(vintage belt buckles from Galaxy Vintage)
These vibrant works of art are from Laila Shawa’s current exhibition, Arabopop!, at Articulate Baboon in Cairo, Egypt. A Palestinian artist living in London, Laila is best known for her silk-screen installation Walls of Gaza and has five paintings on permanent display in The British Museum. In her most recent collection of works, she playfully updates the geometry of classical Islamic decoration with vibrant colors and an exaggeration of form. They remind Lauren and I of our travels through Morocco and Southern Spain. Thanks for sharing, Suzie!
These Talisman necklaces from Pyrrha are cast from authentic 19th century wax seals and each design has a symbolic meaning taken from family heraldry. A Talisman is an amulet or object considered to possess supernatural or magical powers and the name Pyrrha is derived from the myth of Pyrrha and Deucalion, the only two survivors left after a great flood. To repopulate the earth they threw stones over their shoulders – the stones that Pyrrha threw became women, and the stones that Deucalion threw became men. How magical is that? I love that these necklaces hold so much meaning: the Dagger representing courage, the Pelican representing maternal instinct, etc.
I have my eyes on these hot shades from Super & Shwood. Super sunglasses are manufactured in Italy and fitted with special lenses guaranteed to provide an extremely high level of protection to the eyes. Portland based Shwood makes their sunglasses out of sustainable exotic woods–rumor has it that they will soon offer engraving!