Believe it or not, these are paper collages. Paper! I mean, honestly, when have seen a paper collage this intricate and painting-like? Melbourne based artist Alice Lindstrom cuts pieces of painted paper and glues them into place, creating the most dynamic and vibrant collages. My favorites are the commissioned wedding invitations. I just love the festive vibes and the way in which she’s able to capture the whimsical spirit of each couple – what an incredible keepsake!
Not one for one-off occasion dressing or fleeting trends, London based Rejina Pyo has emerged onto the in-the-know fashion scene her simple yet eye catching clothes. I’m enamored with the dramatic and voluminous details within her fall collection. A crisp, white poplin top is tied at the shoulder with petal like shapes, an oversized wool coat is colorblocked and belted, and an off the shoulder, floral printed cotton dress with puffed sleeves is corseted around the waist . . . it’s all beautifully theatrical without being too showy. Needless to say, I wanna wear it all.
Even after all these years, I’m still completely blown away by the creativity of miniature diorama artists. So you imagine how delighted I was to recently discover photographer Derrick Lin‘s miniature series. Using only his iPhone, a desk lamp, and an expansive collection of miniatures, Derrick seeks to find the humor of the everyday ups and downs of life. He’s created over 300 vignettes, cleverly using the most ordinary objects as foundations of his tiny scenes. Paper is cut to resemble ocean waves, a notebook’s spiral is used as a bike rack, and index cards echo a an iceberg. Honestly, brilliant!
Boy, it’s been a long week. By Tuesday, all I could think about was sleep, the weekend and my bed. And while we’re on the subject of sleep, something I haven’t spent much time doing as of late, let’s talk about my crush on metal canopy beds. A canopy bed makes quite the statement but at the same time, I love the minimalist feel of a thin, dark iron frame. Having always had an upholstered bed, I wonder how sturdy some of the thinner metal frames are. I’ll soon find out. My bed is ready for its makeover!
The straw bag. The it bag of summer. If you haven’t jumped on the trend train yet, or want to add to your growing collection, let me introduce you to Bembien. These super chic straw bags are intricately woven by artisanal weaving communities from Bali, Morocco and Vietnam. I love the fine details, like the leather straps and woven button closures, and unlike many other flimsy straw versions, these are roomy and structural. I also dig their commitment to giving back to the artisan community. 10% of Bembien proceeds go to Nest, a nonprofit committed to the social and economic advancement of global artisans and homeworkers through supply chain transparency, sustainable business development, and widespread industry advocacy. Sold.