February 27, 2012
i'm always in need of more vases since i love having flowers around, but i seem to have trouble pulling the trigger on ones that i like. not so with these modular wood and stoneware vases from french company adonde. they can be rearranged to suit your changing needs and have a great pop of color too. parfait!
February 25, 2012
February 24, 2012
need a fabulous little gift? then look no further than these pixie boxes from minneapolis-based etsy shop oh dier. each box is hand cut and finished from reclaimed wood, and can even be customized with your own color or laser engraving. it's great on it's own, but even better with something inside!
February 23, 2012
a textile freak myself, i love when i see traditional hand-done techniques pushed to a new level, and the canevas collection (just shown at maison & objet in paris) is definitely doing just that. a collaboration between artist charlotte lancelot and gan rugs, these pieces are essentially one oversized handmade embroidery using felt. the rug starts bare with a punch-hole grid, and can be reworked with any pattern and configuration, though i really love what charlotte has done referencing traditional floral patterns and embroidery samplers. i think it's especially creative to have made the "worn-rug" patterns as well. i'd love one, but i'd never be able to walk on it!
February 21, 2012
how charming are these custom coats of arms by new york based illustrator happy menocal? i love how her quirky and whimsical hand loosens up something that can tend to be traditional and stuffy, and they'd be perfect to kick off a wedding or a new family. i'll have to dream up what mine would be! see more of her lovely work here.
February 20, 2012
at the moment i'm swooning over these gorgeous images by mark laita, a detroit-born photographer who has been at work for nearly three decades. no matter his subject, from snakes to sea creatures to birds or flowers, he seems to perfectly capture the inherent beauty and complexity that nature offers up to us. i honestly can't decide which group i like best, so i'm including a few of my favorites from the amaranthine collection, "a study of the rare concurrence of beauty and death found in ornithological specimens." and it's not just because i'm a bird myself. see more of his incredible work here.
with the pastel trend dominating the spring season in fashion, it's only natural that the color would seep off the clothing and onto the models themselves. the feature in this week's t magazine from the new york times shows just that - beautiful, even, hair color in cotton candy hues by master stylist orlando pita. if it weren't for the upkeep, i'd already have that lavender do. photographs by richard burbridge.
February 19, 2012
February 17, 2012
i'm in love with british illustrator ben newman. he has a particularly powerful way with color, shape, texture and composition, and his work nods to midcentury influences like charley harper, jim flora, and saul bass that i am always drawn toward. that said, his work still feels fresh and modern. my favorite? the public display of affection sign based on a challenge to create a sign that you think is missing from the world. ben, this is my pda to you. see more of his work here.
February 14, 2012
February 7, 2012
February 2, 2012
rachel antonoff crimson and collars dress <><><> USN anchor wall plaque <><><> manual of seamanship <><><> sea salt soap <><><> brigitte bardot <><><> seven seas candle <><><> miansai hook bracelet <><><> rope bottle openers <><><> donna wilson owl & pussycat cushion.
February 1, 2012
1. lancome le vernis 29 green almond 2. nangijala eisberg ring 3. watercolor peony wallpaper 4. bhldn minty crinoline skirt 5. macey mesh shoes 6. pyramid metal tip clutch 7. laduree pistachio macarons 8. johnny vintage headboard 9. russell woodard wire chair.