Monday, 31 August 2009

post-payday wishlist

1. bullet necklace from Bonadrag (I'll have to search for a suitable substitute on etsy though...)
2. spike bracelet from River Island
3. heels from Topshop
4. stripe oversize tee from Monki
5. scarf from Topshop
6. shoes from Topshop
7. jeans from... Topshop

Friday, 28 August 2009

rough cut







( Zoe Kendall )
Be sure to take a look at her "Precious Creatures" collection too. It's a little too freakishly wormlike for my comfort zone (also reminds me of those little creatures that inhabited Ursula's lair in The Little Mermaid) but still very cool.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

sogno romantico

( tfs )
I'm really liking the chaos and overkill of the textures in these.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

ain't born typical

Alison Mosshart

Monday, 24 August 2009

the way we pictured the world no longer seemed adequate or accurate

Abstract satellite images of earth. Incredible...

MacDonnell Mountains (Australia), The Optimist (Kalahari Desert, Namibia), The Great Sandy Desert (Australia), The Great Sandy Scars (Australia), Karman Vortices, Ghadamis River (Libya), Iraqi Military emplacement, Dasht-e Kavir (Iran), Akpatok Island (Canada), Aleutian Clouds (North America).

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incomplete, yet with absolutely no sense of loss





etchings by Susan Aldworth
Susan Aldworth's art explores the nature of consciousness. In 1999, the experience of observing her brain live on a monitor during a diagnostic brain scan triggered an ongoing fascination with the relationship between the physical brain and the sense of self. Since then Aldworth has worked and collaborated with doctors, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, etchers, artists and musicians in pursuit of this elusive project. She has observed numerous brain scans in hospitals and undergone research brain scans herself to try to make sense of the material basis of personality. In parallel with these investigations she has experimented with etching techniques in collaboration with master etcher Nigel Oxley and developed a radical method whose chemical processes are analogous to those in the brain that might be responsible for personality.

Found at but does it float, my favourite blog right now.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

so when you really love me darling...

From Topshop. I've been trying to curb the amount of impulse buys I make, but seriously, I had to have this! It's a little too large for my dainty child hands, so I might pop it onto a chain.

Monday, 10 August 2009

alidra alic

This is the kind of jewellery that would have had my old jewellery tutor foaming at the mouth. I can't count how many times she complained about pieces that were "too raw" and looked like "things were growing out of them". I really enjoy a little slight repulsion on the otherhand. The first thing I thought of when I found Alidra Alic was the 1988 film Akira.

I must admit though, I've slightly scarred myself now by reading about screw worms and "Mongolian Death" worms this morning.

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