psych flowers

Scanned some flowers ~~~~~~~~~
There is something weirdly entrancing and beautiful about these images; perhaps the off kilter compositions or the fact that dried out petals, leaves,wilting hydrangea and roses (of which there are always a plenty hanging around in my mother's floristry studio) are given a new otherworldly lease of life through the spectral colours and psychedelic blurs. Must try with other materials as the background - wool, fabric, plastic, handmade papers...


morning light

Beautiful breakfasts from simply breakfast

I love breakfast. My go-to is a bowlful of home-made museli or granola and yoghurt atop with plenty of fruit and nuts, however some days I love making eggs (poached, scrambled, omelette) or porridge or ciabatta from fresh granary breads and adding more exotic ingredients like avocado, pomegranate or spinach. Definitely going to try some baked varieties for the colder months ahead and am going to make a conscious effort this year to get up in plenty of time to make some gorgeous breakfasts. Don't forget the freshly brewed pot of coffee, black of course. Must purchase / make some ceramic bowls, plates and mugs!

There are some really great places in London you can go for brunch + a lush cup of coffee ~ I'll start a recommend list from now on!


~ "nocturama is born from the desire of working on a contemporary reinterpretation of the amulet. my fascination with symbology, magic and ritualism has taken me through diverse cultures to ultimately bring me back to the one of my native sardinia. i submerged myself in a world of pagan and religious beliefs, meaningful shapes, materials, and colours. i did not want to create obvious representations of teeth, horns or hands. i decided to use their image in a graphical representation, incorporating those with clean primary geometric shapes such as the triangle, square and circle. combining ethnical references with minimalist aesthetic. the material chosen for this line is bronze. the combination of the three differing colours: gold, white and copper provides a modernity to a traditional material and will beautifully age with time" ~


the beauty of science

"I realized that I had the microscopic equivalent of a cubist painting, art and science never seemed closer."
These are scans from a book I picked up at the car boot entitled SUPER VISION: A NEW VIEW OF NATURE by Ivan Amato. I spied its neon cover poking out of a box, quickly flicked through and figured it would make amazing collage material. Reading it later on however, I discovered it's the epitome of my current love of the fusion of both art and science. The imagery in the book ranges from the subatomic scans of crystals (#1), metals, minerals and materials, the visualization of molecular reactions, microscopic images of plants and cells to close up views of adhesive tape (#4) and bamboo (#3); beautifully psychedelic, otherworldly and kaleidoscopic.

"When the image is so abstract that it refers to no particular scale of size, it enters the domain of modern science almost directly, for science itself images abstractions as forms of analysis. Thus many pictures of some scientific value resemble the work of abstract artists during many epochs of art." 

Nature's glorious penchant for order: "everyday ornament, say a fine pot or fabric, may be repeated in multiple, male a style of a single impetus. Science too deals in multiples: Stars and blossoms, the unending system of integers, the barrage of particle and photon, the sound trains of air vibration."

I never thought that the words DIGITAL, PRINT, and SCIENCE would ever be in my vocabulary collectively (I'm a vinyl > downloads, monochrome > colour, art > science classes gal) Couple these words with ART however and I get extremely excited. Just IMAGINE any of these as prints on material / fabric / dresses / jumpers ~ INSANE.

"Nature exhibits both symmetry and chaos, and from time to time either or both of these characteristics can lead to images on every dimensional scale whose value transcends the scientific interpretation of physical phenomena and extends into the realms of art and aesthetics." YES



Photography :: Laurence Ellis // Styling :: Ilaria Norse

Keeping the all white ensembles rolling on into winter; simplistically and gorgeously minimal ~

b mine

SWIM DEEP  new favourite dudes

1. pretty much the Smith Westerns of Birmingham
2. i REALLY want to chop off my hair to super short and have spent the last 20 minutes on webcam deliberating this
3. Zachary of DIIV // Beach Fossils = Zachary of SD
4. my inner grunge gal wants to dress like this again
5. DIIV (originally Dive as in Nirvana) + Swim Deep... water related names are the new thang apparently
6. it's 2am and i'm ridiculously awake, psyched and in love with these guyz. maybe its' because I'm missing LDN
7. swim dope, swim deeper ~~~
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