1. I always get side tracked when I write about new Tender arrivals for Always in Colour and I was happy to stumble across an article by Rest Cast Heritage which explained the process of how Tender sunglasses are made. Formed from a blend of cellulose acetate derived from cotton pulp, each of the frames are naturally biodegradable and hypo-allergenic. Using a mix of machinery and hand finishing, each design features UV protective lenses, is completed by a cotton cord strap and presented within an English-made handkerchief of English-woven cotton satin. As one of my favourite designers whom I had the pleasure of meeting and spending the day with earlier in the year, if you aren’t already familiar with Tender take a look at an interview with founder William Kroll that I wrote for the AIC blog.


2. Featured on a SS20 menswear report written by The Standard, this suit designed by Alexander McQueen really caught my attention. Available in a women’s alternative, it’s the menswear design that appeals most to me seeing as I’m a sucker for that certain shade of fuchsia and combined with that double lapel suit, I’d hang onto this suit forever if it came my way.


3. A bounty of zines designed around the world, it’s easy to get lost in the Nieves online library. Full of surprises and quirk, there’s something for everyone and it’s fun to make random picks judged on the cover art. To my surprise I went for this 20 page zine by Henry Roy entitled August, which is described as ‘a dreamy vision of Ibiza, where he spent his last summer holidays (and has been visiting many times since the late eighties)’. As somewhere that has been on my travel wish list for many years, it’s interesting to see what you’re naturally drawn to when faced with a wide selection.


4. On a similar note of wanderlust, the work of photographer and stylist Kara Rosen Lund also tickled my fancy with dreamy images of Australian summers. This image I’ve selected is taken from her second book Weekends which is dedicated to the spirit of summer weekends in Australia and shares tips on how we can best enjoy them through interiors, food and nature.