Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Petrol


These gorgeous petrol blue stained lace up chukka boots from Cherevichkiotvichki are on my wish list... I mean in addition to the white heeled boots I posted about here. Luckily Mona Moore is out of my size, because I can't stop thinking about them and my wallet is not pleased!

A great look and insight into Cherevichkiotvichki's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection can be seen at Le Paradox.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

What I've been reading lately



Two things I can't get enough of: museums and shoes. My favourite museum in London is the British Museum, but I headed over to the V&A last week to take a look and spotted this ironwork with two hounds. This will be perfect for my French chateau. It's available in the gift shop, right? I've also come to the realization that I have a shoe problem. I'm like the Little Mermaid. You'd think my collection is complete, but I want mooooorrrreeeeee!

Anyway, here's a few notable links to what I've been reading lately:


I'm not much into nail art unless it's for a laugh, but I love these black marble nails from Love Aesthetics. One day when I have enough patience I'll give them a go. [Love Aesthetics]

A neglected chateau in the south of France was purchased by an Australian family, who has started restoration and is blogging + instagramming the progress. This is pretty much my dream. [Chateau de Gudanes]

And along the same theme, check out this rustic stone mansion in Bourgogene, France. I mean that staircase. The furnishings are not all to my taste but I would love to live in a house with bones like that. [Desire to Inspire]

Check out Style Zeitgeist's picks from ICFF [Style Zeitgeist Blog]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released almost 400,000 high resolution images to the public, including these images of late 1800s Japan [Spoon and Tamago]

I love to hear stories about the revival of domestic production, like the Shinola leather factory in Detroit [Cool Hunting]

These donuts from London baker Justin Gellatly look amazing and I'm making it my mission to eat one (or possibly more than one). There's a recipe too, if you want to try and make them at home. [Design Sponge]

Amazing pictures of WWII and present Normandy superimposed. I love seeing images like this because it's exactly what I try to imagine when visiting places rich in history. [The Huffington Post]

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

M-X-M










Lately I've been feeling an itch. An itch for more tattoos. I suppose it doesn't help that I follow a few artists on instagram, so am constantly fed images that get me craving new ink. One of those is Maxime B├╝chi, who works from Sang Bleu London and East River Tattoo NYC (among other guest spots) He has been touted a Renaissance Man, with a career that crosses between tattooing, graphic + typeface design, fashion, and publishing. I won't bore you with paraphrasing other information, so let's just say he is an inspiring person.

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I don't know if it's like this with other people who have tattoos, but I never really look at mine up close. While contemplating Maxime's work I took a closer inspection of my large upper arm tattoo and realized that it's become quite faded and blurry. I might even consider covering it up with some new work that I have more of a connection to. I'm not sure yet though, I only just got this idea a few days ago so I don't want to jump into anything, not to mention that I don't exactly have funds yet to start a tattoo saga. Plus there are a few other artists whose work I love so I'm not sure how to choose! More thinking to do...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

APPARATUS








Apparatus is a New York based design studio founded by Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson. They work with aged brass, glass, leather, porcelain, wood, and even horse hair (as seen in the first image) to create sculptural light fixtures. I like the patina of their metal work and their use of material: the horsehair and bowl sconces for example. The Bowl Sconce uses wooden vessels carved in Kenya contrasted with the patina of their metalwork frame.

Interestingly Gabriel has a background in fashion design in addition to interior design. I can identify with this, as I have always had a connection to both art forms and would love to explore interiors, product design and sculpture.

Monday, May 26, 2014

New Parts of Four Bracelets

WOOD BRASS AND GLASS CHAIN

BIG BONDAGE BRACELET

LEATHER TOGGLE CUFF

I am IN LOVE with these new bracelet designs from Parts of Four, especially the chain link using wood and brass with a glass bead. I think statement cuffs and bracelets are a great way to accessorize in the summer when bare arms are a necessity. It gives me a sense of comfort and balance to have something around my wrist.

Available by pre-order from Antonioli