All photos by Yokoo
Sunday, 30 August 2009
I don't know where I have been but I have only just discovered queen of the yarn Yokoo. I have fallen head over heals for this Atlanta based designer who has gained sky-rocketing fame on the internet. Her devotees follow her not only for the over-sized chunky knitwear that she sells onEtsy but because of her eclectic style, endearing self-portraits and trademark haircut. I could go on and discuss the reasons why she is building up steam on the web but that would be boring. What I will share firstly is how Yokoo often wonders what her flick'r devotees smell like she usually opts to wears Liz Claiborne. Secondly, the new glossy Love Magazine disappointingly spelt her name wrong in their second issue. Thirdly, her muse is 'Tavi the 13 year old doopasoopa star, with all the personality of a thirty-year-old wool sweater'. Another fact is when she is knitting, crocheting, sewing or crafting in general Yokoo watches Charlie Brown and old Alfred Hitchcock episodes. One final thing to share is Yokoo has calculated that she spends 36 hours and 5o minutes a year fluffing her pillows on her bed. If you suffer from Seriousitis, then Yakoo can be just the eclectic shock therapy you need. She is fun, inspirational and full of colour. Enjoy her home that is as warm and tactile as her knitwear.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
What happens when you are a photographer and get 35,000 hits a day on your website? Well for starters Vogue and The New York Times commission you. Then a clever art director thinks lets jump on this buzz. Who is the creative world going crazy for? 31-year-old, New Yorker Todd Selby aka The Selby. Super chic Chicago fashion label Cole, Rood & Haan Co who specialise in gorgeous handmade leather shoes inspired by vintage designs have asked The Selby to photograph his cult following style images with their product in the shots. What's the secret of his sites success? Well Todd believes it taps into human nature stepping away from comercialised photogography. Here are the results!
All images by The Selby
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tobias Harvey is a very talented British photographer! I had the chance to work with Tobias when we went to photograph Sam Roddick's (daughter to Anita Roddick activist and founder of the Body Shop) Hampstead home. What I love about his work is how he makes colour pop out from the print. This is one of his beautiful images found on his website.
Happy Weekend Everyone!
Home has so many different meanings to each of us. What my idea is may be very different to yours. For some people they may not stay in one place for very long because of work, life circumstances or travel. So where can we call home? Perhaps it's where we display our objects hinting who we are and where we have been? Or is it a place where our family and long-time friends are? Or a bit of both? It could be as simple as a shelter to sleep and eat. Even if we are just passing by I believe we can say 'I am the space where I am'. It doesn't take long for our clothes to come out of our suitcase, our i-pod and mobile phone placed on a table, family pictures put on display and our favourite book resting by the bed we are sleeping in. We as humans love to mark our territory just as animals do. We like to have familiarity around us as this helps us settle into the place we habitat. Look at these pictures by Tim Winter. Imagine... All is quiet in the woods and all that can be heard is the wind rustling in the trees. Then a family arrive for their summer holiday's parking their caravan. They bring items to help with comfort, survival and little things that add their stamp to their new space. When they leave all is still again in the woods and the family's new space has disappeared. I would love to know what home means to you?