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10 things from January

Monday, January 30th, 2012

1. An Exquisite Beast daily drawing project by Emory Allen, a clever take on the exquisite corpse game.

2. Business card stamps by MaeMae Paperie.

3. Super fun t-shirts by Meadham Kirchoff.

4. Gorgeous prints of Camargue horses by Irene Suchocki.

5. Everything about Hello, this is food delights me.

6. A nice reminder that winter won’t last forever (thank god!) from Alexander Neumann in February’s L’Officiel.

7. Ever thought the hair I draw is not realistic? Me too. More fool us, because here it is in Elle Vietnam. So amazing.

8. Lizzy Stewart’s charming London diaries.

9. Been around for ages, but I’ve only just discovered it – What Elle wears.

10. Ryan A.‘s comic has been doing the rounds this week, but if you haven’t read it, then now is the time (and you can see his process on his blog too). Beautiful in every single way.

Folk folk

Friday, January 20th, 2012

One of my favourite things to draw, look at in museums and hoard pictures of on my hard drive is a good old national costume. Obviously I have a particular affinity for the Ukrainian and Russian ones, but I’m an equal opportunity enthusiast. I particularly love the Hungarian and Serbian ones (this one is actually genuinely stylish!). These are two quick costumey paintings from my sketchbook.

Flickr is an absolute treasure trove for this kind of thing, here are just a few good ones I’ve found:

Czech by josefnovak33 – one & two

Polish by włodi

Czech by josefnovak33one & two

Swedish by YlvaS

Czech by josefnovak33one & two

Greenlandic by  ilovegreenland

Czechoslovakian by josefnovak33

Polish by włodi

Swedish by YlvaS

Swedish by YlvaS

Greenlandic by ilovegreenland

Spanish by Von Aisaider

Turkish by ali eminov

Polish by włodi

Bonus photo of me at 2 years old decked out in a Ukranian headband and matching dolls ;)

Can you believe it’s October!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This whole editorial is autumnal perfection, best thing I’ve seen for ages.

Swinging Classiques from Elle France
Photographer: David Burton
Stylist: Elissa Cannelle Castelbou
Hair: Bianca Tuovi
Make-Up: Liz Daxauer

(more at TFS)