Archive for the ‘vintage’ Category

vintage laugh

July 29, 2012

One might think that only our over-consumerized society can produce flops like this to ease our existence, but no…I guess it’s in the human nature to always push the boundaries. After all, you never know, when you going to hit the new “must-have”. Here are some of my favorite inventions for the 20th century:

Face mask against snow storms

Pedestrian shovel to reduce number of accident injuries.

Glasses for reading while laying in bed.

The stroller in case of radio-active explosion.

Share a smoke?

Even the dudes from “Fast and Furious” would be jealous.

<images via here and here>

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re-born russian style by ulyana

July 13, 2012

Lets dwell a little bit more on the topic of summer and 50s fashion. This time coming form the homeland of Mother-Russia. While the fashion world is speculating on her first Couture Show in Paris with Fall 2012 (straight after no less then Chanel), I want to step one collection back of this up-and-coming designer, Ulyana Sergeenko. Her unique personal style was in the spot light of fashion bloggers for a while and it’s great to see how she transformed it into the couture lines.

It’s just too soon for me to think of colder days in the middle of LA summer. Flowing skirts, flower prints and bodies suit much better, don’t you agree?

I absolutely love how she marries together different aspects of Russian style with European influences:  the glamor of  Bridgit Bardot, the romanticism of a long-gone Soviet school uniform, folk Russian prints and the simple grace of a 50s working girl prepping up for a date.

<images via www.tatler.ru>

that designer is CrAzY

November 11, 2011

How do you know that the designer is…well…a little obsessed? It’s when instead of placing the chandelier at the “industry standard” height, one places it much lower. The reason? Isn’t it obvious, so that the diners all through the supper could marvel at the every last detail of that piece of art.

Had a burning desire to do just that today at work, but those standards (god bless them) took over…again. There’s always the next time!

 

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made me smile today

April 9, 2011

if one day I let my passion for everything vintage run wild and free, my interiors will start to look like those in this video…can’t get this song out of my head.

dreaming of…

March 25, 2011

I’m so looking forward to the first weekend in three years of doing-nothingness. All the finals are behind, how exciting is that! At the same time it feels a little weird not to have a big goal ahead, being a planner by nature this situation makes me anxious. So I’ve decided to start planning the next “BIG THING”. A European vacation! While I’m positively sure which country I want to visit next, the schedule availability doesn’t look that bright at all. Oh well, I’ll start planning anyways…with the perfect wardrobe for a perfect European Vacation. No schedule can deprive a girl of dreaming about it

<images via www.fashiongonerogue.com>

swing me happy

February 28, 2011

One day when I have my dream house I’m definitely going to have a swing inside. Not only an interior swing is unconventional and fun but it also a great way to break a creative block especially if you work from home. So I let myself indulge and add to my “dream house inspiration folder”. Are you with me for a ride?

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new turkish kilims by gypsy/maturin

February 20, 2011

I love the technique of traditional Turkish Kilims, as flat woven rugs they look very clean and substantial. But, to be honest, the traditional rug patterns are not my cup of tea. So I was uber-excited to come across Gypsy/Maturin rug collection. Created from all natural materials, the rugs are either made of vintage Turkish kilim and adorned with hand embroidery, or loomed out of plush mohair and textured hem. I’m just in love with the monochrome palette, how perfect they would look in a beach house…

<images via www.kathleenclementsdesign.com>

first of december

December 1, 2010

Happy winter people! It’s only the first of December but I’ve already burning to hit the slopes, especially being amidst of planning our annual New Years get-away. What stated as a harmless 3-day trip to Park City, Utah a few years ago has grown into a real addiction now.  Right about this time of year my eyes start hating palm trees and my heart craves winter wonderland. So when I finally got to flip through the latest Elle Decor, I squeaked with jealousy. The cover story – the Turners’ winter retreat is THAT perfect that it makes it so hard to just be happy for the owners and enjoy.

Seriously, just look at it! Filled with rustic wood elements it is still so airy and bright. I totally see myself cuddling by the fireplace with tons of leather-bounded classics from that gorgeous library.

I love the perfect balance of contemporary with traditional qualities.

I need this wood  chandelier (plus the one above dining table) for my dream winter chateau so if you see th m – let me know.

<images via www.elledecor.com>

french market baskets

October 5, 2010

I have a confession to make: I HATE grocery shopping. As much as I love cooking, I just cannot bring myself together to waste an hour of my life limping along the rows of a supermarket. I wish I could rather roam through the street markets on the tiny alleys of Europe where the food is so inspirational and all of the hustle and bustle brings so much character to the process itself.

And be like these chic ladies with their little baskets, just browsing the streets or going to a picnic.

At least I can pretend, with these lovely handmade French Market Baskets from Jeanne Beatrice. I just love the natural quality and the juxtaposition of leather detail.

Or if you want some color and pattern, check out French Basketeer. There you’ll find that perfect punch of color to complement your grocery-shopping outfit (all within $40-$50 range). Happy inspired shopping!

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erin petson

May 14, 2010

My recent art find that I can’t get over is amazing Erin Petson, a Brit artist and illustrator working with mixed media.

Her love of drawing, mark making and montage create powerful and provocative images.
Her subjects have a mystical energy that is ethereal and edgy.
Erin’s delicate creations have a paper doll like quality they have been described as bondage leaning Glam Fashion-vintage assemblages.

And I couldn’t have said it better. Now you know what’s on my computer wallpaper background.

<images via www.erinpetson.com>