Pattern Patterns


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Love this branding for Anna & Siena Fashion by Toronto-based designer, Alaa Amra.

Anna & Siena is a fashion line of basic and minimal cloth wear. The design inspiration came from the unique sewing patterns that were used to create the material. The sewing pattern adds energy and fun to the brand with keeping the sophistication through the typography choice and shapes style. The idea of sewing pattern adds a broad range of compositions that can be used for promotion purposes and packaging design.


Today’s Track – Rain Water, Brother Ali


I’ve been in Atlanta this week, walking the Gift Show and exploring the retail scene. But truth be told, I’m a little homesick. (Can that be right? I’m usually  pretty “present”, wherever I am.) Anyway, maybe a dose of Minneapolis sound will tide me over ’til my flight home. Rain Water by Bother Ali from the album Champion, 2004.

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Colour Crushing


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In these wintery, bleh days, one needs a jolt of color, no? In times like these, I like to explore the blog, Love Print Studio, who always seems to have gorgeous collages to tempt my palette (see what I did there?).


Addi’s Art


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I’ve been on an art kick over the past few months, picking up a piece here and there to refresh and modernize my space; falling in love with a new generation of contemporary abstract fine art. I discovered the work of Salt Lake City-based artist Holly Addi while perusing Pinterest…

Her paintings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.


Today’s Track – Lovely Day, alt-J


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Wow. So, back to reality this week after some time off has proved slightly more chaotic than one would like… I suppose I should have mentally prepared better for life beyond lounging in yoga pants, leisurely lunches with friends and binge watching Game of Thrones. Work just seems quite busy in comparison, no? So, something so so soothing on this lovely day. Lovely Day by alt-J from the album This is All Yours, 2014.



Chin Up, Buttercup!


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I was in Los Angeles last month for a little adventure driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco (which I highly recommend, BTW). I did a bit of shopping as well, and thought I’d feature one of my favorite home decor shops in the area. H.D. Buttercup seems to be expanding widely (there are now 4 in LA), and it’s no wonder – they stock an eclectic assortment of home decor and furnishings that are pretty unique. Here’s a little sampling… (As always, click to shop!)


Kylie Rose Gold Hanging Lamp, $139



Mulholland Mocha Pillow, $85


Sophia Black Walnut + Brass Nightstand, $799


Apelle Pink Leather + Rose Gold Arm Chair, $439


Berber 5’11″x8’7″ Moroccan Rug, $3895


Bubble Floor Lamp, $319


Santomer Pieced Wood Tall Mirror, $489


Tootsie Roll Leather Dining Chair, $1249


Basketweave Throw, $279

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Jacob Coffee Table, $479


 6′ x 10′ Persian Vintage Overdye Rug, $2225


Prik Stoneware Large Vase, $28


Buster Armchair Sauvage Tobacco, $1589


23″ Moroccan Indigo Rug Pillow, $189

Fall Winter 2017-18 Women’s Colors from Fashion Snoops


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A refreshing look at color trends for next fall from Fashion Snoops, a global resource for style-related insights into the fashion industry. Today I’m sharing the top color picks they’re forecasting in womenswear for the Fall/Winter 2017 season.


Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.


Today’s Track – Exceptional, Babyface



Because 2016 is (thankfully) coming to a close, and a lovely new year is coming our way this weekend to replace it. I’m hoping it is, as the song goes, exceptional. Wishing you all a very happy new year! Exceptional by Babyface from the album Return of the Tender Lover, 2015.


Light & Ladder


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Brooklyn’s Light & Ladder focuses on two things; pots and hooks. That’s it. And they do it exquisitely!


Hex Spora w/ Maple Base, $32


Set of 4 Brass Hooks, $180


Set of 3 porcelain + leather hanging planters, $135

Covas Flower Vase, $42

Covas Flower Vase, $42

Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180

Set of 4 Brass Hex Hooks, $180

Archromo Stoneware Cactus Planter – Blue Ash color, $50