After spending years as a motion graphics designer and art director, Kenesha Sneed discovered her true passion after taking a local ceramics class in Los Angeles. Her desire to create functional ceramic pieces that reflected her love of illustration and her California roots was the impetus for her brand Tactile Matter. And although she’s best known for her organically shaped pots and quirky coffee mugs, I’m personally smitten with her recent paintings of women. The colors and the forms are captivating its their self evident confidence that is most inspiring.
I’m riding that I’m-in-denial-that-summer-is-ending wave hard thanks to LOÉIL‘s lust worthy collection of cotton and linen blend clothing. The silhouettes of the Los Angeles based brand’s origami, fold-over trousers, asymmetrical mermaid skirts, and exaggerated cap sleeved blouses are just too chic. Best of all, it’s all so reasonably priced – most dresses are under $200 and tops no more than $100. And we haven’t even gotten to the leather hairpins, wooden earrings and white leather bucket bags. Thank goodness for Indian summer!
You might have noticed I’ve been been posting infrequently as of late. I’ve been preoccupied with a project and excited to finally share the news with you. We just purchased a vacation home! It’s super thrilling and I can’t wait to share more details very soon. All I can say for now is that it’s a fixer upper of immense proportion (gulp). So you can imagine that my Pinterest boards are filled with design inspiration. During my search for “farmhouses” (hint, hint), I stumbled across this charming country house belonging to South African interior designer Gregory Mellor. Inspired by the grandeur of the desert-like region of Klein Karoo, just outside of Cape Town, Gregory was determined to restore the unsophisticated character of the age-old farmhouse. I love the play of rustic textures, bold colors and unrefined details. I’m taking notes . . .
After selling vintage clothing for years, from her Richmond, Virginia brick-and-mortar Na Nin, Kate Jennings started tinkering with handmade oil perfumes, candles and incense in 2014. She soon discovered she was onto something special, creating beautiful fragrances that were nostalgic reminders of her favorite memories, visions and feelings. This year, Kate has launched her first in-house collection of raw silk pieces that include bandeaus, tie blouses, and a single pair of trousers that could be worn gathered and high or loose and low. The simplicity of vintage inspired aesthetic is perfection!
I’ll let you guess the medium which artist Cj Hendry uses in the works you see below. Photography? No. Oil paints? Nope, try again. Pastels? Warmer. Ready to have your mind blown? These are hand drawn with colored pencils. Colored. Pencils. The Australian hyperrealist artist recently stored away her pens to experiment with color and pencils, thanks in part to a collaboration with Christian Louboutin. Complimentary Colors debuted at Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year and to nobody’s surprise, each of the 40 works sold out within minutes. Just look at highlights and shadows . . . colored pencils. Honestly, incredible!