Sometimes I visit the Ode to Things webshop just to daydream about the simple objects on offer, and in particular, to gaze upon the pieces made from lovely, blonde wood with its polished, exposed grain.
Occasionally, a maker comes up with a concept so intriguing, it's hard to think of what else they could create. That is, until they reveal their next design and it's a complete advancement on what you previously thought was their best work. Such is the case with Score + Solder.
Few publications can boast of working alongside the foremost creators of the 20th century in the way that Cahiers d'Art can. Created during the 1920s, the unique magazine represented the shifting times of the pre and interwar years through intriguing art essays, photography and singular graphic layouts that touched on everything from Cycladic art to Hemmingway's prose.
Which, in and of itself, is quite impressive.
Scholarship on Fashion History tends to vacillate between the trite and 'serious observations' full of rigour; the latter, of course, is supposed to imbue what many consider to be a waste of time, with some measure of intellectual validity.