Walk the Woods in Plaid and Boots
Lulu Rouge Remixes Nina Simone while you mix a stylish drink for your guests. How to entertain in heels.
this comparison seems far fetched but considering that both garcia lorca and picasso might have listened to their hauntingly inspirational music should be enough for anyone. both works have been sensitively reworked from spanish folk style songs. perhaps my romantic sentiments are too blatant, but as someone that has a distinct liking for the clichéd, these two works definitely puts me in the mood. fransico tárrega ran away from home to barcelona and later to valencia and this piece, played by andrés segovia, illustrates his simple style imbued with feeling rather than complication. maurice ravel’s basque-spanish mother had a rich influence on his compositions. his piéce en forme de habanera has lived through various incarnations; the lamenting violin performances remain my favorite but this rendition is done with über-cellist-talent matthew barley and julian joseph on piano. ravel integrated folk styles into his classical compositions to create moodily contemplative impressionist pieces. he was not only meticulous about his appearance but his intricate compositions were all attempted with precision, i’m also stupidly mad about the wallpaper behind him in the picture.
Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937)
Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909)
an anxious and suspense filled video montage suitcase stories of the AW12 noir collection. this danish brand intrigues with simplicity in a pre-millenium jil sanderish way. they focus on simple structure and shape since, as they put it - in darkness all colors agree. their modern design consciousness and absolute wearability is a statement in itself; craftmanship, tailoring and a definitive silhouette ensures meaningful beauty.
this day is a sad reminder that along with all the beauty and goodwill in our world, one person can still undo it all…
only the brainless would argue the power of psychology in this campaign. the fact that it was viewed by millions over just a few days, more than five million up to date, should bear testament that we are still creatures of emotion and when it comes to selling a product or a purpose, we act with our hearts.
these are too cute and not just a fix for the interior designer minded. men’s jewellery is a no mans land to me, i daren’t go there; i simply start looking like a cheap gypsy woman complete with a beard. i’m possibly the last person to ask about charms, my mother completely cured me of that and tupperware but even having said that , i can’t remember when last i used the word - adorable. these little pieces by bruxedesign most certainly are just that.
the atelier of multi-award winning nini andrade silva produce designs with an organic minimalist style that has provided the backbone to hospitality projects such as hôtel teatro, vine hotel, fontana park hotel and the aquapura duoro valley. said to be influenced by the pebbles on madeira, where she hails from, her statement pieces are clever interpretations that invoke the harmony of nature and take us back to the familiar… where we all come from.
romantic heroes with heritage, now that’s something i’m ready to wear.
11 May, 1894 - 1 April 1991
remembering the dance of life from the über-influential choreographer martha graham.
I love mixing styles and textures, media and materials. But I believe in respecting personality when it comes to choosing work. There is of course the investment angle which is too boring to discuss here….or anywhere really. It is important to remember that when you live with art, it should be alive to you. That is to say it needs to move you. You need to have an affair with it.
Starting with the roof over your head and the clothes on your back. These are the things we inhabit. Without entering into the fashion vs trend debate. They also shape our sensibilities and the way we present ourselves.
Whether colour or form is your thing. Pattern or plain. What we choose to live with can make our lives easier or more challenging. Consider your commitment and convince yourself.
Since Eden it has been a fascination, inspiration, an indulgence of kings and common gardeners, a joy. No home is complete without it. Whether you go for potted, landscaped or organic, dry or shade, just go for it.
Most of which are filed under S for sentimental. I respect that.
Heirlooms. Bargains. Souvenirs. Gifts. Curiosities. Found Objects. Impulse Buys.
Never hide what’s important or meaningful. Denial is a very ugly word.
Get to know yourself and others. As much as we live in the same world, everyone has their own version of it. Live up to yours, never fear your dreams and ideals lest they remain aspirations forever.