Monthly Archives: April 2014

BROOK&LYN

April 25, 2014

 

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Brook&Lyn is made up of husband and wife power couple, Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz. Together they produce a variety of items ranging from original textiles to furniture. Drawing their inspiration from fashion, culture, and art, their work is simple and beautiful. I personally love their weavings and would be happy to have any one of them in my home.

www.brookandlynn.com

CRESCENT HOUSE

April 23, 2014

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The hauntingly beautiful Crescent House is one of several pavilions that took place in the annual “Fugitive Structures” series held this year by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. Designed by Andrew Burns, the pavilion is aimed at engaging a wider audience with architectural thinking. At the intersection of two large arches a viewer can stand in the center of the pavilion and find themselves in the middle of two volumes of open space. The darkness of the space is complemented by a constellation of light that introduces the viewer to the wonder of the night sky, in the middle of the day. The curved walls of the pavilion are composed of burned yaki-sugi planks that recall the wild bush fires that take place on the continent. I can only imagine how beautiful and engaging an experience at this structure must be like.

www.andrewburns.net.au

photos: www.brettboardman.com

GAMMA FOLK

April 20, 2014

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You might recognize one of these necklaces from a post I did a while back on designer Elizabeth Suzann. These pieces were created by Lily Piyathaisere of Gamma Folk. Each piece is handmade in Brooklyn and represents a beautiful combination of craft and culture.

www.gammafolk.com

APIECE APART SS14

April 15, 2014

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The APIECE APART SS14 look book had me staring at the computer screen with my jaw to the floor. Not only does the clothing look absolutely beautiful, but the styling is incredible. I love the approach the designers have taken with their brand, producing a line of basics that are stunning on their own. Their SS14 collection is “inspired by Modern Mexico, where concrete brutalist forms meet fiesta-colored paper flowers. The collection mixes strong Geometrics, reminiscent of tile work, with romantic shirring. Italian natural wovenshang set beside cool Italian cottons creates a range of weights and textures.”

www.apieceapart.com

 

THE BALLET CARMEN

April 14, 2014

During my last year of school I took a course that focused on the foundation of anthropological studies. One of my major projects for this class was to select a sub-cultural group and immerse myself into it in order to better understand their dynamic and way of life. While most of my classmates chose subjects within religious or gender groups, I chose to cover the ballet. 18a919I remember being encouraged by my professor when I first pitched my idea to him, and simultaneously being very excited to study the ballet. I ended up sitting in on a local ballet class that consisted of senior level ballerinas and interviewed the director of the studio. I was also able to get in touch with an old high school friend who was dancing with The Colorado Ballet at the time.20211013aThe several weeks that I took trying to dig in and understand this group and their dedication was amazing and beautiful and revealed to me the incredible hard work, commitment, competition, and mental capacity that it takes to be a ballerina. Those boys and girls, men and women, spend their entire lives practicing every day to perfect their skills in order to achieve a career that is gone in the blink of an eye. I came away from my project with an understanding of the ballet that I never would have achieved before.146734These pictures were captured by Daniel Neuhaus, a Canadian photographer, whose work I first came across on a post by Anabella of Fieldguided. He has produced some breathtakingly powerful photos of ballerinas and the ballet. These specific photos were from The National Ballet of Canada’s rehearsal of Carmen.

SPRING MIXTAPE

April 12, 2014

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Spring just stomped all over winter and took us by storm. In celebration, I created a playlist.

Dissolve Me/ ALT J

Golden Death Chant/ SORNE

Open Air/ LEMOLO

Overdone/ BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

Turn Away/ BECK

Colour Fade/ Funeral Suits

To the Last/ JAMES BLAKE

Luna/ BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

Synthesocietal/ ABSOFACTO

Lost It To Trying/ SON LUX

Knives/ LEMOLO

Venice/ THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE WHALER

Cannons/ YOUTH LAGOON

Go here to listen. Enjoy!

photo by: Aiala Hernando

SPRING BREAK/P1

April 5, 2014

UTAHONEThis March I ventured through some of the most beautiful national parks with my friends Carli and Nina. All in all we traveled to Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forrest, and Arches National Park. We also spent a bit of time in Moab while at Arches, and man oh man, that town is awesome. The pictures above were taken at Zion National Park and Arches National Park. I can safely say these two were my favorite stops and I would give anything to spend a little more time at both of them.  They were absolutely stunning and every view took the breath right out of me. We tent camped most of the trip, but had to make some compromises a few nights due to extreme cold and snowy conditions. At Zion we decided to hike as much of The Narrows as we could without gear, and let me tell you, that water was cold. Either way, I envy the landscape all of you Utahans get to experience on a daily basis, because it is drop dead gorgeous.

DYE JOB

April 4, 2014

Dye

I’ve recently experimented with dyeing silk habotai ribbon with concentrated dye and am so happy with how it turned out. I purchased the dye and ribbon from Dharma Trading Co. and with the help of customer service was able to achieve a deep dark black on the ribbon. It was such a simple process and I am so glad I went this route and dyed it myself. I’m using this ribbon in an upcoming project, so keep your eyes peeled for some exciting updates in the near future.