Summer Editorial

Summer Arrivals: Introducing New Labels We Love


It may be summertime...time to slow down and relax, but we've been busy adding some lovely pieces from new labels and makers in our shop. Whether you wear, carry or  use them, these designs are as functional as they're beautiful. And we're excited to add a new category in our shop. I couldn't resist these pretty handmade clogs from Finland this season by hard-to-find label Terhi Polkki. They go perfectly with the roomy totes by designer Kate dePara of local Houston-based label Evens. And of course, I've been looking for wooden boards to add to our shop and glad to discover that the talented Kay Wang of the New York-based line The Things We Keep is also a wonderful woodworker.

Textile Love: Hopewell


My love for textiles continues with the discovery of Hopewell textiles, a design workshop created by Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt. It's wonderful to see the modern interpretation of the traditional craft of quilting in their colorful collection ( made in my hometown of LA!)...worthy not just as a cozy comfy wrap but as a wall hanging.

All images from Hopewell

A Bag + an Outfit





There's nothing like classic staples that you can reach for season after a pair of perfect fitting skinny jeans, classic white shirt and a versatile bag. Whether worn with flats, heels, boots, this ensemble always looks effortless whether you dress it up or down.  Aptly name the 24 Hours Bag, this Ellen Truijen hard-working everyday bag is the perfect accessory for this outfit: Imogene + Willie jeans and Everlane silk top. 

Fashion Love: Berenik


I'm completely enamored by the modern tailoring (simple unadorned cuts) , limited color palette (love the black/creams/greys) and innovative prints of the spring/summer collection by Swiss label Berenik. The pieces from the line make wearing shorts comfy with a cool sophisticated edge.

According to the label: "We developed the printed fabrics for this collection based on photographs of the experiments and reproductions of them. The three fabric patterns “Burned Holes,” “Shade Of Ashes,” and “Burned Wood” are printed on silk muslin for tops and scarves, on viscose for dresses and tops, on tencel for a coat and shorts, and on cotton stretch for trousers."

Designed by Veronika Brusa, the label combines experimental and wearable pieces bringing forth a collection that is both innovative and easy to wear. They place "great value in realization of ideas, wearability, sophisticated cuts with a comfortable fit and high quality in workmanship and the choice of materials."

All photos from Berenik

Father's Day Gift Ideas


With Father's Day around the corner, we have some wonderful gift ideas! Whether he loves to cook or he's a design enthusiast, here are some beautiful pieces for Dad to enjoy.

Workaday Handmade Tumblers / Cold Picnic Watch / Studiopatro Tea Towel / Magnus Lundstrom Walnut Spice Mill / Oji Masanori Brass Bottle Openers

Design Love: Lighting by Allied Maker


Now that we're on Instagram, one of my favorite things about this platform is truly discovering amazing designers...and you just get sucked into some of the inspiring feeds. One of my recent favorite finds is the work by talented Ryden Ruzzo of Allied Maker, a contemporary lighting design studio.   Whether crafting desk, wall or pendant lighting, they've integrated beautiful materials from wood, metal, glass and fabrics to create elegant minimalist light fixtures. They've combined modern yet timeless simplicity design with quality materials and craftsmanship to adorn your home while truly lighting up your life! I would love to take a peek at their studio in New York someday.

All images from Allied Maker

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