1. My kind of spring dressing: cropped vintage Levi’s and Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s Roberta heels in mustard yellow.
2. Monochrome done just right in this architecture photo spotted on Flickr.
3. Some fun paper collages by A Friend of Mine for K.W. Doggett Fine Paper.
4. A recipe for roasted fennel with white beans and garlic parsley oil on With Food and Love.
5. This beautiful photo by Mustafa Hulusi that perfectly captures spring in my mind.
6. This poster design by Les Graphiquants for the publisher Moustache during the 2014 Milan Design Week.
7. One pretty little tassel necklace from Forestiere on Etsy.
8. This plaster fireplace and creamy white interior combo — swoon.
9. My dear pal Melanie Abrantes just released a clever and crafty Spoon Carving Kit — the perfect project for a spring weekend. I’ll be tackling mine soon.
Happy weekend ahead!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
I’m so excited to have Georgia Tribuiani and Clarice Chin as guests here today, the talented pair behind And So It Goes, a line of handcrafted satchels that serve as a stunning alternative to the plastic bag. Georgia and Clarice both lend their creative minds to And So It Goes as a side project to their day jobs in production, and their attention to detail does not go unnoticed.
With wasteful packaging alternatives saturating the market these days, these ladies set theirs apart by promoting local artisanship and pursuing environmentally sustainable practices through their designs. They’ve taken the traditional technique of netting into a modern day setting through the use of fashion-forward colors and classic shapes to create an ideal on-the-go accessory. Find out a bit more about the duo behind the bag below!
1. Where did you grow up?
Georgia Tribuiani: I grew up in Giulianova, Italy. A small town on the Adriatic Sea.
Clarice Chin: I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, then shipped off to boarding school in England at 13 and university in the States at 18.
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It’s always fun for me to dissect patterns in the things I collect over on Pinterest. It’s definitely a daily tool that helps me identify what I’m gravitating towards, how my tastes evolve with the seasons, and how that influences the work I’m creating at the moment. Lately I’ve been all about grapefruit — not necessarily the food (a tad too bitter for my taste), but the hue. Not quite pink, not quite red, and the perfect accent to your neutrals as we begin to shed winter for spring.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
In a communication age where getting in touch is easier than ever, with it comes a slew of complications that we seemingly have to navigate every day. Despite the digital nature of our world these days, a real case can be made for the value of practicing a pre-social media communication style. Dating has become harder, work has become more invasive and deciphering the nuances can be a daily challenge.
While this immediacy and access of one another certainly has its benefits, I think it’s important to be mindful of how we’re communicating and how we’re defining the boundaries. I think we can all attest by now that if you don’t create any, there will none. Sometimes I wonder how it is that we navigated life pre-internet — how did we make plans, how did we tell someone we didn’t feel up for hanging out, how did we form new relationships? I think at the root of it was a sense of honesty and respect that has been lost a bit. Options are endless, people are at your fingertips, and you can trapse through your day without having to deal with the reality of face-to-face communication. Yet despite how digital our world becomes, communication will always be at the root of every successful relationship. And I think now is more important than ever to consider that.
Some simple tips to implement: Power down all electronics at 9pm, wake up to an alarm and give yourself an hour of quiet in the morning before powering up again (thank you for this one, Ashley). Pick up the phone and call your friend on their birthday instead of sending a text. Save texting for personal contacts; if it’s business-related, opt for e-mail. Don’t send e-mails after 6pm, before 9am, or on the weekends. Leave your device in your purse or pocket when you’re with someone (and don’t check it). If you don’t feel like doing something, be honest. The best relationships develop from truthful dialogue. And lastly, listen first, talk second. The list is endless, but these are just a few that I’ve found to be particularly beneficial lately. How do you practice mindful communication? —Jessica
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about this idea of constant “busyness.” I’m talking about that feeling of having a never ending to-do-list accompanied by the typical response of “busy” when asked “how are you doing?”. I am guilty of this. The truth is busyness doesn’t always equate to productivity, success, or happiness. I’m personally trying to take time to slow down and reevaluate my own needs and values and to spend more time focused and present opposed to scattered, over worked and stressed. As interdependent humans busyness doesn’t just affect our own lives but everyone around us, especially in the way we communicate with one another.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Some great colors, textures and silhouettes in Rochas Pre-Fall collection. I’ve yet to meet a bold black and white pattern that I don’t love… I read that this dress was loosely inspired by Jean Seberg’s timeless marinière shirts. Though I have to say what caught my eye first was the glove print dress — so fun!
Monday, February 23, 2015
1. Odessa | Hummed Low
2. Jesse Woods | Gold In The Air
3. Father John Misty | When You’re Smiling And Astride Me
4. Majical Cloudz | Turns Turns Turns
5. Jose Gonzalez | Leaf Off / The Cave
6. Panda Bear | Lonely Wanderer
7. Tiny Ruins | Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergarden
8. Perfume Genius | Fool
9. Jessie Baylin | Hurry Hurry
10. Fleet Foxes | English House
11. Andrew Bird | Tenuousness
12. Mountain Man | Soft Skin
♫ LISTEN: Spotify
I know we’re on the verge of March already (!) but here’s a February mixtape to round out your last week of the month. Enjoy, enjoy!