‘Never Put Your Practice Away’ with the new Home Collection from Manduka Yoga. Coordinating bolsters, blankets, blocks, and mats in deep indigos bring the perfect blend of coordination and contrast for a home practice space that’s as beautiful as it is balanced.Read More
What Indie Home Collective manages to pull off so well is a perfect balance of electicism paired against a stark backdrop of serene minimalism. Carefully selected pieces and restrained aesthetics keep their casual style feeling elevated and oh-so calming.Read More
The use of natural textures like creamy beige leather, grassy rattan, and soft linen soften the clean, bold lines of the space and complement the minimal design of the furnishings. Side note -- isn't it amazing how the addition of a few well-considered plants can enliven an otherwise austere space with ebullient personality?
In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well.Read More
The Joshua Tree House is a vacation rental and second home owned by Sara and Rich. After falling in love with the sleepy desert town off Twenty-Nine Palms highway, they eventually purchased an open-style hacienda that could be lovingly re-designed and re -decorated as a second abode and high-dez hideaway.Read More
the unavoidable fact of November in the upper Midwest -- and one that must be prepared for-- are the shorter days and darker nights. So cue the binge-television watching and weekend hibernating! And while brands like Woolrich got their start kitting people out for adventures out-of-doors rather than in, I think their latest round-up of Made-In-The-USA blankets makesuitable couch companionsindeed.Read More
With a lush backyard and an easy, open one-level floorplan, the home, (originally built in 1915) boasts all the trimmings of a classic California bungalow like custom built-ins, a low-pitched gabled roof with deep overhanging eaves, and simple wainscoting.Read More
For me, the Foundry Home Goods has been that very sort of special shop since opening in 2012. It is beautiful, yet simple. Accessible, yet aspirational. There is a distinct sort of compassion and care that emanates from the shop which cannot be ignored. There’s usually some sage burning and Ruby -- the requisite chocolate lab shop dog -- will be padding around the floorboards. A busy Saturday at the shop means Anna -- the owner -- will float down the stairs in an ethereal white dress and offer everyone inside a Popsicle --- or a beer. Or both. Depending on their age.Read More
Functional, simple, and joyful, Liz Clark's collection of blanket rolls, totes, and straw baskets are a celebration of culture caught at a crossroads. Raised near the border of Mexico and California, Liz takes inspiration from the colors of the coast, the history of Southern California, and the traditions of regional artisans for her collection of colorful basics.Read More
Enveloped in the endless space of Presidio county, with it’s boundless sightline of grassy scrub and heaven-scraping Sotol plants, lies the studio of Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza. The couple launched their line of modern furniture in 2012, during a debut show at San Francisco’s Heath Ceramics titled ‘Marfa Amigos.’ Shortly thereafter photos of the pair’s oval chairs and exquisite pillows made from Bolivian frazadas began populating both my blogroll and my daydreams. I made a photo of their saddle leather chair my desktop screensaver, and taped images of Garza Marfa’s unique and zen-like Southwestern silhouettes to my refrigerator. I fell in love with the minimalistic, high-desert design language of their pieces -- so distinctly expressive of the arid and expansive landscapes I love.Read More
I stumbled across a two-bedroom apartment in the north east corner of town early last month and shortly thereafter moved in -- crates of denim jackets in tow. There was good mojo in this building and I needed change in a big way.
This new neighborhood is a textured one. For being so close to downtown, it feels very removed, oftentimes otherworldly. I am reminded of the working-class vibe inherent in Nashvilles's Marathon Village and nearby Germantown and the 'get-er-done' vibe of rural Red Wing, MNRead More
DIYS to try.Read More
A handful of must-visit shops that should make it to the top of your "see and do" list should you ever find yourself in Texas.Read More
The blankets, the baskets, the original chimayo weavings, the barns, the teepees, the airstreams, the horses, the ranch-hands on staff, the cool n' clear Colorado air --- I'm hard-pressed to think up a better possible landing pad than Ralph Lauren's Double RL Ranch.Read More
Perhaps her minimalism seemed oppressive to others -- a self-imposed denial of aesthetic pleasures and modern comforts. But adornment and addition for their own sake are what seemed oppressive to O’Keeffe. She was a master editor - lover of the barren, raw, wild, and wind-swept. Keeper of all things callous, coarse, fibrous, and unfinished. To separate the wheat from the chaff -- this is where she excelled. Great work is marked by simplicity.Read More