i am a Thing-Finder, and when you're a Thing-Finder, you don't have a minute to spare.

well Pippi, i can certainly relate to that!

for my Spring 2010 collection i chose a sort of Pippi-esq theme. sure, it sounds a little hokey. but take a minute and get to know Pippi because she's freaking awesome as can be. this whole Pippi craze started when i was in the Netherlands this summer and found several postcards from the movie that provided the most wonderful colour story. then while looking after these Swedish kids i babysit, i thought it was a sure sign when the 4-yr-old girl was watching Pippi Langstrumpf the movie. though completely in Swedish, it's pretty clear that Pippi's a unique breed... plus, being set in the early 70s in Sweden, there is so much to be inspired by!

(okay, yeah... she might be a little creepy).


courage my love, it makes me bolder.

for the past few weeks i've just barely been able to control my excitement because i've had two insanely amazing concerts to look forward to, both at Music Hall of Williamsburg. last Sunday, the 22nd, I had the pleasure of seeing Scotland's Camera Obscura live in all their glory. wow. amazzzing show. especially after they were basically the soundtrack to my summer. not-to-mention, Tracyanne Campbell's words on heartbreak had me going, "yeah! completely! you know how a feeeeel!!" on various accounts these past few months. concert number two deserves a separate post... so that will come in time.

(ooh you make me go oooooh with the things that you do...)

(Tracyanne Campbell.)

Tears for Affairs - Camera Obscura. from dani des roches on Vimeo.

(and i'll post more from the show on my Vimeo.)

creative potters.

so i often find myself browsing etsy for really awesome stuff which there tends to be a plethora of. in my 'favourites basket' there are pages of vintage and handmade things that are totally rad. i finally convinced myself to purchase something just for the excitement of unwrapping a package delivered to my doorstep, so i transferred some money into my Paypal account. only to wait a few days for the money to process and find out that this wonderful piece i had my eye on had sold! so i sent a message to the creator and sure enough, she made one just for me! check it out:

(amazing, no?)

i thought the cacti were perfect... low maintenance and super dangerous looking. Clayflower22 has a lot of awesome ones, so i suggest checking out her store. but it also got me thinking that if i had the space, and the patience to care for plants, it would look totally awesome to have them in some kischy-looking mugs! (like my carebears mug which now serves the purpose of pen-holder). like imagine some of these with some awesome snap dragons or succulents crawling out! i guess for a lot of them you'd have to somehow drill holes for drainage.

(from vintagejane).

(from revivalfinds).

(from lookinglasshouse).

clearly i have a fascination with things emerging from heads.


pick a colour, any colour.

... and we're back! haha we'll see how long this lasts. who knows, maybe this will be the post that pushes me back into blogging! so here's the scoop... as usual, i'm doing my leisurely pre-homework procrastination, and decided to check out what miss Susie was up to on Style Bubble. that's when i read about her 10-Colour-Challenge. seemed like the perfect tool for avoiding my piles of work for at least another half hour, so i headed to my closet to see what i could come up with. anyone that knows me is fully aware that i am NOT afraid of colour: both in my wardrobe and my designs. however, pulling out solid coloured pieces? no prints or patterns? herein lies the true challenge.

here's what i came up with! (thanks to Joy for her
awesome camera and photography skillz).

(fyi, clearly this is not my room because needless to say... it was covered in clothes post-creation of this outfit).

(silk blouse - vintage Prada, sweater - thrifted in Vancouver, yellow shorts - thrifted in Montreal, brand: Sex Magick (yup), orange tights, brick red over-the-knee socks - American Apparel, shoes - Charlotte Ronson, coat - thrifted at the Salvation Army, purple suede purse - thrifted at the Garage Flea Market in Chelsea).