David Bowie

On 10th January 2016 a great star died, and a great constellation was born:

Bowie - a star constellation; image via

Bowie – a star constellation; image via IFL

Although it hasn’t been yet officially acclaimed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), to Bowie’s fans and followers it is obvious that their idol belongs and has always belonged to a cosmic or intergallactical space.

Ziggy Stardust, A Man Who Fell to Earth, Life on Mars? – are just a few themes that we associate David Bowie with. His last album, Blackstar, realeased just two days before his death (on his 69th birthday), is an influential  coda to the artist’s discography.

Trivia: Blackstar has topped Billboard 200 – it was his first US album to reach number one.

Thanks to my Mum’s lifelong fascintation with David Bowie, I was introduced to his music very early. She loved to listen to him before going to bed and I could overhear her sing his biggest hits. Sometimes, it was just too much for me, but thanks to this experience, I could recognise his songs after one note. I appreciated them much later, when I started to discover his biography, his visual transformations, and his pioneering role in setting new fashion and lifestyle trends.

After his death, we had many conversations with my Mum about him. As for his image changes, she said one important thing: “He was not a chameleon, as some people say. Because chameleons adapt to the environment around them. He did no such thing.” So true.

A visonary; a multiinstrumentalist (he could play 13 instruments); a fashion icon; an activist fighting for racial, gender and social equality; an intriguing voice; my mother’s hero. That’s how I will remember him.

Today, I’ve decided to pay my tribute to him by presenting his most memorable outlooks and “translating” them into home decor objects. I hope you like my choices.

1.

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - a photo by Masayoshi Sukita

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust – a photo by Masayoshi Sukita (1973) (source)

 

Zig zag throw pillow by chicdecorpillows

Zig zag throw pillow by chicdecorpillows

Christian Lacroix cushion

Christian Lacroix cushion via Houseology

2.

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973) (source)

 

IKEA PS 2014 pillow case

IKEA PS 2014 pillow case

Orange Ikat pillow by Silk Way

Orange Ikat pillow by Silk Way

 3.

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust rock

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust rock (1973) (source)

Magis Traffic Armchair, designed by Konstantin Grcic

Magis Traffic Armchair, designed by Konstantin Grcic

 

 

Cyan Blue and Orange Striped Chiseled Glass Vase by Kathy Kuo Home

Cyan Blue and Orange Striped Chiseled Glass Vase by Kathy Kuo Home

 

Mango orange table runner via Luna Bazaar

Mango orange table runner via Luna Bazaar

 4.

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973 - Design by Kansai Yamamoto; Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973 – Design by Kansai Yamamoto; Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita (source)

 

Vertigo lamp by Constance Guisset

Vertigo lamp by Constance Guisset

 

Black Stripe Vase by Michael Egan

Black Stripe Vase by Michael Egan

Wine glass via szkloiporcelana.pl

Wine glass via szkloiporcelana.pl

 5.

David Bowie -fashion-fantasy

David Bowie -fashion-fantasy (source)

 

Black and red chevron wallpaper border by decampstudios

Black and red chevron wallpaper border by decampstudios

 

Zig zag rug by Missoni Home

Zig zag rug by Missoni Home

 6.

David Bowie in Labrynth (1986)

David Bowie in Labirynth (1986) (source)

Isabel pillow Thro Home

Isabel pillow Thro Home

Pyar & Co sequin pillow

Pyar & Co sequin pillow

 

Worlds Away Zebra Gold wastebasket

Worlds Away Zebra Gold wastebasket

 7.

David Bowie in the USA

David Bowie in the USA (source)

 

Artemis velvet fabric by House of Hackney

Artemis velvet fabric by House of Hackney

Tressemann and Vogt plate by Shop the Hyphenate

Tressemann and Vogt plate by Shop the Hyphenate

 8.

David Bowie at the Glastonbury festival (2000)

David Bowie at the Glastonbury festival (2000) (source)

 

FOLK collection by zulana.pl

FOLK collection by zulana.pl

9.

Blackstar - David Bowie (2016)

Blackstar – David Bowie (2016) (source)

 

Lone Star night Switch by Swenproducts

Lone Star light Switch by Swenproducts

 

Vintage chandelier black star

Vintage chandelier black star via Home Lava

Fred Black star lamp by Caccerelli

Fred Black star lamp by Ceccarelli

One would like to say: “Always be yourself. Unless you can be David Bowie. Then always be David Bowie”.

The truth is, he was one of those irreplaceable people. We will miss him.

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3 thoughts on “David Bowie

  1. Michelle

    What a fantastic collection of items to pay tribute to him! He was not a chameleon. <3 I particularly love:
    Christian Lacroix cushion via Hsuseology
    Vintage chandelier black star via Home Lava
    Fred Black star lamp by Ceccarelli

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