Monday, 21 October 2013

The Geology of Shoes

A video that showcases not just the craft of making shoes, but also a pretty awesome shoe design idea.

Geology of Shoes from Petr Krejčí on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Some interestingly displayed stuff I've come across recently:

LEIF via Miss Moss

Perfume bottles displayed in a German magazine

Friday, 11 October 2013

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Piece | The "reverse-collar" necklace

Wear your collar necklace the other way around - as Karl had the models doing at Chanel with their necklaces resembling 
headphones, or for a more simple take, this Alexis Bittar collar. According to The Cut:

"By flipping it around and showing a bit of skin at the neck, the piece keeps a clean line that elongates rather than stunts the neck visually." But take note, "It looks best with some clavicle so wear it with a loosely buttoned silk shirt to the office or paired with a strapless dress for a cocktail affair."

Last image from here

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Liberty DIY | Découpage bowl

Everyone did papier maché as a kid right? Well the Liberty Craft Blog (yes, it exists!) recently featured a tutorial for papier maché 2.0 and it's way out of the league of anything I even made growing up. 

Instead of newspaper, they used material! Inspired! Why didn't I think of that? It's the perfect project to recycle old material scraps you have lying at home.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

DIY | Framed Collections

How about making art out of stuff that you can't bear to throw away but that has no real use? I'm a hoarder and keep everything from attractive stamps to postcards to film and theatre stubs. Most of the time they end up gathering dust in a corner, but buy a cheap clip frame and they become something you want to put on your walls.

Ok, so the collection I've framed here was hardly ever rubbish - these delicate paper cut-outs (how the hell did someone cut out in such detail?!) were brought back from China to me by a friend - but they were sitting gathering dust because I didn't know how to use them. And the method is the same for any collection of things that you might have lying about.

Polish the glass and then DON'T touch the side that will go against your collection!

 Here are some other framed collections:

Stamps - an oldie but a goodie

Bags, a novel idea

Swimsuits - wacky but works

 And this woman who made a Valentine's Day present from the ticket stubs of plays she and her husband had been to together.

Images from hereherehereherehere