I recently got a design-related job where I need to wear closed-toe shoes all day long. I'm new to being on my feet so I've been looking for some great shoes that fit the bill of comfort, style, and utility. This has been harder than I thought it would be but I definitely do not want to sacrifice style for a job where I can dress up! ssense is having a sale right now and here are some of my favorites.
These pieces were done by some of my favorite abstract artists. I imagine hanging a larger print over the couch as a visual focal point rather than a gallery wall. These can all be found on Etsy where you can see many many more pieces by these talented painters. Which do you like best?
Maiyet's design approach depends on global craftsmanship, which pays homage to the different prints, processes, and designs of different cultures. I admire brands that attempt to link global artisans together all the while maintaining a cohesive vision for their collection. These dresses tell a story that are each distinct but cut from the same design cloth.
I recently spotted one of 7115 by Szeki's dresses on a local Austin boutique, Garment Modern's, Instagram. I especially love the draping and prints; the kimono silhouette really works for the dresses. They're perfect for summer and are definitely on my wish list now.
Sometimes Wednesday just brings you down and there's nothing better than online (window) shopping. I'm really loving these transitional pieces from COS right now. They're modern but simple. They'd match pretty much anything you'd want to accessorize with and in my opinion, are the kinds of things that are worth the investment.
Since I'm a graphic design enthusiast and fan of the mid-century modern aesthetic, it's exciting to see that the MoMA has acquired and is displaying a large portion of his archive called, "Design is Everything: The Work of Paul Rand," curated by Donald Albrecht. This article from the Atlantic gives you a good sense of how much of Rand's work has influenced American branding and design.
This is all to give me an excuse to post this endearing image from the children's book Sparkle and Spin by Ann and Paul Rand on a Sunday morning.
I dropped by West Elm the other day and saw a sample of this rug. I love its textured "rag rug" feel and the color palette. It's definitely at the top of my list for bringing in colors, patterns, and textures into a space. The third picture I think speaks to the vibrancy and coziness of the rug because as we all know, it's all about lighting, lighting, lighting.
I am beyond obsessed with this floral wallpaper pattern by Ellie Cashman since the first moment I've laid eyes on it. Her work is inspired by floral paintings by the Dutch Masters. Our wedding cake was actually a nod to the Masters. The color palette is filled with cool tones and the balance between the muted white flowers and dramatic black background make me swoon. Wallpapering this in a formal dining room would be incredible. You can find the wallpaper here.
You can see how it was vividly inspired by Cornelis van Spaendonck's Still Life with Flowers, 1789