DIYs we love

DIY Crystal Studded Straw Bag

Cherries + straw = two of my favorite summer motifs. After stumbling upon a lot of adorable cherry appliqués, I knew I had to utilize them in some way or another. And with an overabundance of straw bags in my closet, I had plenty of mediums to choose from. Basically, this combination was a no brainer. I’m currently obsessing over traditional Portuguese reed bags, which are each woven on a hand loom by artisanal basket weavers and extremely, extremely durable.

DIY Fabric Wrapped Teva Sandals

Ever since Tevas were re-introduced into my life four years ago, I haven’t stopped loving them – and bringing them with me on nearly every trip I take in the summer months. They’re comfortable AF. End of story. So when I saw that the geniuses behind Arizona Love were wrapping “trekky” sandals in strips of colorful bandanas, I kicked myself for not thinking of the idea myself.

Doing Goods

Self proclaimed world travelers and treasure hunters Jan Swinkers and Aanyoung Yeh founded Doing Goods, a homeware label, after discovering and connecting deeply with a family run business in India. On a mission to make…

Tata Naka Resort 2020

Hello! It’s been awhile, forgive me. I took some much needed time for rest and relaxation in beautiful and magical Italy. And I will say, more than ever, I’ve returned with a fresh sense of…

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DIY Dried Flower Bouquet

Landscape painter of the West, Glenn Dean, has notoriously used Altoids tins to sketch and practice his piece before putting brush to canvas. He, as well as many other artists who also utilize the iconic Althoids tin for an on-the-go watercolor palette, was the inspiration for Heidi Annalise to try this en plein air method for herself. A few years ago, she left her government job in Washington D.C. and moved back to her home state of Colorado to spend her days exploring the wilderness and nature – all while capturing her experiences in her do-it-yourself Altoids paint kit.

Shaina Mote AIR

Allow me to introduce you to Shaina Mote, a new-to-me, LA based label that has centered their ethos and practices around supporting their local economy and trades found within domestic garment manufacturing since 2012. Sustainability…

Andrea Torres Balaguer

I’m crushing on Andrea Torres Balaguer’s ambiguous and enigmatic portraits. In her series ‘Unknown’, the Barcelona based photographer creates anonymity and intrigue with her stunning compositions and simple brushstrokes across the face. I can’t get enough!…

Mallorca’s Patiki Townhouse

Back in the late 1800’s, Sóller, a beautiful, ancient town set between the mountains and the shoreline in Western Mallorca, became one of the leading exporters of olives and citrus fruit. The citrus bloom allowed…

Injiri

While getting a head start on researching my trip to India in...

DIY Jeweled Feather Sandals

When summer rolls around, so do the embellished sandals. So when Swarovski challenged me to create something with their newly launched Crystal Lacquer DeLite Effects, the first thing that came to mind was jeweled sandals,…

Alanui Spring 2019

It all started with a single vintage 1970s cardigan, found at a flea market in Los Angeles by siblings Nicolò and Carlotta Oddi. The beloved piece followed them on a memorable trip to Hawaii and consequently, Alanui…

Maggie Stephenson

Honestly, WOW. I am absolutely loving artist Maggie Stephenson's captivating illustrations. Not...

Rodebjer

It was Rodebjer's signature, yet wonderfully undiscovered, Art Shirt that first sold...