Wednesday, June 29, 2011

sense of sight

in his most recent collection, dutch conceptual artist jan dibbets joins landscapes and seascapes, challenging a seamless perspective, and creating a “new horizon.”

Monday, June 27, 2011

a sweeter side

this weekend my friend katy came to visit. she braved brutal summer road construction and drove all the way from minnesota. we did our best to show her the sweet things our little town has to offer, to persuade her to make ann arbor an annual visit. in the end, i think we had the most fun cooking and hanging out in the garden, talking about the same things we’ve been talking about since we were 13 – boys, bikes, and pudding pops. (1) strawberries at the saturday farmer's market; (2 + 3) garden grilling – veggie kebabs and fresh swordfish; (4 + 5) free cake samples at the jefferson market; (6) lily extravaganza at our house.

Friday, June 24, 2011

spring 2011 sales

when did everything i love go one sale? this week my inbox was filled with discount codes and end of season reminders. i guess it’s that time of year. hello summer! i hope you all have a wonderful weekend. (1) apc, cotton-twill parka, $530 $265; (2) linda farrow, sunglasses, $500 $250; (3) suno, gauzy ikat crochet tunic, $370 $179; (4) splendid, shadow mesh cotton dress, $110 $77; (5) barney’s new york, spectacular satchel, $850 $339; (6) citizens of humanity, dani capri jeans, $319 $225; (7) lane lines maillot, $168 $89.95; (8) madewell, waterfall top, $95 $59.99; (9) charles anastase, apollo print skirt, $672 $470.40; (10) jcrew, quorra peep-toe bootie, $275 $198; (11) ditsy dahlia bra + short, $126 $59.95, $140 $69.95.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

cutout detail

i was putting together a spring sale wish list for tomorrow's post when i came across these big, bad, orange suede lovelies from loeffler randall. $495 $396

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

soft rock

young, emerging, montréal designer mélissa nepton shows a softer side in her spring/summer 2011 collection.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

our surroundings

photographer david ryle creates quiet scenes with subtle color, in his beautiful images.

Monday, June 20, 2011


los angeles based artist, derek albeck, combines detailed portraiture with graphic elements in his most recent work, including this 3-part series "jerry, jerry, my brother's sleeping with my girlfriend."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

if you can't beat um

i usually try to refrain from posting about cold weather fashion before summer, but in the case of thom dolan’s fall 2011 collection, i just couldn’t resist. i’m sweating just looking at these wool skirts, but love the mix of color and pattern in every single piece.

Monday, June 13, 2011

not just a pretty face

french photographer, laurent chamoussin, creates mineral portraits in his series "lovestoned."

Monday, June 6, 2011

sunny days

i wish every weekend could be like the last couple of days, with outdoor concerts, backyard bbqs, summer blockbusters, and homemade rhubarb sauce. everywhere i went, i took this adorable ikat bag that my sister sent me in the mail last week. . . she made it! the photos really don’t do it justice, with stitched leather, snaps, and a million inside pockets. i hope you are all enjoying a little sunshine right now!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

peace of mind

cool spring nights create the need for an extra layer. designers christie smythe and andrea lenczner of toronto-based clothing label, smythe, have has been creating flawless, menswear inspired outerwear since 2004. this season’s collection of lightweight tops and tailored jackets and blazers is absolutely lovely.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

one's own place

photographer susana raab describes herself as a recovering english major who lives to create a visual narrative. in her photo series "cholita," taken in peru, raab explores a country she left when she was only three, and a key piece in her fractured identity.