Maj Anya DeBear
Maj Anya DeBear, this week’s Guest Hunter. Maj Anya is a textile designer and artist based in New York City. She launched her line of luxe printed scarves, Ursidae, after finding out that her father was dying of cancer. The prints are based on a series of tessellation drawings made by him in 1975, and his last wish to his family had been that they help share his designs with the public. She considers Ursidae a family company, hence the name, which translates to ‘the family of bears’ in Latin. All of Ursidae’s scarves are named after members of the DeBear family, or Maj Anya’s close circle of friends.
Maj Anya grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, but is half Danish and spends time in Copenhagen whenever possible (she will happily give you a whole other list of favorite things for that city, if you ask nicely). She collects vintage scarves and kimonos, and hopes that her pieces will be coveted and then passed down from generation to generation, just as her father’s prints were passed on to her. As a Dane, Maj Anya’s ultimate style icon is Karen Blixen, and Maj Anya is occasionally known to don one of her scarves as a turban in an attempt to emulate her.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys board games, fantasizing about time travel and listening to music with a good string section. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT her super cool picks and some local spots we can’t wait to check out.
Photo: Maj Anya DeBear
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Guest Hunters, Holly & Hadley
this week’s Guest Hunters, Holly & Hadley. The 2 friends are co-owners and founders of Tada! Shop (a favorite of ours here at threetwentyeight). The well-curated online marketplace is full of stylish must-haves, cool toys and unique gifts for kids – they’ve got you covered with everything from slingshots to dresses we wish came in our size. Tada! Shop has a super cool assortment, which means Hadley & Holly have some damn good taste, so check out their site and before we get going on their picks, here’s a bit more about these two very cool ladies.
What did you do prior to opening Tada! Shop? I worked at Martha Stewart Living and Yahoo.
What are your favorite things to do? I love spending time with my family (she has 4 boys ranging from 1 year old to 10 years old), date nights in the city, hot yoga, and cycling at Flywheel – a bit of me-time is a must.
Trips planned? Our family will be heading up to the lake in Northern Michigan to spend time with lots of family and cousins . Our oldest heads off to sleep-away camp, which is exciting.
What did you do prior to opening Tada! Shop? I worked at style.com.
What are your favorite things to do? Spending time with my family (she has 3 girls ages 4, 8 and 10), morning coffee, daily exercise, home decorating – anything with art and flowers. And I have high hopes that my love of cooking will someday make me really good at it.
Trips planned? We are going to the Adirondacks and Rhode Island which we do every year and I am hoping to go out to Montauk, it’s just one of those places I’ve never been + want to go.
KEEP READING to get inspired!
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Fred & Friends Freeze Handgun-Shaped Ice-Cube Tray
and yes, while not being an essential, it is totally cool and quite fun for one of those “got everything” people. The Handgun-Shaped Ice-Cube Tray from Fred & Friends pretty much does what it says – makes ice cubes that are shaped like guns. It comes in a flexible silicone briefcase-shaped exterior complete with a handle. Dishwasher safe, so doesn’t get much easier. Pick yours up at Amazon. You’re guaranteed to have the coolest ice-cubes in town.
Guest Hunter, Louisa Eckersley
in Venice Beach for 5 years, this week’s Guest Hunter, Louisa Eckersley, her husband and their little girl moved to a new home in West Los Angeles. With the recent move, Louisa has been busy finding furniture and art. That’s lucky for us; she’s got a fantastic eye and an extensive list. (Something which just makes sense when you realize her husband is an artist and Louisa has a jewelry business.) Her company, Torchlight Jewelry, specializes in crystal necklaces and silver bracelets – all of which are really wearable, provide great energy and pretty much the perfect way to add edge and individuality to the everyday.
Ella is now almost 1 and it’s very apparent she and her husband are busy parenting, making the most of their time with their daughter and having a lot of fun along the way. When she’s not busy with her daughter, working or sourcing furniture, Louisa loves spending time outdoors (she’s counting down the days until Ella can come along camping), cooking, traveling, and making the trip to Santa Barbara to visit with friends and family. She’s an inspiring lady with a lot of style and ton to share. It’s hard to do her justice in a couple paragraphs, so KEEP ON READING to figure it out for yourself!
Photo: Louisa Eckersley
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toothpaste that “changes lives”, or so I’ve been told. Italian brand, Marvis makes toothpaste that claims to protect, whiten and prevent against tooth decay. It comes in fresh flavors like jasmine mint, ginger mint, cinnamon mint, as well as the more traditional like strong mint. I’ve seen raving reviews and the packaging alone has me hooked. A tube of Marvis, bamboo toothbrushes and you’ve got some of the coolest dental accessories in town.
4-Place-Setting Tabletop Dishwasher, $179.00
the convenience of living in New York City. In so many ways, I’m with them. Everything is so accessible, but when it comes to the luxuries of home, not so much. We give up a lot (including our paychecks) to live here and usually our homes are super small or lack something that just seems crazy to those who don’t live here – like a stove. Or the shower’s in the kitchen. I saw this Haier Tabletop Dishwasher for the first time on svpply and think it’s absolutely genius. Perfect for little spaces, I think I want one.