Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Word of the day

Ostentatious

[os-ten-tey-shuhs, -tuhn-]


1. characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
2. (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Wunderkammer





























A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorial boundaries were yet to be defined. They were also known by various names such as Cabinet of Wonder, and in German Kunstkammer ("art-room") or Wunderkammer ("wonder-room").

Jessie


For the girls






























Nothing wrong with sometimes going for a bold ostentatious choice.

Everybody wants to be like Mike


Thursday, 8 November 2012

Word of the day

tryst

[trist, trahyst] 
 
1. an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, especially one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
2. an appointed meeting.
3. an appointed place of meeting.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Saturday, 3 November 2012

The narrowest house in the world







































The narrowest house in the world has been recently completed. Keret House opened its doors — or door. Designed by Jakub Szczęsny, the Keret House has 14 square metres of floorspace, and has an interior that varies in width from 72cm to 122cm. Visitors have to enter via a staircase that leads to a wooden ladder up through a trapdoor. According to Szczęsny the house wasn’t design to be a proper home but more as an artist studio.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bad Habits Made-To-Order DJ Console




Bad Habits DJ Consoles take their inspiration from the set-ups of infamous clubs such as Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage, where DJs such as Larry Levan and Nicky Siano gave birth to a distinctly 'New York' brand of dance music culture. This bespoke console retains the feel and aesthetic of those iconic nightspots whilst being designed to fit comfortably into a home setting. Each order can be custom-designed to fit your specific requirements. All work is carried out by skilled artisans whose previous projects can be seen across many of London's clubs.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Vintage Alden's






Quote

I am really ambitious, really independent and unconventional; a modern woman. Yet, I find it very romantic to, at the end of the day, feel like I belong to a man.

~Eva Mendes

Jiro


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Moccamaster






































Hand made and individually tested in the Netherlands, the Moccamaster coffeemaker brews a perfect cup of coffee in only eight minutes. A copper heating element ensures water stays at the perfect temperature from the brew cycle’s beginning to its end. The ample 64-oz.-cap. thermal carafe on this machine makes this model perfect for large households and frequent entertainers.

Stacked skeleton coffee cups








































Set of 4 china coffee cups with a silk screen printed skeleton illustration by Phoebe Richardson.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Tattoos on women [part 3]
































in denial de·ni·al /diˈnīəl/
Refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. (adjective)

Yes, I know what I stated in my previous posts concerning the art of ink applied on women. And yes, I am very aware that I keep contradicting myself on the subject matter, which explains the opening statement.

I always say I do not appreciate a tattoo on a beautiful woman and even went as far to say it’s a waste. But more and more I am attracted to these stunning women with, yes tattoos.

This new post is triggered by a chance encounter with Jamura, a talented writer, who happens to be in the possession of some intriguing body art. It aroused my curiosity.

Why my sudden interest in tattoos on women? I am starting to realise it might have to do with added personality. A tattoo can add an extra layer to a person and really expose an underlying script, a map of where that person has been, their story if you will. Literarily showing one's true colours.

On the other hand I envy them for being confident enough in their choices to make one that will last forever.

To be continued…

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks Jamura for letting me post this picture.

The dog ate my homework