Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category
heather introduced me to this brooklyn hat line called shade + slouch. she had a couple of them sitting on her table and i fell in love. we decided to shoot the collection. my choice would be this classic fedora. the perfect black hat, i could see myself wearing for many years. although that super wide one is very fun too.
if you’re in LA, you can buy these downtown at the curio los angeles shop!
photos by: heather gildroy
hair by: alicyn blackman
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chairish is a cool site if you are looking to decorate your home (i’m currently starting on my guest bedroom.) they have all sorts of great vintage pieces available! you can also sell your items on there as well. i curated a whole group of my favorites for you to browse through in my collection here. i had so much fun doing this…i hope you find some furniture you love.
ALSO! chairish is giving away a $500 credit to their site. (please get that gold bin storage unit below, it’s so amazing! hurry before i decide to splurge on it for my office.)
shop my collection above: gold bin storage rack, rope lounge chair, pink sofa, splatter artwork, pendant light, and cafe chairs. and below: mid-century couch, wood coffee table, barware set, white lounge chair, danish chair set and brass table.
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How fun it would be to be an urban explorer this week? Our job would be to find the best city spots & make discoveries and of course, try out all of the city’s coolest cafés. Let just imagine this adventure for a few minutes shall we. -stephanie
Via Katie Armour’s instagram feed
Market Lane Coffee
Untitled by Ace Kieffer
la cool et chic
All of the Lights by Kristen Curette
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bright & beautiful. prescription beer designed by peter jostrand.
looks like the perfect holiday sangria to me. designed by estudioversus.
love this one! the package is based on seed shapes and create a beautiful pattern. the black and white keep it very classic as well. designed by les bons faiseurs.
i’d like to get that box in the mail. bold packaging designed by anagrama for a chocolate company located in mexico.
olive oil & sea salt that sits pretty on your counter. designed by karystios.
this macaroon package is stunning, right? bonnard is a mexican french-inspired tea and confectionary shop. the use of brush strokes and color mixed with simple type make this package a winner for me. designed by anagrama.
designed by by nueve estudio for a chain of burger shops in spain. again, i love the use of all the black and white.
the comme des garçons perfume packages are definitely a favorite of mine. simple, playful and chic.
isn’t package design the best?! -bri
so there’s something that’s been weighing on me lately. i’ve questioned writing about it for obvious reasons, but i just decided it needed to be said. before social media and the internet, if you didn’t like a celebrity or someone in the public eye…what would you do? talk bad about them to your friend? read about them in tabloids? send them a letter they would probably never see? there were few ways that you could actually express your dislike to them and they would find out. right? now, celebrities put up photos on instagram or tweet something and get bombarded with hate. of course there are tons of awesome comments as well. but if you scrolled through the comments on people’s accounts with millions of followers you would be astonished at the hateful comments you’d find. it’s dark.
it’s very strange to me. because sure, i have thought negative things when i’ve seen a picture. who hasn’t? but to actually write it TO that person? that’s just a whole different mentality. and we aren’t talking about standing up for what you believe or even constructive criticism. i mean these people will literally just say how ugly and disgusting you are and how much they think you should die. REALLY? you want that person to DIE? it just boggles my mind. why would you take a moment out of your day to write that to someone? it’s like they forget that they are even people.
and then let’s take it to the bloggers. not celebrities, but have a social following that would allow for a lot of opinions. i’ve seen it with friends of mine and even a little myself. people hatefully telling mothers how to raise their children. people that will comment on your weight or your looks. criticizing their every move. it feels like it’s only getting worse. so what do you do? do you engage with the hate? try your best to ignore it? it would be crazy to say it doesn’t effect someone’s day. can you imagine someone coming up to you when you are out at the grocery store and just saying “you’re a terrible mother.” and then walking away. how would that not put you in an awful mood? but instagram is full of that. it’s supposed to be a place where people can share and engage. my biggest question is, if you don’t like someone, why follow them? i don’t think the online world needs to be all cupcakes and compliments, but it definitely doesn’t need this. we are entering a new era completely. what are your thoughts on it? have you seen it or experienced it?
(photo by amy friend)