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Summerland Giveaway

the giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering!

i have been so excited to launch this giveaway with Megan from Summerland, who is offering one lucky reader a Seaecho clutch made exclusively for Summerland. these puppies have been sold out since their first run, but the shop has now been restocked in very limited quantities, and you stand the chance to walk away with one…

striking jacquard clutch crafted from virgin Pendleton wool. features a thick leather tassel with turquoise bead detail and sturdy canvas lining. measures 14″ x 12″ and 14″ x 9″ when folded. the perfect size to hold all the essentials with easy transition from day to night.

all you have to do is (1) sign up for the Summerland newsletter on their homepage (bottom left hand corner) and (2) tell me in the comments which Seaecho clutch is your favouriteNighthawk or Sunset Canyon? if your name is drawn next week that’s the one you’ll win!

please note that this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the USA your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. giveaway closes tuesday 9 october, winner will be drawn at random.

Paper & Chain Giveaway

- the giveaway is now closed. congratulations to Gaby! -

remember i included the Paper & Chain hex bar necklace in my birthday wish list? well now you can stand a chance to win one – or any other handmade piece of jewellery from their range! so, all you have to do is go have a browse around Paper & Chain and tell me in the comments which piece is your favourite – and that’s the one you’ll walk away with if your name gets drawn next week.

please note that this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the UK your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. giveaway closes wednesday 26 september.

Billie Sunday

it’s always great when a wonderfully creative lookbook draws you in, but it’s doubly awesome when you really LOVE the products that are being showcased. Billie Sunday is a new line of bags out of Barcelona by designers Mar Villegas and Emma Pardos. the lookbook for their first collection Sand Paradise, which is inspired by Palm Springs in the early 60s, unfolds over five days and plays out like a sunny sixties thriller. you can shop the collection here.

A collection that inserts you into the aesthetics and ordinary qualities of this American vacation paradise that consisted of no more than swimming pools, motels and palm trees surrounded by desert. The photographs taken by Las Coleccionistas, recollect the atmosphere of that particular place through stories, parties, neighborhoods, and pursuits which blend together as if it were a motion picture.

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TW Workshop

i’ve been keeping a close eye on Tracy Wilkinson’s blog 149 Sullivan Street, as she has been teasing us with sneak peeks of her new site for TW Workshop – which i’m happy to see launched this past week. Tracy is a British designer who has a masters degree in fashion & textile design from the royal college of art in london, and now lives stateside where she handmakes ceramics and home accessories (amongst other creative endeavours). be sure to visit her shop.

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Building Block

you know that feeling you get when you’re super excited and nervous? say, before a date with someone you really like… or after you’ve just done something amazing like bunjee jumped or skinny dipped (with that someone you really like). heart palpitations might be the right word. WELL. i just got heart palpitations looking through the pieces at Building Block. god, it feels like i’m a teenager in love or something.

Building Block is a multi-medium design project based in Los Angeles, initiated in Tokyo by sisters Kimberly & Nancy Wu. Its focus moves freely in between luxury and industrial design where utilitarian materials and processes translate into minimalist forms. With the intent of magnifying essentials and editing out excess, Building Block finds continual inspiration in returning back to square one.

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Nancybird S/S 2013

the Nancybird S/S 2013 collection is probably my favourite so far. the new line is inspired by the coastal landscape of Australia – bright daisies, lobsters,  warm sand, weather ship ropes, sparkling sea and sunshine. those lobsters make me smile.

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