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Bouca Social Housing – Álvaro Siza Vieira

25. August 2016
Porto Social Housing by Álvaro Siza Vieira #architecture

When my boyfriend and I visited Porto earlier this year we made sure to have a look at the Bouca Social Housing Complex by Álvaro Siza Vieira. Siza was born in 1933 and belongs to the most famous Portuguese architects. Shortly after the Portugese Revolution of 1974, an organization called Servicio de Apoio Ambulatorio Local (SAAL) was formed to seek state aid to alleviate poor housing conditions in Portugal. Poetically blending regional and modern references, the project demonstrates that a…

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Fashion

Narciso Rodriguez

18. August 2016
Narciso Rodriguez – White dress with graphical black flower print

These photos from the Resort 2017 collection by fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez reminded me of my love for black and white. My favorite piece is by far this white dress with the graphical flower print but chose yourself! As Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue once has said, “No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning.” In 1996, Narciso Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut sheath wedding dress that his…

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Art

Rachel Levit Ruiz

15. August 2016
Rachel Levit Ruiz

Rachel Levit Ruiz is a Brooklyn based illustrator born and raised in Mexico City. I found the perfect text about her work on It’s Nice That and as I could not have said it better, here it is: Rachel Levit’s understated illustration lends itself perfectly to ending the week; it’s understated, oddly enamouring and full of the kind of humour which carefully treads the tightrope between sweet and sinister. The Brooklyn-based artist has perfected the simple line drawing, conjuring up…

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Objects

Hobes Shoes

11. August 2016
Hobes shoes in snakeskin optic

Much like finding the perfect tee, or great fitting pair of jeans, Hobes shoes founder Georgia Hobart felt something was missing in the market when it came to footwear basics. With an eye for simple styling, Georgia set about producing classic handmade suede shoes constructed from traditional Italian techniques. The resulting Hobes range offers a well thought out collection of wardrobe staples, combining simple shapes with seasonal colors. Hobes offers the ultimate in effortless and timeless footwear and with each…

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Art

Stylist Clare Piper

8. August 2016
Clare Piper | Soap Rocks

Clare Piper is a freelance props, still life and interior stylist currently based in London. My favorite project of her are the pictures with Soap Rocks, for which she collaborated with photographer Antosh Sergiew. Another great one is the series Scandinavian Table: Clare Piper and photographer Emma Engkvist shot this series of images which feature an edited collection of ceramics by smaller London makers and tabletop products by bigger international interior brands. They wanted to combine beautiful Scandinavian simplicity with…

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Objects

Same Silks

1. August 2016
Silk Scarfs with Graphic Patterns

Same Silks is a multidisciplinary practice of materiality and structure by collaborative artists and designers, Sam Chirnside and Emily Gillis. The signature silk scarfs form a base collection, exploring the intersection between the creative duo’s aesthetics, drawing from their fascination with natural elements.…

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Fashion

Black Crane by Alexander Yamaguchi & Momoko Suzuki

28. July 2016
Black Crane – Clothing made in LA, inspired by Japanese culture

Thanks to Pinterest I discovered the beautiful clothing brand Black Crane. Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki, the founders and creatives behind the brand, are deeply interested in their Japanese roots as well as ancient Japanese culture and civilization. Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, their collection is characterized as minimal and edgy. As Alexander and Momoko also consider environmental issues seriously, all production process including fabric weaving take place locally in Los Angeles. Alexander who is…

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Art

Christoph Niemann

25. July 2016
Christoph Niemann | Statue of liberty in modern times

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author living in Berlin. Probably you have seen his work already as he has illustrated a lot of covers for The New Yorker, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. Christoph Niemann likes to draw and write essays about politics, the economy, art and modern life. His artworks have been subject to numerous exhibitions, most recently at the MAK Museum in Vienna. Please scroll down till the end of this post! I am…

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Objects

10 favorite designers from the BON Ceramics online shop

18. July 2016
Natalie Weinberger | Pyramid Vases | BON Ceramics

BON Ceramics was founded 2015 in Berlin as a reaction to the renaissance of the ceramic arts. BON Ceramics is an online store offering a carefully curated range of ceramic objects from selected designers from around the world. Tea pots, vases, vessels, mugs, bowls and plates, everything you could ask for. They only offer handcrafted, exclusive ceramic goods of the finest quality, leading the way in representing small-scale sustainable production. In case you are not located in Berlin, no problem,…

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Fashion

For Love And Lemons

14. July 2016
For Love And Lemons | Pacific Escape Summer Collection

Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall are the creative minds behind For Love And Lemons. The first ready-to-wear collection was designed in their hometown of Jackson, WY and has since evolved into a true lifestyle brand with the additions of their lingerie and knitwear collections. Now based in Los Angeles, everything is designed right there in the Arts District. I am seriously in love with these photos and art direction of the Pacific Escape Summer Collection. The landscape, the colors, simply everything is perfect!…

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