I’ve always had a design girl crush on Alyson Fox. I mean, look at that cute dress she has on!
I stumbled upon Fox’s artwork a few years back and have enjoyed watching her explore fashion, dinnerware and jewelry. Now this unstoppable creative maven has collaborated with West Elm on a collection of gorgeous pillows, rugs and other home accessories.
Which of course, I love. I’m telling you this girl can do no wrong!
The collection hits stores October 23rd!
I’m loving the bold tiles designed by Tracey Reinberg for her Los Angeles company Kismet Tile. Bright 60s inspired hues and geometric patterns are one power-packed punch!
Reinberg also designs wallpaper and textiles. In a recent interview with Martha Stewart magazine Reinberg said her constant to designing is “all about playing with pattern, color, texture, and light.”
What a wonderful, busy, crazy six/seven weeks I’ve had. I spent 5 weeks in Chicago last month training with my new company Aritzia. During my extended stay I got to explore and enjoy the city and wanted to share some of my favorite spots with you!
1913 West Division Street: Ukrainian Village/Wicker Park
Absolutely stunning collection of all the brands that make my heart sing. APC dresses, Rachel Comey shoes, Alyson Fox jewels, Petit Bateau tees, I could go on forever. The whole aesthetic of the store inside and out was super inspiring, even if I didn’t have the dough to come home with anything! I am thinking about ordering these babies for summer.
Here are some instagram shots I took while exploring the shop…
I wanted this bug dress pretty bad.
2. Lula Cafe
2537 North Kedzie Boulevard: Logan Square
I shared a lovely brunch with two Aritzia gals at Lula Cafe. My indulgences: the best bloody mary ever, carrot pancakes, and a lox plate. (Which I devoured!) We shared a large table on the recently remodeled side of the restaurant and I left happy!
Part two coming soon!
I recently checked out the latest issue of Lonny magazine and fell in love with Anna Burke’s West Village apartment. Burke is a designer at Kemble Interiors and shares her apartment with her sister.
I’m obsessed with her couch and bright floral wallpaper. So quirky and fun!
Coming this May…Orla Kiely bedding will be available at Bed Bath & Beyond!
Although I’m not in the market for new bedding since I just picked this up, I’m always on the look-out for new sheets. I can’t wait to see the collection in person!
Have you seen this beautiful collaboration between Rifle Paper Co. and fabric and wall coverings brand Villa Nova? I’m loving Rifle’s classic, whimsical prints on modern furniture. Such a great mix!
I can still remember Nicholas giving me a promo copy of Two Suns. After taking a listen, he thought I would like it, and boy was he right!
We ended up having our first dance at our wedding to one of the songs and I still have her gorgeous, haunting voice on regular rotation. I can’t wait for the new album!
Gorgeous! I’m loving her new hair style and her outfit (which is vintage & topshop!) has such beautiful colors. So demure, yet not too pristine.
Check out an interview where she “discusses” her new look here!
On a side note, I prefer female vocalists to male (unless your name is Thom Yorke).
via Desire to Inspire
I first became obsessed with Otomi fabric when it was featured in Domino magazine years ago…
Isn’t that bed gorgeous?!
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Otomi textiles are handcrafted by the Mexican Otomi Indians out of muslin fabric and bright embroidery. I love the striking colors and the quirky feel of the animal patterns.
The textiles are a bit out of my budget, but I’m totally inspired by this project Lena Corwin features in her book Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens, which I already own! It would be so adorable in a baby’s room, a project I’m very much looking forward to in the next few years.
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via Amber Interiors
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via Young House Love
Check out this gorgeous collection of vintage plant and animal educational charts from the 19th and 20th centuries. If my husband and I celebrated Valentines Day with gifts, this is what I would want! Available from Chronicle Books.