Ever since we first played around with paper marbling, using shaving cream and food coloring, I haven’t been able to stop. Not only is fun, it’s absolutely addicting. Perhaps it’s because you are able to surprise yourself with a flawless pattern every time. Or that it’s so easy, your kids can do it too. But over time, I’ve accumulated enough pieces of cardstock to last me at least a few years of thank you’s and hi, how are you’s. So why not transfer these beautiful pieces of art into textiles and other tangible products? Say hello to Shutterfly . . .
When Jessie Randall launched her outerwear collection online yesterday, we were beaming with excitement. Before even seeing it, we immediately knew what to expect from her 9 piece collection: quality, timeless, and chic. It’s Loeffler Randall, after all. From a lavender leather foam motorcycle jacket (want) to a cheetah printed shaved shearling car coat (need) to a multi-colored shearling bomber jacket (must have), we are all longing to dress just like Jessie this fall . . .
Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui have made it their objective to make over the fine jewelry industry. By cutting out the middlemen in their online retail model, they are able to offer precious metal jewelry at fair and affordable prices. Their collection is made up of 14 and 18k gold jewelry that is timeless and for everyday wear – something that I’ve becoming more prone to wearing these days. And for every jewelry purchase, AUrate donates a book to charter schools located in underprivileged communities around the country.
Basket weaving is one of the oldest and widest spread crafts in the history of human civilization, which makes handwoven baskets a collector’s dream. I love the idea of displaying a collection of baskets on the wall – they are, indeed, works of art!