How did I manage to miss the record-to-face-selfie, aka sleevefacing, phenomenon? The term was first coined in 2007 by Welsh DJ Carl Morris after pictures were taken of him holding record sleeves to his faces. An official Sleeveface blog followed in 2008 and the rest is hours of entertainment history. These are some of my favorites . . .





Concrete Living

Marius Haverkamp‘s Amsterdam kitchen was the original inspiration behind our kitchen remodel. And although our kitchen concept morphed along the way, I still absolutely adore this home. The architect and his wife, children’s clothing designer Emily Gray, transformed a former warehouse into a loft combining industrial elements like brick, concrete, reclaimed wood, steel and glass. It’s airy, masculine, and rugged. Perfect.


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Ars Magika

Mr. Kate‘s latest collection, titled Ars Magika, is meant to bring out the inner goddess within us all. The ethereal jewelry is enhanced by the debut of Beauty Marks – Kate’s collection of hand drawn gold foils to adorn your face and body – just in time for festival season! The designs are applied like faux tattoos and can be cut up and worn any which way. The gilded brushes are a stroke of genius.



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Lulaland Mandalas

I am loving the work of stylist/designer Lula Aldunate, aka Lulaland. Lula wears many hats, from photo-styling to designing tables, interiors and sets, her work (checkout her pillows and crocheted blankets) incorporates the european and latin sensibility that she acquired while living in Italy and Spain as a young adult. Her series of mandalas, created with vintage fabrics and china, absolutely blows my mind. “Sometimes I just need to do something beautiful, so I take what I have around and make things like this…”



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