31 October 2009

Beautiful crocheted pieces from Arielle de Pinto's 2010 collection. So simple an idea yet so brilliant.

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22 October 2009

I scanned a few looks from one my most treasured pattern booklets. Vintage knitting patterns are notoriously difficult to execute, but gee golly, the results are incredible.

long-torso sweater

turnabout spencer

bow-tie spencer

patterned turtle neck

vestee sweater

Sometimes I imagine how lovely it would be if we still lived in a world where dapper dress and perfectly-rouged lips were a requirement. Such poise, such elegance, such grace...

Then I think how much effort it would take to get ready just to schlep over to 7-Eleven and talk to that weird checkout boy Dmitri and, well, it doesn't seem quite worth it.

21 October 2009

Wonderful interior shots from Dos Family House Visits. Brb, moving to Sweden.

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."

the perfect sweater

20 October 2009

What is it with the colour purple? I think 90% of the things I've knitted in the past year have been some shade of violet, lavender, aubergine, heliotrope, amaranthine... god, the synonyms for purple are fucking fantastic (thanks, thesaurus.com!).

featherweight cardigan

Uh... just ignore the crotch shot, I implore you.

featherweight cardigan

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

19 October 2009

Loving the colourful opulence in these shots from Oliver Peoples' 2010 campaign. Has Shirley Manson aged at all in the last 10 years?