Friday, 23 May 2014

London Underground


I have lived in London for about 5 years now. 
Sometimes I love it, sometimes not so much.
 However there isnt anything that says London to me like the underground. So when I sawe these old posters floating around on Pinterest I felt like I had to do a quick post on them!

London 1963.

Its been a bit of a funny year for me so far. . . . .not in a bad way but just in a ''not quite sure whats going to happen in the future'' way.
It will all work out though, but until then I guess I wont be as present here as I was last year.
If anyone still reads this out there on the grand big blogsphere I will keep posting occasionally.
Until the next time however, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

Jess x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Cycle Ladys

Alena Chandlers Blog Cycleslady, showcasing the beautiful women of Moscow and their bikes, has been inspiring me to get out on mine this spring! 
Although we will ignore the fact I look more like a sweaty mess when I cycle than these girls!!


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

By Hand London Kickstarter

I am a massive fan of the By Hand London girls.
If you haven't heard of them before they are an independent sewing Pattern company based in my fair city of London.
They create not only beautiful silhouettes but very well drafted patterns, with lovely packaging and fully explained instructions.

Anna Dress - My current favourite :)

The girls are planning on expanding to having their own print-on-demand fabrics!!
Yes I can hear hear you all squealing for joy with me!!!

"By Hand London will be giving our customers the raw ingredients to make anything - from clothes, to homewares, to accessories - completely tailored to the individual’s style and taste."

They need our help to raise the funds by the 12th of April.
So head on over to the kickstarter page now and pledge what you can to get this amazing project up and running!!!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Russian Matchboxes

Hello Friends.
Its been a while:)
January and February are best spent snuggled up watching films. I do tend to hibernate in the winter and I have decided this year that's OK!!
Anywho today the sun is shining and my brother saw a bumble bee the other day, which he reliably informs me means spring is on its way:)

My addiction to Pinterest continues. I got a little distracted the other day when I discovered the wonderful world of Russian Matchboxes:

Aren't they beautiful!! The colours are gorgeous, I would love to hang a couple of these as prints :)

Happy Tuesday Everyone:)

Jess x

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sundance Tin Types

All Esquire Via Miss Moss

Tin types, specifically, painstakingly shot by the photographer Victoria Will at the Sundance festival.
If you go to her website you can see even more amazing portraits.
Just hauntingly beautiful.

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday!!


Friday, 24 January 2014

Etsy Love // Datter Industries

As soon as I stumbled across Datter Industries I feel in love with the delicate jewellery. I definitely can see myself wearing most of these and I am quite picky about my jewellery, I think you always are about things you are interested in.

"Dark, elegant jewelry, handmade in London by illustrator Kaye Blegvad. Datter is the Danish word for 'daughter'. It's part 'data', part 'matter'. It's a little alchemical. At the very least, it's my project to turn drawings and ideas into jewelry."

I am trying to be careful how I spend my money this year, and only buy thins that I REALLY love and that will be timeless, rather than things that might be cheap but will fall apart or lose their appeal. 
And so to reward myself I am going to treat myself every now and again to something I really want. I think The Stary Ring might be my first treat of this year:)

Happy Friday everyone and as its national compliment day - you are all gorgeous!


Monday, 20 January 2014

Free Knitting Pattern from Good Night, Day

I Love Good night, day knits, Tara-lynn is one of my favourite knit wear designers, and she has just started putting free patterns on her blog.
So hey guys if learning to knit is one of your new years resolutions, then this would be a good place to start with the Lambton Cowl :)

Happy Monday everyone!!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Just Look Up

 I love buildings.
A large part of my holiday snaps are of buildings so I thought I would start a series called Just Look up.
Here are my ones from New York last October:

I miss it!!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Catherine Hyde Illustrations

I have been reading quite a bit this month, I love fairy story's in particular.
There was just something about artist Catherine Hydes work that reminded me of some of my favourite stories. Her pictures almost seem like tales in themselves.

“I am constantly attempting to convey the landscape in a state of suspension in order to gain glimpses of its interconnectedness, its history and beauty. Within my images I use the archetypical hare, stag, owl and fish as emblems of wildness, fertility and permanence: their movements and journey through the paintings act as vehicles that bind the elements and the seasons together.”