Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sequin + Blazer

Gift Idea # 5

Nothing says "I spent time, money AND thought on your gift" better than a DIY project. And they don't come any easier than this one, from A Pair and a Spare.


all you need is this:

 and VOILA you get this:

ok ok real instructions here.

Scouting + Styling

Gift Idea #4

Just stumbled upon this little gem called "Sara Kate Studios: Scoting and Styling". Full of wonderful vintage and modern finds.

Sara Kate is a "Stylist who loves art, history, and travel. I'm brimming with curiosity for the world, and consider myself a lover of places and pieces."



Sustainable Bamboo Guest Toothbrushes.


and of course.... 

Check out her blog Sara Kate Studios.

Spotted on Note to Self.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beard + Book

Gift Idea #2

This book not only exhibits the natural beauty of beards but the proceeds from the first pressing will go towards helping a friend fight testicular cancer.
 Additional Proceeds will go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Here is a lovely entry from the book:


by Mike Cummings
If the age of a tree can be determined by the rings it contains within, consider a man's whiskers his own measuring stick. They come in all shapes and sizes. And the eventually will all turn grey at some point. Long or short, thick or thin, unkempt or cropped, the hair on a man's chin can say a lot about the time he has spent on this planet.
Growing a beard is not something that can be rushed. It's a slow process, staring at you in the mirror everyday. It is the epitome of the word "time". And time can do a lot of things to a man. It can build him memories, friendships, and loves. It can take those very things away.
The question I am inevitably asked when meeting someone is "I wish I could grow a beard like that. How do you do it?" To which I respond with the only truthful answer there is...time.

Spotted on Size too Small.

New + Year

Gift Idea #1

The approaching new year means one thing: Calender Shopping! 
There's literally no better time to do it.

Here's a fun one from Anthropologie called "Globe Trotter"

also this one from yumalum made me chuckle:

Spotted on Miss Moss.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friend + Love

This cartoon series by Yumi Sakugawa makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. 

It's long but I wanted to share the whole thing.


Spotted on Sho & Tell.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hot + Toddy

Yummy recipes for the Holidays from A Beautiful Mess.

Check out the full list here.

Here are some of my faves:

Sweet Tea Hot Toddy

Aztec Hot Chocolate

Cake Pops

Peppermint White Russian

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Downton + Abbey


What am I planning on doing when I go home for the holidays? Snuggling with my sisters and re-watching as much Downton Abbey as we can before our tea gets cold.

And I just found the most perfect accessory to do so in.

This beautiful Lady Mary Heirloom Silk Scarf from Fancy French Cologne.

No + Angels

Check out this track by Bastille featuring Ella titled "No Angels"


Spotted by Selina.

ps listen to this beautiful acoustic version of "Flaws"

Friday, December 14, 2012

Relief + Concert

I was so incredibly lucky enough to go to the 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy Relief concert in NYC this past wednesday with my family, and my father and I were caught on TV!

 Just had to share because it was my .05 seconds of fame (most people usually get 15 seconds, but I'll take it.) 

just jammin to some Bruce. haha

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rudimental + Alex Clare

Stick with me here.

The award winning "Feel The Love" music video, by Rudimental (below)

inspired the movie I filmed while studying textiles in south east asia this past summer (below)

and is the precedent to their latest single/video "Not Giving In" featuring Alex Clare (below):

Which is explained in this article.
(spark notes: it follows the lives of two brothers in Manila. Based on the true story of the Director's world champion B-boy friend, Mouse. 

I felt the need to tie them together because there's a curiously strong bond between them all.

But "Not Giving In" is not only an excellent work of cinematography, it's also an excellent song. Listen to it.

Spotted by Skyler.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Armour + Magazine

The Holiday Issue of Armour (the magazine I co-founded and am co-editor in chief of) just came out!

Check it out here.

Also check out our Fall Issue that came out before that here.

(and if you want the whole to-do, check out our library here.)

‎”Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.”
-Bill Cunningham

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sequin + Wisdom

some wise words to live by.

Space + Suit

I have a weakness for anything cosmic. Perhaps it was inspired by my fabulously unorthodox Astrophysics teacher in high-school. 

Check out this robe from Monki.  

I also greatly enjoy their description:
"A star-spangled kimono that will make its bearer feel… oh, just about universally gorgeous.
 The Cosmos pattern, printed on a traditional robe, is a space-goddess way of simply looking great in the morning. "

Spotted at A Cup of Jo.



I'm ecstatic.

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty                      
                        that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sistine + Zoom

Ever wanted to explore the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel up close and personal, but weren't quite tall enough? (ha ha)

Solution: Sistine Chapel.

(use arrows to navigate, and shift to zoom.)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wood +Blocks

Randomly craving some wood blocks, like these ones from Maiwa.

(so I can make these adorable Tea-Time Valentines come February...?)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Creative + Push

your daily dose of creative inspiration.

click here.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Website + Design

Cute and colorful interactive website design from artist Shana Ely Frase:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Confetti + System

Poke around on this website: Confetti System
A duo of artists, Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, work with tissue paper, cardboard and silk to create magical installations and masterpieces.

 They have some awesome stuff going on.
(hint, when navigating their website- scroll to the right...
took me a couple seconds to figure that one out)

here are some of my faves:

Created this New York Times "T"  for the Spring 2012 Travel Issue of the  New York Time Style Magazine

Bird head's for Opening Ceremony's NY Flagship store.

Gold Wall for Creatures of the Wind
 (you've probably seen this all over Pinterest.)

From their catalogue:

From their store:

Tassel Garland: $130. 
yes please.

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