Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have some fun weekend plans!
interestingly intricate; subtly subdued; carefully crafted.
I think all graphic designer + blogger combos struggle with having their content make aesthetic and cognitive sense. Some realize this goal by creating theme and color posts, others round objects up around a common idea or word, but no matter the way they go about it, they want to look at the post and think “these things belong together.” They aren’t just picking pretty things to pick them. They want them to have purpose.
But today – there is little by way of inspiration. I am trading creativity for honesty.
Two things have been bouncing around in my head this week. Most prominently, is the newest work of New York artist, Clare Grill. I have been following Clare’s work since 2009 and every year she has a new exhibition I think to myself, “I am going to get one this year.” Though I find all of her work to be beautiful, her newest series of paintings hit way home. They bring together many adjectives I appreciate across different mediums: etherial, tribal, neutral, tactile… And what is so interesting about her work is the way she has challenged herself over the years. If you have the time, go back to 2009 and see where she started. The heavily worked and lifestyle pieces of her past have morphed into effortless abstracts. I have already sent her an email inquiry about a few pieces so maybe the stars will align this year.
The other, far less cultural, thought that has been bouncing around my head are some new gold studs. I legit wear the same jewelry everyday and there is not much of it. I tend to be on the simple side for jewels but have been wanting to get something that makes a little more of a statement. I wanted to share some of my favorite finds with you guys…
1. GEOMETRIC STUDS • BaubleBar ($29) | 2. GOLD + DIAMOND SEEDLING STUDS • Jane Pope Jewelry ($292) | 3. BRONZE CAST LACE EARRINGS • Gabrielle Jewelry ($120) | 4. AGATE CABOCHON STUDS • Jane Pope Jewelry ($440) | 5. GOLD SPIKE STUDS • Zoe & Morgan ($117)
The Jal Euro ($215) by John Robshaw has been on my Furbish Studio wish list for some time now. • I recently stumbled upon the most incredible print artist named Hannah Rampley.
Her Visionary Utopia project is seriously worth a look through. • This Tie Dye Leather Dress ($350) stopped me dead in my tracks. It makes my list of top pieces for the season. • Tribal is always a summer must have. These Veloz Sandals ($119) by Blond Ambition are so fun. • Lonny Magazine had two “take me there” features in their newest issue but my favorite was “The Great Escape,” featuring the hotel Perivolas in Santorini. I have already emailed the link to my husband. Heres hoping… • I just ordered this Demi Layering Necklace ($69) from Stella & Dot after seeing it on a friend this past weekend. I love that it can double up or you can wear it layered as a long chain. So dainty, yet fun. • Sarah Tolzmann’s new Palms iphone case ($35) and print are so fabulous. I want one for my office! • Love this Tory Burch Chunky Straw Tote ($250) for a trip to the beach and then out to lunch. • This master bedroom by Tilton Fenwick made me weak at the knees. I love all the gorgeous colors and patterns. • Sass & Bide knew what they were doing when they made these Smiley Pants ($290). Too cool. • In need of a bomb beach towel? Well here are 6 that will fix that problem. Bonus points because they are now on sale for $29.95 (The Cocovado Beach Towel reg $78)
Urban Outfitters has always been hit or miss for me. I am not a wisp of a girl so things are usually either too short, too tight or well… too urban. But after being lead there by a cute little dress on Pinterest, I found somethings that were more me. Sweet cutouts, clean lines, and feminine prints make up the most of these 20 picks, but there are also some on-trend sandals and a few accessories! I hope you enjoy them!
When I first heard that Palihouse, a self proclaimed “society of unique hotels”, was opening up a new location in Santa Monica this June I immediately got excited. If you are not familiar with their West Hollywood location, you should be. Progressive in design, the hotel seems as though it might have belonged to your eccentric, well-traveled uncle. The Moroccan tile floor is littered with one of a kind pieces, distressed leathers, and industrial accents that impress with a Bohemian, and slightly unexpected flair. It is the kind of place that would have one, two or three signature cocktails. And convince you to drink them all.
But skip over to Santa Monica and you get a slightly different feel with the same incredible service and style. Located in a historical heritage building on the western tip of the city, the moorish architecture couples with traditional accents in a way that brings the word quirky to mind. Vintage toiles, loud prints, rich plaids and some hunt-club decor make this an eclectic and inspiriting mix.
In honor of their June opening and the imaginary trip I took in my head when I saw the photographs, I wanted to throw a few pieces together. I am dying to go so this will have to do for now! Have any of you had the pleasure of visiting a Palihouse location before? I would love to know about it!
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It’s been a while and I am so sorry. I had an out of town photo-shoot I had to style
and it kept me from things. But I am back on schedule and here for the rest of the week!
hope everyone has had a good one so far!
highly high-spirited; gladly good-natured;
always full of fun;