31 October 2011
Hi from Antwerp MLE!
Was a little bit blown away by the Walter Van Beirendonck show at the MoMu (fashion institute/museum) was. It is of course amazing to see his work on the internet. But to get to see the detail, craftsmanship, quality of the fabrics is very exciting.
It is always so refreshing to see a designer actually do something different, that does not look like a predictable page out of GQ or Vogue. Similarly, he tests the limits of beauty and gender, which I love, as he treats both sexes in an truly equal way, which I don't feel many other designers do.
Finally, I love his play with language, it is intelligent, socially aware, witty or just straight up funny.
Talk when I'm back,
xxPosted in: fashion
10 October 2011
Love all your latest posts! And apologies for being out of action for some time.... but now that it's getting cold and dark, I'm starting to settle into hibernation mode, which I look forward to as hanging out at home with Ania with big pots of tea, good music on, and plenty of blog inspirations!
In one of my recent net-wanderings, I came across this great site called Letterheady, which is devoted solely to documenting beautiful letterhead designs. The printed letterhead is pretty much already an outdated piece of communication, but like so many things replaced by new technology, perhaps now it will continue to live on purely as an artform. What used to be a standard business necessity is now blogged about, admired, collected. Not a bad process of evolution! Here are a few that I pulled off the site - I love the diversity, from the ultra-designed Frank Lloyd Wright example, to the surprising subtlety of Marilyn Monroe's, to the ballsy one at the end where the designer humorously advertises himself on the stationery of his client.... hmm, why didn't we think of that? (Or rather, when will we have a client who will let us get away with such things...)
Check out more here:
PS. How is it 10 degrees warmer in London than Stockholm today??
9 October 2011
Had one of those moments yesterday that reaffirmed my love of London. Discovered the "Algerian Coffee Stores" on Old Compton street. This is one of those London shops that have been around since forever (well 1887) and has somehow not really changed. I've walked past a million times but never went in cause I thought it was all coffee. Not true. 120 different kinds of tea in fact. Got a lovely loose leaf Roobios flavoured with oil of bergamot. They also sell stuff like that Crème de Marrons de l'Ardèche from France, random Italian mints, and other rather obscure things that go with coffee and tea. You can really find anything in London.