Sunday, March 29, 2009


these things are making life grand...


Table tennis champion and style icon. Reisman developed his table tennis skills as a hustler in New York in the 1940s. 

Great tailoring, fantastic eyewear, panama hats and sensible shoes. Fashion wisdom of this magnitude cannot be taught.


A legend of fashion photography, Sokolsky had no formal training in photography and began by using his father's box camera at the age of ten. 

These images he took for Harper's Bazaar are genius. They are cheeky, satirical, magical and cinematic. Everything I look for in a human...

This truly changed the way I see film and began what will undoubtedly be a life long love affair with Spike Jonze. Along with everything else, the costumes are incredible.

4. Reading: ZADIE SMITH.
I know that I am a little slow on the uptake with this, but Miss Smith has truly swept me off my feet. Her style is both classic and fresh. On Beauty is intoxicating. I can't wait to delve into some of her short stories...

5. Perfection: NATALIE PORTMAN. 

Yet another reason to love her. Dedicated to Ben, whose infatuation knows no bounds.
(via hi there)


I am not ashamed to say that I desperately want a subscription to this magazine. I too understand the simple, elegant, beauty of a bowler hat and am forever plagued by my fear of the handshake.

7. Sound: THE KILLS.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Smitten With...

Willow Team Member

1. A Willow Piece: An incredible black chiffon long legged jumpsuit. It’s really amazing.

2. Winter Accessories: Big black scarves.

3. Cafes: Fog (in Prahran)

4. Reading: I just started a George Orwell novel. Homage to Catalonia.

5. Music: The Cure

Monday, March 9, 2009


these things are making life grand...


i have fallen hard for this beautiful canadian label. the designer, Heather Martin, creates intricate pieces of art with each "series". i would sell my soul for her knotted vest...

2. IMAGES: Adam Jeppesen

breathtaking photos from this denmark native.

from his book wake.

3. STORIES: One in a Million.

these tiny snapshots into the lives of new yorkers are beautiful and captivating. its like consistently eaves dropping on the best part of a conversation. (via fecalface)

on many a holiday my one and only has waited patiently as i take inane photos of shop signs and frontages. these ones are great.

5. SOUND: Serge Gainsbourg + Bridget Bardot - Comic Strip

Gainsbourg is said to have worn only repetto jazz shoes for the last 20 years of his life. A truly fantastic man, with a tortured soul...

i have a weakness for 2d animation. prepare to transcend during this stunning, trip of a film. aside from the amazing illustration and animation, the music in this 2003 french masterpiece, is incredible.

7. ACTIVITY: FedFest

this sunday march 15 @ federation square in melbourne. come + support us if you are in town. it's sure to be a swell eve...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


my one and only and our dear friend yianni talk film + fedfest this saturday on RRR. if you are in melbourne why not listen to it over a creamy latte and some poached eggs...

Sunday, March 1, 2009


These things are making life grand...

1.STYLE: Dries Van Noten f/w 2002

Shot by the phenomenal yelena yemchuk, I came across this campaign while researching her work. the styling and photography are absolutely incredible. i am now looking very forward to winter...

2.IMAGES: Joel Tettamanti

the work of this very talented photographer captures the beauty of different places all around the world. today i am in greenland.

3.GENUIS: Howard Gossage

dubbed 'the socrates of sanfransisco', this man was a revolutionary. though his career in advertising existed long before the internet, gossage believed strongly in the value of creative + interactive communication. 

he is remembered as having "a pungent wit, tremendously creative mind, delicious sense of humor, and most of all, an embracing love of mankind. He was a perfectionist and whatever he did was carried off with gusto and abandon. A favorite maxim of his was: If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing". 

his philosophy on the extra-environmental man is beautiful and describes the way in which all things in life should be approached. a truly fantastic human being...
(many thanks to bas and his list for enlightening me)

4.FILM: The 400 Blows

my one and only reminded me of this favourite of ours. truffaut's 1959 classic was my entry into the french new wave and i haven't looked back since...

5.FOOD: Pomegranate Juice
push through the disturbing aftertaste and you will be rewarded for your efforts.

6.OBJECT: 032c Magazine

there is nothing tastier than this piece of biannual goodness. 
how can i put into words the perfection of a magazine that features a 5 page interview with fahion prodigy steven meisel, a report on berlin's homosexual holocaust memorial and a comic strip centerfold about property development in dubai all in the one issue? 

7.SOUND: The Walkmen 'Canadian Girl'

i want a straw boater hat and a dance partner.