So in love with the latest issue of Dwell focused on prefab design. Since reading The Remodelista and seeing the use of ApplePly in the Remodelista Headquarters, I've been obsessed with plywood. I love the custom plywood cabinets in this 86 square foot studio, it creates a functional yet beautiful space.
I happened upon these fashion illustrations from the 1950's and 1960's on the NYPL Digital Archives. Thought it would be fun to see what trends we could find from the 2017 Golden Globes.
- Emma Stone in Valentino
- Felicity Jones in Gucci
- Reese Witherspoon in a Custom Atelier Versace dress
- Claire Foy in Erdem
- Sarah Jessica Parker in a Vera Wang Collection dress
- Mandy Moore in a Naeem Khan dress
- Lily Collins in a Zuhair Murad Couture dress and Harry Winston jewelry
Like many, I have been lured by the aura of Jesse Kamm. Living part of the year in Panama and the rest in California, she works hard and lives beautifully.
“My uniform doesn’t only involve what I wear. It involves these philosophies I have about how to live a good life. For me, freedom is wealth. That’s my success: Being free to pick up and go away for the summer and be in a place where I can completely shut down. What if you just shook up the formula and thought of doing it in a different way, a smaller way? The dollar sign doesn’t have to be the end-all.” -Jesse Kamm [Hartman, E. (2015, September 1). Jesse Kamm’s Laid-Back Approach to Life — and Looks. The New York Times.]
With so much fast fashion these days, it can be nice to save up for a piece that makes you feel like a badass. (I'm looking at you Kimono Jumpsuit...)
With the overwhelming amount of choices available nowadays, it can be hard to get started. I'm 28 now, I just finished my '5-year' plan of being a paralegal to get the bills paid and I ended up right where I started... searching for a passion project that could also pay the bills.
I've always been interested in design, history, and how the stories blend together. We're drawn to old buildings or classic novels because of the stories. The craftsmanship of the skilled builders, the people that lived and worked within the structures, and the characters that become part of our world.
We're drawn to stories and the history that weaves us all together because we're all connected. Good design unites us in it's quality and how we can all enjoy the benefits of a well designed transit system, a well working kitchen, a quality cotton shirt, or a time tested recipe...
Let's explore the common threads and the satisfaction in living life to it's fullest width, in addition to it's length.