Always good to have some science experiments going…just stay safe. Have a good weekend! Photo via Freunde Von Freunden.
…does not necessarily mean a manly pattern…or un-manly for that matter… ;) I love designing patterns and this is one I made a couple of years ago.
Skulls are no longer just for Halloween or Day of the Dead. In fact skulls seem to be everywhere these days. Perhaps slightly over-used!? But I still love them. It’s badass mixed with science. Pirates x anatomy. This necklace is from Venessa Arizaga. The Nikes are always badass!
I absolutely adore the work of Jay Howell and would love this drawing on my wall! I could’t help but steal the description of the artist himself from Fecal Face…. Jay Howell is an all around kind of dude that lives in Los Angeles with photographer girlfriend Ruth Swanson and a dog named Street Dog. When he’s not illustrating for Vans or drawing skateboards he can be seen on the streets fuckin’ around and sayin’ classic shit. Jay designed the main characters for Fox’s hit show, “Bob’s Burgers”. He is currently working as an Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Art Director on “Sanjay and Craig” an animated children’s show for Nickelodeon.
For years I have loved monogrammed stuff. I used to embroider my son’s name on his shirts and pyjamas. This summer I designed and sewed a dress and embroidered my name on the shoulder (more like a minimal tattoo than a monogram). So of course when Louis Vuitton came out with their personalised monogrammed bags and luggage a couple of years ago, I was smitten. I still don’t have my very own, but I can pretend by playing around on the website!
When I first heard about Dubai, I had to look it up on the map. Today, it seems everyone has been there. Looking at photos from back then – can hardly believe it’s 20+ years ago – it’s just what you might imagine: absolutely nothing at all like now!
In December 1988 I went to Mexico with my class at the Architectural Association. I took loads of photos, all analog of course. Going through them and scanning them today, I am discovering photos that I never knew I had! Like this one – of a little boy sitting outside the cathedral on the Zócalo (main square) in Mexico City.
Hong Kong has hot and humid summers. It’s nice to be able to cool down with a swim, but today this beautiful photo seems to be better as I am indoors on the computer! Image from Nasa. The image shows ice-capped Saunder’s Island ringed by a layer of thin sea ice in Baffin Bay. Saunder’s Island is part of Greenland on the west coast in Baffin Bay, which is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is connected to the Atlantic via Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. Just FYI!
My non-biological grandfather on my mother’s side worked at sea when he was young. He was an engineer in charge of the engines. On one of his stints he was on a whaling ship in the north of Norway. According to my grandmother he was profoundly disturbed by what he saw and never really got over it. I cannot imagine what it must be like – I am as anti-whaling as they get! I do however find these photos immensely fascinating – telling a story of the past.
So, with all that is happening in Egypt at the moment, I thought I would post these photos I took in 1994. We were there for the wedding of good friends – celebrating for 3 fantastic days! We stayed at the Ramses Hilton which is close to Tahrir Square, we went to the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the souq…
Our driver took us around in a 1960 Mercedes Benz. He had to sweet talk the car sometimes to get it going, and you had to be gentle when closing the doors. He treated it like it was the love of his life!
I hope there will be more peaceful times ahead for the Egyptians – would absolutely love to visit again!
Just when I thought the traditional French market basket was perfect, I saw this. Ridiculously wonderful for summer, but oh so expensive. I’d be a basket case if I spent my money on this basket from Balenciaga, but I would be pretty chic though! ….in the meantime I will stick to my 30-rupee-yellow-striped-fabric-market-bag from India…
I just couldn’t leave empty-handed when my neighbour invited me to a private sale by Australian designer Emmanuelle Flahault, whose designs are called Nell. Simple yet stunning and made from beautiful fabrics…and absolutely perfect for the hot Hong Kong weather. I just love this colour – I call it Tally-grey, in honour of Tally the Weimaraner who we regularly dog-sit.