Sunday Sultry Finds

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1.  Cuero&Mør is a multidisciplinary design studio that concentrates on design, creativity, and handcrafted minimalist luxury accessories in Los Angeles, California. The brand comes from Cuero, the Spanish word for leather and Mør, the Danish word for well done, which defines the care and importance they put into designing and creating products. I was recently gifted one of their natural vegetable tanned leather wallets, and simply adore it. It's the perfect size for bare necessities, lip gloss, some cash & your cell. 

2. Megan and Emily, the multi-talented ladies behind Enjoy Events Co. and its sister company Shotgun Floral Studio, have an impeccable sense of style and a passion for the business that translates into always-enviable events packed with elegance and a touch of whimsy. Just peek through their event albums! I just adore the neon sign paired with an antique flare and modern pop of color in their studio. 

3.  Creative and entrepreneurial Mimi Scholer arrived  to her Barcelona shop 10 years ago. Mimi works with semi-precious stones: agate, quartz, amethyst or amazonite, that she combines with silver, Swarovsky crystals, hand-painted  elements, silk fringe or leather.

4. inside the danish home of a fashion designer heidi hoffman found via sfgirlbybay

5. 21 year old Russian artist Vyguzoy, creates powerful visual statements with photography, nature and fashion. His digital collage pieces are striking, and dreamlike. 

6. Like all bras from the new London-based line, Edge O'Beyond, small 24K gold plated rings adorn the center front and back, so you can, you know, attach a chain, or a ribbon tie, or your keys, or a diamond chain in case you need some more serious bling. this bra though! $222 worth of sexy. 

thoughts on L.A.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

L.A. is a city with no borders. 
I had the strangest expectations, hopping from my little big city of Birmingham, AL to the sprawling and enticing West coast, preconceived notions were high. 
Just yesterday I stumbled across this fitting excerpt that stuck. 
"L.A. might be a byzantine petri dish, but at least the things in petri dishes move around and do weird and interesting things." - Moby, Los Angeles Architecture
spot on my friend. 

I can get behind that. That is the part I fell in love with, the quirk. 
Sure, there is a thick layer of atmospheric pollutant that swarms the entire city mid-day. 
It takes fucking 2 hrs. to get anywhere. (this L.A. girl garnered millions of YOUTUBE views after posting celebrity impressions stuck in traffic). 
You spend countless minutes circling the block trying to figure out the parking sign riddles.
Yet one of my absolute favorite L.A. quirks; the random yet surprisingly decadent food pairings and titles. From its namesake California roll, to the ramen burger, fresh organic/all natural 25$ squeezed kale juice green colada, the Korean short rib taco, and the plethora of hole-in-the-wall Chinese food & doughnut shop pairings (if you don't believe me, check out this slideshow)

The city has more than enough charm. From 360 city views at the Griffith Observatory to day long trips walking the galleries at LACMA, three inch brioche toast with avocado & shaved radish, and yard succulents comparable to Alabama hydrangeas I have merely breached the surface of L.A. 

Here are a few highlights, more posts to come! 

Pierre Huyghe retrospective at LACMA 
photos above by: Drew Tewksbury
This was quite a fitting retrospective to be my first seen in the fantasy realm that is L.A. 
An artist whose fiction gives rise to an alternate reality and shakes your sense of place, Hugye's 50 or so works in the show included living architectural critters building harmonic enclosed ecosystems, thought provoking film, sculptural works, performative pieces & objects. As LACMA director Michael Govan says, Huyghe is "one of the most significant artists working today anywhere. He takes on the big topics of our time, somewhere between media and our biological selves."- KCET

And then there is Human, the nebulous Ibizan hound with a fluorescent dipped right leg. 
I never caught a glimpse of Human, even after constant gallery circling. My friends did, this is what I gather. Human was an integral star of the show, becoming the center of attention whenever she entered the room; her intentional yawns, lazy naps on the scattered fur coats or pensive prances made it seem she was fully aware of her striking presence. 

It was a dream. 
I spent two or so hours roaming, skipping, gazing, listening & crouching throughout the show. 
Thanks Pierre, mind blown. 
Our vivacious local tour guides, bantering in front of the Richard Serra "Band" piece.
Matt (right) is seemingly quiet yet will break it down, hands up/waist shaking dance at any moment. Quin glides with a beaming smile and energy that will melt your heart. I enjoyed galavanting through the city with these two. 
 Sqirl breafast in Echo Park 
 David Kordansky Gallery 
 Pit stop in Beverly Hills 
 Jim Hodges at Hammer Musuem 
 Shopping in Venice Beach 
i'll be back L.A. 

B'Ham outings in Bessemer with the Bean!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

the thing is, people would probably prefer looking at pretty pictures, than hearing me ramble. 
so! i'll keep it short. 
Lily and I went out to Bessemer today, it's a little town west of Birmingham- with plenty of abandoned colorful buildings, and hand painted window signs. 

we ventured out to the fair grounds, thinking it would be a fun backdrop. nope! only concrete- no bulbs, or leftover signs, or colorful poles. all concrete. 

the point of today was to have fun! 
we didn't use all of our PARTY CITy props (confetti, bubbles, more balloons lol) 

isn't it fun to just do something for the hell of it. 
i miss having dil' bean around to venture into spontaneous trips. 

in this next year i'll be doing one creative project a week, i will post them here. 
keep smiling

last sips of 2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015

i look forward to focusing on being more mindful, present, and enthusiastic about the the people, projects & passions in my life in 2015. i have a hard time being present, always thinking about what to say next, learning new skills/crafts/art, where to travel, who I can meet, it's a constant roller coaster of emotions chasing after experiences, a crave i've have my entire life- thanks dad. 
i stretch myself thin, and at 26 i've not yet found the best way to detach my enthusiasm from every little colorful enticement that crosses my path. a crave that has burned me several times, but has also opened up so many doors. 

my  2015 goal is to train my emotions, mind & routine to be present. there is no simple remedy, but i'll keep you posted where this goes. so on to looking back! enjoy these instagram pretties that inspire and entice my mind & eyes. 

instagram lovelies: (click on photos for ink) 
“It started as a means to capture the way fashion and art interact and inform each other…I want to educate readers about art through the lens of fashion," she told the New York Post. When she isn't working full-time as an interior designer, she spends weekends on marathon gallery hops around New York.
Buried Diamond
Buried Diamond is designed and operated in Brooklyn, NY. The brand started in 2011 as a line of playful eyeball necklaces, and has grown to offer signature charms & necklaces, resin rings & bangles, textiles, and apparel. 
Jenny Holiday 
Designer, artist, author, blogger, collector & foodie from NJ. I was first struck by her delicious doughnut and pancake cut-outs, yet discovered so many other beautiful pink, plush and bubbly designs. 
A community of collage and mixed media artists with a gallery/blog that features selected artists and their work. I've always been drawn to collage work- this is the perfect platform to discover new artists.
Simply love her cooky colorful style and experimental products, her ready-to-wear clothing and accessories are created in limited editions that coexist with an ongoing series of paintings and sculptures.
2014 brought my nephew Gaiam Evren Colomer into the world! i had no idea i was capable of loving a little human so much. such a warm and familiar feeling, almost as if he were mine. it's still hard with my sister living in Denver, and me in Birmingham.  Chrisy and i have grown so much closer since little G man has come into our lives. SHe has taught me so much about being a mother. I am constantly impressed with her patience, creativity & love in raising him. 
i am so excited to celebrate his first birthday in 2015.
soaking up the Jesús Rafael Soto instillation at Chicago Art Institute. 
can't love these two enough. 
tickled they came into my life. Ann and Wassan I adore you! 
Jeff Koons at The Whitney Musuem of Art with Dily Bean. 
my new roomie and bestie Stephanie Granada. 
So grateful for her patience, enthusiasm for life, and cleaning skills! 
I couldn't ask for a better fit. 
Ai Wei Wei exhibit at Alcatraz
catching up with a dear friend in my favorite city! 
Prospect New Orleans with BMA. 
with Ann and some Nick Cave sound suits. 
#Nola #catsmeow oh goodness. 
hosting parties at the new casa in Highland Park
meeting SO many new friends, i love playing southern hostess! 
Brooklyn Glass
Dily had her (almost) first gallery show in NYC
It was a learning process, but we met some killer folks along the way. 
starting my year, where it ended. 
daily cups of green tea with wethreebeeks honey! 

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