monday mood lifter

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.

KenDone-spades Jennifer Steen Booher Beach Combing Series No 35, Gardenista
june 2016 sea pebbles Alison_Gibb the farthing

sources:

  1. 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 kuwatani 4.alison gibb’s  living room via the farthing originally brought to my attention by nicola from the farthing team.

where you wear it

chloefall2016 stained glassdoor
Ashish+Spring+2016+Details+oiC0c1LROPkl daniel-buren-like-childs-play-work-in-situ-designboom-01
mcqueenfall2016 Nautilus-Giant-Seashell-House-in-Mexico-City-1

sources:

  1. 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 via vogue 6. seashell house in mexico city built and designed by arquitectura organica’s javier senosiain via hiconsumption

monday mood lifter

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.

a mobile shown below is hanging in the shop.

happy days to you.

Chinese silk embroidery 21 muggenburg-nytimes
marin-headlands-wedding Version 2

sources:

1. chinese silk embroidery via mridulgame spotted 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

where you wear it

alexandermcqueenfall2016 cntraveler
michaelvanderhamspring2013 Front Garden at Bury Court, photo Clive Nichols
rodebjerspring2013 carloscarpawhitehotel

sources:

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 vogue spotted on pin by honey or tar 6. photo by daniel boudinet of carlo scarpa’s brion cemetery via archimess

monday mood lifter

throughout the windy rainy weeks we’ve been having around here in the bay area, viewing pastel artwork with soft and crisp strokes and lines coming together mixing with the soft and crisp raindrops all around us sort of melded together and i felt the urge to create this soft and crisp floral banner no. 1.

view the handmade banner shown below and in the shop.

enjoy whatever patterns surround you this week.

spot-on-the-banks-of-the-seine.jpg!Blog karin ruggaber
Version 2 southwillard

sources:

1. spot on the banks of the seine, claude monet via wikiart 2. artwork by karin ruggaber via sophiemunns 3. hand embroidered floral banner via kuwatani 4. magdalena suarez frimkess ceramic artwork via southwillard