Cool things are happening in Detroit these days (I’m hoping to visit this spring…) and one of them is American-made watch brand Shinola. Style icon Carolyn Murphy is the company’s women’s design director and has the ultimate “American tomboy” style. This year Murphy is overseeing the introduction of a handbag collection and much like their watch line, it’s bound to be sleek. One of these days I hope to sport a Shinola watch on my own wrist–they’re an investment to be sure, but include a lifetime guarantee.
“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves–there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” -Joan Didion
Wildly popular French label Céline just unveiled it’s latest spring/summer ’15 campaign and the star is none other literary icon Joan Didion. The 80-year-old author is looking impossibly cool in her massive sunnies and sculptural pendant necklace. Phoebe Philo, you’re a genius. Who else is anxiously awaiting this Joan Didion documentary?
While perusing Target.com for nightstands last night (do you like this one?) I was pleased to find a new Nate Berkus collection is available. Nate was by far one of the kindest (and devastatingly handsome) people I’ve interviewed over the years. His interiors are top-notch and his Target line is always packed with affordable gems (everything here is under $60). Of course the latest additions are no exception. Above, some of my favorites.
I have been keeping a list of things I need to see/do on my next trip to New York (Alfred and I have been in California spending some much needed time with my family this winter) and at the top of the list is a visit to The Apartment by The Line. The company’s founder, Vanessa Traina, has killer style (remember her wedding in Vogue?) and the “Apartment” serves as a retail space and event venue for her super chic minimalist brand, The Line. From the thick Moroccan rugs to the sleek mid-century inspired lighting, I can’t get enough of the interior’s artful mix of opulence and simplicity. Now, how to replicate said chicness in my next place? To be determined…
I’ve enjoyed reading so much lately (many thanks for your recommendations!) and am looking forward to tackling many more books in 2015. Above is a selection of design books (some new, some old…) I’m hoping to devour in the new year. Let me know of any I should add!
I’m always collecting inspiration images for my apartment and it seems half of them hail from Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home. I have plans to upgrade to a queen-size bed (I know, so grown-up!) and am obsessed with the notion of crisp white linens topped with a faux fur throw. This Christmas I took a cue from Lauder and ordered myself a pair of Sorel Caribou boots (in black, of course). They’re so cute with my favorite skinny black high-waisted jeans and new Madewell parka (insane sale). Now I just need to find some snow…