Thursday, December 29, 2011

daily inspiration #138

love this! for years i've loved double breasted suits, but have always worn them closed, thinking there was too much fabric flapping around. and i do i love an unexpected colored lining in the suits i have made, this kills 2 birds with one stone, and the brown suede tassled loafers are a killer touch!

Friday, December 9, 2011

daily inspiration #137

only in japan....a godzilla-shaped christmas tree..

Thursday, December 8, 2011

daily inspiration #136

so my 5 year old son is obsessed with star wars, and has got me watching all the movies again, and finding a new appreciation for them. i came across this during my morning blog patrol...the stormtrooper motorcycle suit! made of molded leather, it comes in as you see, imperial stormtrooper white, or shadow trooper black...and is actually pretty reasonably priced at around $1,200 including gloves. i know what i'd be sporting on my norton 650 commando (if i had a norton 650 commando that is!) unfortunately the helmet is not dot approved, maybe one day!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

daily inspiration #135

love the styling on this shot..little bit dandy, little bit edgy, little bit rock 'n' roll. lots of attitude!

Monday, November 7, 2011

daily inspiration #136

wow! what a wonderful place to sit and read a much do i want this?!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

daily inspiration #135

yesterday i went down to see my friend george esquivel, the amazingly talented, orange county based shoe maker. everything here is completely hand made...beautiful stuff! i'm proud to own a good few pairs of his shoes and was great to finally see the whole process. world domination beckons george!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

daily inspiration #134

i'm a huge fan of both photography and crazy 'café' walls...i remember going to luis from flaunt magazines house a few years ago, and he had art on every available wall space...inspiring! i nicked the idea and in our living room especially, the wall mounted tv is hidden amongst the pictures...and i love going to peoples houses and seeing things to look at, and be inspired by, that cold, clean modernist look everytime in my book!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

what not to wear

as you know, i'm usually very positive with my blog postings. that stopped this week when i saw this! whilst i'm full of admiration for thom brownes move into home furnishings, maybe someone should tell him where the lampshade is actually supposed to go! stop the madness and start designing clothes people can wear thom!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

daily inspiration #133

don't know why, but i think this is beautiful..
maybe it's the juxtaposition of it... i do love good irony!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

daily inspiration #132

this is doug...everybody say hello! at first glance you may think doug was a man down on his luck, but look again...everything he is wearing is the best possible vintage piece man can find...and with good reason, doug is the vintage buyer for RRL, ralph laurens vintage inspired line that is so good i salivate when i walk into the store, literally!
doug is also a great lesson in never judging a book by its just never know whats inside!

Monday, September 26, 2011

daily inspiration #131

absolutely astounding! this guy, peter fecteau, has made a portrait of martin luther king out of more than 4200 rubix cubes...wonder what his time to solve the cube is?!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

daily inspiration #130

am absolutely loving this look from phineas cole..
killer windowpane peak lapel suit with a double breasted waistcoat...may have to get my tailor, stevie fellig of vita di lusso to make me one of these!
oh stevie....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

daily inspiration #129

really loving this piece by sohoe & rock in toronto...both the colors and graphics are amazing..and the mix of style, graf and figurative is great!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

daily inspiration #128

i love how creative people can be with even the most mundane of things you find lying around...may have to build one of these for my 5 year old son, who's obsessed with star wars!

daily inspiration #127

after a long and busy year so far, all i really want to do is take the family and lie on this beach for a few weeks..look at that water! would love to know where it is...anyone got any deas?

Monday, August 29, 2011

daily inspiration #126

white tee - check.
slim cut chino's - check
white cotton sneaks - check
persol 714 sm's - check.

can someone now explain to me why i will never look as cool as this man....even in the same clothes??!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

daily inspiration #125

this man has been an inspiration to me in many aspects of life...
i'm fortunate to call him a friend. found this pic from waaay back in  the day on a blog today, and it just brought a smile to my face and good memories of what seems like another life...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

daily inspiration #124

kaws, protect us from those dangerous things!

Friday, July 29, 2011

daily inspiration #123

very cool....and try it, its true!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

daily inspiration #122

what can i say about this? just found it very funny! hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

daily inspiration #121

saw this on a blog this morning, and followed the blog trail back to the designer in australia.
fantastic design, simple, amazing looking.....reminds me of a barbara kruger artwork for some reason!
can't wait to have one hanging on my wall!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

daily inspiration #120

feels like summers here finally! time to roll over the hills to the beach...wait those aren't hills!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

daily inspiration #119

i have a feeling you'll be seeing me rocking this look pretty soon...real men wear flowers in their pockets!

Friday, June 10, 2011

daily inspiration #118

yet another of my obsessions is seating...theres nothing better than a comfy chair and a good book...all the better if you have a view to look over while you ponder what you've just read...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

daily inspiration #117

i'm beginning to wonder if i should change the title of my blog to 'bookcases of the world'
but you have to admit this is an amazing space saving design that looks beautiful too! i love that you can configure the bookcases how you want and even close the room off totally if you like...fantastic!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

daily inspiration #116

possibly one of the most beautiful sunglasses ever made has been re-issued in honour of their most famous and stylish advocate, steve mcqueen. nearly every photo you see of him wearing sunglasses, it's these folding persols...throwback cool!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

daily inspiration #115

with so much badness going on in the world right now, i think we all need a smile a day to keep us sane! i'm going to attempt to post something to make us smiles every day for the next week...
this did just that for me! love a piece of art that has a sense of humour, and this sculpture by turkish artist mehmet ali uysal in leige, belgium most certainly does! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

daily inspiration #114

keeping on my theme of obsessing about libraries, this bookcase in the sky ranch house in seattle is's the length of the house...
the architects, miller hull partnership did an amazing job building this house on top of a marina in the warehouse district..
i could live here quite happily!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

daily inspiration #113

banksy's been at it again! apparently he's in la with a slighly different campaign for his oscar nominated film (exit through the gift shop) than i think most studios are mounting for their oscar nominated films!
his new stuff is quite interesting, some being very different to the usual...

daily inspiration #112

i've always been obsessed with books, and have a pretty good collection...when i grow up, if i ever do, i want a library like this so i can kick back and read. i'm obsessed and inspired by home libraries!

Monday, February 7, 2011

daily inspiration #111

ok, a bit off my usual aesthetic, but i couldn't help it....never a truer word has been spoken...and there are a few other shows that have the same effect...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

daily inspiration #110

i want an office like this with a view like this. just putting it out there universe.

Monday, January 31, 2011

daily inspiration #109

life is all in the details..

Sunday, January 30, 2011

daily inspiration #108

i don't think i've ever blogged so many pictures about one thing, and  know i'm a week late on this nearly,  (and think this is the first womens post!), but john galliano's couture show for dior is so phenominal that i had a really hard time narrowing down the photos! i love the old glamour of it all, with pat macgrath's makeup and stephen jones hats, it's just insane! not going to put chanels effort up to show the comparison, but it really pales! nice one john...and you still owe me a dress for the mrs!!!