i’m going to boast a bit about our daughter…at just ten years old, she created the original artwork below using pencil, sharpie and prismacolor markers from which my husband and i had made into cards. she loves to create art. this will be her space from time to time where she’ll devote her time, effort and share with you her artwork. part of the proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be donated to animal welfare and alzheimer’s related associations. you can see more details and purchase these vividly detailed botanical cards at kuwatani.
set of cards created from original drawings by our talented, nature and animal loving daughter – found at kuwatani
awake spring 2016 via vogue spotted on jihae park pin 2. coogee pavilion restaurant, sydney by akin creative, amanda talbot and bettina hemmes viavoguetumblr spotted on makie shimoyama pin 3. see by chloe spring 2016 via vogue spotted on mirella bruno pin 4. thom browne’s nyc apartment via hypebeast 5. ace and jig spring 2016 via honestlywtf 6. amy park’s watercolor via amypark
beachcombing has to be one of the most relaxing and inspiring activities for me and my family. you really sink in to the sand and focus only on the treasures under the ripples of the water and beneath or sometimes on top of the dry layers of sand and rocks. everything you touch, smell, hear and see swirls together calming the senses…it really ought to be a part of our daily routine. if not, then the collections and interior below are thoughtful reminders of the beachcombing experience.
soon the trio of lavender filled sea pebbles (work in progress shown bottom left) inspired by our latest trek to the beach will be in the shop.
sink into the images below and enjoy whatever calms you.
painter ken done’s repurposed children’s spades via designfiles spotted on elysia evers wilson pin 2. beachcombing series, no. 35 by jennifer steen booher via gardenista 3. a trio of sea pebbles in progress, soon to be in the shop kuwatani4.alison gibb’s living room via the farthing originally brought to my attention by nicola from the farthing team.
chloe fall 2016 via vogue spotted on elliemac pin 2. armin blasbichler studio designed door and house via mymodernmet spotted on mrs cheese pin 3. ashish spring 2016 via livingly 4. daniel buren installation via designboom spotted on frederic herbinet pin 5. alexander mcqueen fall 2016 viavogue 6. seashell house in mexico city built and designed by arquitectura organica’s javier senosiain via hiconsumption
these days, more of my time is spent tinkering around at home and exploring multiple areas that need improvement. i’m still designing and making things – with new ideas swirling around in my head, on paper and in progress on my little project table all the time.
1. chinese silk embroidery viamridulgamespotted on nejana cersac pin 2. julia muggenburg interior via nytimes spotted on tara stewart pin 3. bryan johnson photo of lighthouse wedding at marin headlands via snippetandink 4. handmade in marin, a beaded mobile via shop kuwatani
1. alexander mcqueen fall 2016 via vogue 2. frank gehry’s hotel marqués de riscal, elciego spain via cntraveler 3. michael van der ham spring 2013 via vogue 4. photo by clive nichols of front garden at bury court via dreaminggardens spotted on pin by tara stewart 5. rodebjer spring 2013 via voguespotted on pin by honey or tar 6. photo by daniel boudinet of carlo scarpa’s brion cemetery via archimess