I recently stumbled upon the Smithsonian Library Galaxy of Images, a giant archive of maps, botanical drawings, animal and insect renderings, and even pages from a 1951 western catalog. Anyone looking for inspiration, I highly recommend you go explore their galaxy.
Are you kidding me? Cowboy boot roller skates!? I so need to DIY this . . .
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For the last 3 years London has hosted an annual bicycle event the Tweed Run. A few weeks ago, the Tweed Run came to New York brought to you by Rugby Ralph Lauren, which couldn’t have been a better fit. Not sure if you have ever had a chance to stop in a Rugby store, but the employee’s dress from this bygone era everyday with such style! Erica, we are going next year!!
I am absolutely obsessed with Jeana Sohn’s ongoing project Closet Visit - where she visits creative, inspiring and stylish ladies’ closets. Jeana and film director Claire Cottrell took Closet Visit to the next level with their first film collaboration, and have just recently released their second film entitled Matilde - featuring an enviable wardrobe from Sophie Assa and those covetable Karen Walker sunglasses.
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Apparently, money does grow on trees! Honestly though, have you ever seen trees scaled with coins? In several wooded areas around Cumbria and Portmeirion in the UK, people have been hammering small denomination coins intro trees for centuries. The practice is said to date back as far as the early 1700s, in Scotland, where ill people would stick florins into trees in hopes that the trees would cure their illnesses. In 1877, Queen Victoria wrote about visiting an oak tree with coins stuck in it in Scotland’s Highlands. Amazing.