The Vintage Vogue

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I’m admittedly a homebody. I love my home, I love being surrounded by things that hold meaning, and I love spending lots of time with my pets. But as we head into colder weather my time indoors increases even further, and I find myself doing what can only be described as nesting. Padding my space with a few new pretty things as I give it a seasonal deep-cleaning. One shop that’s caught my eye lately is The Vintage Vogue. Charlotte, the artist behind it all, gravitates towards a muted palette and natural materials that I just can’t get enough of.


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Fine Little Day


The Grid Blanket // Glasilium Vase // Birch Knitted Wool Mittens // Storm Wall Hanging

I’d love to pillage the virtual shelves of Fine Little Day! Their carefree, simple philosophy goes a long way to explaining why they choose just what they do to sell in their shop. It’s about enjoying the everyday, not taking ourselves too seriously, and embracing the imperfections in this crazy thing called life.



Brick by Brick Mobile // Rainbow Poster // Koivu Birch Vase // Objekt.01 Mobile



By Chance Pillow // Black/Nature Linen Tea Towel // Pyramid Bedspread // Wave Tablecloth


Lotte Maja Bjerre

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I’m getting geisha hair vibes from Lotte Maja Bjerre‘s most recent work. You know I love hair art, though I’m not sure that’s what Bjerre was going for in these pen and pencil illustrations. But that’s the beauty of art isn’t it? The interpretation and meaning lies in the eye of the beholder.


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Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
I upped the ante for Print Edition: October with 15 new art prints!
Check out four quality designers I fell in love with in Beautiful Wears: Fall 2015.
You’ll never guess some of the materials used to create The Colors of Feelings video.
Meet my favorite preserves in unique combinations from Shady Acres.
I love the confident yet playful women of Oren Haskins.
I mastered the perfectly rumpled bed years ago, so I’m glad it’s finally a trend!
The not-quite-there portraits of Jane Lafarge Hamill.
It’s the year of the loafer – check out these 16 pairs!
Can’t wait to pick up a few jewelry pieces from Zoë Comings‘ collection.


Zoë Comings

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I’ve got a big ‘ol crush on Austin designer Zoë Comings‘ jewelry line. As soon as I saw the collection a few months ago I was smitten by her cool modern style, simple as that. While I love and own my share of statement pieces, it’s the smaller more delicate ones that I come back to time and time again.


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Lovely Loafers


Sunstone Loafer

They’ve been creeping into our wardrobes for the last few fall/winter seasons, but I’m convinced this is truly the year of the loafer. From casual to preppy to modern and everything in between, this incredibly comfortable style of footwear is a great match for jeans, skirts, and dresses. And as temperatures continue to drop through the next few months lots of options will even pair nicely with tights. Are you hopping on the loafer bandwagon or are you already there?



Ali Perforated Loafer // Farrah Loafer // Month Flat Shoes



Mock Up Flat Shoes // Manhattan Pointed Flat Shoes // The Modern Loafer



Vionnet Loafers // Yara Loafer // Merit Loafer Slip Ons



Carima Flats // Minkie Loafers // Metallic Suede Loafers



Barkley Loafers // White Point Loafers // Manor Suede Loafers


Jane Lafarge Hamill

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Do you see what I see? Jane Lafarge Hamill‘s paintings investigate contemporary portraiture through swaths of partially mixed paint and suggested outlines of features.

While painting, I both remember and imagine interactions with people; from the real to the surreal, from the mundane to grand, with anyone from close friends to compelling historical figures; and then try to render them with an emotional flash to establish all the pieces together in a gestural present. In my most recent paintings, the subjects are more fugitive; they’re fleeting figures whose aesthetic roots lie more closely to a brain scan than a traditional profile. These new portraits depict an applied, but honestly felt, emotional space that exists between the memory of looking, being looked at, and going deeper to bring a rich interior life to the surface.


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Perfectly Rumpled Beds

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There’s something completely self-gratifying about spying a trend that you’ve been part of for years, decades even. In this case, perfectly rumpled beds. I admit to making my bed every morning but I use that term loosely. Usually I simply make sure the pillows are at the head of the bed then throw the top sheet and duvet up over everything. Somehow at the end of the day that perfectly imperfect looks all the more welcoming.


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Photo Robson Rak Architecture via Domaine


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Urban Outfitters


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Photo Olsson & Jensen via My Scandinavian Home


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Photo Domino


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Photo via Flex Inredning


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Photo via Coco Lapine Design


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Oren Haskins

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I’m not sure Oren Haskins is creating any new work, these pieces are from 2013, but I’m still drawn to his confident portrayals of women. Chins pointed up, eyes gazing away with a playfully knowing smile on their lips, each one seems to have a secret she’s dying to share with you.


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