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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New York City Ballet Art Series

New Year, new eyes, new perspectives…

I have long followed the work of JR.
This visionary french street artist has recently worked with the inspiring New York City Ballet to produce a beautiful and original project…

Source – NYTimes.com

JR arranges dancers for new york city ballet art series from designboom on Vimeo.

Find out more at designboom.com

- Kylie

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Ideas

I have been listening to the Big Hearted Business Virtual Conference while I work this week (highly recommended if the creative business stories of strong, intelligent and entrepreneurial men and women float your boat)….

Among many of it’s little gems the excellent Catherine Deveney alerted me to this inconspicuous yet profound little paragraph from Alice In wonderland -

One day, Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road to I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

The vast resource bank that exists online is often described as ‘the rabbit hole’ in reference to Alice’s tumble into the fantastical Wonderland. Increasingly, Instagram has become my Wonderland… I have made new friends, started new adventures and seriously become lost for an hour or so here and there…

My latest addiction is http://www.idea-books.com

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Paradise lost by Tadanori Yokoo for Issey Miyake 1976. From Les Tissus imprimes d’Issey Miyake catalogue
Source: Idea Books

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Marilyn Monroe, Breasts by Eiko Ishioka and Makiko Minagawa for Issey Miyake. 1970! Photographed by Kishin Shinoyama
Source: Idea Books

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Silk bat cape by Makiko Minagawa for Issey Miyake. 1970! Photographed by Kishin Shinoyama
Source: Idea Books

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Images above from the book Paula’s IBIZA – Armin Heinemann
Find more of these amazing images and the story behind this book  here  at Idea Books!

Where do you want to go? What’s your rabbit hole?

- Kylie

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