Art

Ayumi Takahashi

22. September 2016
Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

Illustrator Ayumi Takahashi is deeply in love with ancient Chinese and Japanese figurative paintings as well as contemporary art and fashion design. She says that her work is less about perspective, light and shadow or other traditional techniques in art, it’s purely about a sense of mood, emotion and the subtle relationship between the moment and the viewer. Ayumi Takahashi was born in China to a family with an interesting artistic background: My father was an industrial designer and painter,…

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Fashion

Caron Callahan

15. September 2016
Minimalistic Summer Dress by Caron Callahan

Caron Callahan is a collection created for women who love beautiful clothes but don’t need to make a fuss about them. The company ethos is rooted in well-made, feminine clothes, while keeping in mind that they should be playful, purposeful and wearable. The label’s owner and designer, Caron Callahan, constantly inspired by her friends and neighbors, sets out to make clothes for a creative, spirited woman who loves fashion, but doesn’t necessarily follow it. After graduating from the Gallatin School of NYU, Caron pursued…

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Objects

Planetary Bowls

8. September 2016
Planetary Bowls | free blown glass

I wanted to own the Planetary Bowls from the first moment I saw them! Perhaps it is not only because of the tactile design but because I have a thing for all things planetary. (Did you know that my wish as a child was to study astronomy? But that’s another story…) The Planetary Bowls are created by Helsinki-based designer Erin Turkoglu and are crafted from free blown glass. All photos are by artist Mari Mäkiö.…

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Art

Claire Rosen – Birds of a Feather

1. September 2016
Claire Rosen | Red Bellied Parrot in front of a Vintage Wallpaper

Birds of a Feather is a wonderful bird portrait series by photographer Claire Rosen. The idea for this photo series came to Claire when she was searching for a toucan in New Jersey for a commercial photo shoot. She found one at Bird Paradise, one of the world’s largest exotic bird superstores. But once she entered the store she not only found a little toucan but the inspiration for her series Birds of a Feather. “They had so many birds and…

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Spaces

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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