Britta Boeckmann‘s wood and resin is jewelry, sold under the name BoldB, is inspired by Australia’s flora and fauna. Her process varies from piece to piece, but involves the delicate process of making molds, casting resin and wood, gently sanding the pieces into their unique shapes, and then finally varnishing or oiling the jewelry.
I’ve hinted a little here and there about a collaboration that’s been under wraps since this past spring, and today I finally get to spill the beans! Take a peek at the just released table linens collection that I proudly partnered on with fashionABLE.
I’ve been a huge fan of fashionABLE and their commitment to investing in and empowering women for awhile now. They work with women, both locally and globally, who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to a lack of opportunity. So with your help, fashionABLE works to give opportunity to women where there is often little, and then they effect change.
We worked together to design three different styles of kitchen linens, each named after the woman who created them, Almaz Napkins, the Dechasa Table Runner, and the Legesse Tea Towel. Both the napkins (that come in a set of four) and table runners come in three colors – marsala, indigo, and charcoal. The tea towels come in six variations – white with marsala stripes, white with indigo stripes, white with charcoal stripes, marsala colorblock, indigo colorblock, and charcoal colorblock.
We created the entire table linens collection with two things in mind: the holidays and the ability to mix and match. The marsala, indigo, and charcoal tones all feel cozy and related, but break them apart and they’re equally beautiful. Perfect for the holidays and far beyond.
If you’ll be doing any entertaining this season you can even pick up one of four different levels of Party Boxes. They run the gamut in cost and contain at least two pieces of the linens collection as well as conversation cards, menu cards, and recipe cards. It’s basically a dinner party in a box!
I plan on using everything when I host Thanksgiving later this month, and I truly can’t wait to tell my guests just what the pieces they’re using mean and the part I was able to play in that.
Be sure and check out the rest of fashionABLE‘s offerings –leather, jewelry, and scarves.
Oh, and one more thing – we’re giving away a set to a lucky one of you! Choose your favorite colorway and win, a Dechasa Table Runner, 4 Almaz Napkins, and 2 Legesse Tea Towels. Break up your winnings as gifts or throw an amazing dinner party of your own. Enter for lots of chances to win below!
An addition of wool to Annie O’Dorisio‘s pen and ink drawings takes them to another level, another plane. She explains that the wool is not only a way to add texture and sculptural dimension to each piece, it’s also an element of warmth added to what can be rather masculine drawings. A practice in restraint, no doubt.
I love the beauty and simplicity of Hasami Porcelain‘s collection of multi-functional kitchen goods. They describe it as being firmer and sharper in texture than earthenware, and with a more organic feel than traditional porcelain. Very well done.
The unintentional theme of this week’s artists seems to be mighty talented youth, with today’s being Sydney-based Lauren Elise Cassar and her accessories line – Mirador. Right now she’s featuring a fantastic debut collection of eight handprinted cotton voile scarves that would look just as good slung around you as hung upon your wall.
Bento boxes are endlessly useful – outside of food they can be used to organize things like your office supplies, a sewing kit, and so much more. But make a collection bursting with color like Takenaka did and I’ll think of a few dozen more just to have an excuse to buy a few! Choose from the Rectangle, the Double, the Deep, or the Expanded Single/Double in a myriad of gorgeous colors.
Illustrative talent Maggie Chiang hasn’t graduated from college yet, so I can only imaging what’s to come as she spreads her wings further and explores. For now she’s inspired by both places real and fictitious, her work evoking a longing for adventure and the pursuit of the unknown.
With the holidays fast approaching (gulp) I’ve got my eyes on the lookout for unique goods perfect for gifting. Lostine is a well curated shop featuring handmade and vintage items that I’d not only happily give to loved ones, but keep for myself. A set of the candleholders above would make any Thanksgiving table.