Saturday, 15 October 2011

Attracted to the Dark Side

Antique Jewellery & the modern Dandy


Fashion by Itamar Zechoval: gentleman's boutique: Dandy of the Grotesque. 

Avantgarde diaries & Itamar  Zechoval interview: here 
Courtesy of The Cool Hunter



Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Secret Portrait



Ever heard of Orange The Feed? Well neither had I until recently whilst fluttering around on Twitter. 

Quite by chance I came across fellow Tweeps clammering for their portraits to be done by online illustrators.

For a portrait all one had to supply was a short description of oneself, likes/dislikes, pets (where applicable) & their characteristics, or anything else that came to mind. Add the all important hash tag #SecretPortrait and send the Tweet to @OrangeTheFeed... 

Today (upon my enquiry), a reply & link to my Secret Portrait arrived...

"Rather than tell you, how about we show you?  http://t.co/8e0woXH6 

The image is of course in this post as well and I'm thrilled to bits with it!

So, if you're up to having your Secret Portrait done, instantly, and for the price of a tweet, you know where to go...enjoy!



Monday, 3 October 2011

Natural Pavilion



Love this - A pavilion overlooking Snøhetta mountain 
at Dovrefjell National Park.  Via: FastCoDesign



Saturday, 1 October 2011

Ferry Hinksey

"Beyond the ferry water that fast and silent flowed,
She turned, she gazed a moment, then took her onward road.

Between the winding willows to a city white with spires:
It seemed a path of pilgrims to the home of earth's desires.

Blue shade of golden branches spread for her journeying,
Till he that lingered lost her among the leaves of Spring."
 
... 

by Laurence Binyon



Illustration: © Alison Day Designs