KITSCH! Is it a cultural asset or just bad taste?

Dear Readers, Some of you have been asking me to post a new article and I have listened. Here is a thought-provoking, tongue-and-cheek take on paradox thinking and cultural conundrums. I really loved putting it together and I hope you will have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. Enjoy! xx It's … Continue reading KITSCH! Is it a cultural asset or just bad taste?

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My Secret London in Summer – Top 10

Hello my lovely readers! I am spending part of my summer in London and I thought I'd blog about my favourite things to do. In a way, it's my secret London, those special spots and places that not all Londoner have visited and few tourists might know about. They are less crowded and give a … Continue reading My Secret London in Summer – Top 10

The Brooklyn Museum is talking to Kansai Yamamoto about David Bowie – May 17th!

How exciting! Kansai Yamamoto is one of my favourite designers who I have previously reported on when I discovered a cool sweater in London's Hammersmith! And now the Brooklyn Museum is hosting Kansai Yamamoto in person, who will be speaking to Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic for the New York Times. If … Continue reading The Brooklyn Museum is talking to Kansai Yamamoto about David Bowie – May 17th!

Junko Watanabe’s interactive textile designs reaching disabled children

Today, I would like to repost this report which recently appeared on NHK World (Japan) about Junko Watanabe and her cloth books. Not to be confused with the famous fashion designer Junya Watanabe, Junka has been using textile design in a way which reaches the youngest members of our society. Children with disabilities or difficulties … Continue reading Junko Watanabe’s interactive textile designs reaching disabled children

Maude. White. Doves. Tomoko. Shioyasu.

Papercutting, not paper cuts, is what this post is about: Here is someone who Ron Orp found first, and which I would like to pass on: Beautiful creations by artist Maude White who cuts paper into...well...white doves! (And other birds, too.) And here is what Maude writes on her artist page: "I am currently working … Continue reading Maude. White. Doves. Tomoko. Shioyasu.

Berlin: fashion, cafés and sparrows + INLAND pop-up fashion store report

   BERLIN : THE CITIY OF CONTRASTS - OLD and NEW   Yes! I went to Berlin for a meeting and got to explore "Mitte". What I found on Brunnenstraße was a very cool pop-up store called "INLAND" featuring Scandinavian fashion from Finland.           Furthermore, there were reversible kiss-n-tell pillowcases ... … Continue reading Berlin: fashion, cafés and sparrows + INLAND pop-up fashion store report

Street Shots from St. Petersburg – a city of exquisite architecture mixed with modern elements

  St.Petersburg - what a city! I've just returned from a 2-week stay in this beautiful town and I'd like to share some impressions with you. There is the exquisite architecture - which makes the street's facades like a museum. I spent hours twisting my neck in the weirdest positions, just to have a look … Continue reading Street Shots from St. Petersburg – a city of exquisite architecture mixed with modern elements