Yal gotta get pumped with me for our next Furb pop-up, launching this Monday, July 12th. Lia Burke Libaire has created an exclusive collection for us of her trippy mushrooms, super-sweet florals, and very-vibey clovers, eyes, and hearts. Lia's work has been killing it lately - she's now carried at KRB in NYC, and Courtland & Co collabed with her on super-chic table linens (my go-to hostess gift this season!). We'll have 30 original paintings, plus an exra-cool print available in two sizes (shown here). Make sure to set your watch for Monday at 12pm est, and keep an eye out for pieces that would make great sets. Her stuff looks especially rad grouped together!
There are so many cool quilts on Etsy - I frequently end up down a rabbit hole just browsing. I love finding vintage pieces with pops of pink, or neon, or with really sweet delicate patterns. My grandma was an avid quilter, and I've grown up with them around, and luckily I've inherited lots of her pieces - I use them in Aspen, stacked in all of the bedrooms, and I also keep some in the car for picnics or park visits with the pups. Take a peek at a few I've loved lately:
The Halston docu-series on Netflix is a real treat - the fashion, the history, the characters and the general bitchiness of it all is just fantastic. I particularly loved seeing the genesis of Halston's apartment and his ateliers' design. It's just pure eye-candy. The Liza Minnelli character is spot-on and I was stoked to learn more about Elsa Peretti - another lady-powerhouse who helped Halston build his empire. So much design inspo - you'll love Halston's home in Montauk, and his mirrored sky-scraper office. Definitely check this one out.
So there was a Nili Lotan pop-up in Aspen this summer, and Asher and I stopped in last week because I had been coveting a pair of her pants, and I was glad to have the chance to try on some of the styles in person and get the DL from the salesgirl on what I was working with. I ended up with a pair of the Luna pants, and I swear to yal, I have worn them everyday this week. Several times I tried to put on other pants, and a few minutes in I was like, what I am doing here - why wouldn't I put on the comfortable pants. So here we are - comfortable and cool in my new pantalones, and already checking out a second pair.
This is my kinda book - like a zillion pages long, historical fiction with some family dynasty drama, and it's about NYC. I was obsessed with the Ric Burns NYC documentary on PBS - it's an 8-part, 17 hours series about the start of Manhattan in the 1600 with the Dutch fur traders, up through the Donald Trump disastrous 90s, to present day, and it's RAD. This book is such a great counterpart to everything I've learned there. We're cruising through the late 1600s into Revolutionary War, and into the forming of the American West, all told through the lens of a few founding families. If you're into history with a can't-put-down fictional flair, this is a gotta-get book for you!
We've purchased a new home - it's kondo 2.0, and move-in date is set for August 1. I'll share some more info soon, but in the meantime I'm trying to zoom through some renovations so we can settle in somewhat in peace next month. The kitchen re-do is pretty low key -- replacing counter tops, maybe spraying the cabinets a new color, and reworking a pretty small backsplash area. I've always wanted to do a zellige tile, and I think the moment is au courant. I'm looking at this plum color to go with that cool Chinese regency rug I have - she'll be in the living room that's open to the kitchen.