THE SAUGATUCK ART COLONY

Hi friends, sorry for my absence – it just felt so good to shut down the computer and work without the influences of the internet a few days! The Saugatuck Art Colony was one of the first posts I did on this blog – I still love the summery, relaxed and creative atmosphere in the pictures! They’re kind of become my role models when there is a lot of pressure and work. Looking at these pictures always reminds me to work with a little more relaxation. I wish you all a happy weekend!

All pictures via Life archives.

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MSGM PATTERN BATTLE

I was already taken with MSGM‘s current Spring/ Summer collection in a certain manner, but their upcoming Fall “pattern battle” made my heart jump a bit! I decided to show you only the combinations with the pants, because I usually don’t wear skirts…but these skirts make me think it over! So, you should take a look at the whole collection here! Oh, by the way, have you noticed the girls are standing on patterned floors? What a nice detail for the presentation!

CRIMINAL LOOKBOOK

Don’t get me wrong, but imagine a book like this as lookbook for a vintage clothing line! Couldn’t this look beautiful? Handcolored B/W shots, handwritten notes to each piece – written with a quill and black ink. Some marginal notes highlighted, or written with colored pencil – all on vintage paper, of course! And why not TATOOED CRIMINAL GIRLS (oh sorry, even boys) – isn’t naughty the new nice? Unfortunately I don’t know how to get the smell of an old book inside… just kidding. Just a small idea that came to me when I saw this book – must have something to do with my advertising past! A happy wednesday to you all!

Oh, the pages are from a 100 year old record book kept by Detective Inspector Robert Mather of the Manchester Police, comprising a photographic record of criminals known to the Inspector, hand-written details of the appearance, height, eye colour, aliases, offences committed, convictions and prison terms served of 65 individuals. More information here.

THE ART OF JOHN MC ALLISTER

Oooh, how I love John McAllister‘s pattern collages – so inspiring!

THE ART OF ARIAN BEHZADI

Go and take a look at Arians awesome collages here!
“Arian is currently a Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at UC Davis. In between classes he does personal and commissioned visual design work. He has always found parallels between art and the sciences so a lot of his studies find their way into his artwork. Aside from design work, Arian interns at the Same Day Surgery Center at the UCD Medical Center and does research at the Carraway/Sweeney Cancer Lab.”

DANCERS OF THE CASINO DE PARIS

Hi friends, sorry, I had so much work to do during the past few days that it was impossible to find some time for my blog.
These dancers of The Casino de Paris were supposed to be my carnival post…Don’t they look magnificent? I’m obsessed with these lavish stage outfits! Please excuse the image quality, but the costumes are just to good not to post them! via

KULTE COLORAMA

What a stunning arrangement that kulte is choosing for their Spring/Summer 2012 collection! Just this little button in the last picture is disturbing my eye! Perhaps it could be a nice little detail – placed somewhere else? No matter, it is just great to present the collection in this way! It reminds me a bit on the work of Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes – I was posting about it while ago.