Somehow, a home feels more complete with a piano in it. Even though my beach shack is only about 500 square feet, I’ve been conspiring to squeeze in even the smallest spinet or console. Craigslist seems to be the best place to look for a pre-owned gem but I must keep in mind the cost of moving it and getting a technician out to tune it. So, for now, I can just admire these gorgeous music makers from afar.
It’s been ages since my last jewelry DIY. It’s been a very busy summer. So I was excited when my friend Grace, of The Stripe, recently came to out to California for a visit and encouraged me to set aside a day dedicated to crafting. Sometimes, you just need that extra motivational push! We both adore Portland designer Hazel Cox‘s brass and silk fringe earrings and were immediately inspired after spotting these perfect little brass discs at my favorite jewelry supply store. With the right tools, these exuberant earrings are so fun to make, I promise you’ll be inspired to make more than a single pair!
Artist Peyton Fulford started her photographic project by asking people from all over the world, via Tumblr, to send her text messages, email text and dairy entries related to heartbreak. She then turned certain phrases into banners, placed them across abandoned buildings and photographed them to create a series called Abandoned Love. There is something so sad about each photograph – yet one can’t help but feel a little comforted to know that others have also shared the same sentiments at one point in their love lives. After all, love can be exhausting.
Not yet a year old but The Great is oh, so great. Emily Current and Meritt Elliot’s third collection is yet another example of how the designers have their fingers on the Americana pulse. We love their playful take on old fashioned American classic workwear and vintage Victorian pieces. Favorites include a simple yet beautiful shirt gown, an embroidered chambray shirt and a pair of heavily distressed slouchy jeans.