Monday, October 15, 2012

erte's coat of many colours

I came across this fantastic portrait of an elderly Romain de Tirtoff, aka Erte, that I found very inspiring. I am really into this patchwork vest he is sporting. So sassy. So Erte. Its almost as if he is wearing a toned down version of one of his illustrations. I love it!

Friday, October 12, 2012

olive leaf

The resolution of these images kind of hurt my feelings a little bit... but imagine the possibilities of stencilling! I know, it seems so early nineties but stencilling has been around for centuries. We can't blame the nineties for everything.

I'm toying with the idea of stencilling the walls in my studio, but I'm not sure what I'm going to end up doing in there yet. Will the pattern distract me from working? Will I get lost in the pattern and spend hours daydreaming about living in another time? Who knows? Probably, but I do that most of the time anyway.

If you like the idea of a stencilled pattern and don't want to make your own stencil, Olive Leaf Stencils have a wide assortment of some pretty nice designs to choose from in their Etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Allow me to introduce you to my favourite working artist today; Miso aka Stanislava Pinchuk. I have been following her work for several years now and I am still SO in love with her style. Maybe because it reminds me of my own style which is highly, HIGHLY influenced by art nouveau and the arts and crafts movement, and I see a lot of that in Miso's work as well. I just love the fact that she installs on the streets, bringing an ethereal touch to the rough. Her work is such a paradox of delicacy and power. I seriously cannot get enough of it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Photos of David Bowie taken by Brian Ward in 1969.

You're welcome.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


I've been following Teresa Robinson's work for about a year now and to say that I am excited about her new F/W collection of hand forged jewelry would be a grave understatement! I truly am in L.O.V.E. with every single piece in this collection. If I were forced at gunpoint to pick a favourite... I don't think I could do it. It is THAT GOOD. I mean, I basically considered just taking a screen cap of the arcos page at her shop Stone & Honey...

I want it ALL! Every last piece of perfectly arched and stitched loveliness! I am a HUGE fan of mixing textile with metals or wood. It's all about the hard vs the soft. The cold vs the warm. Juxtaposition that is so right!

The lookbook for the collection was photographed by the inimitable Anja Verdugo of Clever Nettle, ANN-YA and Wild Hearts (seriously, this kid can do it all... and all so well!) and styled by Megan Hart of Summerland. These girls did such a good job showcasing Teresa's work. I dare say it made me realise that you can wear all of the pieces all at once and not have it look "too much".

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Sometimes a floral leather clog boot comes along and you're not quite sure what to make of it. And other times, John Fluevog makes a pair of floral leather clog boots and something just comes over you. I think I love you, you crazy-art-nouveau-disco-garden-boot.
So very.