February is a time for birthdays, and what better paper to wrap a gift in than these lovely sheets from esme winter? I am completely in love – the hard part now is just deciding which to choose!
I didn’t think that Melbourne could get any cooler than it already is, but the release of AÃRK Collective this week has proven me wrong. Melbourne, you are just fit to burst with so many talented folk! I can’t keep up!
There are a couple of things I like about these watches. Number one is that they remind me of a beautiful classic watch my dad bought from Japan when he was my age. My sister wore that watch for months even after it was broken beyond repair. Secondly, they have rad names like “Yolk” and “White Peach”. Thirdly, that website – and all their design, in fact – is just one of those oh-man-I-wish-I’d-designed-that kind of moments.
Plus they do free shipping for us here in Australia. And it does not get any better than that.
What do you get when you mash up Aladdin with Swedish simplicity? Oyyo. It’s a wonderful new design studio run by two cute Swedes who aspire to releasing only a couple of new textile products per year. Their first collection is a magic carpet ride; six original dhurries handwoven by a little community of craftspeople near Jodhpur, India’s Blue City.
(Via Miss Moss.)
Oliver Jeffers is just achingly wonderful. A modern-day Peter Pan.
German-born, Antwerp-based artist Jens Hesse is one of a kind. These beautiful images are not a result of poor satellite reception buggering up your telly screen, no sir. Replacing traditional canvas for corduroy, Hesse makes the most of those narrow vertical ridges within the fabric, distorting his portraits. To me they look like something you’d see out of a rain-smeared window; I want to wipe away the water to see clearly the story playing out before me.
A misty, initimate wedding in the Scottish highlands. Emilie and Ewan met in Scotland, live in Australia and honeymooned after their perfect little “family elopement” in Iceland.