Brace yourselves, kids, this one is image heavy and wanders everywhere my mind goes.

I think I found the two best jobs in the world. Zoe Bradley is a British sculptural artist who makes amazing things out of luxury paper for window installations, exhibitions, advertisements, whatever. Origami schmoragami.

And this is the work of fashion illustrator Danny Roberts, who is, hellooooo, only 23.

When asked who is greatest inspirations were, he mentioned two artists—Aubrey Beardsley and Egon Schiele. It was then that I knew it had to be LOVE, love, love. Beardsley is basically this badass from the Victorian era who made risqué illustrations. His control of negative space is divine. The funny thing is that I always confuse him with Ambrose Bierce. He's the guy that wrote The Devil's Dictionary. Same time period, same initials. Of cats Bierce wrote: A soft indestructible automaton provided by Nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle. Of philosophy: a route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
And Schiele is pretty much my favorite artist ever. Remember the original Ashford Gets Dressed banner? It looked a little something like this.

That’s Schiele for you. I like to pretend that’s me under the patchwork quilt rubbing my orange-stockinged feet together somewhere around the turn of the century, somewhere in Schiele's life.

And these are two of my favorites:

Green + yellow, silk thigh-highs, and an extreme composition = brilliant. Schiele is sort of my reason for living. No one or thing inspires me more. (Not even Karl Lagerfeld.)

You can find Zoe Bradley and her paper concoctions peppered throughout the internet, but especially here. Then check out Danny's illustrations.

Adoration overloadz


  1. "Schiele is sort of my reason for living. No one or thing inspires me more."

    Wow! I've got to Google him. I'd like to have another reason to live.

    I do like the samples I've seen.

  2. Have you ever heart Rachel's "Music for Egon Schiele"? It's the soundtrack from a ballet written about him. One of my favorite pieces of music ever.


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