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slow down studio

February 14, 2017

slow down studio

S L O W D O W N  S T U D I O

limited runs of 100% cotton woven blankets created in collaboration with handpicked artists and illustrators from around the world. the aim is to celebrate individuality + artistry by making small batches of super functional, versatile yet beautiful + unique pieces available to us  A L L  by the generous means of FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.
unreal. so good. let’s all buy blankets. shop here. you’re welcome.

read into each pattern + design on the slowdown studio website from makers such as fun fun colour mad print illustrators – french duo A T E L I E R   B I N G O  .. heads up > instagram fodder at it’s colourful splashy best.

long may it last this era of creative bonhomie in life business + art.

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stoned immaculate

January 24, 2017

stoned immaculate clothing

if i could be a fashion brand and when i say be i mean live in the lookbooks and perfectly embody ‘the girl’ the founder imagines when designing her lines – it would be
S T O N E D  I M M A C U L A T E.
created in LA and both a selection of found vintage and it’s own original label, the collections are a perfect curation of retro inspired t-shirts, fine knit jumpers in mustard and stripes, denims, deep vs and flares both bottoms and sleeves, inspired by the hazy days of californias golden era.
EVERYTHING. I. LOVE.
being january and all; shopping + shipping is unpardonable. so adding to ‘the things to shop for next time we pop to america’ wishlist and sharing favourites from the dreamy film-still like lookbooks here is about all i can do.
FOR NOW.  FOR NOW JOHN.

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“Out here in the perimeter there are no stars. Out here we is stoned. Immaculate.” Jim Morrison


shop STONED IMMACULATE here

#thebigkitchenlife - home

new home | #thehugehallwaylife

December 4, 2016

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we have a huge hallway. it’s long. and one sided. all the rooms on the left. big long wall on the right. a bare grubby stretch of nothing wall with holes.
cue hashtag thehugehallwaylife.

right now the proverbial spare room of the home –  the only space in our one bedroom tenement flat for the things you don’t really want in your main-room rooms. the broken sofa you keep for the day you own a spare room again… the much too huge make your own beer kit yet to be used. the steam cleaner. the broken coat stand. hanks never used bed. the list goes on. and on. and shoes. and on.

since we first saw this dream-big-kitchen-house i’ve had big plans for the big hall.
high high-up shelves along the full stretch of the freshly painted deholed long wall for good-looking grown up storage boxes and droopy long-armed plants.  really lovely nice hooks by the door for a select few -just a few- really lovely nice coats + hats. a low +wide corner shelving unit of lamps and books and plants and lamps. art on the walls. incense burning. sheepskins on bench. a wicker lamp shade above. only danish clogs by the door. hank will drape casually on his dusen dusen bed and never leave puddles of drool on the beautiful huge kilim rug. ETC.
you know. just a dream hallway. no biggie.

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so thats coming next.
it is.
but first – still – #thepeacefulbohobathroomlife.
and the kitchen pantry.
and broken door handles.
and christmas.
sakes.

images from amber interior design / decor envy / sf girl by baygrace spain / design sponge / pinterest / old brand new

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agnes martin

October 12, 2016

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minimal / abstract / expressive.
lines + grids in subtle washed out colours + tones.
an artist with a real compelling story you can read about in this article.

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ohhhhh canadaaaaa ahhh

October 4, 2016

corey j isenor photography
we’re just back from holiday with muggy heads tired bodies tequila soaked livers and a shit ton of ideas + inspiration. i’ve not felt so motivated to make change + do the dreams (whatever we decide they are) since my hashtag 2016 phase. + before that, amsterdam (the barshopbistropubconceptstore city of beer fogged dreams). when this jet lag is over. .  there will be no stopping. but for now i’m trying to get ourselves tidied up back into the real world. working washing decluttering + for john, starting a new job. the week is going too fast. on a slow speed setting.

so im going to just settle into that. not ask too much. sleep when i need sleep. and make lists + plans for when said motivation life change energy kicks right in and i can be bothered with it.
lists always help. hank helps. sofa helps.

on a side note* im so aware that im shite at blogging. and i’ve decided im ok with that. in the words of john in canada > when i do i do. when i don’t i don’t.
such is life.

IMAGE BY COREY J ISENOR via ignant

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wythe bea

August 23, 2016

wythe bea fashion design duo
W Y T H E  B E A  /  collection one , 2017

british fashion design duo keeping things perfect + simple with a website that gives nothing away.
and the imagery is everything …

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happened upon in volume 3 of benji knewman / life that you can read.
thank you B.

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robert montgomery

August 11, 2016

robert montgomery

R O B E R T   M O N T G O M E R Y

#youmoveme

see more of this mans incredible powerful + moving light poems + billboards here.
a scottish artist + poet who’s work first stirred me after seeing this article on he + the power of public poetry.

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cristina coral

August 7, 2016

http://www.cristinacoral.it

C R I S T I N A   C O R A L  >  inside/outside

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those colours…

see more of her work here.

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boniverotica

August 4, 2016

bon iver erotic stories
i can’t stop.

thanks to my ridiculous pal for sharing this // BON IVER EROTIC STORIES.

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caves collect

July 30, 2016

caves collect

on the W E A R wish list  //  C A V E S  C O L L E C T  

everything i like about fashion is this brand. dungaree style throw ons braces buttons and shirts. + simple quality leather goods. easy wearing versatile pieces designed and handcrafted with sustainability + quality at the heart.

Caves Collect believe in producing quality products which are built to last.  Subscribing to a slow fashion mentality, believing that both clothing and leather products can be produced and consumed thoughtfully. 

choosing to grow the label slowly – mindfully – the girls behind this dream brand johanna + sarah keep the bi-annual collections small + currently only sell from their online shop – producing each piece to order. i feel like i’m always finding these makers + designers i fall in love with and surely they end up being from places far from here leaving me to either moan and spend the night pinning each perfect item to a board named I WANT or to bite the possibly unjustifiable-shopping bullet and spend the extra monies on crazy international delivery because hey – if you love something right? but no joke – this melbourne based design duo offer FREE WORLD WIDE SHIPPING. a rare wonderful thing – no excuses necessary. f*yes.

the street style photography used to showcase each collection makes me love this label more. clothes being lived in. sun scorch + blur.

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favourite pieces from the recent A/W collection + the S/S archives (some of which can still be made to order on request…. YES)