Rebecca de Ravenel Spring 2018

Jewelry designer, and creator of the ubiquitous Les Bonbons earringsRebecca de Ravenel has officially entered the world of ready to wear. Her playful and chic island aesthetic has been translated into a collection of simple, yet luxurious, silk caftans, kimonos, and high waisted maxi skirts – all accessorized, of course, with fish and mollusk earrings, mother of pearl belts and shell adorned bags. It’s a sensible extension of the Rebecca de Ravenel brand and we wouldn’t be surprised if home decor is where she’ll island hop to next . . .

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Synchronized

Inspired by the sterile swimming pools, built during the Socialist Era of her native country Slovakia, photographer Maria Svarbova has created a series of striking, yet equally sterile images. “The figures are mid-movement, but there is no joyful playfulness to them,” says Sarbova. I can’t help but be intrigued by the colors and the frozen composition – wouldn’t these be ideal for a swimwear campaign?

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Ian Davenport’s Puddle Paintings

I’ve had a few of Ian Davenport‘s Puddle Paintings hiding in an inspiration folder on my desktop since 2011. Fortunately, I was able to rediscover his amazing polychromatic work after reading about his most recent installation, where he collaborated with Swatch for the Venice Biennale. Wide Acres of Time is made up of more than 1,000 vertical lines of glossy and vibrant acrylic paint, all along a 46 foot wide aluminum panel. For over 20 years, the British artist has been making paintings by pouring paint onto a tilted surface, allowing the vertical lines to cascade down into rich puddles of color. The precision in the creation of hues and choice of sequence can be under-appreciated until you’re able to actually see his process in motion. Check out the video below for a mesmerizing peek into Ian Davenport’s brilliant method.

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