• Afraid of Certain Things

    Above the fog it's a sunny day and thats where this blog is found. We look at the height of design, fashion, architecture and cuisine optimistically. It's only NOT a stereotype if its a positive statement.




Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

I am going to attempt making this, this weekend – its become a mantra – bake one cake a week! Alas waiting to start the job has left me too much free time.

Areez Katki Knitwear

On my way to ordering a gown for summer.

Gianni Rodari Illustrations

Gianni Rodari is another author I have grown up with however his crazy sublime stories have rarely been translated into English.  He was born in 1920 in a small village in the north of Italy, and barely lived 60 years. Through out this time he won the Hans Christian Anderson award for his childrens stories … Continue reading

Dear Prudence – Hand Made Treasures

  Black Lodge – Hand made -Braided Leather and Cowhide $500 NZ

Steven Alan – Newest to my collection

Newest item of clothing to be added to my wardrobe.    

Sam Songailo : Media Centre 2010

You will point yourself in the direction of your dreams. You will find the strength in the sound and make your transition.        

Matthius Maenner

born in 1976 in Mitterteich/ Germany lives and works in Berlin and Munich   1998 – 2004 Academy of Fine Arts Munich 2003 – 2009 curator of ‘raum500’, project space in Munich 2005 Diploma              

Night Lights

  After posting this I realised a close friend of mine had described a Japanese artist who was obsessed with polkadots. I put the two together and even at the age of 78  Yayoi Kusama still brings the noise, Japanese style. According to the Wikipedia, she’s lived in a Tokyo mental hospital since the mid-70s. Repetition, accumulation, … Continue reading

Winter Warmers

Tsumori Chisato’s Winter Range came out a few weeks ago. Its a stunner as usual and here are 2 of my favourite from this range. Both accompanied with these Henrik Vibskov platforms.   Sigh – one needs more money.