I can trace my love affair with Meredith Kahn‘s jewelry as far back as her Made Her Think days, many moons ago. So when she ventured into fine jewelry under her eponymous label, my affection only deepened. Her pieces are deeply sentimental and always so thoughtful, challenging the way we traditionally wear jewelry. Her latest collection of suede cords, for example, are meant to be worn wrapped around the neck or wrist. The addition of interchangeable precious metal beads and stones like opal, moonstone and turquoise are beautiful enough to make anyone wearing them feel magical. And as Meredith says, “It’s not her beauty, beauty fades. It’s her magic.”
As fans of large scale art and photography, we’re so excited about newly launched Be Paper, where the co-creators of design blog Somewhere I Would Like To Live have reinvented the poster. Each photograph, taken by a select group of artists, is printed on high quality, heavy weight matte paper and available in at least two generous sizes. Accessible, beautiful and affordable art. Love it.
Objects found in nature, like leaves, petals, bark and stones, were the inspiration behind Janessa Leone‘s gorgeous spring color palette. Variations of the classic Panama, cadet hat and visor are hand woven in muted sage, light blush, soft grey and washed blue straw. And of course, none are without Janessa’s signature details like gold plated bars and suede leather bands. Sun protection never looked so chic.
Architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet were faced with a challenge when renovating a seaside cabin, located on the Italian Riviera between Bordighera and San Remo. It was tiny. So small that it didn’t even have a toilet. So naturally, they used the rooms of a ship as inspiration to maximize space. For example, each step of the stairs pull out as drawers and the platform bed doubles as a dresser. Every piece of furniture functions as storage and yet, I appreciate how they managed to find room for a thrifted stand up piano on the terrace and an old wood burning stove in the kitchen. And floor to ceiling white? Love.
I’ve never been much of a belt person. And somehow, that has never stopped me from amassing a collection of them – a hoard that I happened to stumble upon after doing a deep spring clean of my closet over the weekend. Donate or revive? I did a bit of both. I couldn’t resisting holding onto some vintage designer and classic belts and after gathering some much needed styling inspiration, I’m motivated to get them around my waistline once again.