Breeze Blocks

I am all kinds of obsessed with breeze blocks right now. Hollow cement blocks have been commonly used as essential building materials for the load-bearing walls of structures since the 1930s. It wasn’t until the 50s and 60s that they became more decorative and used most often as ornamental screens. They define mid century modern design. I just love that they’ve been making a comeback and can only wish I can incorporate them in my home somehow.

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Ernesto Artillo

Photographer and mixed media artist Ernesto Artillo is best known for reconstructing fashion photography into surreal and abstract images by way of collages and digital manipulation. His beautifully bizarre work is the result of several fashion collaborations, including one with fellow Spaniard Josep Font for an editorial spread in Harper’s Bazaar España, celebrating Delpozo’s Spring 2016 collection.

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andBeyond Benguerra Island

Secluded African island . . . enough said. Are your bags packed yet? Should I add turquoise waters, pristine beaches, thatched roofed rooms, coral reefs and blush colored sunsets? Benguerra Island, the second largest of the six islands in the Bazaruto archipelago of Mozambique, is home to andBeyond‘s newly renovated resort. With just 10 Afro-portuguese-chic “casinhas” and a couple of larger cabanas, this paradisal getaway is nestled in an indigenous casuarina pine forest and opens up to panoramic views of the Indian ocean. It’s the kind of place you never want to leave. It’s also the kind of place that’s made it to my travel bucket list.

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Beek

Perfection takes time. So when it takes two whole days just to construct the arched soles of each of Beek’s leather sandals, you know they must be perfect. Designers Birgit Klett and Kenna Florie launched their collection of leather sandal styles in 2015 after working alongside a 40-year-old, family-owned factory in Guadalajara, Mexico, to create a sandal that was not only comfortable but that could endure the test of time. Actually, it was a pair of Italian leather sandals which Kenna so lovingly owned for over 20 years that was one of many catalysts behind the brand! I’m always in the market for that perfect pair of leather sandals so I’ll definitely be snatching up a pair. Stay tuned as I give them these beauties some good3 wear this summer . . . beek1beek2 READ MORE

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