Thursday, August 26, 2010

Herb & Dorothy.

I watched Herb & Dorothy last week. If you haven't seen it - watch it! It's hilarious, fascinating and bananas. This couple from NYC, called, yep, Herb & Dorothy amassed the most important minimalist art collection in the US, maybe even the world. On a postal worker's salary. What?!

I have to confess that I find minimalist art hard to enjoy. It's a bit cerebral for me and I like a lot of bedaaaazzzlement, but listening to Herb & Dorothy talk about it makes it accessible even for a dullard like myself.

I just got this today which reminded me of H&D.
Phaidon, 2000

Friday, August 13, 2010

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin: Polaroids
Editions Xavier Barral, 2010

Yep. Yep.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beauty In Decay

Beauty in Decay
Gingko, 2010

Did you know there's more salt in a bowl of cornflakes than in a packet of salted peanuts?!
I'm reading a book about condiments, sounds boring but it's fascinatoring.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


HIHIHIHIHI! Friends! Sorry, I've been AWOL. I was with my Mum in the south of France for her 60th bee-day. I'm back! Today! And look! The lovely Melissa Coker - of delicious clothing line WREN - mentioned the bookstore on Refinery 29! As one of her favourite spots no less! I am beyond flattered and honoured. Swoonies.

Check out the post here please and thank you!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010


Zoo-M by Masako Suzuki
Foil, 2009

Excessive Heat!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Spiderwoman by Louise Bourgois.

The Fabric of Myth
Compton Verney, 2010

This morning when I left the house I walked into a giant spider's web. I did that demented dance one does when this occurs: arms flailed, head was smashed and much jumping about. It's ridiculous because an onlooker can't see why you're frantic. It looks like you've lost your mind. Then I found the spider and yelped as it started to crawl upwards. It was the size of a small petal. I am a chicken.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

David Hicks.

David Hicks: My Kind of Garden
Garden Art Press, 2010

Oh, I do love a good pathway.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Don't Disturb the Little Tern.

It's 95 degrees in the UK right now! Crackers! I love balmy British summers. Yesterday my Dad took himself off to Brancaster beach, one of our favourites. He sent me a bunch of photos because he knows I get proper homesick. The top one is the best. Little Terns! My Dad thinks I look like a Little Tern. It's fairly true - I am short, stumpy and covered in feathers.

Friday, July 9, 2010

What if...

What if I told you I'd discovered an exceedingly exciting, wildy talented new fashion illustrator? Kind of like a Garance-Dore-style. Look at the images below...

Aren't they gorge? The last one particularly - I WANT AND NEED that back-to-front robe-thing-of-heaven. What if I told you that the drawings are by Egon Schiele and he did them all between 1905ish and 1910ish? BANANAS right??? I mean, I know some clever clogs will have recognized his style and all, but golly gosh he's frighteningly contemporary. Imagine how shocking these were to peeps a hunny years ago. Shockers. I never get bored of looking at them. Ever.

Egon Schiele: Drawings & Watercolours
Thames & Hudson

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ellen Rogers.

Sharlene is a wizard. She finds the most magical things on the interwebbbbs. Today I got an email instructing me to CHECK OUT the website of Ellen Rogers. Man, oh, man - what a great start to the day. You also should CHECK IT OUT right here:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010