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. 


Surface Design

Kelly Ventura is a freelance surface designer living in Michigan. Her work plays beautifully with different colors, shapes and textures. I've come to appreciate good hand drawn patterns when they are versatile in what can be done with them. Ventura's work could be used on stationary, fabrics for the home, clothing, etc. My mind is running with ideas and thought of creating my own patterns. I mean for someone that loves patterns why not give it a go. If anyone has suggestions on the best process to create patterns I'd love to hear. It's crazy to think that in all four years of attending art school I never took a surface design class. Thank you to Design Sponge for the introduction. TGIF!

 {All images belong to Kelly Ventura}


Extremely successful and visually stunning. I get giddy when multiple patterns and textures coexist and still look beautiful. I've been doing a lot of research on redecorating and adding new textures throughout the house. These images are the perfect inspiration to just go ahead and have fun.  This is the perfect post for a Friday afternoon. Have an amazing weekend. Check out the rest of the article here

Photographer: Olga Volkova Tuponogova, Stylist: Natalia Obukhov, Model: Keshia Asiedu


Shot by JUCO, Sets by Erin D. Garcia, Styled by Jill Lincoln, Hair by Christian Marc, Make-up by Carola Gonzalez, Model Chloe with Next Models. 

Shot by JUCO, Sets by Erin D. Garcia, Styled by Jill Lincoln, Hair by Christian Marc, Make-up by Carola Gonzalez, Model Chloe with Next Models. 

First post of 2014! These photos felt completely appropriate for the start of a new year. I came across this editorial project for FOAM magazine on Behance. Patterns in the set design and in the clothes. Just perfect. Stay tuned for pics from my amazing holiday spent overseas. Cheers!

Anodized Aluminum

Pixel Anodized is composed by 1664 triangles made from anodized aluminum. The inside of this art deco style cabinet uses a material and technique-aged mirror and "capitone". This limited edition piece can be found on Boca Do Lobo. Inspired and handcrafted by a team in Portugal, Boca Do Lobo offers not only visually stunning products, but works of art that truly evoke emotion. 

Unconventional and Lavish

The Rug Company has launched a new collection of rugs, wall-hangings and cushions based on recent Alexander McQueen runway looks. Sarah Burton's (McQueen creative director) spring 2011 "folklore" collection is the foundation of the seven-piece assortment. The Rug Company and Alexander McQueen's previous collaboration won the award for 'Fashion's Contribution to Design' at the 2010 Elle Decoration British Design Awards. Below are my favorites. God bless Alexander McQueen and the brilliant designs he shared with the world. Burton continues the success and growth of this fashion power house.