Happy Friday!It's officially fall! And it's finally coolin' off, that's if you call the 70s cool. Well, I guess compared to the heat wave we've had this past month in Southern Cal. While we're surrounded by a variety of vegetation from succulents, eucalyptus and palm trees,there's nothing like being surrounded by full trees dotted with a palette of oranges, yellows and reds to mark the change of season. Here are some beautiful images from our previous trip to Rotorua, New Zealand during their fall season. This unique city, a place to experience the Maori culture, is literally a hot spot featuring plenty of geysers, mud pools and thermal springs in the area. And the constant smell of sulfur will definitely remind you of its geo-thermal location. You can't see the steam at this park, but we were literally surrounded by mini geysers or little hot springs. While I wish I can sit in the therapeutic waters at this place, there's always Desert Hot Springs just a stone's throw away from us...another dip at our fave place Lido Palms.
When it comes to functional objects, there are endless possibilities when it comes to designing a vessel to hold food, trinkets, jewelry, office supplies or whatever else you want to throw in it. That said...I love the design approach of Belgium-based fashion and home accessories designer Michael Verheyden. Combining innovation and crafstmanship, his objects are beautiful in its purity and simplicity in design. Although he uses simple shapes, he explores and incorporates a variety of materials such as metal, wood, leather and marble onto one vessel adding some textures onto his creations. Check out that marble and leather lid combination,simply stunning!
All images from Michael Verheyden
All images via Sophie Duran
There's no doubt I love Scandinavian design. I'm drawn to the Danish label Baum Und Pferdgarten's fall collection for the tailoring and cuts but with unexpected details and colors too (check out the color blocking!). Founded in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave, the designs are about contrasts such as layering different patterns and textures, going between masculine and feminine aesthetic, minimalism and statement pieces. And who said pink had to be associated with spring? That's probably one of my favorite dresses from their collection. Aaah just pretty in pink even in autumn eh?
Jenny Pennywood, created by fine artist Jen Garrido. She has been busy creating pattern design for home goods, textiles, prints, custom wedding design and other collaborations.I'd love to frame all these prints and showcase them at home.
Images from Jenny Pennywood
Our fall arrivals are trickling in!Combining simple minimalist components to create stunning architectural pieces, Laura Lombardi's fall collection has arrived in our shop. Lovin' how these pieces can be worn with a simple day look and transition easily for a girls' night out ensemble.
We're expanding our housewares featuring pieces with a Scandinavian influence. I get so giddy when I discover amazing designs that I have to add them to our shop. We're thrilled to showcase the clean lines and minimalist design by Magnus Lundstrom like the spice mill and mortar & pestle. I'm also happy to introduce LA-based line BZippy & Co by Bari Zipperstein, who created these handmade patterned ceramic coasters. All these new pieces are beautiful in their simplicity yet designed to keep up with the busy kitchen. But they're just as lovely accenting your table-top or counter!