House of Bricks

Friday, 30 December 2011

Teatum Jones Yes Please

This is an amazing design duo that I heard about from a friend. Their work is beautiful, elegant and so effortless. I would wear any of their stuff in a heartbeat.....I'll leave you with their own biography and an amazing array of their designs...

Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones are the 
Designers behind the label Teatum Jones.

Having trained in womenswear at Ravensbourne College of Design and Central Saint Martin’s respectively, they previously worked for Luella Bartley, Warren Noronha and John Richmond.

Teatum and Jones met whilst working together on menswear and they became enamoured with one another’s sense of escapism. 

Besotted with the power of a story and drawn to both romance and tragedy the duo find themselves compelled to seek out beauty and refinement in what is ordinarily considered sinister or dark.

The Designers are conceptual in their approach to design whilst remaining loyal to an ethos of authenticity, desirability and quality. Fascinated by human behaviour and exchanges, Teatum and Jones’ signature is within their anthropological approach to design and fashion.

The Teatum Jones woman has a refined and contemporary take on elegance. She is inadvertently chic yet boldly nonchalant. She is drawn to the label because it allows her to achieve the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. Embodying the effortlessness and ease of the pieces, the Teatum Jones woman embraces the conceptual whilst radiating a contemporary elegance. 

Having made the decision to launch their own label, Teatum and Jones spent several years researching and developing their ideas for what they envisioned as a contemporarily relevant womenswear brand. After being chosen as one of the 10 finalists for the Fashion Fringe competition in 2009, they launched their debut womenswear collection for SS11 in London, September 2010. They are extremely proud to be launching their third collection for SS12 on schedule in London fashion week.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Emilie Lashmar. We Love You.

This is one of my very close friends who is ultra talented and super keen to get her name out there and her work seen by lots and lots of different people. She is always drawing and taking amazing photographs, I love her work because it is really honest and personal. Rarely does she draw people or objects that aren't sentimental to her and to me this is really important. I am still waiting on a drawing of me but a girl can dream!

She has also done some work for small fashion companies which I thought deserved a mention because they are also very lovely.

I hope you like....

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Circus Kinetic...waaaaaaa?!

An amazing accessory designer called Circus Kinetica in Brighton has just started selling her beautiful creations at the gem that is Snooper's Paradise, I won't say anything about them cause they are just amazing and if I could get away with wearing one of these tiaras everyday I'd probably buy the lot and live off peas and ketchup or something...( well, I do LOVE peas).

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


At this time of year, I get a bit sad and depressing so to make me feel better I try to bring the summer's all about chair colour inspired by all the colours of the rainbow, note that brown, black and blonde don't really fall into that category!
Shopping in the hippy shops in Brighton, I stumbled upon this little's semi permanent so it washes out and fades after a few days but the more it washes out, the more the colour merges with your natural hair colour and in my humble opinion it just gets better and better!

I went for the pastel pink, cause i've been reallly wanting that grey kind of pink for ages and was also worried about the whole warm pink going a bit ginge but it still went a peachy colour but it's amazing!! The more I washed it the nicer the colour went so I really could not rave about this anymore....sad as I sound, it's a frickin steal as well at around a fiver a pot you can mismatch to your hearts play play! 

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

You're my IDOL

I recently saw this photoshoot in Idol Magazine and instantly fell in love, I really love the technique of mixing up the opacity and saturation of the photos as well asoverlaying the images slightly to give a slight optical illusion effect which kind of messes with your mind. I love how playful the poses are and how this optical illusion idea runs through the clothes and the styling too....very nice indeed, I enjoy this alot!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Festival Fever

This Fashion Editorial in Idol Magazine is amazing. I love the fun, carefree and honest feel which the images portray, I want to be friends with these people and find the styling of both the fashion and the photography itself to be really inspiring and fresh. I love how you seem to create a story in your mind whilst flicking through the images you really get a sense of friendship and chemistry between the models. These photos really change your mood for the better.......enough of my jabbering, enjoy!

Monday, 7 November 2011

YAGO HORTAL....I wanna lick your art

The other day I came across some work by artist Yago Hortal and I love it. The colours and texture of the images are really very beautiful, they have a very psychedelic element to them which is both fun and mesmerising.  I saw these pieces in As You Are Magazine (another amazing publication).....

Small Snipet from AYA Mag:

'“A painting that talks about painting, and in consequence, about its own language autonomy, is a whirlpool that extends to infinity, a pictorial-rational loop.” – Hortal
These super fun and trippy paintings from Berlin based Yago Hortal attack colour and movement in one go. Gradients slide into each other as lines melt and purples dance with oranges and blues. It’s a bit of an assault on the senses conjuring up 90s acid-wash and Keanu Reeves in ‘Point Break’. Having never heard of the phrase ‘less means more’ (and face it that’s only ever said to kids going glitter-happy on home made Birthday cards) Hortal creates a bright, new world. It’s a fun-fare existence which beckons you to climb aboard and wriggle around on a canvas of paint. Like a fun Jackson Pollock.' 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Wash Out.

I was doing some research in the library the other day...working hard, as i do. There are loads of old Dazed and Confused magazines in there from years ago and i stumbled upon these really lovely images. They are from a very short styling editorial and they really resemble old oil paintings especially with the classic, slightly frozen  poses. I think that the washed out look gives the photograph a really interesting antique feel which contrasts really beautifully with the edgy styling.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Oh to have a disposable income....

If i had loads of money and wasn't a poor struggling student with a stupid overdraft and an annoying need to buy new clothes all the time, i would save up and buy these lights because they are beautiful and handcrafted pieces of amazingness...saying that, there is a slihjt chance that i could do a DIY jobbie and end up with something similar. Well there's something to think about.

These pieces are handmade  by a company called Rothschild& Bickers, they make these amazing creations at London Glassworks, one of the last workshops in the UK. The idea is to combine traditional glass techniques with contemporary design. 

I aspire to own every one of these beauties.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Build & Recycle

In regards to the shop we one day aspire to co-own we are going for a theme of industrial meets vintage flea market.  We are currently trying to come up with a name so any ideas would be most welcome!  The concept of recycling objects providing them with a different function and transforming them into something new is an idea we definitely want to incorporate.  We are even planning on making a table out of books for our new flat...both cheap and environmentally friendly!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Chalk and ease.

Ok so having re-watched 500 days of summer yesterday and obviously falling madly back in girl-love with Zooey Deschanel, i remembered about the guy in it (the one from 10 things i hate about you) had a massive wall in his apartment painted with blackboard paint. Wow. this just seems like the most obviously amazing idea, i feel a bit confused as to why everybody doesn't have at least one wall of their house painted with this? it would be perfect for lists, random acts of creativity, pictionary, messages, new words we've learnt, keeping score of the darts games etc.... the possibilities are endless.
It has already been decided, i think that this is going to be the first thing that me and Georgia do when we move into our flat, before the furniture, the internet, the tv...whatever as long as we have a massive blackboard, i'm happy.