Artist Spotlight: Pamela Staker

Repurposed Failure No. 13

Abstract Study (Road Trip No. 2)

Abstract Study (Purple Pattern)

Chicago based artist Pamela Staker has a fondness for color, shapes and mark making. These pieces are from her Pattern/Geometric Abstraction collection, all of which are experimental studies. Staker works with materials such as vinyl wall coverings, duct tape, acrylic, charcoal and more. The textures that are formed from the various materials is the most pleasing. Check out more of Staker's work and upcoming shows here

Take Me To Greece

Dear Future Homeowner,

This sophisticated 6 bedroom villa located in the exclusive area of Tourlos should not be overlooked. You could proudly call your home paradise. Styled with thick wood-beam ceilings, built-in sitting areas and large window frames. Panoramic views from the terrace looking out over the town and the Aegean Sea. I've been lucky enough to have traveled around the Greek Isles. I can firmly say Greece is exactly like what you see in books, calendars, movies, etc. The crystal blue water as the backdrop with white homes along the cliffside, it's breathtaking. Oh how I love Greece and all it has to offer. For more information on this home go to Christie's International Real Estate Signature Program

Yours truly, 

A Grecian Lover 


Artist Spotlight: Raquel Echanique

“Nebula, The Sugar Powdered Princess”. 18 by 14 inches.


“Aquila” Watercolor on canvas. 14 by 18 inches.

Raquel Echanique was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and currently lives in New York. Her work has been on display in galleries worldwide. Echanique has said of her work, " My portraits are stirred up by swirls that pull, twine, divide and modify anatomy in different directions, resulting in a sight of hypnotic relaxation." The detail and carful use of color and patterns is beautiful. Her entrancing murals can been found on the streets of New York. To see more of her work visit her Tumblr page

Bag It Up

Left to right: Bottega Veneta/Net-A-Porter; Solana Clutch/Anthropologie; Sophie Anderson Clutch/Net-A-Porter; Rebecca Minkoff/Shopbop; Leather Zipper Case/West Elm; Marc by Marc Jacobs/Shopbop

Lot's of traveling coming up in the near future which got me looking at makeup bags. These days a makeup bag can be used to really hold anything. I've even used them as a case for my camera. Here are some fun and colorful bags to help keep you organized.