Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

John Robshaw Launches Wallpaper

My sweet friend John Robshaw has recently unveiled a wallpaper collection as part of his block print empire and I had to share it with all of you. Included among the designs are some of my Robshaw favorites such as the ginger coral and the diba light indigo. Wouldn’t they be lovely in a bedroom or powder room? I love their artisanal quality and classic indigo palette. Explore more of the new collection below. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Jenny Rijke Ceramics

If you love marbled pieces like me, you’ll appreciate these stunning ceramics by Jenny Rijke. Made in rural Eastern Ontario, each piece is crafted by hand. The blue and white palette is timeless and each piece is truly one of a kind. I’m thinking of investing in a set of mugs for cozy Danish evenings. Explore more of Jenny’s creations below and shop her work here. READ POST

Molly Mahon Block Prints

Combining my love of all things English and all things block print, the work of textile designer Molly Mahon is a neo-trad dream. Molly resides in Sussex, England where she creates fabrics, wallpapers, and homewares from her colorful studio. Some of her collection is also hand printed in Jaipur, India (I’m so excited to visit in October!) and Molly cites India as one of her greatest inspirations. Below, find more of Molly’s lovely work (I’m coveting the wallpaper) and shop the printmaker’s creations here. READ POST

Irving Penn: Centennial at The Met

Framed in my living room is a poster from a 1997 Irving Penn exhibit in Denmark. Pictured is Penn’s wife and muse, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, sitting for tea in Morocco—one of my all-time favorite portraits. In 2017, the late American photographer would have celebrated his 100th birthday, and this month, his 70 year career is being celebrated in an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (check out the gorgeous book here). Included among the more than 200 pictures are Penn’s portraits (Picasso, Capote, Deitrich, and more), flower studies, and nudes. Below, are some of my favorite shots from the exhibit. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to google flights to New York…! READ POST

Paper Blooms by Livia Cetti of The Green Vase

I first discovered the exquisite paper blooms of artist and stylist Livia Cetti while shopping in Paris last spring. The Astier de Villatte boutique on Rue de Tournon had four of her stunning arrangements on display, and even amid all the heavenly ceramics, Cetti’s faux florals stole the show. It’s no surprise then that her blooms can now be found in all the chicest homes from Chez Kate Schelter in New York to Rebecca de Ravenel‘s dreamy Los Angeles pad. Coveting some paper blooms of your own? Just last week, Cetti’s new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations, was published and though I’m DIY-challenged (or just plain lazy), I’m determined to give it a try. In the meantime, let’s explore some of my favorite designs by Cetti below. READ POST

Parvum Opus: Marbled Paper Desk Accessories

When I stumbled upon the creations of Parvum Opus last week, I swooned. If you share my love of marbled papers and plaster intaglios, you just may too. Based in Michigan, the shop creates the most lovely bespoke desk accessories and frames using exquisite marbled papers. The pieces are all crafted by hand and each is truly one of a kind. I’m coveting a pair of marbled obelisks for our living room, a picture frame for my nightstand, and a letter sorter for my desk. Explore some of my favorite glimpses of Parvum Opus below (definitely kindred spirits!), and shop their collection here. READ POST