Objects found in nature, like leaves, petals, bark and stones, were the inspiration behind Janessa Leone‘s gorgeous spring color palette. Variations of the classic Panama, cadet hat and visor are hand woven in muted sage, light blush, soft grey and washed blue straw. And of course, none are without Janessa’s signature details like gold plated bars and suede leather bands. Sun protection never looked so chic.
Architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet were faced with a challenge when renovating a seaside cabin, located on the Italian Riviera between Bordighera and San Remo. It was tiny. So small that it didn’t even have a toilet. So naturally, they used the rooms of a ship as inspiration to maximize space. For example, each step of the stairs pull out as drawers and the platform bed doubles as a dresser. Every piece of furniture functions as storage and yet, I appreciate how they managed to find room for a thrifted stand up piano on the terrace and an old wood burning stove in the kitchen. And floor to ceiling white? Love.
I’ve never been much of a belt person. And somehow, that has never stopped me from amassing a collection of them – a hoard that I happened to stumble upon after doing a deep spring clean of my closet over the weekend. Donate or revive? I did a bit of both. I couldn’t resisting holding onto some vintage designer and classic belts and after gathering some much needed styling inspiration, I’m motivated to get them around my waistline once again.
Knowing how tedious and exacting embroidery can be, I’m simply wowed by the work of LA based artist Michelle Kingdom. The details of each of her embroidered works are so fine, it almost feels as if you can reach out and touch the emotion from her subjects and landscapes. It’s also fascinating to experience her process, which she’ll sometimes share, from start to finish, via her Instagram account.