i own two of the things on this page – that Olle Eksell Eyes poster (you can also buy a the original version from his official website if you want it.) and of course Reflektor which has to be my album of the year… give the gift of music! i would also like every single one of the rest of the items. in fact i might just pop over to Skinnylaminx’s real life shop and buy a bunch of those plant buckets for christmas gifts because they are so cool.
there are certain plants that continue to pop up in beautifully styled homes in magazines or blogs or instagram. first it was the delicious monster, then it was the fiddle leaf fig, and now it’s the Chinese Money Plant aka Pilea peperomioides. this is probably the most interesting one of them all, not just in looks but also because of the amazing story behind it.
it’s that time of year agaaaaaaaaaain! (Oprah voice) – trying something different this year, no more collages like last time (ain’t nobody got time for that). i hope this shows up in your browsers and feeds… does it? does it? well, i sure hope it does. and i hope that you find something cool amongst all these things. i will be rolling out the gift guides over the next few weeks!
last year i did a post on 2013 calendars and, well, the time has come. 2014 to be exact… so here are 14 calendars for 2014.
it’s always nice seeing new fashion from our neighbours across the ocean, mostly because we share the same season – so the clothing at least makes sense. as much as i love seeing beautiful fall coats and boots coming out of the northern hemisphere it’s just kinda depressing for those of us who are slathering on sunscreen. Penny Sage is a New Zealand based label by fashion designer Kate Megaw. her summer 2014 collection – The Painted Desert – is full of light breezy dresses and beautiful floral printed kimono style coats. the editorial below was styled & shot by Greta van der Star.
Brooklyn & LA based Madesmith is an online shop that features artisans who make limited edition textiles, jewellery, accessories, homeware and other goods with a focus on supporting local makers & craftmanship. they also feature stories on all the producers, sharing their workspaces, what inspires them, keeps them motivated, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work.
i LOVE staying in hotels. i don’t travel often, so i don’t have that jaded traveller attitude to hotels and flying as if it’s all old hat. it’s always new hat to me. even the most boring, average hotel – i’m basically like, “wait, i get to sleep in this foreign place, i don’t have to make my bed, AND someone else is making me breakfast tomorrow? sign me up.” of course when a hotel is actually nice that feeling is multiplied by a thousand, which is what i imagine it would be like to stay at the Hotel San José in Austin, Texas. i have never had any inclination to visit Texas, but now i do.
poking around the life archives i discovered this marvelous photoset of young women working on ski resorts in Aspen in the 70s, photographed by John Dominis. after some more digging i managed to find the original article in the March 1971 edition of Life, which is called, wait for it, “A Very Nice Kind of Ski Bum“.