Oh, how I love the Milan home of Barnaba Fornasetti – a true living tribute to the Fornasetti style, with every square inch decorated with furniture, wallpaper, and decorative objects from the line. Barnaba is the creative director of the eponymous design atelier founded by his legendary father, Piero. You may recognize the iconic face that adorns their collection of porcelain wares. I, for one, have been dying to own a set of Fornasetti vases for our new home. Mi piace!
After interning for Gaspard Yurkievich in Paris and Peter Som in New York, French designer Claire Pignot moved to Barcelona to create her label Cocotte. In 2010, she refocused her energy on a new label, Heinui, with effortless, feminine and easy to wear clothing. And for fall, it’s all about indigo. I especially love the high waisted shorts, jumpers, full skirts . . . trés francaise!
This series of unbelievable images by African photographer Dillon Marsh, titled Assimilation, captures the nests of sociable weaver birds built around telephone poles in the barren landscapes of the Kalahari Desert. They construct these enormous nests using twigs and grass – not only for their own kind but for many other bird species as well. After all, there is safety in numbers.
Everything about this head-to-toe ensemble, that blogger-stylist extraordinaire Natalie Joos so brilliantly put together, makes me giddy. The explosion of color, by way of a vintage Yves Saint Laurent skirt, beaded, beaded Delduca accessories, Caroline Issa for LK Bennett embroidered pumps with pom poms and green Karen Walker sunnies, is the perfect example of how truly FUN fashion can be. Love.
A few months ago, I was invited to my beloved Castle In The Air for an afternoon of pajaki making. What’s a pajaki, you ask? Pajakis are traditional Polish paper chandeliers, made from straw and pieces of colored paper. Though they vary in shape and size, these mobiles are always incredibly colorful and festive. I had so much fun making my first pajaki, I knew it was a tutorial I had to share with you. They are definitely time consuming to make (but oh so worth it) so I asked creative geniuses, John McRae and Karima Cammell, of Castle In The Air to come up with a simpler tutorial just for you!