Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Silent Sundays:

how exciting! the beautifully stylish rhiannon from liebemarlene vintage has opened an online shop along with her friend jamie hopper, the shop has a mix of some amazing designers- such as secret squirrel and TBA- as well as lots of lovely vintage stuff. they've also created a stunning lookbook with a suitably perfect model.




all images silent sundays.


this whole thing makes me even more excited for a project I'm in the midst of starting up with my very best friend. all will be revealed in due course!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

STASUS:



my brother's work has been chosen as one of the architecture entries to take part in the royal academy summer exhibition. the entry has been a real labour of love for him and his colleague, and included a long van journey from edinburgh to london with some very large architectural models, but it paid off! the exhibition runs from june 7 - august 15 and it'll definitely be worth going- as well as the architecture room there will be plenty of art to feast your eyes on. I can't wait for a little day out to london to have a look.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

LISA SMIT:

I absolutely adore this series of photographs by dutch photographer lisa smit. the colour palette is a dream! what a beautiful sky. 

(all photos by lisa smit)

THE GOOD STUFF 05:

here's a short and sweet good stuff for you this week!

1. this dress; easy to wear, nautical, comfy, my favourite things!
2. this kid. seriously, get a bit cuter.. oh no wait, it's impossible
3. this tumblr, love it! brightly coloured homes & furniture-so colourful and inspiring
4. this print could serve as a good reminder sometimes. absolutely no frowning! (and it's only $10)
5. this shop is full of beautiful vintage finds
6. this photo by victoria baraga is gorgeous and full of love

Friday, 27 May 2011

THE RECORD BOOKS:




This project is awesome. 'Well loved albums as well thumbed tomes'. It just makes sense doesn't it? Great idea. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

THE BURNING HOUSE:

This is the idea behind the burning house:


"If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."


it's a great idea, and makes for a lovely tumblr. it's so interesting to see the things people really care about. 



I really don't know what I would choose, ruby would be top of the list of course! I guess some of my precious books, my laptop, cameras and old photos. what would you choose? If you have some ideas you should go and submit to the blog!

Monday, 23 May 2011

INTO THE GLOSS:




I love reading about other people's beauty regimes, and into the gloss is a great blog for doing just that. I've picked up lots of hints and tips for good beauty buys too. 


all images from into the gloss

Sunday, 22 May 2011

BE MINE:



handbags, I love them. you love them too right? In particular I love these ones, and if you wanted to buy one for me, well.. that would be alright.


1.  rocco alexander wang
2.  navajo blanket shopper urban outfitters
3. mulberry barnaby mr porter
4. clare vivier need supply 
5. chloe rachel clutch selfridges
6. star tote tampico bags

JUDITH GEHER:


wonderful paintings by canadian artist Judith Geher.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

THE GOOD STUFF 04:


1. a new song from bon iver? oh yes please! I'm really looking forward to the new album

2. this shoot on clever nettle's blog is so romantic and lovely, a perfectly executed ballet theme! shop for gorgeous vintage clothes like the ones in the photo-shoot over at the clever nettle etsy store, I want so many things in that shop

3. nice little chevron favour bags on etsy. these would be lovely for packaging up little prints or postcards

4. I love this hair! what a pretty style

5. can't buy me love rebecca minkoff coin purse, perfect

6. all of the prints on sonnenzimmer are great, this one is called ike-no-bo by nick + nadine and I want to have it on my wall

7. something else I would love to have on my wall is one of shanna murray's genius illustrated decals, I'm totally in love with them, they are so pretty and clever, and not at all like any other decals I've seen

8. this blog never fails to leave me feeling calm and inspired, simple and beautiful photography from brian ferry

9. ooh look at this beauty of an illustration from krisatomic! the same recognisable features we're used to seeing on her girls, but in a new style, and this was all done in one photoshop layer! magic. I love her glowing skin tones

MAY PLAYLIST:





it's time for the may playlist! it's a bit of a random one this month I think, all good songs though. you can download it here, enjoy!


1. black history month (josh homme remix) - death from above 1979
2. thunder road - bruce springsteen
3. kim & jessie - m83
4. marathon - tennis
5. here sometimes - blonde redhead
6. come together - the beatles 
7. a change is gonna come - sam cooke 
8. will do - tv on the radio
9. undertow - warpaint
10. ambling alp - yeasayer
11. jackie wants a black eye - dr. dog 
12. wave of mutilation (uk surf mix) - pixies
13. your rocky spine - great lake swimmers

Friday, 13 May 2011

RED:

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I think it must be the most powerful and arresting of all colours and I find myself drawn to it recently.