If you happen to be in Northern Italy in the next 14 days, you must make a trip to Lake Iseo to experience artist Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers. This is Christo’s first large scale, self funded project since The Gates in 2005 and since his wife and parter Jeanne-Claude’s passing in 2009. The idea of allowing people to walk on a body of water, by way of floating walkways, was first conceived by the duo nearly 47 years ago. And after scouting the lakes of Northern Italy, Christo and his team settled on Lake Iseo in 2014. After two years of engineering and installing 220,000 high density polyethylene cubes, wrapped in nylon fabric, the 1.8 mile long and 53 foot wide walkway is now connecting two small islands to each other and to the mainland. And like all of Christo’s projects, it is open free to the public 24 hours a day and on July 3rd, all the components will be removed and industrially recycled. So you’ve got 2 weeks to just follow the saffron colored road.
White denim isn’t always for everyone, including me. However, these examples of a more relaxed approach to the classic and clean jean is convincing me otherwise. Now the search begins for what I hope to be a summer staple . . .
Off the shoulder statement tops have been a part of Sylvie Millstein‘s wheelhouse for several seasons now. So while finding ways to reimagine the trend for resort, she found inspiration in the beauty of traditional Argentinian gauchos. Cotton men’s shirts were reworked to fall off a single shoulder and arms were exposed with a series of buttons climbing up the sleeves. Blouses with billowy sleeves were carried over from fall with even more dramatic volume. Skirts barely grazed the floor and looked wide enough to pass as trousers. Theatrical yet oh, so wearable. Love.
If you’re as passionate about Moroccan textiles as I am, you’ll want to bookmark Tigmi Trading. Stat. In addition to a vast selection of kilims and Boucherouite, Beni Ourain, and Azilal rugs, the Australian based company has a curated collection of artisanal finds, like pillows, cushions, blankets and art, from around the rest of the world. I’m personally obsessed with the naturally dyed, Moroccan silk pillows in faded hues of blues and pinks and the large Beni Ourain floor cushions. But honestly, everything is just too fab.