With just a wheelbarrow, a shovel, a pickaxe and his dog, American artist Ra Paulette has spent the last few decades chiseling caves from sandstone mesas in Northern New Mexico. But these aren’t your “average” caves. Ra scrapes, chips and carves the walls to create breathtaking patterns with flawless texture and caverns that let in the most glorious light. It’s all just a bit bewildering and wonderfully insane. My fascination has be excited to check out the documentary Cavedigger, profiling him and his work.
Erica and I are unusually on top of our holiday planing this year – with our tree up early, our crafts underway, and our gifts all picked out. So when our friends at Madewell asked us to guest curate our favorite holiday items, we happily obliged. Not only did we already have some of our best loved Madewell items on our gift giving list this year, we are definitely guilty of putting some denim, accessories and knitwear on our wish lists as well! Check out our picks here and head over to their blog for a little Q&A with me and Erica. And if you are in Los Angeles, please visit us at Madewell at The Grove at 6pm to shop with us and do a little holiday crafting. RSVP here. And go gift well!
Throughout my childhood, my family had a weekend home just a few hours away in Big Bear in the San Bernardino mountains. I was recently reminiscing about our neighbor’s picture perfect two story A-frame home and was suddenly overcome with nostalgia. There is just something so beautiful about these homes and I wish I saw more of them daily. So until I make a move to the mountains, these inspiring images will just have to do. . .
If the man if your life is as hard to shop for as my husband is, you might appreciate today’s gift guide. We’ve rounded up some of the most useful, practical and occasionally over the top gifts for that guy who won’t know how much he really needs something until he receives it. READ MORE
December 1st is just around the corner and in the spirit of the holidays, we are giving away 12 of our favorite things to you, our incredibly supportive readers. For 12 consecutive days, starting on the 1st, we will reveal a new gift each day. Head over HERE come Monday to uncover one of many of the awesome gifts – and be sure to check back each day for more. Good luck and happy holidays!!!