This instalment of 10 Things We Lovely Lately includes, as always, a collection of beautiful finds from our travels around the internets, from the wonderful crystal dumplings by Kristina Cho to really lovely pink mushrooms (some even homegrown in bathrooms!), intricately delicate handmade clay flowers, modern art, baby animals and more…
Top image: Capri, Italy 1949 by Ralph Crane
Call Me By Your Name
FILM SET: Luca Guadagnino’s “Call me by your name” (based on the 2007 novel by André Aciman).
The Villa Albergoni in Moscazzano near Crema, in the Lombardian countryside, was chosen to give life to the Perlman family. The Italian film director’s particular and obsessive approach to spaces transformed an austere house into the home of the Perlman family — a beloved, much alive, bohemian 1983 home, to be exact. (from this previous article at TIG)
Artist Genevieve Blais creates a modern (and very timely) interpretation of art history in 2020 via her Instagram page @plaguehistory: Michelangelo’s David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’s Grande Odalisque are among the famous characters in the paintings of old masters that wear a face mask to protect against Coronvirus.
The wonderfully intricate work of nature artist Luneva Maria, who painstakingly covered this roll of toilet tissue with bird cherry blossoms. Find her work @supinatra
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T LABEL is a luxury clothing brand by Taylor-Bea Gordon that specialises in romantic pieces inspired by “traditional and old-fashioned stories of love and lust.” There is an emphasis on combining feminine shapes and fabrics with dramatic elements inspired by fencing wear: “T LABEL is easily recognisable for their warm palettes, use of textile manipulation and ongoing aims to create wardrobe favourites out of sustainable fabrications and techniques.”
Julia Oleynik creates the most spectacularly intricate flowers from special clay by hand. For each flower, she makes stamens, and tints the petals with oil paints. There are lilacs, peonies, lily of the valley and more. Oleynik especially loves spring flowers. Follow her @julia_ok8
Home Cook, Stylist, and Designer Kristina Cho‘s crystal dumplings are almost too pretty to eat. In her own words, “They start off incredibly delicate, opaque, and dull. After a few minutes in a hot steamer they come out perfectly bouncy (in texture), semi-translucent, and shining bright like gems. If only other transformations were this easy.” The purple colour is natural, derived from purple cabbage. Follow her @eatchofood
When we created our first slideshow of baby animals on the TIG Instagram page, we had no idea how much happiness it would bring people (see it here). So, we created a second, and are including some of them here, as baby animals will always be something we love every week.
Lately we’ve been in love with the idea of edible flowers and seem to be coming across them everywhere on Instagram. If you’re really interested in learning more about what flowers you can eat, there is now a course you can take, here.