Far, Further, Ferringer

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Inevitably Italy

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The Story of Anotherness

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Abstract Ad-Vance

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Familiarity without Contempt

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The Philadelphia Experiment

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Modern and Medieval Moralities

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On A Lighter Side

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On the Other Side

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Re-Inventing Religion

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Frequent Flyer Fashion

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Nothing In-between

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Food on Film

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Masquerade

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Art-posé

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Sarah Says Shut Up

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5th and 57th

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Heavenly Harrods

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Model Nostalgia

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Circumstances Beyond

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Adorable Adornment

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Rebling In It

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A Certain Minority

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Fitting Shop Fitting

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Design Diagnosis

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Naturally Speaking

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So Chareau

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Pictionary

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The Other Waterlilies

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Malexposé

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The Real Exchange

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Igniting Legacy

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Suspended Spectacle

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Art Imitating Art

Museo Diocesano - Caravaggio

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Everyday Carnival

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Body Language

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Simple van Strien

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Maiko Magic

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Carnal Chic

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Ru-an-thro-po-lo-gie

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Old Scents from a New World

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Roitfeld’s Rag Reputations

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Mid Century Magic

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Backward Beat

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Man Power

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Our Agent in Paris

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The Return of the Ring

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Tantalizing Teller

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Per-Exellence-Pettersson

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Bikers Bests

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Cipango

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The Furnished Dream

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Broken Beauty

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Iron Age

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Optimum

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Precious Primitive

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Codognato Collective

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Through a Glass Darkly

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Salone Sensation

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Povera Panache

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Love, He Said, Gas

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Prison Panache

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Sinan in the South

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Y.Not?

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Delectable Dereliction

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Delicious Dior

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The Fabric of the Cosmos

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Secluded Stockholm

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Glaminimalism

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Fairy Apocalypse

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Kahlo-esque

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Esense

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The Moola Mantra

seeing the mesmerizing footage of russian ballet star diana vishneva performing the moola mantra, triggered so many emotions in me… of the atlantean feeling of flowing and floating, the enchanted creature-ness in the expanse of the sea, the hypnotic chanting and spinning as a body in water and of course love and beauty… an incarnation of consciousness.
a flower opens its petals in a breeze, a seed floats on a prayer…
in life and its many states of being, beauty is that which restores faith, faith is that which nurtures love and love is what perpetuates life. it may take many forms… and so it does.

Om
Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma
Purushothama Paramatma
Sri Bhagavathi Sametha
Sri Bhagavathe Namaha

This mantra evokes the living God, asking protection and freedom from all sorrow and suffering. It is a prayer that adores the great creator and liberator, who out of love and compassion manifests, to protect us, in an earthly form. This Moola mantra has given great peace and joy to people all over the world, who have chanted, or even listened to it. It has the power to transport ones mind to the state of causeless love and limitless joy.”


Inventing Nature

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Beauty of Decay

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Faith in Failure

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Underwater Interiors

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Rain of Stars

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Hat Trick

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Drottningholm


i’ve always admired the restrained elegance of scandinavian royalty…

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Me Me Medeiros

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Casa Corallo

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Sk-Ali

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New Broom

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Hotel Hipster

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In Neo-Vintage Vernacular

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Beauty and the Bruise

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Subterranean Rainbows

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Geometric Landscapes

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Simply Celestial

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The Ascher Artistry of Fabric

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Foulardia

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Winter Peaks

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Dance, Dance, Dance

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Le Dernier Combat

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Bookworm Brian

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Religious Fantasies

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Jewelry for the Home

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Cidade Maravilhosa

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Paella Povera

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Tverrfjellhytta… go figure.

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Joana Steps Up

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Uni-Sexy Accessory


photographer ernst coppejans does the mister mooney’s bow tie lookbook. surprisingly handsome and beautifully sexy for that heritage prudy-two-shoes goes rudy-two-shoes look.

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London Collins

i believe i shall…

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The xx Pre-Preview

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Patriotic Visions

italian sunglass manufacturer L.G.R, headed by 30-year old luca gnecchi ruscone has brought about a über-chic fusion-heritage collection; africa meets riviera - with two styles for the localistas - the pretorias and the capetowns…how darling. what’s more is the craftsmanship and quality or, as he puts it: excellence, passion and authenticity. as i always say…never have an italian without passion.


Pretoria


Capetown


Antonio Pineda

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Twisted Tales

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Burst Apart!

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Not So Little…Dragon.

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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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Go Bananas…

Find your inner tropical.

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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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Grey Day

Tate some time off in London.

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Silhouette


Shadow play and Fantasy. William Kentridge. Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia. Eric Traoré does Maison Martin Margiela. Design and Photography.

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Library Love


How to behave with books.

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Animus Animalia

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Laid Back, Plaid Back


Walk the Woods in Plaid and Boots

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Pink Lady

Lulu Rouge Remixes Nina Simone while you mix a stylish drink for your guests. How to entertain in heels.

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Concorde


Concorde has retired, it doesn’t mean you have to.

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Bad Weather


You can’t change the Weather but you can change what you Wear.

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Blush

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Triple Good


Delicious Design

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Blue Boys

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Salone Style

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Midnight

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Reddy Steady Go

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Blasphemous Byredo

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Romantic Renaissance

romantic heroes with heritage, now that’s something i’m ready to wear.

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Monochrome

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Mood Indigo

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Colour Executive

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Dark Arts

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Casual Confidence

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Travelling In-bagnifico!

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Candy Colour

two renowned designers in peru put together some very desirable fashion accessories, these struck me as the ideal spring streetsmart, culture conscious happy makers. just let that vuitton bag rest a bit and stop being so serious.


vacide erda zimic


meche correa


Envy, Envy… Tile Envy!

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Santa Maria!

happy birthday! 400 years of florentine pharmaceutical products… hello? from catherine d’medici to me… this is clearly a brand that doesn’t disappoint.


Spring Sprung

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Timeless

since it was my birthday recently, i have become very aware of the obvious.

the notion of timelessness apart from this video; timeless from we love; a super fab italian duo, is nothing new: see- rider haggard’s she or time travelling with h g wells and of course cher.

in interiors and fashion, it’s as impossible as the concept - one size fits all. even though there are classics that almost universally, through the onslaught of space and time, maintain themselves as the pinnacle of stylishness, we are constantly bombarded with new.
i believe the less confident among us, will always steer towards the staid classic or some form of it, un petite risque perhaps. i prefer the outlandish types that create their own classics, by making it their signature or spectacle, which ever you prefer. see- chanel, anna piaggi, madonna, lady gaga, david bowie etc. the new classics are renditions of old classics are inspired by even older classics all the way back to ancient civilization.
which gratefully brings this philosophical dribble to and end. the perception we have of timelessness, something that remains forever;
surely this is a betrayal to the industry of the creatives. i am left only with the ever handsome freddy mercury’s answer.



Curating & Criticism

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.