Inspired by bright triangles

April 5, 2012 | Guest Post, Inspired by...

Hi!

It’s Aude from heodeza again, for my last guest post of this series. I’ve had a really wonderful time over the past few weeks, and I hope you have too. :-)

I thought I’d leave you with some beautifully colourful triangles; don’t they make you all happy on the inside? They definitely do the trick for me.

Photo credits – clockwise: More4 rebrand campaigne (via), Pillow, Brooch, Mural, Necklace

And for some extra happiness, make sure to watch the first video on this page (what’s better than happy colourful triangles you ask? Well, happy colourful triangles in motion!). The making of (two videos down) is pretty impressive too.

Loving… Scotch & Soda

March 30, 2012 | Guest Post, Loving...

Hoi iedereen!

It’s me again, Aude, from heodeza. Today I greet you in Dutch as this post relates to the beautiful country I currently live in.

Ever since I came across their flagship store in Amsterdam several years ago, I have been deeply in love with Scotch & Soda.

Both their women and men collections make me weak at the knees. If I didn’t also have to spend money on boring things such as rent or food, I’d probably buy more than half of the store every time I step in!

I love their relaxed yet classy feel, the great fabrics and textures they use, and their wonderful attention to detail. Their new Spring & Summer 2012 collection is no exception to the rule.

Photos from Scotch & Soda and Maison Scotch SS2012 lookbooks (Maison Scotch is their women’s collection).

Although Scotch & Soda is a Dutch brand, it’s now available pretty much all around the world. You can find their amazing clothes at all the retailers listed here, and of course, in their webstore too.

Listening to… Rose

March 23, 2012 | Guest Post, Listening to

Well, hi everyone!

It’s Aude, from heodeza again.

Today I thought I’d share a song in my mother tongue (French – I was born in the French-speaking part of Switzerland). I have to say most of the music I listen to these days is in English, but sometimes I like to go back to ‘my roots’. In these moments, Ciao Bella by Rose is always on my playlist.

Also, I really like the idea depicted in the music clip… I’ve always wished for a teleporting machine to be able to go and visit friends and family across the globe in a minute, but now I’d also like to add some kind of time travel machine to my list. That way I’d be able to spend a little bit of time with my granddad again.

DIY bleach printed jumpsuits

March 15, 2012 | DIY, Guest Post

Hello hello!

It’s me, Aude, from Heodeza again. I’m very excited to show you a versatile DIY today. I’ve chosen to print a set of cute little jumpsuits, but you could actually use the same method on lots of other materials: t-shirts, shorts, plain fabric… anything really! The only thing you should keep in mind is that the bleach is going to take away some of the colour of the fabric. Dark tones therefore usually work better, but bright colours should be fine too.

Please note that bleach is a toxic substance and that you should therefore be extra careful when handling it. Make sure to work in a well ventilated area as this project can get a little smelly.

Here’s what you’ll need:

These materials will allow you to make a set with three different jumpsuits.

 

For Jumpsuit 1 – polka dots:

Step 1: Place a flat protecting surface inside the jumpsuit (newspaper or cardboard will do the trick) to stop the bleach from leaking through to the back.

Step 2: Pour a small quantity of bleach in a flat container and softly dab the end of your cork in it. Make sure there isn’t too much bleach on the cork – it could drip on the jumpsuit and make unwanted marks. The bleach I used also tended to make ‘threads’ when I lifted the cork up, so I had to be extra careful that they were gone before moving my hand towards the fabric.

Step 3: Press the bleached cork down on the jumpsuit to make a dot. You will see the colour change slowly as time passes.

Step 4: Cover the whole front of the jumpsuit with cork-dots. Let dry for a while. Turn over and repeat on the back.

Step 5: Once the back of the jumpsuit is ready and has dried too, remove the flat protective surface you had inserted in the jumpsuit and rinse the fabric thoroughly with cold water. Wash in your usual laundry cycle before wearing.

 

For jumpsuit 2 – starry night spots:

Step 1: Place a flat protecting surface inside the jumpsuit (newspaper or cardboard will do the trick) to stop the bleach from leaking through to the back.

Step 2: Pour a small quantity of bleach in a container and dip a cotton bud in the liquid. Make sure there isn’t too much bleach on the cotton bud so that it doesn’t drip on the fabric.

Step 3: Press the bleached cotton bud onto the jumpsuit to make spots. You will see the colour change slowly as time passes.

Step 4: Cover the whole front of the jumpsuit with cotton bud spots. Let dry for a while. Turn over and repeat on the back.

Step 5: Once the back of the jumpsuit is ready and has dried too, remove the flat protective surface you had inserted in the jumpsuit and rinse the fabric thoroughly with cold water. Wash in your usual laundry cycle before wearing.

 

For jumpsuit 3 – sailor stripes:

Step 1: Place a flat protecting surface inside the jumpsuit (newspaper or cardboard will do the trick) to stop the bleach from leaking through to the back.

Step 2: Apply strips of masking tape on the front of the jumpsuit, leaving lines of your preferred width. Make sure to protect the edges of the lines too (in the collar, sleeves and leg areas).

Step 3: Pour a small quantity of bleach in a container. With the paintbrush, apply bleach on the surfaces between the strips of tape. Try not to take too much bleach in one go as it will try and seep under the tape if a spot is too wet.

Step 4: Once the jumpsuit is dry, remove the masking tape and the flat protective surface you had inserted in the jumpsuit. Rinse the fabric thoroughly with cold water. Wash in your usual laundry cycle before wearing.

There you go: three adorable little jumpsuits to give to a friend who just had a baby, or to make for your own little one!

This technique also works with other motifs of course. You can see other prints that I’ve made with homemade stamps here and here.

Inspired by soft greys and tan

March 8, 2012 | Guest Post, Inspired by...

Hello everyone!

It’s Aude here, from heodeza. I’m so thrilled Claire asked me to do a few guest posts here on Fellow Fellow.

Claire and I live pretty much on opposite sides of the planet, but since we spent almost 6 months together in 2001 during a school exchange programme, she has a very special place in my heart. I am so amazed by her creativity and her amazing sense of style. It’s really an honour for me to be here, and I hope you’ll enjoy spending a little bit of time together as much as I will!

There are two things that inevitably draw my attention when I shop: stripes, and soft greys. I am not sure how it exactly works, but they must trigger some kind of deeply rooted love reaction in the bottom of my heart, something almost unnatural. I absolutely cannot resist them. Seriously.

I wear light grey all year round but it looks its best on me when summer comes around and my skin takes a more caramel-y shade. Hmmm: grey and tan. There’s no way I can resist!

Clockwise from top: Sweater photo (via), Tote bag, DIY braided clay bracelets, Wool iPad sleeve