Whilst he was at Versailles, it was inevitable that Todd Selby take some photos of the classical, permanent decor - and being as obsessed with interiors as I am I felt the urge to put these shots into a separate post. Ta da!
My friend Kathryn was the first person I know to discover Belle & Boo - treating me to some wrapping paper and a card for my birthday in August. Since then I've been in love with the adorable designs, and they've been kind enough to make some prints especially for Christmas.
All of the above are available to buy from their Etsy, if you hurry!
I posted a few months ago about the Jeff Koons exhibition at Versailles... and now the French artist Xavier Veilhan has taken over. I like it for all the same reasons I liked Koons - blablah modern art juxtaposed with classical architecture etc. The main reason I posted these photos is because they were taken by Todd Selby (The Selby), who always perfectly captures the vibe of his subjects. Listen to the Little Dragon song I've posted above, they're a sweet Swedish band that have been around for a couple of years. I'm in a bit of a grump so won't elaborate further.
Going straight to the top of my Christmas wishlist is this ltd edition winking cat Shironeko Holga camera by Superheadz. It also meows and has flashing lights, which Urban Outfitters tells me is sure to make everyone look in the right direction when I take the picture. I've had a holga before (which I lost or someone stole), with limited results/interest level. But this one is so cute that I'll use it every day! (thanks santa).
She was also married for one year (according to IMDB) to Rufus Sewell, who has played the evil guy in almost ever period drama... dun dun dunnnn.
What started at a bit of innocent career stalking (Yasmin founded the mega cool boutique Yasmin Cho, went on to buying director at Brown's and is now creative director at Liberty), has turned into a full blown obsession. With assorted images from style.com, The Sartorialist, Garance Dore, Jak + Jill and Vogue, among others, I'm not the only one.
Sergei Sviatchenko is a very cool Ukrainian born, Danish based artist and architect. He curates Senko Studio, which he founded in 2002 to present upcoming artists and photographers. He is a contributor to Dazed & Confused, Wonderland, Arena and Rojo, among others, and has won lots of awards. Who doesn't love a good photomontage?