For every day of the year, for the past four years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya has created miniature dioramas using everyday objects and tiny figures. In his imaginative world, almonds are surfboards, a cantaloupe is a globe, a fork is a slide, an aluminum can is a swimming hole, and thumb tacks are to be harvested. It’s hard to believe that Tanaka comes up with these ingenious scenes every single day. They’re honestly delightful!
We’re obsessing over this Americana inspired collection from Japanese brand Visvim. Designers Hiroki and Kelsi Nakamura launched their first ever women’s collection, WMV, last fall after years of designing utilitarian, artisan rich garb for men. By diligently perfecting worn denim and incorporating French, Japanese and Amish techniques, you can be rest assured that every piece of WMV has been well considered and constructed. Here’s hoping we’ll see more of them stateside . . . until then, we’ll be taking cues from their adorable spring lookbook.
The cast iron tub dates as far back as the 1880s in America, where it was first marketed as a horse trough. However, it’s heat retaining properties made it more popular in the bathroom than in the barnyard! Today, cast iron tubs are made from scrap metal, salvaged from old heating radiators, water pipes, manhole covers and old car parts. My dream home will have at least two claw foot cast iron tubs – one in the bathroom and one outdoors as a planting bed for wildflowers.
Now this, ladies, is how you wear leopard . . .
I never had a treehouse as a child but ever since our son was born, I’ve been looking forward to the day my husband and I could build him a house in the trees. How is this magical trio of treehouses for inspiration?! Atlanta architect Peter Bahouth built three houses, linked by wooden bridges, among the trees in his own backyard. Any child, or adult, would find this absolutely magical!!