photographer: ren rox

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London based fashion photographer Ren Rox’ work has been published by magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Oyster, The Face, Neo2, and The Telegraph. See more of Ren’s work at her website, flickr & tumblr. xx

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by your side

And we’re into the new week already. Sheesh, things have been very busy lately. I feel like I have so many ideas for things I want to write, post, create… I just wish there were more hours in the day!

The November issue of Lonny mag is out, eep!

How to make a simple whiskey sour

Bloggers dish on holiday decorating

A flick about art, music, and culture – Hencho en Mexico

The ideal bookshelf for the home chef

Stitch the Stars; a cute calendar gift

A simple rustic workspace

Why not keep your ice in a vintage bucket?

A new name to know – LAVEER

Tuesday Tune

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in your space: decorated by cristina ramos

The style is very eclectic and is influenced by very different cultural sources. The furniture is almost all vintage, from the 40s and 70s, and have remained original structural elements.

A Maximum warmth. Achieved with lighting that creates intimate and cozy. There’s only overhead light in the dining room in the rest of the house has been used indirectly with floor lamps and table.

Playing with contrasts. In some rooms intentionally breaks the calm atmosphere
provided by the soft colors that add drama with elements such as the wallpaper in the dining room dark tones. Nuevo-Estilo.es

There is just some much I love about Cristina Ramos‘ style and eye for design. The 70s influence, art deco, neo-classicism, bohemian style, and industrial style are all combined. My favorite parts include, but are not limited to…

- the tiled, pattered floors
- mix & match style
- neon
- the retro vibe
- bold colours

And the list goes on!!

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the new gypsies

I recently stumbled across these fantastic images on born to be wild

In September 2009 V Magazine published a fashion story featuring Kate Moss called ”Kate and the Gypsies”. The story was shot by the British photographer Ian McKell who has been following the ”The New Gypsies” for over ten years. Le Journal de la Photographie

Ian elevates fashion photography, with the inquiring edge of documentary, in his book The New Gypsies which can be found here.

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the a&o turns one

Time flies when you’re having fun!! This morning I thought I would take a look and see when I did my first post as I thought I might be coming up on a year. And, wouldn’t you know it, a year ago today! The a&o turns one. What a busy year it’s been. I definitely feel like I have been able to get my creative juices flowing and cannot wait to see what the next year brings. A nice birthday surprise, the other day, Yasmin of the Hermit Homewares blog nominated me for a One Lovely Blog Award – eeep – what an honour! I will be following up with a post to explain, and give more thanks to her, very soon ; )

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little things no.02

It’s just too important not to! Like getting into a new book, daydreaming, trying something new { image #4 from Barre Works, with more to come on that later! } … Almost half way through the work-week, I am sure that you have lots to be thankful for ; )

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i heart letterpress

Good Friday!

With the day off we decided to make an appt to see Craig at Don Black LInecasting to checkout what refurbished letterpress’s he had available. We settled on a little table top Golding press that’s approx 125 years old! I can’t wait to learn how it works and start different printing projects. In the mean time, a neat video above, about a printer who uses an outdated, cumbersome, and obsolete machine for the quality of the finished product.

happy Easter weekend xx

curated by colour

One of my new favs – Odessa May Society – was featured on Etsy showing us how appealing it can be to group inspirational images by colour. For more interesting info on Jennifer Prince, the creator and curator behind the eclectic blog, see interviews by Lark & Linen, here, and The Wee Lass, here.

Some of her curated mini-collections, or inspiration boards, are featured above. So pretty!

Happy Saturday xx

au vieux panier

passing through Provence…

“Thankfully, when art and hotels meet, it’s increasingly through more than just the banal hanging of a painting. Hoteliers are getting serious about art, and artists are getting creative with their spaces. The latest lodgings to welcome their guests into a truly immersive art experience is Marseilles’ Au Vieux Panier, a 17th century Corsican grocery shop turned explosive art experience.

From internationally acclaimed street artist Tilt – with his breathtaking half graffitied, half stark-white Panic Room – to design studio Mass Confusion‘s electrifyingly surreal Purgatory Palace; the artists haven’t just thrown a few choice pieces of art at their commissions – they’ve created overwhelming site-specific installations that are easily befitting some of the world’s top galleries.” weheart.co.uk

nightnight xx

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