Carly Waito's cyrstals

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sometimes (all of the time), when I go on hikes out here in California, I find myself climbing with my eyes to the ground, scanning each rock I pass hoping the sunlight might bounce in an unexpected way with the promise of a hidden crystal inside. I don't know that I'll ever grow out of that.

Carly Waito's mesmerizing work is not new to me, but these pyrite, crystal and quartz oil paintings still resonate in a really spellbinding way.  First of all, can you believe these are oil paintings?! Would love to see them in person someday. I love their simplicity, and of course, the subject. The natural world rules, man.

Cassandre Montoriol

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Paris-based illustrator Cassandre Montoriol's work is stylish, colorful, and just a bit odd. The folks she sketches are seriously intriguing. Who here thinks the bottom piece, on the black backdrop, would make for one killer clothing print? I do! A scarf or dress, please.

color story // poppy and spring green

Monday, July 29, 2013

This gorgeous column dress by Acne really got my eyes (and heart) whirling today. I swear, an audible gasp might have escaped my lips. Sometimes that happens. Then I started looking at my tumblr, and noticed that I'd unconsciously been saving images in the same color family the last few days. I love that! So, here is an ode to a color palette I am, apparently, very taken by lately. Poppy and verdant spring green, you're lookin' good.

all images sourced from my tumblr or pinterest.


Friday, July 26, 2013

LA-based Stella Berkovsky is a crazy talented photographer, who in addition to capturing some of my favorite images on the internet, also designs a seriously dreamy, pared-down intimates line called L.H.O.O.Q. (wink). 

These barely-there, whispery pieces are the types I imagine wearing while living in my perfect sun-drenched garden terrace home... There would be iced tea with ice cubes clanking against a chilled glass, and a knotty garden,  a clothes-line, and I would be pickling things. DREAM, amiright?

all photos by Stella Berkovsky.

sundry // wacky prints

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ants a-crawlin', faces in a crowd, fern fronds, sci-fi bubbles, pastel iceccream scoops... The wacky prints floating around on the interwebs right now are just kind of awesome.

Sources: Hui Hui Bonbon ScarfSaturdays Kate Spade Half Circle BackpackDusen Dusen Fern DressAnts Clutch, Topshop Bubble Dress, Strathcoma Mexican Vertigo Socks

L.A. look out

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oh! Those colors. Emma over at Emmadime posted these a bit ago and they've been floating around in my brain ever since. I am really loving the silhouette in the last look. Long and lean. And oh hey, orange.

courtney reagor

I saw (read: gawked at) these beautiful window dressings by artist Courtney Reagor for New York City boutique JF & Son a while back in 2011. Next level awesomeness. Thanks to Lili for reminding me of them over at her super sweet blog!

that strange beauty glow

Friday, July 19, 2013

David aka Dabito of Old Brand New Blog said it best when describing the splendid home of Silver Lake, Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor...
"It felt like I was looking into my future. Bestor's home is playful, colorful, and modern. And most importantly, practical. That's the power of Bestor. Her motto for her projects is that "everyone should experience strange beauty everyday.""
Me too, and, me too.

sparse building

Thursday, July 18, 2013

In case you were wondering, a palette of cream, white, black, and/or tan is always in style, and oh-so modern, and just crazy lovely. These lookbook snaps from Building Block are aspirational for more reasons than just their (admittedly gorgeous) bags.

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beth hoeckel

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

[originally published on Summer Teeth on February 13, 2012]

Baltimore-based Beth Hoeckel is one of my favorites. just loved seeing designlovefest post one of her cool creations. I went to school in Baltimore and constantly feel lucky when thinking about how nonchalantly I was exposed to great, interesting things while there. hell to the yes, collage and mixed media with seriously apocalyptic undertones.


green spacing

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

[originally published on Summer Teeth on July 3, 2013]

I am swooning for the sparse + organic elements of this home (and shop, Mono) in Buenos Aires photographed by Freunde von Freuden. I spent 5 months living in that city, and am feeling a bit like I missed something BIG having not stumbled across these stunning habitats...

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