I just returned from my third annual birthday trip to Joshua Tree and had the pleasure of staying at my friends Kathrin and Brian Smirke‘s charming home. Cabin Cabin Cabin is a rustic, bohemian oasis nestled in the foothills of the national park. Nearly everything in it was handmade by Kathrin or Brain – from the reclaimed wood bed frame to the A-frame shelves and from the cabin’s exterior to the dreamy outdoor bath, DIY details are all around. Between this and the couple’s first project, Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree has become one of my favorite places to visit – can’t wait to go back!
Temperatures dropped below 70 this week. Halle-flippin-lujah. It’s time to bring out the warm layers – more specifically, the soft boiled wool sweater dresses, luxurious soft wool vests, quilted wool and cashmere jackets and high waisted knit pants that make Wilfred’s winter capsule collection for Le Fou so damn good and finally necessary. We want to cozy up to it all!
Several months ago, watercolor artist Sarah Ehlinger jumped on Instagram’s #100daysproject bandwagon with her artistic documentation of #100daysofplantsandpots. She recently celebrated her 94th day with a lovely bohemian bouquet and I just couldn’t help but be overcome with motivation to start my own 100 day project. What would I make? Maybe 100 paper cranes. Or 100 god’s eyes?
Alchemist symbols, characters used to denote elements and compounds until the 18th century, was the main source of inspiration for designers Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis’s latest collection for Mania Mania. Crystals and minerals, like Smokey Quartz, Labradorite, Rose Quartz, Herkimer diamonds, are thoughtfully balanced together and incorporated with brass and silver alchemy motifs and delicate 18k gold vermeil chains. Stunning.