I've been using Room and Board a ton for decorating projects lately. They nail it on quality for the price point, it's mostly all made in NC and I can always find something I like from their fabric selections. I'm working this upholstered bed into a new bedroom design, and we're doing that one in a rusty velvet, but I was playing around and thinking how cool this plaid could be with some fun textiles (think a suzani bedspread) and funky sconces. Maybe for my bucket-list hotel project...
Digging this short sleeve sweatshirt t-shirt moment I just got. I would normally not go for something white with rhinestones on it (wtf), but something said maybe I can pull this off, so here we are. Business in the front, obviously a party in the back. Fully acknowledge this one is too expensive (I had a credit), but if you're into the lewk for less dollars, I bet you could make this a pretty easy DIY project.
A few new needlepoint pillows in at Furbish that basically thrill me. It's been a good while since we've gone a new batch of our irreverent needlepoints, and it seems like the timing is right, because we've sold out and already restocked! I think these are gonna make amazing gifts this holiday season. I mean how better to sum up 2020 than 'what (and I cannot stress this enough) the fuck' and 'when they go low, i get high'. There are 6 designs to choose from, and we've got limited stock right now in each pattern, so WAP to it!
Whelp, I cried for approximately 89 minutes of this documentary on White House photographer Pete Souza, who was Obamas official photog for his entire 8 years. I had just had a small fight with Tad and my stomach hurt, but most of the crying was because Barack Obama is such a classy, kind, smart dude, and it's really hard to watch that in contrast to the state of affairs in the White House now. It could not be more jarring to see Obama coach Malia's middle school basketball team, cry during his address to the nation after Sandy Hook, and love on Bo the pup in the oval office. Also to see how genuinely he cared, how he listened, and how he connected with people. I tried my best to be glad we had it. Highly recommend the doc - The Way I See it. It's really great.
If conditions are favorable, and it feels safe, we're scheduled for a trip to Mexico in November to see Tad's sister. If it goes according to plan, then I need a new hat. I always cheap out and buy a sun hat when I get to a beach, rather than invest in one I like, and have it make the trip with me. In an effort to BE BEST, I'm considering Janessa Leoné's packable collection. I've got the Corbin in my cart, but to be honest, the pics on the website aren't doing the hats any favors. In an effort to do the most, it seems to be not enough and I can't really tell what they look like on. Anyone have experience with her hats?
I love T Magazine. I keep all my issues, and I frequently source them more for typography and design layout more than anything. I love how their typefaces, and the kooky color combos they try each month. The content is equally entertaining, and I particualry enjoyed this look into Italian-born, London-based artist and designer Viola Lanari, Go check it out - very charming and crazy-cool. Her lamps are very rad, and a favorite of it-girl English interior decorator Beata Heuman,