Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 2010!

Dear readers of Laissezfaire,

Here is wishing all of you beautiful people out there a very Happy New Year in advance! Thanks for sticking around this blog and for leaving such encouraging comments each time. I am truely blessed by the friends and the amazing pool of talented people round the world that I have gotten to know through this blog.

I will be taking a break from my usual blogging schedule this week and will be back on Wed, Jan 6th. Looking forward to more inspirational posts in 2010!

Su Ling

(image from Martha

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wall hanging cuckoo clock

Love this wall hanging cuckoo clock in lime printed on paper by decoylab.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Martin Cooper

I chanced upon the work of clothing designer, fine artist and costumer Martin Cooper and was absolutely blown away by his work. A large part of Martin's work revolves round the female pelvis, which Martin find is the most fascinating and controversial bone in the human body.

I was particularly drawn to a series of conceptual sketches he did for ballet costumes. The costumes are designed around 3 chief elements: the corset, ruched tulle, and the mutation of the leotard. Inspired by the classical corseted tutu and fashion from the 15th Century (based on the paintings of Lucas Cranach the Elder), the corsets are boned and laced but is done with a modern sensibility.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Svenska Stylistgruppen

If you are looking for some fresh inspiration for your home, you have to check out style agency Svenska Stylistgruppen.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cardboard House

Can you believe these adorable houses are made from cardboard boxes straight out of a pantry. View the full How-To Tutorial HERE!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Button paperclips

These button paperclips will make a lovely bookmark. Simple and clever. All you need is paper clips, buttons and a hot glue gun! Via Bella Dia.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bib Tablecloth

This tablecloth bib sure makes eating and clearing up look so much easier and more fun!