Edith Head

You might have noticed that yesterday’s Google header honored the birthday of...

Lotusland

Lotusland is a thirty-seven acre botanical wonderland in Santa Barbara, California. Former owner Ganna Walska, a Polish opera singer and socialite, once said “I’m an enemy of the average.” This explains why most of her life…

A World Of His Own

Renowned artist and sculptor Jorge Pardo spent 6 years building his home on 740 acres of land, deep in the northern Yucatán jungle in Tecoh. Combining Mayan culture and modern design, Pardo embraces the jungle with open doors and…

Designer Logos

Dutch artist Mike Frederiqo started off as a graffiti and tattoo artist...

Laure de Sagazan 2014

You might remember French designer Laure De Sagazan‘s debut collection, of bespoke wedding dresses, we featured a few months ago. Her latest collection, full of swoon-worthy lacy separates and gowns, is proof that this skilled designer is…

Around The Campfire

Fall is my favorite time of year for escaping to the great outdoors. Last fall I camped at Joshua Tree and this year, I am planning a trip to the Kern River. What’s better starting your day…

Lost in Time

Far off the tourist path in Southern Morocco is a small market town called Taroudant. The town is surrounded by an ancient rampart wall and has no chain hotels, no stop lights. It retains that unexplainable feeling of…

Hand & Cloth

In Sanskrit, the word “kantha” means rags. For centuries, Bengali women have...

Songbird

My dear friend and talented singer-songwriter Lissie has a new album Back To Forever, which launches today. If you aren’t familiar with her music, let me just tell you that her voice is powerful and her lyrics are…

Another Feather

Inspired by life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville-based artist Hannah Ferrara uses traditional metal smithing to create simple and beautiful jewelry. The stackability of the rings and bracelets makes it impossible to just own…