Search This Blog

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Image via

I hope you all had a lovely time watching the royal wedding (or successfully dodging it that's more your thing). After such a terrible start to the year for so many people globally it was nice to see so many people gathered (safely) in joyful celebration rather than in protest, revolt, panic or despair. I'm no monarchist but they do put on a good show don't they and I do like traditions such as leaving the bridal bouquet on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Here's a few other things that caught my eye this week...

  • This remarkable Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave exhibition in San Francisco. Belgian artist de Borchgrave uses historical costumes from great European paintings and museum collection as inspiration for creating amazing three-dimensional responses in paper. Hard to explain but click on the link above and check out the photostream and video - well worth as look.

  • This short but sweet post about fashion designer Jean Patou on Colette Patterns, which also features some great retro-inspired sewing patterns.

  • These mouth-watering cake recipes posted by the Malthouse Theatre to coincide with their production of Porn.Cake

    Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. Masterchef starts again tonight so you know where I'll be...


  1. Hurrah for the weeding, say I! I loved the whole thing, including the excuse for some Pimms, champers and scones!
    Looking forward to Masterchef tonight - good stuff!

  2. Glad you had fun Francesca. Sorry I haven't dropped by for a while. The kids are running me off my feet!!!

  3. I hadn't planned to watch the wedding Caz but like you I did, and really enjoyed it. I totally agree that it was great to see a massive event run so smoothly and everyone seemed to be having a ball, despite the fact that lots of people had been camping out for days before hand! So much more comfy to watch from the sofa at home, with tea and toilets not too far away...!

    Thanks for introducing us to Isabelle de Borchgrave's work. It reminds me a little of that of British artist Susan Stockwell of whom I've been a fan for a while. She also produces gowns from paper. Memorable ones from maps and even used paper coffee filters. Her work is informed by her heritage and touches on themes of imperialism and commodification. Here's a link if you're interested to see some examples:;paper;map&image_id=2008_46.jpg

  4. Thanks Deb. I'll definately check Susan out!