Inspiring Instagram

Here are some inspiring accounts that I follow on Instagram.

Prue Stent, Melbourne, Australia

Stent studied at RMIT and her photography is spontaneous with bold colour and subjects. Her work often explores the relationship between femininity and nature & human form and landscapes. Her signature is undeniable - her work is striking and enticing.

I Have This Thing With Floors

As this account suggests I have a thing with floors. And the owner suggests that when their feet meet nice floors they take a selfeet! I love the colours, patterns and textures of the floors they capture. But also the great looking shoes.

Diagonal Symmetry

Diagonal Symmetry is an Instagram account run by Will dedicated to presenting a gallery of architectural photos with diagonal disposition. There's a photo a day by lots of different photographers from around the world.

Simply Monochrome

Monochromatic flat lays and outfits of the day; Simply Monochrome is an Instagram account run by Tim Lo who is based in Sydney and Hong Kong.

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Philips & Fontaine Light Up the Night

Lyon’s Festival of Lights

Just a quick one today because I just love these images.

Philips and French artist Severine Fontaine teamed up to create a dynamic show using Philips colour kinetics LED connected lighting technology. The display lasted 6 minutes and it explored the human race’s relationship with light, using the iconic glass light globe shape to represent the connection that humans have had historically with artificial light.

All images courtesy of Lyon’s Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

Fontaine & Philips for The Festival of Lights

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Do It Yourself! Monochrome Street Style

I haven't written one of my Do It Yourself! Street Style posts in a while. I was very inspired today by a few outfits I saw out and about that were mostly all monochrome. I love the all white look however I find white shoes really hard to keep clean and not that practical for every day use so I prefer a monochrome look with a hero statement bag or shoe. Another way to add interest to an all monochrome look is by playing with texture. Check out the lace skirt that is used in the all white look below (photo 1).

The All White Street Style Look

The All White Street Style Look

The Nude Street Style Look, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney, 2014

The Nude Street Style Look, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney, 2014

All Blue with a Statement Shoe, Street Style Look

All Blue with a Statement Shoe, Street Style Look

Pastel Blue Street Style Look in Paris

Pastel Blue Street Style Look in Paris

An All Yellow Street Style Look

An All Yellow Street Style Look

A Menswear look in Melbourne - With a Statement Red Sneaker

A Menswear look in Melbourne - With a Statement Red Sneaker

Do It Yourself! Monochrome Street Style with a Statement

It's very easy to shop for the Street Style shot I have picked below and even easier to put this Do It Yourself! look together every day. The one thing I do suggest everyone buys is a good quality statement bag in a classic colour. That sort of investment is a smart one and if you look after it, you should be able to pass it on to your children.

Most designers have two piece sets that are meant to be worn together. So with no further ado here is my outfit suggestion! Hope you like it.

A Red Street Style Look with a Statement Bag

A Red Street Style Look with a Statement Bag

Australian Designer Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Top, ScanlanTheodore, $250AUD

Australian Designer Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Top, ScanlanTheodore, $250AUD

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Australian Designer Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Skirt, ScanlanTheodore, $450AUD

Australian Designer Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Skirt, ScanlanTheodore, $450AUD

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Jil Sander Textured-Leather Tote, Net-a-Porter, $753.30AUD

Jil Sander Textured-Leather Tote, Net-a-Porter, $753.30AUD

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Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers, Luisaviaroma.com, $258AUD

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers, Luisaviaroma.com, $258AUD

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Adorn Yourself

Kate Sutherland Jewellery

I can totally relate to the beginning of Kate Sutherland's creative journey. It began a bit like mine (I enrolled in painting and ended up creating video installations). Sutherland enrolled to major in figure drawing at university in 2001 however when she tried jewellery making something just clicked. She then changed her course around to major in jewellery - her love affair with adornment had begun. Life never goes the way you expect it to right?

Sutherland has completed an apprenticeship with a certificate III in jewellery manufacture (2010), a Postgraduate Diploma (2011) and a Masters Degree specialising in Jewellery and Metals in 2012. Sutherland was also involved in the 2 year associate program in the metal studio at JamFactory in 2013.

Sutherland's work explores the relationship between metal and the human body. She is fascinated with how adornment affects the wearer, often reflecting an emotion or a way of thinking. She also loves how a piece of jewellery can become a part of the wearer, not only as a physical adornment, but as a part of their identity. Sutherland says that she was fascinated by tribal and ethnic jewellery and adornment from a young age and that they are a consistent inspiration and theme in her work.

As jewellery is created to be worn it seems fitting that the human body is a constant point of reference for Sutherland. The body is something she feels very connected to. Sutherland studies how the body moves, its bones, its curves, the shapes it can make and what is is capable of (in terms of physicality and/or physical skill). She likes to create jewellery that works with the shapes of the body, highlights and enhances it. She hopes to create pieces people can relate to, pieces that come to mean something for the people wearing them.

The pieces you can see below are part of an exhibition called One + 3, being held at JamFactory, that Sutherland is involved in. 

One + 3 is the inaugural exhibition in a series at JamFactory’s Seppeltsfield Gallery that presents alumni of the JamFactory's Associate program. The exhibition includes furniture alumnus Andrew Bartlett, glass alumni Christine Cholewa and Deb Jones and metal design alumnus Kate Sutherland.

The work Sutherland created for the One + 3 show is clean and simple, with elegant lines that enhance the subtle shapes of the human form.

One + 3 opens Friday December 5th at JamFactory, Seppeltsfield winery, Barossa Valley.

Photography by Grant Hancock.

Kate Sutherland Jewellery and Adornment

Kate Sutherland Jewellery and Adornment

Kate Sutherland Jewellery and Adornment

Kate Sutherland Jewellery and Adornment

Kate Sutherland Jewellery and Adornment

Kate Sutherland Jewellery and Adornment

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