Tuesday, December 13, 2011

unlimited + chaotic

sculptural gouache on paper works by california-based artist jen garrido.

Monday, December 12, 2011

holiday gifts #2: him

(1) norse projects, circus catboy tee, $60; (2) watersounds, woodland print, $19; (3) le corbusier le grand, $200; (4) the good flock, waxed canvas dop kit, $85; (5) the superior labor, socks, $26; (6) john cheever, collected short stories, $12; (7) ymc, striped marino scarf, $110; (8) tellason, raw denim, $198; (9) mcmc, beard oil, $65; (10) ovadia and sons, shawl collar cardigan, $525; (11) danner, hiking laces, $6 each; (12) luna and curious, ink plot mugs, $30 each; (13) albam, ikat pocket squares, $35 each; (14) wolverine, rockford 1000 mile boot, $365; (15) richmond soap studio, mad pine + night smoke, $10 each. thanks steven (editorial assistant extraordinaire + men's fashion genius) for giving me some great ideas and links for the list!

p.s. something is happening to my backlog... a lot of images have turned blurry! looks like i might be spending my holiday break doing a major re-upload (blah!). is this happening to anyone else on blogger?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

the ice came

there is something dark and restless about this time of year. it's almost as if i can feel the ground freezing beneath my feet. german photographer martin wunderwald captures these gray skies and unmade beds—finding life in lifeless objects and situations.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

holiday gifts #1: her

(1) scotch and soda, drapy shirt, $107; (2) terrain, dipped kyanite necklace, $105.95; (3) patti smith, just kids, $17; (4) julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, $55; (5) blush, baubled satin bralette + bottoms, $42 + $36; (6) dwell studio, pair of peacocks, $72.50; (7) mcmc, hunter perfume, $94; (8) rifle paper co., assorted french cards, $18; (9) kullu, himalayan shawl, $248; (10) j.crew, cashmere gloves, $58; (11) odette new york, arrow cuff bracelet, $98; (12) scotch naturals, water colors nail polish, $15 each; (13) fieldguided, vu de l'exterieur print, $30; (14) madewell, leopard sidewalk skimmers, $118; (15) baggu, pouch m, $40; (16) zara, jacquard pattern blouse, $70.

Friday, December 2, 2011

holiday season

ben and i don't usually do a lot of decorating this time of year, but i would love to have this sweet silver mistletoe by kiel mead hanging under one of our doorways. i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

p.s. stay tuned for holiday gift guides starting week.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

tumultuous times

stunning graphite drawings of epic nature by la-based artist marissa textor.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


jewelry designer djurdjica kesic's line "cities" is inspired by the book "invisible cities" by italo calvino, which revolves around marco polo, recounting his travels and describing the places that he has visited along the way.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

natural outcome

beautiful "new classic" autumn/winter 2011 collection from french fashion label, kitsuné.

Monday, November 28, 2011

cyber monday

last year on black friday, ben and i went with my parents to buy a new oven after ours actually sparked, smoked, and died on thanksgiving morning. we got a great deal, but i never want to mix with crowds like that again. luckily, there is cyber monday. jcrew, madewell, emersonmade, la garconne, and a million other fantastic sites are all having sales today. here are a few fall clearance items that i would love to add to my wardrobe. (1) tom scott, polka dot sweater, $575 $287.50; (2) house of harlow 1960, chevron station earrings, $75 $52.50; (3) pins and needles, ribbed knit turban, $29 $19; (4) built by wendy, solid gold collar shirt, $172 $86; (5) sessun, double breasted hood coat, $358 $249; (6) marc jacobs, voyage shoulder bag, $468 $372.20; (7) them atelier, hi-rise jean, $85 $42.50; (8) carven, volcano dress, $765 $309; (9) dream collective, dune brass cuff, $88 $61.60; (10) madewell, wide gold spots cuff, $32 $25.60; (11) 3.1 phillip lim, tweed skirt, $425 $259; (12) madewell, aberdeen oxford, $168 $119.99

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

catalogued and remembered

london-based painter and mixed-media artist lee maelzer creates pieces based on her fascination with the human need to record events and places.

Monday, November 21, 2011

ghostly figures

photographer lydia anne mccarthy explores the remote forests of northwest sweden, once occupied by scandinavian reindeer herders, through her series "in a north country."

Monday, October 31, 2011

a few firsts

meet wilson! i finally understand what puppy love is all about. it’s only been 48 hours and already i can’t remember what our house was like before he was in it. i could run around the yard and take naps next to his fuzzy face all day.

as tired as i was carrying him outside at 2 am saturday night, the still chill and crunch of icy leaves was a nice way to feel the onset of winter and introduce him to the first frost. it was cold over the weekend so i made this amazing butternut squash soup—with just enough sweet and spice.

Monday, October 24, 2011

absence and presence

beautiful abstract paintings by cape town based artist tom cullberg.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

expert weavers

i'm currently compiling a birthday wish list and this perfect pendleton scarf just worked its way to the top. will this pattern ever get old? nope.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


layer after dreamy layer of cold weather clothes from the autumn 2011 collection by japanese clothing label sm2.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

everything is

cool, grey days by the water, from the portfolio of germany-based photographer martin petersen.

Monday, October 10, 2011

signs of life

in her series, broken homes, artist ofra lapid creates models of neglected buildings whose structures have been destroyed by time and weather.

Friday, September 30, 2011

in a tailored way

the margaret howell fall/winter 2011 collection is a little bit of skirt with a major mix of menswear—a combination just about anyone can adore.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

looking habits

photographer lottie davies catalogues her travels to greenland and iceland in "north," capturing different climates and surrounding, documenting people and the stories that they have to tell.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

issues of existence

piecing images from three found photos of an individual, each from a different era, artist greg sand created his series "remnants," weaving memories together into a single moment.

Monday, September 26, 2011

b + b elsewhere

it's food week over at where the lovely things are. during the next few days the sweet and talented mallory will be posting about all things food related from artwork to recipes. she has even asked a few bloggers (including yours truly) to participate in some edible q & a. i had so much fun thinking of favorite restaurants and snacks I ate as a kid—thanks for inviting me mallory!

(photos from: frita batidos)

matching the season

now that it is officially fall, i’m ready to break out the plaids and sweaters, and maybe have a little fun with color. (1) built by wendy, boucle overcoat, $415; (2) madewell, petite briefcase bag, $118; (3) isabel marant, jyron blouse, $430; (4) jbrand, red skinny jeans, $176; (5) pendleton's portland collection, downeast dress, $288; (6) eberjey, vintage stripes teddy, $66; (7) dream collective, dune 7 bangle, bangle mix, $165; (8) paul smith, forest scarf, $295; (9) ymc, blush scoop neck jumper, $312.75; (10) madewell, almanac boot, $248.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

bundle up

i love all of the rich and vibrant colors chan luu uses in her cashmere/silk scarves. i wish this dark celery piece was wrapped around my neck this fall.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

of one color

lingerie inspired washed silk pieces from nyc-based clothing line petiole's 2011 fall collection.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

where i lived and what i lived for

with a growing career in fashion photography, shooting for clients like vogue, harper's bazaar, and rolling stone, troy moth moved back to his roots on the west coast of canada and into a cabin in the woods on vancouver island to explore and capture his love and respect for nature.