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Monthly Archives: May 2011

colour it in

By James | Published: 31. May 2011
If you have a look at my designs that I have posted on here something very quickly becomes apparent: I like colour. Ever since I first made the leather tote, I had planned to make one in something bright. The original idea was to use just one colour, but after a suggestion from a friend and a quick (and to the shop assistant's despair, chaotic) trip to the [...]

short shorts

By James | Published: 27. May 2011
During a trip to Australia three years ago I paid a visit to Bondi beach. Sunny skies, soft white sand and a clear blue sea with wave after wave running up the beach. It was exactly as I had imagined it. Only I didn't really fit in. All the guys were deeply tanned, had their shaggy hair styled only by sand and salt water and wore sun faded t-shirts with long [...]
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By Marlene | Published: 25. May 2011
You know what helps when you're on a deadline? When you're both working late into the night every night? When you're both working from home, but don't really see each other? Here's what helps: Grabbing your man, turning Lisztomania up to eleven and dancing like crazy around your living room for 4 minutes and 2 seconds. And then you can get back to work. P.S. [...]
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a week in fashion #19

By Marlene | Published: 20. May 2011
*Some of my birthday presents. Or: the ingredients for a great to do list. Start the day with reading "Parisian Chic" by Ines de la Fressange, then watch "The Day Before" (a great documentary series that follows designers during the day before their show), while painting nails in Mac's Ocean Dip. I would've shown you the macarons Okka baked me (Yes! She bakes! [...]