First: kind of creepy but mostly super awesome eye ring in brass by Datter Industries.
I never wear rings but boy, this ring I would wear!
Second: everything Barbara Fonesca aka Veils & Mirrors creates.
Her work is delightfully colourful and full of fantasy and humour.
Third: Clairvoyance with Lashes necklace in bronze by All For The Mountain.
So in love but so expensive, unfortunately.
Fourth: zines on a meeting and Spaniards by a couple of funny girls who call themselves Cachete Jack.
Probably highest on my wanted zines list right now!
Last: Arc Hammered Brass and White Sea Glass Daggers necklace by Young Frankk.
So simple and effortlessly looking yet so gorgeous.
The absolutely stunning jewellery by Pichulik.
Never have I been so in love with any necklace as I am with these.
Little pieces of art really.
This awesome zine by Pauline, given to me after the La Sera show two weeks ago.
It’s most definitely my favourite zine in terms of design. Real DIY in the most pretty way.
Pauline writes about music and more in French, request your copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of Ben Lewis‘ collages.
These are a few of my favourites from his most recent ones.
My favourite kind of art is the one that contains humour so I dig this, a lot.
Thanks to the awesome Miss Moss for linking me to the first and third – credit where credit’s due.
Ceramics are a beautiful and meticulous craft and so, upon seeing Nadia’s work, you can tell how much energy goes into it. Nadia‘s the woman behind Atelier Gilet and among her work you’ll mostly find colourful, understated brooches. Though she does a range of cute, little figures too, it’s her architectural work that draws me in most and that I feel is truly unique.
From geometric shapes to actual abstracht buildings: her work has a certain glow to it. I don’t quite know how to explain but her subtle use of pastel colours and minimalist lines know the way to my heart and have an almost magical touch.
Find all of of that and more at her Etsy shop.
Also, what makes her stand out is the care that goes into the wrapping and packaging. Absolutely beautiful.
This lady’s got the most amazing eyebrows I’ve ever seen
Makes mine look so sloppy. Eyebrow lady’s also got a name: Rachel. Rachel often models for Need Supply Co. and lives in Richmond with her well-dressed boyfriend Chris (who’s the menswear buyer for aforementioned shop). She makes her own jewellery which she also sells at her Etsy shop. Here’s some of it:
Other than that, Rachel’s got these beautiful booties that I wouldn’t mind owning:
How I know all of this? Thanks to street style blog Dirty Richmond that only features people in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Other than being into Rachel’s eyebrows, I’ve also been heavily into this song by The Proper Ornaments called Shining Bright where they sing about brightly shining eyes. I’m pretty sure they mean brightly shining eyebrows and are talking about Rachel but eyes rhymes better than eyebrows so, y’know.
The Proper Ornaments – Shining Bright [mp3]
(a year and a half after I found out my friend James does this too – apart from being awesome in Veronica Falls – I’m still as much in love with their stuff and probably even more. This track is their best yet in my opinion, the guitar parts are divine.)
All photos by Dirty Richmond
This is a selection of things I like that are made by good people (I met some of them). I think you should check them out too, so there you go!
First: pretty necklaces by Wolf & Moon
Second: intricate brooches and necklaces by A Alicia (I NEED that last one!)
Third: super cute, hand screenprinted cushions by Robin & Mould
Last: beautiful, Russian-themed postcards by Lizzy Stewart
Guys. I really love Matthew The Horse a lot. He’s a super nice dude, his illustrations are hilarious & so great, he’s so creative and now he’s done something I love so much it makes me wanna jump whilst simultaneously doing a fist pump. Yeah, THAT good.
The title of this post says it all really. Matthew and a couple of illustrator friends (Jay Cover, Jim Stoten, Luke Ramsey, Andy Rementer, Jack Teagle, Drew Millward, Marcus Oakley and Jon Boam) had the amazing idea of tie dyeing shirts and then screenprinting them with illustrations of their spirit animals. As you can guess, they each had a different take on the concept which makes it all the more incredible. They called the project Spirit of the Animal and their t-shirts are for sale on their website right now!
I’m kinda (only just a little, can you tell?) in love with the idea and, more importantly, the outcome. The only problem is: I literally don’t know which one to choose… Can we agree that you won’t buy them all before I get the chance? Thanks. Shutting up now.
It’s been a while but I’m once again joining my sister Anse at a booth on a market with young creatives.
This time it all takes place in Brussels at the 10th edition of Brussels Vintage Market & Young Creators, at K-Nal (right by the water so fingers crossed for nice weather). As the name suggests, you’ll find both vintage and handmade goodies sold by a bunch of creatives / vintage lovers. Just cause it’s this mixture I think it’ll be double worth coming!
More info here.
Come say hi!
I’ve had several blog crushes before (you’ve been able to read about most of them on here) but the crush I had for Brinja Copenhagen was a little crazy.
First off I should probably provide you with some info on the lady behind the blog. Brinja has a shop in Copenhagen that is named after herself. She started it 6 years ago and everything she sells is chosen with love and some of it is even (home)made with love. From clothes to accesories and homeware: Brinja sells the stuff my dreams are made of.
(the shop as it looks right now)
I’ve long dreamt of making a Scandinavian trip by train and if that ever happens, I’ll be sure to pay Brinja a visit!
Other than stories and photos of her shop you also get a peek into her own life. It’s all pretty subtle and the emphasis is definitely on the photos – which I can only applaud. Every now and then we’ll get an update on her workroom (which looks amazing and spacious and so creative) or her miniature home. That’s right, one of Brinja’s hobbies is making a miniature version of her appartment. It’s pretty incredible. Have a look for yourself!
(part of the miniature home)
Definitely my new favourite so make sure to check it out but don’t blame me if you – like me – happen to spend two entire days going through her archives…
PS: Brinja also has the cutest baby I’ve ever seen.
So, as you know exams are over. But then I made time for fun stuff and quality time with friends and since Friday I’ve been working at Strictly Confidential Publishing which I will continue to do till the end of the month. Since I’m home alone with my brother I also need to do some work around the house, cook etc. so all I wanna do after all that is relax and be lazy. Haven’t exactly been the most inspired blogger. So instead of working on a well-written blogpost I thought I’d collect some stuff I’ve had my eye on (and bookmarked soon after) for a while. As a reminder for myself but more importantly: for you to discover. Don’t go snap up any stuff before me though!
These postcards by MiniFanFan, just need to decide which 5 ones to get…
One of these clonette dolls
This amazing pocket mirror by Ana Albero (whose illustrations I recently fell in love with)
This beautifully illustrated guide to East London – and there are many more where that came from
The new edition of Gang Bang Bong zine (cover by Ginette Lapalme)
These clogs by Lotta from Stockholm (as worn by the lovely Annebeth)
Whilst reading a blog I randomly came across this image
and was intrigued. Basically, I immediately fell in love with the colours, the matching with the Converse shoes and the fact that they’re showing their backs. So I clicked through and found out it’s a picture from a recent collection by knitwit Annie Larson who named her company All For Everyone. Everything is knitted and her stuff ranges from biker shorts over cardigans to scarves and hats. I love how colourful it is. It reminds me of early Benetton where I sometimes went shopping with my mom when I was still a kid. I just LOVE colours and think everyone should wear more of it and less black.
Enough rambling, take a look at some more of her stuff in this gallery.
I wouldn’t mind owning one of those cardi’s. Or a scarf. Or hat.