>> I've written about Swash so many times that I'm running out of ways to play with their name. The Swash posts will keep on coming though so long as I keep instantly squealing as soon as I see a new Swash lookbook has come out. The way Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka render flora, fauna curiosities and animalia in delicate watercolours and arranged them into a print portfolio that is seemingly endless will never cease to amaze me. Yesterday, because I had to go to Antwerp for the day, I dispatched Steve to their sample sale (apologies for not notifying you guys beforehand - not getting enough time notice on these sample sale happenings) to pick up a few things which will tide me over on my Swash fix until I get hungry for more. The huge pillow that I'm holding is in indication of where my next Swash purchase will lie. You might have seen on Twitter that Steve and I have been busy house hunting and have plunged into the task of *gulp* buying our own place. We're well on our way now to acquiring a hovel and Swash will definitely come into play when it comes to soft furnishings of our new above. There lies the flexibility of being a deft-handed print master. Cushions, upholstering a sofa bed, curtains, possibly even a laminate dining table surface - the ideas are running rampant in my head as to how I can shamelessly get Swash into my house.
Of course, their primary offerings of clothes, scarves and accessories (you can find Swash specimens online on FarFetch and 39-39) are still my main priority. Steve did a commendable job of spending my blank cheque in my absence by picking out a beautiful reversible silk bomber jacket, an illustrated cardigan and a printed body with a contrast collar. That will add to my growing Swash stash quite nicely. Swash are in the process of moving studios and I'm hoping to visit their new digs to sit down properly and talk about their illustrated world very soon so bewarned, I'll have to unleash another Swash-y post title.
Note of Disclosure: Pictures above taken with the new Canon EOS M. I'm categorically saying that this is a game-changing camera that will reduce my visits to a chiropractor (DSLRs and heavy tote bags weighting down one shoulder makes for a seriously wacked out back).