The Acapulco chair was first produced in the 50’s and quickly became popular in Mexico. Legend has it a French tourist was visiting Acapulco and found the solid chairs on the beach too hot to sit in. Inspired by the traditional Mayan hammocks in the area, he designed a chair that reflected the tropical, laid-back style. Comfy, colorful, and architecturally striking . . . don’t you want to incorporate a bit of Acapulco into your casa?
We’ve been following the wonderful work of French artist Mademoiselle Maurice as far back as early last summer. Her installations, made up of thousands of hand folded origami pieces, have temporarily covered several urban surfaces throughout France, Italy, Vietnam and Hong Kong. What a pleasant surprise it must be to stumble upon one of her colorful creations.
Sarah Burton took inspiration from 40’s workwear and 60’s flower children for Alexander McQueen’s resort collection. Jackets nipped at the waist with military-style belts and exaggerated utility pockets and apron dresses were complimented by midriff baring tops, flared floral pants, and macramé halter gowns. Hippie dippy factory girl!
Inspired to promote local artisanship and to pursue environmentally sustainable practices, designers Georgia Tribuiani and Clarice Chin have added a new twist to the traditional net bag by adding soft leather handles and a vibrant dip dye job. They’re a pretty chic alternative to paper or plastic!
This eclectic Los Angeles bungalow belongs to John Eshaya, the founder of Jet clothing. Details, like the colorful textiles covering his outdoor living room, the steamer trunk as a bar, the surfboard in the bathroom and his tower of orange Hermès boxes, are awe-inspiring and pure eye candy.