Alena Shymchonak

I’m absolutely mesmerized by Alena Shymchonak’s paintings. The Estonian painter uses a palette knife and oil paints to create depth and energy in her seasonal landscapes. Skiers and beachgoers are painted into the nearly three…

Mille Collection

Block prints and ruffles and volume, oh my! My latest label obsession is Mille Collection, an in-house line from  Minneapolis-based boutique, Mille. Designer Michelle LeBlanc has a knack for adding the ideal amount of drama…

Tatsuya Tanaka

It’s been awhile since we last featured miniature diorama master Tatsuya Tanaka. I was so relieved to see that he’s continued his Miniature Calendar series, which he first began in 2011. Tatsuya is a master…

Maddie’s Menagerie

When 3 year old Maddie’s parents reached out to Chauncey Boothby to design a “big girl” room, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. The interior designer had just happened to stumble upon a vintage Madeline…

Bahati Simoens

Wow. I’m absolutely obsessed with Bahati Simoens’ paintings. The Belgium-based artist grew up admiring the works of Rousseau, Gauguin and Hockney. Later in life, Bahati combined inspiration from Black artists like Cassi Namoda and Wonder…

Where To Buy Ornaments

I have a strict rule around Christmas. No decorations until after the day after Thanksgiving, at the absolute earliest! But you know what? This year, we can all use some extra holiday cheer with everything…