have a happy historic weekend…
koji tatsuno is truly one of those talented enigma’s of fashion… i say kick the kimono and get a cape!
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!
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.
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.
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
interview by robert gottlieb and ingrid sischy. portait by timothy greenfield-sanders.
although i have the greatest admiration for issey miyake, it doesn’t prevent me from adoring this fresh design innovation too.
warm sunset autumn hues, leather straps, urban-bohemian-fantasy, what more can you want…?
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.