Friday, 30 May 2014

Rosalind Miller

Next weened I'm off to a wedding in Scotland - yay!! It's put me in a wedding mood and I thought I'd share these amazing wedding cakes by Rosalind Miller of London. They're quite incredible, yet beautifully elegant and sophisticated. 
THIS. How amazing is this cake of Marie Antionette? Read more about the inspiration on Rosalind's blog.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rolling Kitchens

Today's a public holiday! Yay! And it just so happens that Rolling Kitchens (Rollende Keukens) has opened up in Westerpark yesterday – just in time for the long weekend. It is exactly what it says on the tin; kitchens on wheels. Lots to choose from. So if the weather decides to be kind to us, head on over for lunch or dinner. They're open from 1pm – 11pm, through to Sunday.
 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Flash

Scottish artist Jessica Harrison latest work – Flash – is this series of very classical porcelain ladies covered in tattoos. Certainly a reflection of modern times and beauty standards. They're on show at Galerie L.J. in Paris until June 24th.

Graft

Came across this beautiful graduation project, tableware by Qiyun Deng. "Graft is a series of disposable tableware made of bioplastic PLA revealing its sources materials - the plants. Texture and form in nature autonomously exist with a function that can be utilized for another purpose. A celery stem for example, serves as handle for the fork; a petal of artichoke then becomes the bowl of spoon. By waking both visual and haptic sensation it brings along a question: Will you throw them away easily?"

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Books For My Boy

I couldn't go to London and resist the urge to bring home some new books for the boy. I picked up all of these bar one from The British Library shop. One Night Far From Here: a magically revealing beastiary but Julia Wauters I got at Nobrow from yesterday's post. Moving clockwise from there is Remarkable Animals; 1000 amazing amalgamations by Tony Meeuwissen, The Wonderful Egg and I Like Animals both by Dahlov Ipcar, Meg & Mog; 3 Terrific Tales by Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowksi. Seaside by Alain Grée, Willian & The Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks, and finally Books! by Murray McCain & John Alcorn. Quite the haul, but so many good times ahead with this lot. They're now covered in plastic protector (I know..I can't help myself) and are on the shelf ready for the Grub.

Monday, 26 May 2014

London and Nobrow

Two weekends ago my family took a last minute trip to London. It was the last weekend of Edu's paternity leave, and we both found out there were exhibitions on that were right up our respective alley's. For him; Comics Unmasked at the British Library, and for her; Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 at the V&A. It was Edu's last weekend of paternity leave, so we decided to go for it. Sorry for those I couldn't catch up with – it was a very short last-minute trip and with our new baby-enforced schedule, there was only so much we could fit in. I came back, sick, so I'm only just getting around to posting about it now. We stayed at the Hoxton – holds dear memories of our early romance, and I love the East of London. It'd changed a bunch since I was last there. One lovely addition, Nobrow; an independent publisher of graphic art, illustration, and art comic books. Aside from just loving the beautiful store, we picked up a few stunning children's books for Oscar, and some great pictorial concertina comics for his as decoration / inspiration in the years to come. Highly recommend checking them out if you're in the area.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Pineapple Please

Missed a post yesterday on the blog. Damn. Bit behind. My hubby and I took a last minute trip to London last weekend with the grub, and on our return I got a nasty cold and was too busy with Oscar and trying to get better to get to the blog. You know what would have gotten me better faster? This pineapple purse. No doubt. So on-trend right now, too. And, no, I really don't care that it's actually designed for kids. It's super fun. See it here on J. Crew.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Elisabeth Klay

The vibrant ceramic work of Elisabeth Klay jumped out at me immediately. The colours are so vivid and fresh; the forms though seem more classical and hark back to an earlier time. In the right context, these could me mistaken for treasures of a past civilization. Also fabulous are her drawings of vases and vertical pavilions. Magical and whimsical and very alluring.