Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cracked Heads and Broke Hearts

There is an insane online sale for Alexander Wang - but only in the US :(

Just letting you know that the best freaking jeans on earth (ridiculously comfortable - coming from a girl who hates jeans) are on sale for an absolute steal on the Acne site, only letting you know cause they don't have my size :( 

Blue jeans with extra sharp heel - love it!

Images via, Jak & Jil and Alexander Wang Facebook.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Good Intent


"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. you feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case." - Chuck Close [emphasis mine]

Holy crap, best advice. I literally always sitting around helplessly waiting for inspiration, and when I reach breaking point and just force myself to do something - it works out exactly how this guy described. Inspiration is fabulous, and great when you have copious amounts of time - but more often than not, you don't.

Image and quote via I Like It Here

I'm In love With A Criminal

Seriously lacking inspiration as I try and get through this last mountain of university work before holidays...(2 French exams, one 60% hand in and 2 other design hand ins..ahh!) I can't describe how excited I am for holidays. I am planning to get on top of a lot of 'life' things, because at the moment I really don't have time. For example, doing an major overhaul of all my possessions. I am going to get rid of the fat, so to speak. I am in swimming in stupid possessions that it makes me sick how materialistic it is. Last time I tried to do it I was a whip and made heaps of excuses of 'what if further down the line I need it', not this time!

Domenica Musica: It is Sunday so here is a song to relax and get ready for the working week with...

Love the above image! Reminds me of when I was a little brat and had broken my wrist. The doctor told me I shouldn't do any strenuous activity... so what did I do all day with my friend? Handstand competitions! When I got the cast off, apparently it had "healed perfectly" :)

Beautiful colour wheel! I am currently obsessed with different blues that conjure up the idea of the ocean.

I have posted the final image before but I just rediscovered it and it is still is as wild and beautiful.. Would love to know who painted it.

Images via Lyla & Blu, A Well Travelled Woman, I Like It Here and Love Aesthetics.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Info Graphics

"Tracking nearly anything you do is alarming and humbling. The aggregates of our actions are lost on us: we can watch hundreds of hours of television and write it off as a small time commitment. How much is too much? It’s hard to make pretty charts without learning something and thinking about what they should look like." - Tom MacWright.

I have been recently introduced to the world of info graphics and been completely taken aback by how beautiful they can be. It seems like the most perfect solution for my simultaneous urge to be extremely neurotic and organised and my relentless love for well designed things... except I am not sure I have the stamina for it now after a university tutor introduced me to Feltron by Nicholas Felton. He makes exquisite graphs, tables and charts... yup, exquisite. So intricate, considered and innovative is is display statistics, it blows my mind.

If you go to his website you can view his really strange/interesting 'Personal Annual Reports' that he records, collates and designs himself...about himself. From the number of times he interacted with a particular person that year, where he ate most often, his emotional states, number of photos he took in China... etc. He collates the information by recording it down himself, or by leaving cards with people he interacts with during the day which has details on where they can leave something about their impression of Felton online. Felton then goes on to read through all this data and deduce it into these reports. Really crazy. He also has these annuals printed at a letterpress with embossing and the lot, and people pay $$$ for them. I love the work, but I'm not sure how I feel about about having someone else's personal statistics on my wall embossed.

Felton has also co-created the website DAYTUM which allows you to follow your own habits, ways you spend your time etc. I haven't signed up but it seems intriguing to follow how I use my time.. or don't use my time. I was just glimpsing the first page and a user on DAYTUM had a recently added statistic to his/her category of 'how my time is spent in exile'.Wow. I just looked again and someone updated the particular way they ate Nandos, it was chicken breast in a Pita or something similar wowowow.

Oh and to top it all off he works on the design team at Facebook. Good work Zuckerberg - this guy is amazing...possibly insane, but amazing.

Here are some examples of his work. I'm sorry I couldn't upload the images bigger, you'll just have to visit Feltron instead (edit: click on the images - then they enlarge..duh!). Below; 293 is the number of Stella Artois he enjoyed socially during 2009.

Images via Feltron and Andrew Kuo for the NY Times Magazine.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

How You Do It

Just back ordered this because I love the cover so much (shot by Hedi Slimane). I like Grimes too, but when I first saw this cover I knew nothing about her, just love how confronting the image is. I am excited!

I came across this last image when I was doing some research for a university project. It is so good!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekly Dose

Love the above cover and editorial from Stockholm S/S/A/W Magazine shot by Ailine Weber and Andreas Ohlund

 Should of bought this jumper when I had the chance!! Versace for H&M - mens.

Images via Bryan Spencer via 4th and Bleeker, afterDRK, A Well Traveled Woman, and Jak & Jil

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Things that have kept my gaze that little bit longer...

A wonderful shoot for an album cover

A great way to display your favourite editorials without ruining your magazines!

DIY - I actually would go out and buy this... so unique.

On a more serious note, we've all heard about the horrors of sex trafficking but for some reason this article really got me thinking, so well written.

Scroll to the bottom of the page - love all this music on the player on this blog.

I am going to the printers tomorrow, so wish me luck. It is a project that illustrates the poem 'Burning the Letters' by Sylvia Plath.

Image via The Road Is Home

Monday, May 14, 2012


Beautiful dress by Cos

My personal, belated, best dressed from the Met Ball.  I was never in to feathers.. except for her in this dress. Styled perfectly. Want the earrings.

 Thinking that if I ever get a tattoo.. it might be of a whale....

Images via Lyla & Blu, Design Inspiration, Just Jared, Love Aesthetics and A Well Traveled Woman