October 25, 2014

Inspiration Hunting: Blue and White Patterns

My favourite colour hands down is blue - what about you? I've always loved china bowls because of their fresh blue and white combination. Blue and white in fashion - even better! Check out some blue-and-white-inspired scapes...

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Delft blue and white china transferware glass magnet (Etsy)

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Marrakesh door in blue (Elena Beregatnova)

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Caroline Slotte work (Mon carnet)

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Lauren Conrad

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Beautiful antique Flow Blue rose broken china jewelry heart pendant necklace 1880s (Etsy)

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Tory Burch Baja dress (Shopbop)

October 12, 2014

Frida Kahlo on Not Settling

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Beautiful words. It would be even more amazing, after many, many years together, to be able to maintain that magic.

October 2, 2014

All clocked out: Watches & Wonders 2014 in Hong Kong

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I had the opportunity, courtesy of Sassy Hong Kong and IWC Schaffhausen to attend the Watches & Wonders exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Haute horlogerie may be better understood as fine watchmaking. The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie defines fine watchmaking as such:
  • Historic Maisons and Manufactures whose manufacturing facilities are fully-integrated or majority-owned by them.
  • Ateliers and Master Watchmakers which produce their own movements and creations. Brands which invest in Fine Watchmaking by inventing and creating Fine Watches which are partly made in-house or by other Maisons or Manufactures, or by acknowledged suppliers and movement-makers, and whose medium-term objective is to fully integrate production.
  • Movement-makers which develop and produce movements and complications for third parties.

Exhibiting Maisons (French: houses) were A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mont Blanc, Panerai, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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Beautiful display at Richard Mille - would've been 10x spectacular if it were an ice sculpture!