Thursday, December 29, 2011
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
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
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 boots...it was great to finally see the whole process. world domination beckons george!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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, everywhere...beats that cold, clean modernist look everytime in my book!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
this is doug...everybody say hello!...now 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 cover...you just never know whats inside!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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
Thursday, April 7, 2011
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
keeping on my theme of obsessing about libraries, this bookcase in the sky ranch house in seattle is amazing...run'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
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...
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
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!!!