I want to hang out here, curl up in that comfy sofa and flip through art books. A room rich with exploratory visuals is always a plus. This space really pulls off the “organized chaos” theory.
New product obsession-time! The Blink Mirrors by Kaiju Studios & Skyline Design. Designs are silk-screened onto the glass, creating everything from organic playful patterns to more structure architectural forms. Available in a circle or square, the mirrors are made right here in the good old U. S. of A. They look stunning in a series, though I could also see one living happily tucked in an interesting little hallway crevice or in a guest bath. Check ‘em out!
One of the main reasons I love textiles : Mr Larsen
From airliner upholstery fabrics to hand woven sheers Jack Lenor Larsen is the king of textiles for me. I am very inspired by the above works and his massive collection of art, ceramics and wovens.
1. Landis II, Double plain weave by Jack Lenor Larsen
2. Hills of Home, Silk – hand screen printed by Jack Lenor Larsen
3. Etoile de Patak , Polychrome paper sheets by Guy Houdouin / Jack Lenor Larsen private collection
Goodnight Irene by the Golden Horse Ranch Band.
Califone, 3-Legged Animals.
Hoyle Brothers, Shot of Bourbon
Here’s a few musical samplings to give you a flavor of the festival’s sound. I wish the internet allowed me to package the smell of hay bales and hot mulled wine and send it your way to accompany this, but alas, you’ll just have to conjure up how awesome it is to listen to such tunes on a perfect crisp October day surrounded by beautiful craft. And for all you picture junkies, Chicago Magazine posted a gallery of the event here.
Perhaps we’ll just have to see you there next year!
Just when you thought you had wrapped yourself in all the Pendleton Portland wools we had to offer, think again! This just in – blankets, coats and SCARVES. Scarves that can disguise themselves as belted vests or wraps or whatever other delicious variation you can create. Right on time, a wide variety of new Heroine Chic jewelry has also arrived and it is equally drool-worthy, also with a touch of the west.
Pendleton Harding Scarf Gold – $140 (Also in black and grey)
Vintage Leather Belt – $40
Axis of Evelyn 70s Black Dress – $68
Heroine Chic Shell Spike Necklace – $80
70s Creme Clutch – $55
Pendleton Harding Blanket – $365
It’s October, the leaves are turning, and the weather is currently gorgeous in Chicago. But we know that means at any given moment Mother Nature will flip the switch to full blown fall with a chill in the air. Here’s how you prepare: put on your best autumnal 70′s maxi dress, grab your leather jacket, stuff some oh-so-cozy angora mittens in you bag, and fill your “Feather Lite” jug with some hot apple cider and rum. Yep, you’re ready for fall now.
Axis of Evelyn 70′s Quilted Print Maxi Dress – $95
Axis of Evelyn Suede Jacket – $135
Three Drop Porcelain Necklace – $175
Small Porcelain Outline Necklace – $65
70′s Levis Sack – $50
Winter Session coin purse – $15
Helene Schiller Sweater Mittens (100% Angora Wool) – $60
Feather Lite Jug- $28
Southwest Woven Rug – $375
Antler Plaque – $45
Stop by the shop to prepare yourself for fall.
Happy Monday, all! Still haven’t gotten our official Design Harvest pics back yet but I found these kind mentions of the event Wonderwall and Melongings, two shelter blogs here in Chicago. Pleased as punch, here’s a couple of teaser shots for now, courtesy of Chanee. Please do visit both of these lovely blogs for their recaps while we scheme on our own!