Jil Sander // Resort 2015

July 16th, 2014

Creative Director Rodolfo Paglialunga’s first collection for Jil Sander Resort 2015 seemed to be full on volume using crisp fabrics such as Japanese cotton and technical duchesse. The collection was laid-back, neat, and sculpted.

{ Read the review and see more of the collection on Vogue. }


Stick Drawings

July 9th, 2014

French-based artist Francis Limérat uses thin wood sticks with which to “draw.” Taking cues from abstraction, Limérat practices a reduction of form to basic geometric designs. His sculptural artwork has little physical depth, but shadows create the vision of space.


{ Learn more about Francis Limérat. }


The Little Things

July 2nd, 2014

At $90, this palm-sized leather satchel is as small in price as it is in size — but it’s big on style.


Grow Your ABCs

June 25th, 2014

Alice Mourou, a Moscow-based art director, composed delicate letter forms out of blossoms, florist tape and wire. So blooming adorable.

To see more of Alice Mourou’s work and videos on how she created her delicate Blossom Type series, visit her website.


Prints Charming

June 20th, 2014

Camilla Frances Prints is a textile print studio specializing in women’s fashion. The studio creates prints that are a unique combination of expressive femininity and digital edge. { Images via Camilla Frances Prints. }


PARALLEL LINES // Art House

June 19th, 2014

// 1 / For his Haute Couture Spring 2011 Collection, Lebanese designer Basil Soda, formerly with Elie Saab, showed pieces with distinct Art Nouveau detailing. // 2 / On a trip to Paris earlier this month, I visited the Grand Palais — a wonder of glass dome and steel passages. The Grand Palais was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 as a monument to the glory of French art. It’s an incredibly magical place and the housed installation by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov definitely enhanced the visit — unquestionably a highlight of my trip to Paris. { Photo of the Grand Palais is my own. }


Spun Beauty

June 18th, 2014

Nigerian-born Shirley Ephraim spins beautifulyl hand-crafted woven and embroidered accessories sprinked with crystals and gems. The designer works with Fair Trade Collectives to ethically source her materials and gems to create sustainable work.

For the Spring 2011 collections, Ephraim collaborated with Donna Karan {images below} to create intricate pieces to pair with Karan’s ready-to-wear items.

{ See more of Shirley Ephraim’s Fine Earth Jewelry Line and beautiful Bespoke Collection online. }


An Illustrated Look / The Grand Budapest Hotel

June 13th, 2014

Lorena G, a self-proclaimed Wes Anderson fan, created a scavenger hunt of illustrations after watching The Grand Budapest Hotel.

See more of the Barcelona-based graphic designer’s work here.

{ Via Trendland }


Trail

June 11th, 2014

I’m crazy about Danielle Kroll’s work. In particular, I like her John Muir Trail series and Paintings on Science, where she affects photographs with her illustrations.

Check out more of her work online at hellodaniellekroll. Prints of the artist’s work are available at Art.com.


Sparkling Flowers

May 16th, 2014

One of my favorite things to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon is enjoy a refreshing glass of bubbly. Lately, I’ve been adding a touch of fruit juice to my sparkling wine. Sometimes, I go the extra effort and make them pretty by adding edible flowers.

In this case, I froze some flowers in an ice tray with store-bought pomegranate limeade, topped with prosecco. Think of them as an updated mimosa.


Have a great and sparkling weekend!

{Here are a few other ideas to enjoy: 1 // 2 // 3}