TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA

First let me preface this post with the absolute fact that I am no art critic…
I know what I like and what makes me feel something.

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Melbourne has lots of secrets but my very recent discovery of the Lesley Kehoe Gallery inside 101 Collins Street and it’s current exhibiting artist Tomokazu Matsuyama refreshed my ailing inspiration. This amazing city has a wonderful art and creative industry supportive of Australian talent but the inevitable insular nature of this makes ‘Outside Looking In – Contemporary Japanese Artists who live and create in New York’ a breath of different fresh air…

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I think Tomokazu’s show has just finished however call in at the gallery for the next show in the ‘Outside Looking In’ series and talk to the warm and informative Byron Kehoe.

You can view more of Tomokazu’s stunning work work here: http://www.matzu.net

A gallery and an artist worth watching…. For me anyway!

- Kylie

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Vale Oscar de la Renta,1932 – 2014

Ready-to-wear SS 2015 – a few favourites from Vogue’s runway gallery:

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Image source: Vogue
Designer: Oscar de la Renta

- Kylie

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The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 – 2014

As we design our next annual range we still love our
2013 – 2014 range for The Bell Jar Scarf Project
We owe the production of this beautiful collection of limited edition prints applied to luxury silk scarves to our wonderful Pozible campaign pledgers! We love you all and we are grateful for your support every day. Thank you again!
These are some images from our Look Book and all the scarves are still available from our SHOP

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

The Bell Jar Scarf Project 2013 - 2014

Photography and styling by The Bell Jar

 - Kylie Thévenau

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Pre-Spring/Summer 2015: Valentino

Valentino Camubutterfly from Withstand on Vimeo.

The most beautiful Cruise 2015 collection from Valentino, collections within a collection.
From ‘Camubutterfly’ to bold bright ribbon like stripes and geos and dreamy applications of print to embroidered embellishment…

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more images via Vogue

- Kylie Thévenau

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Maud Vantours

Some gorgeous colourful inspiration in the form of paper sculptures by French artist Maud Vantours. As well as exhibiting her bold and graphic artwork in galleries, she has also worked with the likes of YSL, Guerlain and Tag Heuer. Hope this brightens up your week!

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All art by Maud Vantours. Photography credits: Jonathan Icher and Coline Buhan.

 

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Dries Van Noten: Inspirations

Paris may have stolen my husband Joe away for work and be suffering terrible air pollution but, it means I am one degree of separation away from this:

Dries Van Noten – Inspirations

March 1st-August 31st 2014

http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

- Kylie

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Minimalism?

“Decoration nourishes and ennobles us, providing physical, mental and aesthetic stimulation in a way that is inestimable. Minimalism? It disowns millennia of  creative thought and action and the talents of countless generations of craftsmen and artisans. It seeks to deprive us of spectacular bequest, one of immense variety and, above all, joie de vivre.”

Henry Wilson
- Pattern and Ornament in the Arts of India

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Joris Kuipers

I’m in love with these dreamy cloud installations by Dutch artist Joris Kuipers. Dramatic and sweeping, Kuipers’ clouds are made from foam and acrylic paint, and seem to occupy a space between painting and sculpture…

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Images via This is Colossal.

 

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Hillier

Hillier SS14 from Hillier London on Vimeo.

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Stitching takes time…!

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manamorimoto-1Artist: Mana Moritomo
Source: manamoritomo.tumblr.com

 

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Artist: Jazmin Berakha
Source: close ups sections of prints available from Little Paper Planes

- Kylie

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