Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road is the world renown largest antique market.

The setting is very picturesque and photogenic, and movie Notting Hill made it widely known to all of us.

Although the market gets very packed on Saturdays, it is really the only time to appreciate the 1000 dealers that populate the road  with their stalls. And anyways, who likes to wander around in an empty market after all?

Irving Penn- When exposure was the only Photoshop

Irvin penn- balenciaga Sleeve, Paris 1950

Irving Penn was a true photographer with style.

His black and white silhouettes were like a very neat hand sketch. Very few bold lines, the rest was light and shadows.

Really, how cool are these pictures? I can’t stop watching them, so simple yet so full of details.

Just a quote that made me think:

“I think that b&w pictures are intrinsically finer than colour. I think that I have never seen a really great colour photograph.”

All pictures by Irving Penn (1917-2009)

Kengo Kuma + Ma,YU – Architectural jewels

Accessories #1

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has teamed up with designer Mayumi Ohmura to create this unique serie of jewels for Vendome Aoyama.

The design is beautifully inspired by Kengo Kuma’s own completed projects, to create a¬†diverse selection where each and every piece is delicate and glamorous.