Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

For All Womankind

My heart was so full yesterday seeing all the amazing women (and men! and children!) marching around the world (these photos gave me goosebumps). In solidarity, I thought I’d share these brilliant posters by For All Womankind. As their website proudly states, “all the proceeds go to the Center for Reproductive Rights and Emily’s List, two not-for-profit organizations working to advance reproductive freedoms both in the US and globally, and to elect progressive pro-choice women to office.” I’m thinking I need this one. Explore the For All Womankind shop here.

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Luke Edward Hall for Anthropologie

My favorite British artist, Luke Edward Hall (remember this fun interview?), has designed a collection for Anthropologie and it does not disappoint. From the pink and orange elephant wallpaper (perfection…) to the tiger-print chairs, I’m hankering after each and every colorful piece. Explore Luke’s full collection for Anthropologie here. READ POST

Insta-Crush: @porcelain.sommerfeld

I came across these stunning porcelain flowers on instagram and thought I’d share them with all of you. Handmade in by a talented ceramicist in Germany, the blooms are perfect for my far-from-green thumb. The peonies below may just be my favorite, but the detail of every single stem is spectacular. They remind me of something you’d discover at my favorite New York boutique, John Derian Co. Explore more of Porcelain Sommerfeld’s lovely creations below and follow their instagram feed here.

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Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Taylor Illustration

I stumbled upon the work of British illustrator Eleanor Taylor last week and am so glad I did. Her distinctively English approach is apparent in her subject matter—think Staffordshire spaniels, lions, boxers, and more. Eleanor’s client list includes The New York Times and The New Yorker (no big deal), among others. In her charming Etsy shop you’ll find a collection of greeting cards and handful of art prints. Explore her full collection here.

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The Fleur Cowles Collection at Christie’s

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I’m tempted to hop on a plane to London on Wednesday to see Fleur Cowles’ private collection be auctioned off at Christie’s. The legendary magazine editor behind Flair, Cowles was a society darling on both sides of the pond having befriended everyone from the Reagans to HRH the Queen Mother. The November 23 auction of Cowles’ private collection includes a Picasso painting, fabulous needlepoint pillows, a Chinoiserie painted opium bed, and countless other extraordinary treasures. Below are images of her stunning former home in London. What a woman, what a life!

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Artist Spotlight: Emily Jeffords

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I first spotted the work of South Carolina-based artist Emily Jeffords on Minted and was thrilled to find she has an Etsy shop as well. Though she paints everything from florals to abstracts, my favorite works are the Southern artist’s expansive landscapes. I love their vast expanses of sky and pastel-tinged clouds. Explore all of Emily’s work here and here. READ POST