To Birkenstock or not to Birkenstock? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to reject the 90s slipper, or to take arms against the naysayers and wear the double strapped Arizona Birkenstock with casual-cool pride. Aye there’s the rub!
J.Crew is for crazy for color. And we are totally grateful for this obsession. I mean, have you ever noticed the color palette in the corner of their catalogs and wondered exactly how many shades of pink they must play with to get that perfect shade?! 310 shades, apparently. You’ve got to check out this Wes Anderson-like video, which gives us a sneak peek into J.Crew’s color library, and see just how much goes into a single color. Amazing!
In his newest series The American _tier, artist Shawn Huckins explores 19th century American paintings in context of 21st century slang. After replicating paintings by hand, he superimposes text-messaging pop culture jargon with white paint – no photoshop involved here! The juxtaposition of old and new begs the question: what would our founding fathers think of present day lexicons!?
I’m addicted to collecting vintage rhinestone necklaces. Not only can they be inexpensive, they are great pieces to DIY with since most of the time, they are much too small to fit comfortably around the neck. And thanks to the jewelry trailblazers behind Lulu Frost, Dylanlex and Dannijo, I was inspired to rework some sparklers that were just not sufficient enough to wear on their own. It’s a straightforward project, as long as you have the right tools and tips . . . which of course, I’ll share with you. Follow along!
- vintage rhinestone necklaces
- 18″ – 24″ of assorted silver plated chain (I used this and this)
- 6mm jump rings
- large jump rings
- a lobster clasp
- wire cutters
Just by glancing at this Byron Bay home, you can immediately guess it belongs to an artist. And indeed it does – or did. Australian painter David Bromley once resided in this eclectically decorated home, after renovating it with his fashion designer wife. With art and charming touches everywhere, this house looks loved and lived in. And how about that outdoor guest house, backyard studio, sculpture garden and Airstream trailer?! Amazing.