two new york

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hello, dream ticket caftans that make my new pipe dream of living three months out of the year on a beach or in the mountains somewhere feel that much more within reach. A good caftan can do that, amiright? These super lovely pieces, many of them one of a kind, are by NY-based TwoNewYork; each is made locally using handmade textiles and fabrics sourced from India.

inside wants out

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

There is a distinct chill in the air today, so much so that I bundled up in a sweater and jeans and even woolly socks while I had breakfast this morning in my living room. I love fall, and not getting to see the leaves change colors is one of my least favorite parts about living in California (woe is me, right?) - but trust, when the temperature settles anywhere near 65 degrees, you can bet I'll be wearing a felt hat and cozy knits.

Tim Ashton for Fashion Gone Rogue.

an illustrated fall

Monday, October 28, 2013

Whitney Bickers of Los Angeles shop Myrtle knows full well the power of collaboration and girl power, too. The sweet Echo Park store stocks work by independent female designers, and the assortment proves that yep, we got this. Really, it's that good! For her newly released fall/winter lookbook, Whitney corralled a crazy talented group of women from around the world to illustrate the store's new batch of sharp wares.

Featured artists include Tuesday Bassen, Gracie Chai, Kimberly Ellen Hall, Mayumi Nose, Alice Rutherford, and Ellen Surrey. Check out the rest of the lookbook here !

Andy Denzler

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I love imagining the process behind Zurich-based Andy Denzler's wiped impressionistic paintings. They are so beautiful and forlorn. It's hard to chose, but I think the monochrome white portrait is my favorite.

Alexandre Ciancio

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

French architect and atist Alexandre Ciancio has got this kaleidescopic trip meets midcentury landscape thing going on. I think a Where's Waldo would look mighty fine done up like this, don't you?! I love the washed pastel palettes and the geometric interest the black and white collaged people create.

light and space

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I blogged about mA-style architects just last week, and already I'm at it again....... Can you blame me?! I hope you don't mind. Go on and check out this completely wondrous space they dreamed up in Toyokawa, Japan. Skylights and roofbeams throughout the home produce shadows and throw light onto the calm wooden surfaces, creating some truly heavenly geometric patterns.

Thanks to This is Paper for cluing me into the awesomeness of mA-style architects.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

So simple and chic, I love these early-fall-feeling bits and pieces from British brand Whistles. Things to know: shipping to the US is free (!), a mid-season sale is currently underway, and there is a really, really good inspiration section on the site, where you can learn about all sorts of useful things like how to care for cashmere (la-di-da), how best to rock a sweatshirt, how to rock a turtleneck (charmingly referred to as a poloneck...?), in addition to some really pretty home and city guides.


Takuro Kuwata

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wouldn't you like to hold one of Takuro Kuwata's ceramics in your hands? Okay, maybe some of them would be slightly disruptive to drink tea from, but as objects, as textures, as landscapes? They look like melted, crumbling surrealist dreamscapes, and I like that in a very small thing you can place in the palm of your hand.
"Using Kairagi-Shino, a method of firing in which pottery is removed from the kiln before the glaze completely melts, Kuwata coaxes his pieces to appear as if they are exploding from within, like otherworldly crustaceans shedding their shells" (T Magazine).

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