Archives for the month of: April, 2013

This past weekend Kinfolk Magazine hosted flower potluck gatherings across the world to celebrate the northern hemisphere’s entry into spring. Despite our autumnal weather Sydney was lucky enough to be included with an event in Chippendale hosted by photographer and designer Luisa Brimble along with floral and botanical stylist Aleksandra Schutz.

Guests were asked to bring an armload of flowers or greenery whether from their backyard, their local florist or the side of the road. Here are the resulting pictures taken by Luisa Brimble for Broadsheet.

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Luke Byrne is a photographer friend with a beautiful retro aesthetic. His washed out landscapes are incredibly romantic. I want to go where he is.

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All photographs by Luke Byrne.

Check out Luke’s flickr and Instagram @coooolhandluke

Completed earlier this year, this library in Mexico City was designed by architects Fernanda Canales and arquitectura 911sc. The original house has been wrapped in concrete and glass to create an entirely new structure. The tree that stood out the front of the old house now sits in the entrance atrium of the new library.

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Although Karl Blossfeldt’s botanical photogravures are his most famous work, he was also a well respected sculptor and professor of art. His interest in and eye for form and texture are evident in these images, which are striking in both the complexity of the subject and the simplicity of his photographic style. He used a homemade camera and had his work published in 1929 in his book Urformen der Kunst (Archetypes of Art).

Whitechapel Gallery in London is currently exhibiting a selection of his images until June 14, 2013.

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One of my dear friends Angèle is a young chef in Paris whose catering business La Guinguette d’Angèle specialises in healthy cooking. Her food has the French bio-organic tick of approval, is gluten free and uses only locally grown, powerfully healthy ingredients.

527503_349670465127145_966802940_nHer styling is also something special. Her use of delicate flowers, berries and herbs makes each piece a little artwork unto itself. Angele and I lived together in Paris for a few months and I can testify that her creations are not only beautiful but absolutely, ridiculously, delicious.

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For more info check out her Facebook page.

Floret Flower Farm is a family owned and run organic flower farm and floral design studio in Washington, USA. The team is led by mum Erin Benzakein who is a self taught farmer and floral designer. Their farm produces dahlias, garden roses, sweet peas, zinnias, peonies, and much more all with an emphasis on sustainable, thoughtful practices.

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Check out Floret Flower Farm on Instagram and their blog for regular updates about life on a flower farm.

New York based artist Matt Wisniewski uses found photographs to create these captivating digital collages.

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All artwork by Matt Wisniewski.

This beautiful house and garden is located in Olivos, Buenos Aires. It was designed by architect Alejandro Sticotti for he and partner Mercedes Hernáez (creator of Mapas de Buenos Aires). They bought the garden in between two properties and spent the next three years building the residence you see now. There is a beautiful flow of glass and wood, which really allows the garden to feature as it peaks through every window. Add to that a gorgeous kitchen (our oven is broken at the moment, and I’m having major envy of theirs) and a super cute jack russell to boot.

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Freunde-von-Freunden-MONO_3820-930x620Photographs by Ana Armendariz for Freunde von Freunden.

I’ve just returned from an incredibly relaxing extra long weekend on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

The island lies 35 minutes ferry ride from Auckland. We were there to visit my aunt and uncle, who sailed into one of the island’s bays 22 years ago and have remained there ever since. They live in a beautiful cliff top house above an almost private little nudist beach. Their garden has some of the best views and is overflowing with zucchinis, beetroot, pumpkins, spinach, beans, feijoa, tomatoes, tamarillos and lots of herbs.

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LordeAll photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

Ben Giles is a young artist from the UK. Check out some of his dreamlike collages.

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