Since ancient times, fragrance has been worn in beautiful adornments to ward off evil, intoxicate lovers, and enhance moods – it’s no wonder we’ve been deeply seduced by these bronze and silver amulettes by Emily Hirsch of Talon. We love that each of these delicate vials is accompanied by a dropper that allows you to insert your own scent, which releases it’s aromas through a recycled cork stopper. We thought we’d play a part in awaking your senses so with the help of our lovely friends at La Dama, we’re giving away an amulette of your choosing. Simply leave a comment below, like La Dama on Facebook (also check out their always lustworthy new arrivals), and a winner will be selected at random on July 23rd. (Winner will be announced and contacted by email. Good luck! xx *** Contest now closed. Congrats to Alison H!)
From St. Tropez to Manhattan Beach, photographer Gray Malin has shot a series of stunning beach scenes from a doorless helicopter. Can you guess which beach is which simply based on the color of the water and umbrellas?
Dear San Franciscans, Madewell is turning 1 in our beloved City by the Bay! Join me on July 26th as I’ll be hosting their anniversary bash with an evening of denim, music, sweets, and of course, DIY. We’ll embellish my favorite chambray and denim shirts with plenty of sparkle and shine so be sure to RSVP . . . see you next Thursday!
The Meyerhofer Residence is 5,000 square feet of glass, steel, redwood and stone set in the foothills of La Cañada Flintridge, California. The house was remodeled and based on its deteriorating, midcentury predecessor. Every detail, including the Arco lamp, vintage Finn Juhl dining chairs, Ralph Pucci lighting, shag rugs, and vibrant orange accents, is pure midcentury modern bliss!
Viennese fashion designer Susanne Bisovsky‘s collection is a tribute of her country’s traditional costume, tracht, and the great Frida Kahlo. Her photographic series is currently on exhibit at the Kunsthalle Wien museum in Vienna until January 2013. The styling, the craftsmanship, and the art direction are so rich in detail that I’d love to see it all in person.