January 2014 Blog Posts (29)

THE SECRET TO THE BURIED SHOES: SILVANO LATTANZI

‘The best ideas do not come from reason but from a lucid visionary madness’ Erasmus of Rotterdam.

 

In 1837, at age 38, the greatest Italian poet of the time Dante Giacomo Leopardi died due to an asthma attack in a small apartment in Napoli. Close friends to the poet managed to prevent his body from being thrown into…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 30, 2014 at 17:22 — No Comments

Innovative Spray Cans by Antonia Brasko

I love when the ordinary becomes extraordinary, so when I saw these innovative spray cans, designed by art director for Nike Global and his own company, Norwood, I had to share it with you.

 

Antonia Brasko saw an opportunity to bridge the worlds of luxury and streetwear brands to street-art with a new collectors series of branded spray cans. The…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 30, 2014 at 10:25 — No Comments

NEIGHBORHOOD & adidas Original, Stan Smith Collaboration

Shinsuke Takizawa, an apparel designer from Tokyo, started the brand “NEIGHBORHOOD” in 1994 after being inspired by the surrounding culture of motorcyles.  The concept of NEIGHBORHOOD is “basic clothing created by digesting unique interpretations of elements from motorcycles, military, outdoor  

and also suggesting this lifestyle.” This is the base…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 30, 2014 at 9:48 — No Comments

Sarah Jessica Parker Debut Footwear Collection

"I've taken inspiration from things in my life such as the grosgrain ribbons I tied in my hair as a girl, to the flower accents from the Sex and the City wardrobe, to references to classic styles from the late Seventies and early Eighties," said Parker. "I'm a firm believer in quality and timelessness and have created…

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Added by Shoelosophy on January 29, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Still Life Photography by Luke J Albért

Still life photography has become a way for photographers to express themselves with colour, abstract art and humour.  We take a look at Luke J Albért who presents his talent as accessible and easily understood, while engaging the audience in a captivating surrealist story.

 

According to Ashley Schulztenberg from Trendland, “his use of vibrant color in…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 29, 2014 at 6:00 — No Comments

The BMW Z4 – a beautiful road going gondola

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The first impression

SDrive 28i automatic

Sports cars are the aspiration of many and the reality of little. They are designers’ dreams, allowing their pens to flow, very often creating mobile art pieces and the Z4 is no exception. It truly is a…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on January 27, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Primeval Symbiosis - A Life Worth Living?

When thinking about living as one with nature, I imagine living in a treehouse or a log cabin in the woods to bring my soul solidarity, whilst Denmark based architecture and interior designer Konrad Wójcik thinks about a way to reside people with nature without any threat to nature and has come up with the idea of “Primeval Symbiosis” (Single Pole House).  The house…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 26, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Coffee on the Go

If you’re anything like me, who needs a really strong cuppa to get you through peak-hour traffic, you’ll jump for joy as I did,  when I read that Lavazza has launched a portable espresso machine that plugs into a car’s lighter socket for a perfectly brewed caffeine shot on the move. 

The little gadget, called the A Modo Mio Espressego, is designed to sit upright in a car’s cupholder…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 26, 2014 at 14:57 — No Comments

Parisian Design by Gilles ET Boissier

It’s not uncommon for people to pick up design inspiration through their travels and with this past month being our Holiday Season, many of us have just come back from adventures, which have inspired all of our five senses.

 

I’ve always loved the Parisian architecture and design flair that remains definitive to me, allowing for only a few updates and…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 23, 2014 at 10:38 — No Comments

Guerlain Paris – Sheer Luxury

If there was a dictionary devoted to beauty, listed under the word “classic,” you’d find Guerlain.  This purveyor of luxury fragrance, make-up and skincare has consistently defined and re-defined our standards of beauty for over 175 years.

 

At the end of last year, Guerlain re-opened its doors after a major overhaul, since their first official opening in 1913.…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 23, 2014 at 9:44 — No Comments

Best Gadgets of 2013

I came across this blog post by Caroline Williamson from design-milk.com and knew I had to share this with you as these gadgets are both nice to look at and amazing to play with.  From iPhone cases, apps, tools, and handy devices to help keep you at the forefront of the tech world, these gadgets have to be the best of 2013.  Take a…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 21, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Double the Fun - Prada Vs. Chanel

Prada and Chanel, two amazing international designer brands have just launched their Resort 2014 Ad Campaigns, both, being unique and reflective of the brand.  It takes an army of skilled artisans such as photographers, make-up artists, stylists, assistants and so on, to pull a successful ad campaign off the ground which ends up being displayed on billboards and in magazines…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 21, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Audi's Limousine Hatchback

The Audi A7

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You either like or dislike the Audi A7. It is somewhat out of the box being a luxury limo, yet with a sloping rear that opens like a hatchback. Audi have in most recent times veered away from making each of the…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on January 20, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

A Whimsical Tale by Svetlana Belyaeva

The minute I saw these amazing photographs by Svetlana Belyaeva from Belgorod, Russia, I fell in love with the feminine and whimsical tale they tell.  These images to me represent all aspects of the female psyche which includes every tale told in the photographs.   As the saying goes, we’ve all had to “double as someone or something” in our lives and I love how sweetly…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 19, 2014 at 6:00 — No Comments

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2014

 

 Best Dressed Lady, Cindy Nell-Roberts & Best Dressed Man, Siv Ngesi

Saturday, the 11th of January saw 6 000 people, including equine enthusiasts, celebrities, fashionistas, socialites and punters gathered against the rails alongside the…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on January 18, 2014 at 18:48 — No Comments

SWAK X

Sealed with a Kiss is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with their large offering of and assortment of sterling silver heart jewellery.  A company created for the employment and holistic training of vulnerable young adults affected by HIV/AIDS, they are proud of its loving association with the Tomorrow Trust (www.tomorrow.org.co.za)…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 18, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Skin Tone Light Serum by QMS Medicosmetics

For many sun kissed South Africans, pigmentation is a problematic skin condition that is very difficult to correct.  Leading anti-aging skincare range - QMS Medicosmetics, has launched a new product that specifically targets this problem - the SkinTone Light Serum.

 

A remarkably effective complexion corrector, the product is based on cutting edge…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on January 17, 2014 at 19:33 — No Comments

Iconic Structured Glamour with YSL

Jessica Chastain looked amazing on stage, as a presenter, at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards, held this past Sunday, with the help of YSL’s lead make-up artist Kristofer Buckle.

 

Kristofer says, Jessica Chastain’s look was “iconic structured glamour” with a “dare to glow” attitude. His approach was inspired by the ”choosing of modern textures with classic…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 17, 2014 at 16:02 — No Comments

Preview-Vittorio Virgili

Vittorio Virgili’s vision of unique, Italian style is slipped into every step, and is translated beautifully in these bold Wedges. Available in a variation of Red and Black; these Creations are accentuated with a Floral embellishment and patterned Print, making this Footwear Funky, Floral and Feminine.

© Taryn Louch…

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Added by Preview on January 16, 2014 at 21:47 — No Comments

Jason Wu – Dinner for Two?

Jason Wu, a Taiwanese-Canadian based, womenswear fashion designer, currently living in New York City, is most famous for designing Michelle Obama’s dresses for both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations.  His first full collection debuted in 2006 which has seen him win numerous prestigious awards since.  He has dressed celebrities such as Ivana Trump, Leighton Meester, Diane…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on January 15, 2014 at 16:20 — No Comments

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