion as well as his trade mark. I grew up boggled by the likes of Escher, mesmerised by the emerging forms from his tessellating patterns and fascinated by the fantasy. Noma’s work tickles my fancy in the same way. I love the simplicity and modern approach to idea’s, his work just laughs in the face of the over used phrase 'less is more'. Here are just a few examples of his often fun creations.
To find out more about Noma view Dutch Uncle
“T4TURBAN is a line of custom-made turbans specifically tailored for women. The brand was created by entrepreneur and fashion designer Rand Al Bassam with the goal of revolutionising the iconic headwear. Based in Saudi Arabia, the brand uses stunning patterns and colours that are not only stylish, but are also fitting for the region’s culture and tradition – although the brand’s online store offers a range of turbans to suit consumer’s tastes on an international scale.
The logotype, just like T4TURBAN’s creations, is custom made to look modern and sharp. The colour palette is fresh, feminine and reminiscent of bright, delicate spring gardens. The design layouts, with highlights and boxed-out text, are carefully designed to communicate the brand’s determined purpose of breathing new life into an accessory that has long been synonymous with style.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Article Source: Creative Boom
Swimwear has never been so sassy - glamorous one pieces and sexy separates to make the trip to the beach a teency bit more flirty. Just such a shame Freepeople don’t ship to the UK. Sigh. I for one am gutted.
Prestigious recipes reflected in the design of this unconventional cook book too. No glossy photo’s of mouth watering morsels, just gutsy typographic arrangements to make a bold statement in the kitchen. This may not be your average home cooks most practical purchase but personally I don’t really care, I kind of want it anyway - It’s a beaut.
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So if you’re a bit of a magpie like me then things that glitter and all that shimmers become part of your daily life in some way or another. Perhaps today it’s in the form of amazingly cheap but spangly jewels, or perhaps you go for the glittery doughnut to add a bit of pizzazz to the bland afternoon. Whatever the weather, a few sequins and spot of gold foiling will guarantee to make you shimmy across the office (well it works for me…) If you feel this small selection of pretty things isn’t enough then flitter over to my 'Time to Shine' moodbaord on Pinterest. Just remember your sunglasses and glittery nail polish…