Happy Easter long weekend! How nice is that? So far I have only had one chocolate Easter egg whoopsie i.e. eaten far too many. Actually, it was a large chocolate Easter bunny. I started eating his ears out of curiosity as it said on the tinfoil wrapping that he was a "Crunchie" chocolate bunny. So I thought he would have honeycomb toffee inside. Well, he didn't, but the chocolate itself was speckled with honeycomb toffee and it was very sweet and delicious and very moorish. One thing lead to another gentle readers and he was gone before I knew it. However, with a bit of luck that is the first and last Easter chocolate whoopsie I have.
I hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break!
Top image from a window display in Potts Point, Sydney and bottom image from here.
This is Henry and June. They are extraordinary friends who have had many adventures together. Just this morning for example, Henry was very helpful when a large huntsman spider appeared in the kitchen. Instead of creating a scene, he kept his cool and watched it from under the kitchen table. He also didn't get under foot when June was putting a glass jar over the enormous but mostly harmless spider. He did come and inspect and sniff the spider in the jar with the newspaper underneath it because he thought it needed to be properly identified for next time. So, you see, Henry and June make a wonderful team together. You can find them in my shop here.
I came across this gorgeous Kenzo dress at Meet me at Mikes blog. It started me off on a night of Kenzo image hunting. The man is the master of pattern, is he not? ...and cut!..and colour and texture! I wish I had the occasion, bank account and chutzpah to wear his creations every day of the week!
One of my favourite pit stops on the internet, Miss Moss, has alerted me to a new site that has a stash of super excellent photos. To celebrate their 125th anniversary, National Geographic has set up a tumblr dedicated to posting rare and sometimes never before seen archival photos from their vaults. It's a site I'll most certainly be bookmarking!
Illustrator and print maker Phoebe Wahl is a senior in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. I really, really like the retro/ old school style she has going on. She also makes amazing felt and wire creatures and people. See more of her work here at her blog.
I was perusing a bookshop on the weekend and came across Grace Coddington's autobiorgraphy Grace: A Memoir. Like a lot of people, I remember first being aware of Grace Coddington, who is incidentally Vogue's creative director, inThe September Issue. I thought she was a very interesting and gutsy woman with plenty of style and panache. I also liked the working relationship/ friendship she had/ has with Anna Wintour. I thought they made a good team. Anyway, yes, I saw Grace's autobiography and am considering buying it when it comes out in paperback as it looked liked a fun and interesting read. And wasn't she a beauty when she was a young model?
I liked ths tribute photo shoot Vogue did of Grace a couple of years ago. Another great thing about her is that she is a mad cat fancier.
I found this fun Lionel Richie ceramic ware on Etsy. It's from the shop Lenny Mud. It's pretty silly but also very functional. Something to think about the next time you need a present for someone who not only likes tea but also has a keen sense of humour!
Lionel Richie mug and cups and saucers from Lenny Mud.
I came across the work of Dutch artist, author and graphic designer Dick Bruna the other day. He has a very distinct, minalmalist style. The covers he designed for books such as Simenon's Maigret series are very popular and I understand people collect them. All the covers for ths series feature a pipe.
The popular crime novels by Dutch writer Havank are another series of book covers he is well known for.