argentinian for a day.

Thanks to the amazing Angeles Pena we can see the true beauty of Argentina without trekking the thousands of miles. Although really, after seeing these, you will want to. The expensive flight is worth it for the culture smash and beauty shock.

After such a mental day at work it is unbelievable how peaceful it was to come home and just scan through these pictures. The solidarity and the calmness, and all that nature.

I could fly away right now – any excuse to wear a poncho and explore the landscapes.

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rainbow angeles pena

(Images from here)

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want list :: cereal mag.

As a self-confessed obsessive magazine collector, the very thought of not owning every magazine with any worth makes me a little sad. Unfortunately there isn’t enough time in the world for me to spend each day poring through the latest issues, gaining inspiration – if that was a job description I would be first in line.

Hence why I can’t risk subscribing to magazines that feature only ‘now’ content. Half the time I’m reading a mag 6 months old. And then they go on my shelf for another 50 years, for referencing purposes of course.

The first time I saw Cereal I was just so captured by the simplicity of the cover – perfect, understated design. Also makes reference to one of the greatest breakfasts ever, so it’s an immediate win. Cereal is definitely the most indie of travel magazines, focusing on the secret places, like the booktown in Wales, and oh my goodness, the wonderful photography. Knocks your socks off. And well worth the long wait to be read. 

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summer cereal magazine

santa barbara cereal magazine

amalfi cereal magazine

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twenty seven names.

We all need a good old NZ-based fashion brand to fall in love with.

It’s crazy how most international designers focus on a specific set of design rules and styles each season, with elements crossing over different labels, like the gladiator sandal of yesteryear. But when you dig a little deeper it’s clear that the nationality of the fashion designers, harking back to their hometown, have a huge influence on the collection. Something little always pops out.

It might just be because of my friends, but I’ve always seen the Kiwis as pure individuals with a love of boldness and patterns – they’re the kind of people who stick to what they love. That’s how gals like Lorde come about.

Massive generalisations I know, but Twenty Seven Names definitely reflects this idea. So many brilliant textures, patterns and shapes. Amazing stuff from Rachel and Anjali.

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twenty seven names a/w 2014

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Sometimes you come across those brilliant architectural designs that conquer those of my favourite show, Grand Designs. The thing that lets down those designs though is that I often find it hard to excuse the terrible interior style – their houses are so near perfect, yet so far.

But this pretty little thang is the exception to the rule. A sliding glasshouse, changing it’s composition as the daylight dictates. To allow the best light and make the most of the warmth, the outer shell literally slides along the house and allows the glass exterior to be shown.

It looks like it’s bringing a bit of Scandinavian style to Suffolk, with the added rooftop bath.

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suffolk architecture

light glasshouse

real glasshouse architecture

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sneaky sneaks.

The best shoes in the world. I love that sneakers are once again making their way into the fashion world – comfort is finally back in. Street style pictures are exploding with the prints and classic brands.

So many options with your Cons and Vans and Superga’s, even the high end designers are releasing their own take. I’ve added a pair of simple adidas sneakers to my long list of wants, because the list of appropriate places these can be worn has now grown exponentially. Apparently it’s the new office addition.

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nike street style

(Images from 1, 2, 3)

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reliving :: yves saint laurent’s mondrian.

I have forever held genius fashion designers on a pedestal – the way they come up with unique collections each season and manage the stress of it all blows my mind. Even so, I definitely have never fully understood the immense pressure and strain this must place on their lives constantly.

It wasn’t until I watched Yves Saint Laurent the other night that this image truly came to me – it is no surprise that so many designers have the most colourful and painful lives. Heading up a French fashion house is no easy feat.

So watch the movie and see what you think – does it make you appreciate their handiwork even more?

And his Mondrian-inspired collection – true ingenuity. A refresher in the world of fashion, the first real colour blocking.

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yves saint laurent 1960s

ysl mondrian 1960s

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inspiration wall :: july.

I love those months where you just find so much inspiration everywhere that you don’t know what to do with it. They do become a problem though when I’m running around all weekend, trying to fit as much socialising in, then realise I haven’t put any inspiration to practical use – haven’t cooked, haven’t been a bit crafty, haven’t just sat in the sun. So this month it is my aim to slow down and pause every once in a while.

july inspiration wall

- This mountain escape glorifies the art of being in fresh air and doing things as they come. I can just imagine wandering the yard and picking some veggies before tucking into a bowl of delicious soup. That’s what winter is for.
- Even though it’s cold, I still love a good smoothie. And infused with chai, makes it perfect for chilly mornings. These are my new go-to breakfasts.
- An amazing little photo collection by some clever Ukrainian girls, combining inspiration from all those classic 90′s movies like Clueless with their Soviet past.
- A bit of fun in the house with the swinging table. All dreams come true.
- Stripes and sneakers, making the old school Converse a little classier.
(Images from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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