You might recognize some of his work on movies like Her, Virgin Suicides, Adaptaion and Where The Wild Things Are. Or in an OK GO music video. Or on a pair of Nikes. Or even on a collection of Heath Ceramics. Geoff McFetridge is one of the most prolific artists of our time, with his work spanning a broad range of media. He’s that talented. I love the quirkiness of the subjects in his simple, yet commanding, illustrations – especially the gals in their bathing suits!
This summer’s it bag can be traced back to a Japanese bamboo picnic bag from the 70s. LA label Cult Gaia has reproduced the classic half moon shaped tote into two sizes, both under $100. We love the bag for its unique shape and simple construction – it’s perfect to take from the beach to an evening out!
Imagine spending the evening, laying beneath the stars, in your own private treehouse and waking up only to be surrounded by all the wildlife that roams the African bush. Do you have the chills yet?! I do. And to think the idea of these luxurious treehouses first came about in 1933 by outdoorsman Guy Aubrey Chalkey, who stumbled across a plot of land bordering Kruger National Park Family and set up camp in a centuries old Leadwood Tree to escape predators. Today, the family owned and managed Lion Sands Reserve prides itself on its holistic approach to safari and even employs a full time ecologist to monitor the effect of commercialization on the wilderness. The reserve, spread across Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park, includes four luxurious lodges and four breathtaking treehouses for guests to experience. I mean, if I had to choose, it would be a treehouse, hands down. Sign. Me. Up.
I’m running out of places to store my so-called “collections” – planter pots, Kachina dolls, gemstones, shibori linens . . . I can go on and on. So I’m officially on the hunt for a good old hutch, one that I can upcycle and refinish into a charming and functional piece of furniture. A trip to this weekend’s flea market is on the list of to-dos, especially after swooning over these inspiring beauties.