[Images via VisualizeUs]
I love text tattoos. There is something very surreal about permanently inking words to live by on skin. Faces change and weather so much with time, making portraits almost impossible to preserve in their purest essence. Symbols and objects are taken in and more often than not, swiftly forgotten. But words; words have the ability to transcend infinitely, wielding more mettle than any old sword could.
[via Lovisa Burfitt]
1. When I grow up and move into my own loft apartment (which also will mean I have plenty of cash to shake off from an imaginary tree), I will deck it out in Lovisa Burfitt.
2. Because I have no idea how this genius of a woman manages to make Chanel lippies look like the Empire State Building.
3. Or maybe I’m just a little loopy because… did I mention I’ll be making my maiden trip to NYC this weekend?
[Pamela Love Rope X bracelet, via Forward by Revolve]
Goldsmiths ’10 MA Design Degree Show
We headed down to Shoreditch Town Hall for C and M‘s design degree show, which was centred around the theme of design for living. C‘s space blanket design that basically works a lot like a hug machine for two individuals separated by distance and M‘s shifting plant wall were designs I actually could see being incorporated into daily living, as were the designs for breaking bad habits and the most intriguing exploration of intelligent light. They aren’t just audacious contemporary designs that cost an arm and a supermodel’s leg (I once saw a documentary of a British artist pricing a doorknob he had attached to a blue wall for £9,000 and calling that a real bargain), but real specimens of how the blur between art and life could actually prove to be of value.
And you know, I tried to convince M to patent her plant wall design so that when I have my own apartment in the future, I can lay claim to a Martina Wu piece of my own!
And while we’re still looking at a Rational Society, a’la Rumi’s amazing dress, we shouldn’t forget the rest of the equally ogle-worthy goodies from the same mother.
The palette? Ooh. The slouch factor? Ooh. The endless possibilities? Ooh.
But most of all, the cunningly deceptive simplicity? Ooh and a big UH HUH.
[Have necklace, via Return To Me]
Join the dots and voila!
Although I think if I was doing this, I’d probably kill myself over deciding on a pattern to make. Or fray the threads so much they won’t fit through the holes. I’m like the lousiest DIY person ever. Oh, except for canvas shoe racks – I do them up good.
[Silver hammered knuckle ring by Fashionology]
THIS STUNNER ON MY FINGER IS COMPLETELY IN THE WAY OF THE OBSCENE AMOUNT OF NOTE-TAKING I’M DOING FOR MCROBBIE’S ESSAY.
BUT I’M SO SAD TO HAVE TO REMOVE IT. IT LOOKS LONELY ON THE LIBRARY’S WOODEN TABLE.
[Well Travelled resin series: Seoul necklace by Skinner Studio, via Etsy]
A couple of months ago, I got myself the resin necklace from Skinner Studio because it was such an awesome find on Etsy and as we all know, Korea has a very special immovable place in my heart. That’s me wearing it up there. Now C, my dear hubsy bubsy, bought herself a resin Well Travelled Denmark ring just the other day, totally without knowing that I’ve got the Seoul version for myself! In the midst of what seems like a few gazillion Etsy shops floating in cyberspace, my hubsy and I have just got to be kindred spirits. Only about 9,350 miles apart.
[Rings: Topshop, Swatch, Lee Hwa Jewellery. Bracelets: All The Desert Foxx. Necklaces: Ariel Gordon, my own design. Checkered shirt: Vintage. Tee: H&M]
I received the red coral cross, turquoise, and metal chain bracelets (altogether very deliciously named The Threesome) from Highdee of The Desert Foxx yesterday. Very fierce – and melovesit! Go get your Threesome from Highdee today. Okay sorry, that was a very unfunny attempt at being funny.
On another note, I realised that this is the first time the Ariel Gordon initial necklace has been photographed on me, since it arrived way back in January (even though I wear it almost everyday). I got it to mark a fresh new start after the period of crap-which-shall-not-be-named happened, just like the Swatch Secret Code ring after the period of earlier-crap-which-shall-not-be-named. New ear piercings, milestone jewellery purchases and a visit to the hair salon are my choice of therapy.
In the Mood for Love
[Rodarte x Maggie Cheung, via AnOther Mag]
Drawing inspiration from Maggie Cheung’s unforgettable screen presence almost already promises creations that are at once timeless and at once ethereal. Nobody works a cheongsam or makes a chignon look the way she would wear it. The sketches already make this point quite clear.
Check out these four Kate and Laura Mulleavy gems in film, here.