Featured photographer: David Lazar


David Lazar: an award winning travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia.

While looking for inspiration I came across this amazing photographer who captures beautiful images of locations and people that are rich in culture from around the world. His website provides his viewers with a glimpse into his travels along with some of the stories behind the photos.

David Lazar has contributed images to National Geographic, Asian Geographic and Lonely Planet.

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Old man smoking Cheroot
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Cow herdress in Bagan
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Flying Novice

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Here’s how to do white jeans in Winter


 

Put together a sleek and sophisticated look. Go for an all-white ensemble to make a refreshing statement. If you’re not quite ready for the full white-on-white, add soft neutrals or a touch of grey. Choose accessories in tan, nude or brown. Or be bold and opt for black and white! Whichever you choose, keep the colour palette simple.

Master the art of layering. Add wool over a crisp shirt. Throw on a slouchy over-sized cozy sweater.  Think wool, cashmere and cable-knits.  Upgrade your layers by adding a fur coat or a trench. If you are going to invest in one item, make it a tailored coat! Don’t forget the accessories.  Grab a great pair of boots, your favourite statement bag and voila! Simple!

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Alphabet Lifestyle inspiring style fashion looks

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 Alphabet Lifestyle inspiring style fashion looks

Alphabet Lifestyle inspiring style fashion looks

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……And all that jazz!


“The real power of Jazz is that a group of people can come together and create improvised art and negotiate their agendas… and that negotiation is the art”

– Wynton Marsalis from ‘Jazz, a film by Ken Burns.’

Drummer Art Blakeley, the Jazz Messengers
Drummer Art Blakeley, the Jazz Messengers
Thelonius Monk, New York, 1975
Thelonius Monk, New York, 1975

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Paul Newman and Louis Armstrong, 1961 :Frank Horvat
Paul Newman and Louis Armstrong, 1961 :Frank Horvat
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Thelonius Monk, New York 1975
Alfred Eisenstaedt, summer jazz workshop -Lennox 1959
Alfred Eisenstaedt, summer jazz workshop -Lennox 1959
Johnny Hodges by Herman Leonard, Paris 1958
Johnny Hodges by Herman Leonard, Paris 1958
Miles David, Guy Le Querrec Paris 8th
Miles Davis, 1969 Guy Le Querrec Paris 8th

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Black and White Decor


Create a sophisticated space using a simple black and white palette. Using white as a background, go bold with black accessories. Think graphic patterns, huge statement pieces of art and individual pieces of furniture.

Black and white will always look chic and timeless.  The simplicity of design will give any interior an instantly elegant touch.It’s the easiest formula to put together. It really is hard to get this look wrong.

When you feel ready for a change, just add a little bit of colour to the mix since black and white will go with absolutely anything. Add a pastel throw and delicate fabrics or make a staement with a dramatic splash ofcolour.               Just try it.

We have collected a gallery of some of our favourite photos to highlight this sophisticated formula.

Add interest through playing with dimensions. Take risks, be creative.
Create a gallery wall
Living room shelving spaces
Display some of your favourite thimgs on stylish shelving. Keep it tidy, sharp and uncluttered. Remember attention to detail.
Add plants to living room interior
A touch of green brings a sense of the outdoors inside.
Introduce geometric patterns using cushions and textiles.
Add flowers and candles to home interior
Remember the smaller details.
Frame a black and white images
Frame a black and white image to add interest.