You can always rely on Hungarian designer Sandra Sandor to inspire with the ease of her silhouettes and the unexpected combination of textures and colors. This season, a softer and more muted palette allows the emphasis to shine on some wonderfully structured shapes and beautifully knitted details. Flared blouses, side slit knit skirts, loose fitting knit fringe dresses and soft suede babouches, get in my closet now.
Let’s talk about how Anthropologie is simply killing it with their new House and Home collection. I spent part of my afternoon yesterday flipping through, and basking in, their latest catalog – their most comprehensive lookbook to date. It’s just oozing with bright ideas and beyond gorgeous inspiration. The concept of wallpapering the fireplace nooks and staircase risers with bold, patterned wallpaper intrigues me and over the top statement pieces, like a carved wooden crane armoire and a hand beaded chandelier from Mexico, have me fantasizing . . .
By extracting elements from his worldly travels and his love of mythology, cultural traditions and different eras of art history, German-based artist and illustrator Olaf Hajek creates wildly colorful and fantastical paintings. Each piece draws you in deeper and deeper with the intricate amount of detail, making all of us believers in his magic.
When the real feel is -8, it’s all about the coat.
Alexandra Kehayoglou was born into the first family of rug weavers in Argentina, making her career in rug making more of a calling than a choice. “I was born into a house with virtually floor to ceiling carpeting. I was raised in a family with a heritage of rug making, my grandparents were from a city called Isparta, now in modern day Turkey, my grandmother brought over her looms and her skills to Argentina handed down from her ancestors, then taught her children.” But for Alexandra, her carpets are less utilitarian and more of an art form – each treated almost like a painting where landscapes and terrains are woven and trimmed with dynamic, three dimensional texture. Her nature inspired work is so magical, Dries Van Noten commissioned her to to create a forest-like runway for his Spring 2015 show. It’s all so incredible, it makes you wanna reach out and just feel her work.