Bijou Caillou at the Tokyo Nomi no Ichi Antique FairCome visit a Japanese summer antique fair with me!
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On Creative Boom: Sory Sanlé’s vintage portraits of Burkina Faso’s people in newly independent West Africa

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85 is a fascinating collection of black and white photographic work by Sory Sanlé, an eminent portrait photographer from Burkina Faso, the landlocked country in West Africa formerly colonised by the French, then known as Republique de Haute-Volta. I love the square format and the loving sense of humor in these photographs.
Via Creative Boom.

Found in an NYC Junk Shop: Forgotten Postcards between Two Haiku Masters

Found at the bottom of an old mailbox in a New York antiques store, a collection of postcards of a very special kind. The handwritten notes and unreleased poetry brought to life with illustrations, are all from a Haiku poet known as the Arizona Zipper, addressed to Cor Van de Huevel, another Haiku poet particularly influential in bringing Haiku to New York and the United States in the 1960s. Priceless!
Via Messy Messy Chic.


Ready for fall with these beautiful shades of copper!

Shallow and Materialistic

Warm shades of bronze, copper, rose gold and rust are ideal this time of year as we transition from summer into fall! Metallic hues pop against a tan and lend a boho goddess feel to an outfit. At the same time, they compliment the warm, cozy palette of fall and mimic the colours of fallen leaves – maroon, cognac, gold. These gorgeous bronze pieces will add a bit of glitz and luxury to your home and wardrobe while taking you from summer all the way through fall!


1 // Joos Tricot – Knitted Lurex Sweater

2 // Adidas – Stan Smith Boost Copper Metallic

3 // Tom Dixon – London Scented Candle

4 // Sophia Webster – Clara Crystal-Embellished Metal Clutch

5 // Miu Miu – Short Metallic Copper Dress

6 // MM6 Maison Margiela – Metallic Textured-Leather Ankle Boots

7 // Mark & Graham – Copper Martini…

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Bijou Caillou Back to School Sale

Summer is ending and we all need a cheer up, don’t you think? And this is a good thing, because Bijou Caillou is hosting a Back to School sale! Every item in the Etsy store is 30% off until September 4th. Pretty cool, right? The party is going on simultaneously on Bijou Caillou Vintage and on Bijou Caillou, so you will find gorgeous Japanese vintage clothing, as well as unique handmade jewelry.
Enjoy your end of summer, chouchous!

On Atlas Obscura: a century of eclipse watching in photos

Ninety-nine years ago, the East Oregonian described otherworldly scenes of the eclipse: “Along the streams the crows flew to their roosts in the weird darkness of midafternoon, and the sensations as the unnatural gloom deepened was one of the impending end of all things. All the traditional thrills and creepy feelings ascribed to eclipses proved a part of the real thing and the experience of a lifetime will never be forgotten by those who passed through it.”
Via Atlas Obscura.

On Collectors Weekly: Storybook Apocalypse – Beasts, Comets, and Other Signs of the End Times

According to the co-authors of Taschen’s new, 568-page boxed volume called “Book of Miracles,” the Protestant citizens of Augsburg, Germany, were enthusiastic and active collectors of portrayals of portentous signs, as well as written descriptions of ancient and astrological prophecies.
Gathering the myriad broadsheets and pamphlets about the imminent apocalypse into so-called Books of Wonders, of which the privately commissioned “Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs” is probably the most important surviving example, was a way for people to connect the dots between ancient prophecies, their contemporary fears, and unexplainable phenomena, especially in the skies.
A wonderful world of illustrations, via Collectors Weekly.