Archive for February, 2011
If you don’t know Alison from her refreshingly eclectic and never boring blog, TeenAngster, then maybe you’re a dedicated follower of her regular musings on the Etsy Blog. If you haven’t read either – get thee to adding her to your feed reader!
Alison’s theme was life in a cave, and she came up with some pretty awesome things to make even the most hardcore house lover re-consider their dedication to four walls. Enjoy and thanks Alison!
“Caves come in all sizes and varieties. In this instance, I imagined myself in an airy crystal cave, full of stalactites, blue pools of water and blurry chemical-reacting lights, with none of that bothersome claustrophobia.”
How I’d Live
“Decorating the drippy dank of a cave might prove a challenge, but it’s one I’m willing to take on. Inspired by the intrepid cavemen and women that came before me, I went for an aesthetic that was equal parts warm and furry, balanced with primitive, minimal art and fixtures reminiscent of stalactites. And I had to get a big, fuzzy cat in there. ”
“My goal with this outfit is comfort and warmth: capes, more fur and a
vintage lantern for exploring. I’m no practical spelunker (yet). And yes, a
plush white knapsack won’t stay white for long in a cave, but a little grit
and grime makes the experience legit. It’s kinda like breaking in a new pair
of white Cons. ”
Books to dive into
” It’s natural to look to other
caves for inspiration, right? And the cave paintings of Lascaux are
mind-blowing. 17,000 years is an incredible lifespan for art that’s both
figurative and abstract. ”
We were away on a backcountry wilderness trip up near the Continental Divide Saturday through Tuesday so obviously there was no post on Monday. We’re headed to the markets in NYC this Saturday through Wednesday so I probably won’t get a chance to post much next week either. FYI and all of that!
Anyway, today’s post is courtesy of thelooksee. Australian artists Abby and Kate collaborate to produce amorphous but delicate porcelain accessories for their Golden Ink line. Be sure to click over to see more. I really like the muted colours and penlike painted detail.
Some of you may follow I’M REVOLTING, and if you don’t you should. SW has created an online space that meticulously gathers and displays a fascinating mix of things from the art, fashion, and design worlds with a splash of the personal (hello amazing flea market finds!). SW graciously agreed to share the things she’d love to surround herself with, if she lived in a colder clime, during the waning days of winter here on Pour Porter. Enjoy!
Last month, in Cambodia, I met a man who told me that just once, before he died, he’d like to see snow. You can have the harsh summer light, the flimsiness. I miss snow.
For those of you who don’t live in Los Angeles, where it’s been 80 degrees all week, here are my picks for the death throes of winter. ”
- Eyeball glove: Ontour at Selekkts
- Trigger-finger glove $15 Commerce with a Conscience
- Limi Feu black jacket with detachable bag: $715 Anastasia Boutique
- 17th-c. gold memento mori ring: $3,850 Georgian Jewelry
- Hairy red slippers by Tom Scott: Sold Out Creatures of Comfort
- *The Importance of Being Iceland* by Eileen Myles: published by Semiotext(e)
- Celine bag: via The Sche Report