Jewelry designer and porcelain ceramicist Kathleen Whitaker‘s ubiquitous gold line and dot stud earrings are getting a colorful lift with a new collection that combines her signature fine, polished metal pieces with rough semi-precious stones. The two elements are juxtaposed beautifully. Some of my favorites are the large chrysoprase and Peruvian opal slices, which are set with thick rectangular gold studs. The raw topaz and lapis stones, which are pierced vertically by thin gold lines, are equally stunning . . .
For someone who can never commit to a wall color, except for various shades of white, I’m loving the idea of painting a ceiling with a single color. Black is modern and bold while pinks and blues are playful and delightfully chic!
We’ve been following artist Thomas Lamadieu’s Sky Art for a few years now and we just can’t seem to tire of the creative ways in which he’s able to illustrate characters from the negative space between photographs of buildings and skyscrapers. It’s fun to see him take his doodles out to more open spaces, flipping the sky on its head and using trees as hair. Honestly, what will he think of next?!
Inspired by their background in the fashion industry, their Santa Barbara upbringing and their love of California’s vintage vibe, sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland launched Dôen in 2015. But Dôen wasn’t destined to be just any clothing label. The design duo set out to create an all female collective with a quest to design beautiful, yet practical, silhouettes in luxe fabrics, avoid intermediary markups, and to be socially responsible when it comes to domestic and overseas production. In fact, every overseas manufacturer they work is owned or co-owned by a female. And the good doesn’t stop there. Each season, Dôen designs a unique children’s style of which 100% of its profits goes to benefit Room To Read, a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Not only are we absolutely in love with their clothes (hello, embroidered blouses and fringed silk tunics!), we love supporting their empowering mission and celebration of real women.