Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Favorites

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1. Beautiful details at Julia Kostreva’s studio.
2. This Apple, Sage and Oat Crisp recipe… in a jar!
3. So many beautiful SS collections launching this year, and these architectural, mixed-material pieces from Rill Rill are no exception.
4. Adding this book, The Legacy of Le Corbusier, to my spring reading list.
5. The tones in this photo by Catherine Bui.
6. Marko Nyberg’s beautiful blind embossed stamp for El Camino audio design studio’s identity.
7. Anaise’s new SS14 lookbook, photographed by none other than Brian Ferry.
8. Villa Lena nestled in the Tuscan hills; going on my One Day list (and also my favorite Instagram account to follow recently).
9. This sharp-looking cabinet hardware from Buster + Punch.

Have a wonderful weekend, all! And if you haven’t already, make sure to enter the Young Frankk giveaway this weekend. It will be open until Wednesday morning. :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Giveaway: Young Frankk Kin Necklace

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Another fun giveaway on the blog this week! I’ve been admiring the work of Christine Young for some time, the jewelry designer behind Young Frankk, and found myself even more smitten recently with the release of her SS14 collection.

While on the topic of abstraction this week, Christine creates the most beautiful juxtaposition of shapes, designing unique pieces that make a big statement. Though it was difficult to choose, the Kin necklace is my favorite of the collection and a happy new fixture around my neck (a perfect way to fancy up those t-shirt and jeans days).

For one lucky reader this week, Christine will be sending the gold plated Kin Necklace (shown here)! To enter, please follow Young Frankk on Instagram or like Young Frankk on Facebook, and comment here with your name and e-mail address. The winner will be announced at 9am PST Wednesday morning, April 23rd. Good luck!

*Note: Giveaway open to entrants worldwide!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Abstractions

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I’ve got abstraction on the mind today as I sift through Alexander Calder’s work for inspiration on a current project (if you’re in LA – definitely pop by his exhibit going on at LACMA right now!). I always enjoy seeing the influence of art in fashion and product, and though I keep telling myself to steer clear of prints as I tend to tire of them easily, some part of me always gravitates towards them. Especially loving that Elizabeth Suzann silk wrap up top!

1. Mug / 2. Scarf / 3. Blouse / 4. Book / 5. Pouch / 6. Shoes / 7. Tote

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Delighted to introduce you to Lisa Miller today for the next installment of Conversations with Creatives! We’d been chatting about it since last year and I finally nailed her down in her Santa Monica studio between traveling to Europe and a few upcoming collection launches. Lisa is a textile designer like none I’ve ever seen, drawing inspiration from her fine art background and years living abroad. Our connection spans many years from an introduction when I was 20 years old and interviewing for a position with a designer she works closely with, to reconnecting years later while I was working for a firm in Santa Monica. We’ve always shared similar outlooks on life, design, and travel and have kept in touch years after moving out of interior design and onto starting my own business.

Lisa is an inspiration not only in the beautiful designs she creates but also the way she approaches life. I’ll always look to her as a mentor as I continue to chart my path in the design world and feel immensely lucky that this Los Angeles grapevine brought us together. Lisa also has a Wheaten Terrier named Dino that keeps the sofa warm while she’s working away in her studio and may just be my favorite four-legged creature on the planet. So let’s get to it, shall we?

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1. Where did you grow up? Santa Monica, California.

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2. What makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning? The fact that it is a new beginning. A clean slate, and anything is possible.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Giveaway: Fotostrap from Mako Haus

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To kick off April (without an April Fool’s joke) I’m excited to be hosting a giveaway for my new favorite travel accessory: the Fotostrap from Mako Haus. I’ve never been one for shooting with a camera strap as I’ve always found it too obstructive and uncomfortable around my neck, but this guy not only rests pleasantly on your shoulder with its light padding, but is also easy to adjust and designed using beautiful, durable materials. I’ve been taking it out on a few walks lately with my old Minolta and love the feel of it.

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For one lucky reader, Mako Haus will be sending this Fotostrap Camera Strap in Stone Canvas and Leather (always love a good neutral). Photographer or not, it makes for a great travel companion and fits any camera model. To enter, please visit the Mako Haus shop, and comment here with your name and e-mail address. The winner will be announced at 9am PST Monday morning, April 7th. Good luck!

*Note: Giveaway open to entrants worldwide!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Katherine Choi (#27) for being the lucky winner of the giveaway! Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to enter.