Sunday, 24 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Formations by Joseph Walsh absolutely blew my mind, not only is the concept extrordinary, but the actual making of process, how do you even get wood to bend like that? The chair is almost insect-like, kind of reminds me of a praying mantis. Love.
Joseph Walsh founded his Studio in 1999 in Co Cork, Ireland. He is a self taught designer who travelled to other designers' workshops in order to gain experience. At the same time he visited various museums and galleries where he observed and explored art and design. His work is an expression of his deepest values, a sensitive approach to structure and form. His intention to evaluate the different issues of space and light helps to redefine things and translate them in a different unique way. Joseph Walsh manages to capture the substance of the form and uses his imagination in order to change things by giving new shapes and forms.
Go and check his website out, EVERYTHING is amazing!
I've always thought Christian Louboutin's heels have been a little mature for me, but I need these Louboutins this summer. On a practical note, I might sneak a pair of flats in my bag when I wear them, 5.5 inches is easier said than done.
Friday, 22 January 2010
I suppose it's been a while now that designers have started to use hair as a material/fabric in their designs, such as Margiela's famous hair coat in his artisanal collection (which I'm still saving up for by the way!) and Mosslight's accessories from a couple years back. Never in a million years though would pea-brain me consider hair a material for furniture, luckily there's people out there like Vienna-based artist and designer Dejana Kabiljo with larger brains that are able to come up with the idea! I don't think I'd ever wanna sit on any of these PRETTYPRETTY chairs/barstools/poufs in fear of messing up these wonderful 'hair-do's' but I certainly wouldn't mind one of these sitting nicely in my pad!
Images via yatzer.com
I've always had a special love for fashion labels that don't follow trends, such as Toga Archives, another one I have noticed recently is Sacai by Abe Chitose. Abe Chitose worked for Junya Watanabe for 8 years before setting up her own label Sacai in 1999. The mixture of contrasting fabrics and textures is her signature style and also what I love most about her collections, must save so much time on all that layering! According to Chitose, she simply selects what she likes, the back and sleeves of a cardigan and the sheer front of a chiffon blouse with pin tucks and covered buttons say, and turns them into one intriguing piece (makes it sound so easy!). The grey furry frilly sleevless jacket thingy from her ss10 collection is gorge.
'The most important thing about the manifesto is that it is a practice. If you follow it your life will change. In the pursuit of culture you will start to think. If you change your life, you change the world.' - Vivienne Westwood.
An interesting piece of writing by Vivienne Westwood I think everyone should read - 'Active Resistance to Propaganda'.
Monday, 18 January 2010
I apologise for my super long absence from the blog, I've had a few friends back from England that left a few days ago and kind of needed a few days to recover from all the craziness, my life had literally been turned upside down over the past 3 weeks and I am only just kinda getting back to normal (normality feels good)! I have taken some look of the day shots over the past few weeks which I will post eventually when I get a replacement for my card reader who has decided to die at the wrong time (how unthoughtful). Anyway, I've decided to ease mysef back into the blogosphere with something light today, just in case my head explodes, so here's a few things I've seen that I like recently.
Jeffery Campbell's C'est moi wedges (I need grey shoes)
Luxirare's vintage rings
Everything about Alice Dellal
Minimarket shark top, hat and round shades
Atsuko Kudo's latex designs, especially the leggings in semi-trans natural
Ciao, for now!
Ciao, for now!