— Dior Joaillerie

That Dior’s new book pays homage to the wonders of fine jewellery is, in itself, a delight. That it focuses specifically on the work of its head jewellery and watch designer Victoire de Castellane, is even more so. This beautifully filled tome is one that all lovers of jewellery, fantasy and fabulous adornment have been waiting for.

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— Strong is the New Skinny

I have many issues about posting naked pictures of people, not because I’m a prude, but rather, for conflicting reasons of body image/objectification etc… (maybe I’m over analysing?!) But lately on Pinterest, I have see a lot of motivational images with the phrase ‘Strong is the new skinny’, which I think can be considered a more healthy way to view the ‘ideal’ body… if we really have to have one…

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— Re:Particles

Re:Particles is a collaboration between visual graphics designer Makoto Yabuki and painter Ohgushi resulting in a digital interpretation of Ohgushi’s “Particles” series, in which he creates sensuous flowers by dripping ink on to wet canvases.

 

Via: Iain Claridge

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— Lena Hardt for Tom Ford

It’s a while since we’ve had opportunity to showcase some of teh forceful imagery used to promote Tom Ford products; whether it be in his own advertising or in other’s fashion editorials.

 

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— Henry & Co. Real Estate

An unusually quirky and heartwarming visual identity for a real estate company based out of Austin, Texas. Like nothing I’ve ever seen before for an estate agent (commendably brave for them to step out of the box with this I think).

 

The vintage imagery is the icing on the cake for me, just lovely.

 

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— La Luna De Metropoli

To acknowledge perhaps one of the defining moments of Nelson Mandela’s post prison life, Metropoli magazine manages to deliver another superlative cover for this December issue.

 

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— Thirty

An exhibition poster with a strong use of black and white imagery with bright and bold text, and an interestingly tactile finish- by Australian graphic design group- Motherbird.

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