It was the gorgeous color palette of designer Annett Bourquin‘s paper bag-like leather clutches that first caught my eye. Then, it was discovering the modest simplicity of the bag’s silhouette that had me smitten. Each of Annett’s bags are crafted with a single piece of leather, fasted with a magnetic snap closure and available in three functional sizes. So effortless, so good.
Artist Jim Bachor is a do-gooder. He takes it upon himself to fix pot holes, found in the city streets of Chicago, by filling them in with cement and covering them with ice cream themed mosaic art. How fun would it be to stumble across one of these while driving or crossing the street? What an incredible way to create public art. It’s a treat!
Sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu have been killin’ the minimalist handbag game since 2012 with their label Building Block. The design duo is all about making utilitarian synonymous with luxury. Their design approach means shedding any unnecessary hardware or excess adornments, and instead focusing on forming clean lines and executing impeccable construction. This is what makes their bags timeless. We’re absolutely smitten with the new colors they’ve introduced this season (I’ve never loved taupe more than I do now) and as usual, the distinctive silhouettes make it hard to pick just one bag.
Indonesian artist Dexa Muamar‘s hand lettered phrases are feeding my typography obsession. Each of his drawings are minuscule, measuring at just about an inch wide. It’s fascinating to think these were all beautifully executed with just the fine tip of a wooden pencil!
Last to bed and first to rise, I’ve always relied on very little sleep. It’s actually something I’ve been working to improve, especially now with a newborn keeping me up every few hours in the night. But after discovering Ukrainian based loungewear line Sleeper, I immediately found myself pleading “Is it bedtime yet?!” Catching z’s never looked so comfy and chic! Linen pajama sets, off the shoulder loungewear dresses and loose fitting robes are synonymous with relax – not to mention, all of these pieces are meant to go from bed to beach or street.