Monday, July 2, 2012

a visual inventory

A Visual Inventory by John Pawson was part of my birthday present to Rohan this year. The book is filled with an inspirational collection of images from the architect's personal collection. Ro and I have both enjoyed going through it appreciating both the visuals and accompanying annotations. It's always great to see the inspirations of someone whose work you admire and John Pawson is most definitely one of them.

These are a few things I have been loving lately, particularly now that winter is here to stay. My Acne angora cardigan and Isabel Marant Yuli scarf are old favourites that I still can't get enough of, especially when worn with a collection of delicate, gold rings. I have also been wearing a bit of makeup recently - usually I keep it really simple with Bobbi Brown black gel eyeliner and a coating of mascara but lately I have been wearing Nars blush (Orgasm or Luster) and either a burgundy or rust lip colour. I also always carry around Aesop rosehip seed lip cream to combat the cold weather and Chanel Particulière nail polish is a winter classic I am yet to tire of.

1.  A Visual Inventory by John Pawson
2. From left to right; Bobbi Brown Crismson lipstick, Aesop rosehip seed lip cream, Nars Outsider lipstick, 
Nars Calliope lip pencil, Chanel Particulière nail polish.
3. Isabel Marant Yuli scarf, Acne Lesley angora cardigan 
4. My Merci notebook from Paris, collection of rings, Maison Balzac Le Bois candle,  
A Visual Inventory by John Pawson.
All photographs taken by me.


  1. I got so excited when I saw this post. I particularly love posts on personal style favourites and beauty products. Definitely going to give the Aesop lip cream a try, especially for this time of year with that chilly winter breeze. Ahh, Chanel Particulière - it is my winter staple too! ^.^ x

  2. This book looks so beautiful Talisa! where did you find it? And I love that rust NARS lipstick.. is it heat wave?? That's the one I have haha. Although heat wave is really strong on me, this one seems darker. I need to know! oh nars, so addictive.


  3. Thanks Fraidah, try Aesop lip cream for sure. They are my favourite for skincare!

    Han, I just got it from Potts Point bookshop, so amazing. The lipstick is called 'Outsider', it's my new favourite!