Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Bonnie Davis is the Creative Director of Dylan Kain | Love St. Studio. She has a penchants for washed out black tees & makes a deadly mulled wine mix. Music DJ turned fashion designer, this sassy mama is due to launch her own premier accessories line under the Dylan Kain label in October 2012. We caught up recently to discuss fashion muses, mix tapes & living by the ocean.
What is your current state of mind?
Frenetic. Scattered. Trying to think of a million things at once. Overall, very happy & thankful.
So, where would we find you on a Saturday morning?
Most likely at the local market, coffee in hand, trying to control my wandering toddler.
Did you always aspire to become a designer?
I actually dreamed of becoming a DJ...which I did do for the first few years after leaving school. I loved it. I thought I would travel Europe as a DJ & study art in Spain. Such romantic notions! But I fell in love with an Australian boy & wouldn't change my life for the world.
How would you describe your style?
It used to be Gold Coast trash uggs but now more 90's rock chic meets modern classic...I hope!?
Do you have any collaborations in mind?
I would love to collab with Lou Doillon. Her music, style & unorthodox beauty is amazing.
Who do you consider great icons of style? Any fashion muses?
Lou Doillon, for her sexy french rocker luxe
Elin King, for the way she reinvents classics
Mira Duma...everything she wears is epic
Which resources online, print or otherwise do you reference often?
Print // Russh Magazine
Are you coveting any items we should know about?
Anything Givenchy! I'm also in love with Tom Ford's fragrance line...wouldn't mind a few of those puppies!
How are your records organised?
I spent so much money on records when I was djing & took such bad care of them. Most of the covers are ripped & the records are in the wrong sleeves - so "organised" does not apply here...
Top 5 album covers / record sleeves?
Defected label cover art is amazing. You can't go past Led Zep's 'Houses of the Holy' or anything by Roger Dean. He was one tripped out cat!
You're putting together a Winter mix-tape...what do you select as Tracks 1, 2 & 3?
Hmm. Something to drink mulled wine to...
Track 1 # The Dandy Warhols - Godless (I am really into 90's music at the moment)
Track 2 # The Zombies - Time of the season
Track 3 # The Doors - Love her madly
Can you recall where your last favourite meal was?
I can tell you when my last bad meal was - last night & my cooking! I've created some shockers lately. The last great meal I had was a pineapple condensed milk pancake from a tiny Warung in Indo. Yum.
You live on the coast...can you describe your hood & why you live there?
Our neighbourhood is really pretty - lots of trees around. The people are mostly quiet but there are pockets of super talented, creative individuals with their own projects going on. The people & the environment really inspire me & push me to be more creative. I am a really lucky lady.
Image : The Rodriguez | Dylan Kain
Friday, September 21, 2012
Beautiful handiwork by Joy Sunyoung Kim (Made by Sohn)
Calligrapher, Illustrator & Stylist
Hop along to Joy's website to see more of her bespoke, free hand designs
Images by John Fitzgerald III via Made by Sohn
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Directed by Frenchman Quentin Dupieux, Rubber is a comedy / horror about a tire that comes to life with homicidal psychic powers. For no reason.
In terms of French-electro movie scores, the collaboration between Dupieux (under his musical pseudonym Mr Oizo) & Gaspard Augé (Justice) is a total winner.
Vinyl purchase - I think so!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Heading to The Big Apple? Want to see 'OLD' New York?
Waddle your way around with this cute pocket guide in tow. Available online from Present & Correct. Make sure you peep their Brooklyn Guide too!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Best in Park | For the old fashioned hound
A collection of pooch accessories made & designed in Australia...the range couples timeless design with superior craftsmanship and quality materials.
If you are partial to a gentleman's check, make sure you investigate their field coats & bow ties. They are jolly good!
Best of all, $4 from every Australian web shop order over $100 is donated to the PALS (Pets are Loving Support) program run by the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
This Northcote Workshop is a space to watch!
The POP & SCOTT Co-operative is home to some of Melburnia's most innovative craftspeople / designers. There's a bunch of interesting design goings on worth tuning into... one of which, is that you can now purchase some lovely bespoke furniture pieces through the website! Woooo!
You must check out the 'Thinking Swing'... it has a place reserved in our reading room! The Workshop is also open to others who need to rent a space / tools / equipment to create. All round awesomeness!
Images via POP & SCOTT
Monday, September 3, 2012
Alex Falkiner | Visual Artist & Maker
Alex & I met over sweet pastry & tea at the recent Craft & Design as a Career seminar. Alex is a super talented Sydney lass & maker of many wares including the most amazing woven baskets, art things & screen printed tea towels (inspired by her romanitcal joys & failings) Witty cuteness!
Bring on the colour colour colour! I can see myself going a bit crazy in her Etsy store! More about Alex & her lovely work over here...