Each year, from April to May, wisteria blooms in copious amounts at Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan. Don’t these photographs look unreal, almost as if they were paintings?! Honestly, remarkable!
Dame di Cartone, Cardboard Ladies, is a series of portraits where women mimic 17th Century, cubist, and fifties fashions – only they’re wearing dresses made of cardboard and paper instead of fabric! Swiss-Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini takes complete control of the entire creative process, including making the patterns, constructing the outfits, and photographing the subjects. He aims to invent, create, and ultimately produce innovative images that blend fine art and craftsmanship. Just looking at the details, you can see what a labor of love his method truly is.
There’s no doubt Catbird is our favorite source when it comes to exquisite, well curated jewelry. We’re especially devoted to their own collection of delicate gold rings – so much so that we’ve partnered with them to give away a trio of threadbare, slightly hammered 14k gold bands. Simply leave a comment below, follow Catbird on Twitter, and a winner will be selected at random on Monday, April 2nd. (Sorry, limited to US residents only. Good luck! xx ***Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Jen L!)) And until April 10th, everyone can take advantage of code LOVEWTF for 15% off everything at Catbird!
What started out as a unique jewelry line, founded in 2009 by Phoebe and Annette Stephens, has now evolved to include a collection of metal handbags. Not only were the sisters influenced by their own professional backgrounds in the arts, their grandparents provided much inspiration to the Anndra Neen aesthetic and approach. Their grandmother was the artist and jewelry maker Annette Nancarrow and their grandfather was the avant-garde composer Conlon Nancarrow; the two lived in Mexico City in the 1930s and ’40s and were friends with the likes of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Anaïs Nin. Each of these incredibly unique clutches are hand crafted by blacksmiths and artisans in the sisters’ native Mexico. Honestly, want!