Sintra

have a happy historic weekend…

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Évora

relax among the roman ruins in évora, portugal.

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BA’s Best


Toon Tiles

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Koji’s Capes


koji tatsuno is truly one of those talented enigma’s of fashion… i say kick the kimono and get a cape!

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Jean-ious!


although it seems that every designer has their own version of jeans; there are some scandinavians that are focusing on jeans in a way that is pure jean-ious!

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Sandra Bernhard


interview by paul taylor photos by wayne maser

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Mosaic Madness

a desirable imaginarium of fantastical beasts from the 5th century AD; the floor of the great palace of byzantium in the mosaik müzesi, istanbul, only uncovered again in the 1930’s.

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Fruits from the Forest

this is probably going to sound a bit martha, but i recently came upon a delightful recipe for odors in the home from a victorian home maintenance guide.

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Grayson Perry


photo robert maxwell

2003 turner prize winner and one of my personal favourites, the inimitable mr. perry, known for among other things, his wit, tapestries and ceramic art

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Monday Paracetamol


Sail away…

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Into the Past

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Go Bananas…

Find your inner tropical.

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Rei Kawakubo

interview by robert gottlieb and ingrid sischy. portait by timothy greenfield-sanders.

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Thoughtfully Thoumieux

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No More Pleats Please?


although i have the greatest admiration for issey miyake, it doesn’t prevent me from adoring this fresh design innovation too.

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The Tiles of Hoffmann

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Autumn-matic


warm sunset autumn hues, leather straps, urban-bohemian-fantasy, what more can you want…?

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La Scala Show Off


Bicentenary Celebration, Wagner and Verdi. Opera Season 2012/2013. What to wear. Jewelry.

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CURRENT MOON



Stupidity & Sensitivity

Since it’s nearly impossible to gauge each individual’s level of sensitivity or stupidity, I’d rather play it safe and classify this site as suitable for adults only. Although that term is still nebulous to me, the responsibility remains that of the viewer.


Curating & Criticism

The identification and definition of creativity are two different things. Challenging conventional interpretations and perspectives expands its validity and effect. I am convinced that collaborations and participation across creative industries allow for discovering a greater realisation of our potential.


Art & Collecting

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.


Fashion & Architecture

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.


Design & Function

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.


Gardens & Flowers

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.


Treasures & Trash

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.


History & Reality

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.