Veja Mediterranée Suede Shoe
Brazil, the Veja Mediterranée is one part boat shoe and another part sneaker. Available in geranium, camel or navy, and the soles come from rubber trees that can be found in the Amazonian Rainforest. Perfect for Spring days that don’t seem to far off. We like what Veja is doing, and think you will too.
Camera Cuff Links
wearing a suit, it’s all about accessories. A good tie, the right shoes, timeless watches and some badass cuff links. These camera cuff links certainly will do. A good way to add a bit of individuality and edge to an outfit that kind of requires it.
Photo: Red Onion
my wish list are all of the stunning pieces from the Bande Des Quatres collection. My personal favorite is the Mondrian ring, made from sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold. These edgy designs are all hand-made to order in Montreal, and make incredible statement pieces. See them all here.
Christopher Waller SS12
“boyish chic” cool is what Christopher Waller’s upcoming collections are all about. The designer teamed up with British Actress, Sophie Wu to create and design AW12. The outcome is awesome textures and gorgeous pieces that are done in muted colors – lots of blacks, whites and greys. There’s leather paneled outerwear pieces, digitally printed silks and jerseys, combinations of lace, as well as silks and wool. Sophisticated, well-made and once again, practical. Got to love this Made in London line.
Christopher Waller AW12
Photos: Christopher Waller
Izola Rosemary Candle
to the Izola collection are these charming candles. The wax, which is hand poured into recycled colored glass, is a natural blend made from renewable sources grown in the USA. The candles come in an assortment of scents like green moss, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, sandalwood and jasmine that are the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. As we’ve mentioned before, Izola is a great resource for unique home essentials and other fun goods, like these cheeky flasks.
Core Bamboo Bowls
assortment of kitchen products made out of bamboo. Bamboo, which is actually a grass is super strong, naturally anti-microbial and grows much faster than wood so it’s ideal for things like bowls, knives, placemats, and everything else Core Bamboo makes. Colorful, light and very practical. Just a great call.
Photo: Core Bamboo
Guest Hunter, Joyce Hwang
our Guest Hunter, Joyce Hwang when we worked together a while back. She’s one of those people who’s super easy-going, always smiling and has fun with her style. Joyce was born and raised in Hong Kong, moved to the States to attend Northwestern University and then headed to New York to start her career in the fashion industry. Currently she’s living in Hong Kong where she’s Product Merchandiser for The Outnet (China) and in a few months will be moving to Shanghai to continue to work for the Net-a-Porter subsidiary.
For Joyce and fashion, no two days are the same. It’s a great way to “transform and innovate” she says. “One day I feel like being a hippie, the next day a business woman, the next a rocker.” She describes her style as “eccentric – easy looks with unexpected mixes while still feeling like myself and wearing clothes that make me happy”. She’s an individual and onto trends way before most, so KEEP READING to get schooled from this star.
Photo: Joyce Hwang
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3D Pet Portrait
are these 3D pet portraits by designer Sian Keegan? Just send in a photograph of your pet, and a custom-made stuffed animal will be created in their likeness. This Etsy shop is stocked with all sorts of stuffed animals, cute cake toppers and pretty patterned fabric that are sure to make any pet-lover smile. Added bonus, all of these little critters are made using recycled fabrics!
Merchant & Mills Sewing Notions Set, $75
to sew after coming across the Merchant Mills Sewing Notions Set. As pathetic as it sounds, the packaging alone is incentive. But when you realize it comes with tons of handy tools that were selected by an expert tailor for the quality and usefulness, it’s even easier to justify. The kit includes needles, pins, wide bow scissors, tailor’s chalk and beeswax, a seam ripper, threader, thimble, and tape measure. We fell in love with Kaufmann Merchantile when we came across the Tube Wringer on their site a while back and they keep delivering. Big fans.
Photo: Kaufmann Merchantile
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Tagged a seam ripper, eedles, great things, kaufmann merchantile, merchant mills sewing notions set, pins, tailor's chalk and beeswax, tape measure, thimble, threader, wide bow scissors
After my beloved..
local organic market had to close its doors, I bit the bullet and made the investment in a juicer. I’ve been excited to use lots of fruits, but really wanted to explore juicing with vegetables. I have to admit I’ve been a little reluctant in experimenting beyond carrots and spinach. So I searched around to find recipes that I could try, and hopefully enjoy. Just yesterday, I tried this green cocktail recommended by Martha Stewart – which is a mix of pear, apple, spinach, parsley, celery, cucumber, ginger and papaya to add a little sweetness. Overall I was delighted with the taste, however I did omit the parsley, switched out papaya for mango, and probably would add a little more ginger next time. I then came across Whole Family Fare, a beautiful blog run by mom and cook, Megan-Joy. She features many great juice combinations, and vegetarian recipes that are now on my “to try” list. Not to mention the photography is gorgeous! I’ll definitely be documenting more of my juicing endeavors soon.