The simple delight of swimming, captured by illustrator Joanne Ho, brought me slightest glimmer of cheerfulness this morning, amidst all the tragic and devastating events that have occurred in our country in the last few days. No matter how small we might feel in this big, confusing world, we must keep learning, taking action, listening, uniting, swimming . . .
The rocky cliffs and sandy beaches of the Gulf of Finland was the perfect backdrop for designer Jenni Väänänen’s second preseason collection for Finnish label Samuji. The collection is rooted by natural fabrics that require low maintenance care, like linen and wool, while still maintaining the label’s sumptuous and luxurious sensibility. The palette reflects the cool and rustic colors of the earth and ocean. If packing for a seaside getaway is in your winter plans, look no further than this beautiful nod to nature.
Niral Parekh‘s got mail, lots of it. The graphic designer arranges different combinations of his paper mail into a custom made organizer to spell out words and shape symbols. Some works can take over 3,000 pieces of postcards, newspapers, and letters to create and over 18 hours to perfect. It’s a beautiful thing, especially for those of us that have a fondness for typography and a love of snail mail.
All it took was a single visit to St. Barts for Matt and Kate Holstein to fall in love and relocate their home from Aspen, Colorado. Inspired by the calmness of the island’s calming Caribbean sea breezes, laid back French culture, and charming aesthetic appeal, the couple purchased a run down beach shack and transformed it into Villa Palmier, a stunning guesthouse that’s all about bringing the outside in and the inside out. I appreciate how its simplicity truly celebrates island life. And I can only imagine that I, too, would instantly be swept off my feet after a trip to this dreamy retreat.
I never met a tassel I didn’t love. So when I stumbled upon a ridiculously affordable lot of colorful, cotton tassels, I immediately snatched some up without even knowing what I’d do with them. But of course, it never takes long to find a reason to incorporate tassels into my life. And my recent need for any kind of shortcut jumped a potential tassel project to the front of my DIY queue. With summer in full force, adding a cascading string of vibrant tassels to my favorite beach bag was a no brainer. And done in 20 minutes, tops?! Yes.