Earlier this year, while in New York, Erica and I had the pleasure of running into the mastermind behind these unique and eccentric handbags. Inés Figaredo, a former lawyer turned designer, aims to explore bags as an art form. And man, is she on point! Each piece is conceptualized using nature and the imagination as inspiration and they are then handmade in Spain with the finest leather and materials such as 18k gold plated fittings. Check out the video below and follow along as Inés’ Big Girl Face Bag is being made.
(Inés Figaredo handbags $1,667-$3,333)
I love that Anthropologie has partnered with a handful of emerging and established designers to release an exclusive group of capsule collections each month. Some of my favorites include hand dyed separates from Gregory Parkinson, cheeky prints from Charlotte Taylor, and romantic patchwork dresses from Byron Lars. Can’t wait to see what who’s up next!
Believe it or not, these historical mural reproductions are made up solely of sugar. Edible blue paint, white sugar tiles, frosting and icing are the only materials that Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller uses to create her pieces. Referencing the sugar industry’s long and significant history, her azulejo style murals are installed in several ports including Montreal and Salvador, Brazil. Of course, Shelley’s creations hardly last forever as the environment’s natural elements will slowly take it’s toll on these sweet works of art.