I’m 110% on board with the recent resurgence of rattan beds. Just like natural wicker lighting, rattan beds can infuse the right amount of airiness and tropical charm to a bedroom. Treasure seekers like Elsie Green have been hunting down mid century originals from Southern France. Other retailers like Serena & Lily and Anthropologie have modeled modern versions off vintage discoveries. I’m personally on the hunt for a rattan crib for little Coco. So if you happen to sniff around and find one, let me know!
Husband and wife duo Maria Diaz and Pepe Romero started their LA based handbag label Cuero&Mør without any background in design or fashion. They simply shared a deep desire to make bags that they felt were lacking in the market. The result is a collection of luxuriously simple bags, with a minimalist design approach and a strong focus on quality. The design duo works closely with a leather tannery and factory in their native Southern Spain, where each bag is handmade, hand stitched to last a lifetime. So far, so very good – though I’d love to see more unique and distinctive shapes in collections to come!
Charlotte Chesnais has been keeping us on our toes since the launch of her eponymous jewelry label last year. We just love how she challenges the way we think about how jewelry should be seen and worn. Her latest collection focuses on bolder, heavier pieces with petal and wave-like forms that once again, curve and envelop the neck, ears and wrists in the most stunning way.
Honestly, this excites me so much, I can hardly stand it. Chilean artist Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia creates small and large scale installations made of colorful, hand sewn fabric. They are out of this world! I can imagine how the incredible tactile quality of her work makes it impossible to resist touching, petting, squeezing or maybe even eating (!!!) the soft little orbs.
My dear friend Michelle Ouellet recently introduced me to fresh, new label after traveling to Bolivia to be a part of Cienne‘s fall campaign. Inspired by the daring and adventurous French Ye-Ye girls of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the mood is both dark and exotic, yet playful. The unparalleled quality and sumptuous texture of the knit heavy collection can be attributed to designer Nicole Heim’s quest to source textiles from global artisans from around the world. Bolivia’s expertise in both alpaca fibers and intricate hand-knitting drew her to an artisan group of over 200 women who hand-knit the materials, which were then locally constructed in New York City. Cienne’s direct-to-consumer model is able to keep costs down without sacrificing the highest of standards when it comes to craftsmanship and style. I’m a fan!