cindy sherman : for louis vuitton

Posted: November 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, art, things, travel | No Comments »

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I was surprised and intrigued to see artist Cindy Sherman’s creation for Louis Vuitton’s Iconoclasts series, in celebration of the brand’s 160th anniversary. She created the Studio in a Trunk featuring drawers, a folding stool and adorned with vintage hotel labels — as well as a Camera Messenger bag.

Fitted with a luxurious vanity case, a Camera Messenger bag and a total of 31 drawers (to accommodate treasures large and small), the trunk’s interior dazzles with hues borrowed from the plumage of Mister Frida, the artist’s pet macaw. The Studio in a Trunk is produced in a limited edition of 25.

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(*via Lonny)

 


barca for mayor : healing kaua’i

Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: doing good, places, the earth, travel | 1 Comment »

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Just got back from a week on the island of Kaua’i where an inspiring mayoral race is underway. New candidate, Dustin Barca, a native of Kaua’i, returned to the island after a tour as a professional surfer and took his activist spirit into the political realm by running for mayor. (Mayors govern each individual island in Hawaii.) We saw signs, bumper stickers, shirts promoting him everywhere on the island.

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Even in his campaign posters, he is approachable in a t-shirt and kind face, standing in a field — and after reading interviews and campaign literature, it’s clear he’s a passionate advocate for his home. He is focusing specifically on the restoration of Kauaian culture; sustainable agriculture; restoring the islands original waterways and addressing the local drug problem through rehabilitation programs and less imprisonment. “For the people, from the heart.”

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Barca impressively launched his campaign with a literal “run” for mayor by completing a 4-day, 90-mile marathon across the entire island to get the word out. Best of luck, Barca!!

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highlights from portugal : sintra, the algarve & lisbon

Posted: May 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places, the earth, travel | 1 Comment »

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Our sisters week in Portugal, captured in a few select photos. What a magical place — I loved every aspect of being there. Beautiful historical architecture; romantic landscapes; warm and friendly people; delicious food and espresso everywhere! and many simple moments to savor.

We traveled in Sintra and the surrounding areas then drove south to the Algarve region, followed by a short stint in Lisbon. Stupendous. Would love to return.

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sisters getaway : off to portugal!

Posted: May 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places, travel | 1 Comment »

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It’s been a busy stretch lately, but a good one — and now I’m rewarding myself with a sisters getaway to Portugal! We’re off for a week, and our first stop is the historic town of Sintra, pictured above. Wahoo!

 


antal gabelics : angkor wat kalaidescope

Posted: March 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, places, travel | No Comments »

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Loved coming across these kaleidoscopic images of Cambodia’s famous and beautiful Angkor Wat temples, all created by Antal Gabelics.

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All images courtesy of Antal Gabelics.

(*via Yatzer)

 


muchas gracias ! bucerias mexico

Posted: February 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places, travel | No Comments »

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Appreciating the restful stay I had with my fam in Bucerias these past two weeks. Long live avocado and bougainvillea and WARMTH.

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lake quinault : with angie smith

Posted: February 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, places, the earth, travel | No Comments »

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Traveling with a talented photographer friend like Angie Smith ensures you will have beautiful images for remembering your adventures.

A few weeks ago, Angie and I spent a weekend in Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula, spending a night at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Forest. Here are some of her photos (you can spy me in the lawn below).

For more of her work, visit angiesmithphotography.com.

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writing from : mexico

Posted: February 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places, travel | No Comments »

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I’m indulging in the portability of my craft this week with some time in Bucerías, Mexico with family. Writing from a desk with these views ain’t so bad….gracias al sol!!

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um WOW : underwater hotel room in zanzibar

Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, places, the earth, travel | No Comments »

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Lucky guests can rent the Underwater Room at The Manta Resort in crazy gorgeous Zanzibar. Not only is the room floating suspended in tropical reef waters, but the lower bedroom hangs over 13 feet down into the ocean with windows to view the fish and coral all around, day and night. OMG!

The Manta Resort books the Underwater Room for $1500/night for two.

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isla palenque : panama

Posted: December 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: places, the earth, travel | No Comments »

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Next on our Panama trip, we spent a while on the Pacific side in the Gulf of Chiriqui. We stayed at a beautiful newly-opened eco-resort, Isla Palenque, which is situated on a secluded 400-acre island. The island is home to dense jungle, mangroves and quiet beaches. Plus the not-so-quiet howler monkeys. They were everywhere! So cute to see them swinging from the tree tops — and slightly intimidating to hear them howl deeply in packs up above. Yikes!

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