Ever since he roused us with his thought provoking The Burning House project and inspired us with his impassioned photography book Home Is Where You Park It, we’ve been wildly envious of Foster Huntington’s life spent on the road. And even though he recently decided to settle down, we could only assume that his new home would be modest, simple amongst nature and of course – sick as hell. Foster and his friends spent six months building a tree house on his family’s property on the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. Two small houses, each about 220 square feet, are nestled in a cluster of five large Douglas fir trees and connected by a curved staircase and bridge. With an outdoor hot tub, goats and a skatepark, the Cinder Cone makes us all wanna dream big and live small.
With their vibrant colors, wildly shaped appliqués and metal-buckle closures that resembles the Greek letter pi, it’s impossible not to be distinguish and love Brazil-born designer Paula Cademartori‘s artisan bags. Even if you can touch them, you can almost feel the beautiful artisanship of these beautifully flamboyant Italian made bags – they’re like little works of art! And with the recent announcement of a capsule shoe collection, we’ve got our eyes and pocketbooks peeled for our next shoe splurge.
When I first discovered I was pregnant with Quincy, one of the million thoughts wandering through my mind was how our once ambitious travel plans would be put on hiatus – at least for a few years, right? But I like to think that after 9 months of journeying to the most far away places, my travel bug rubbed off on our little munchkin. He’s been such an adaptable, patient and enjoyable traveling companion, on short and long trips alike – Abe and I just feel so grateful to be able to share in these memorable experiences with him. So when Bugaboo recently offered to send our family packing for The City of Roses, along with their new Bugaboo Bee³ stroller, we jumped at the opportunity. We had 48 hours to conquer the city. With a list of to-dos in hand, an eager toddler’s super chic and lightweight city stroller in tow, and a weekend of rare sunshine to greet us, we ate, we walked, we shopped, and we explored.