These crystallized books by artist Alexis Arnold stopped me in my tracks. Available at Tappan Collective, each sculpture makes for quite the sparkling statement. In the artist’s own words, “The crystals remove the text and solidify the books into aesthetic, non-functional objects. I manipulate the books with my hands, water, and salt to transform them into artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time, use, and memory.” Aren’t they lovely…? One crystalized Pride and Prejudice, please. Explore more of Alexis’ work here.
Staple prep label Tuckernuck recently launched their fall look book and the autumnal ensembles have me excited about the dropping temps. The looks were photographed in Philadelphia and everything from the models’ earrings to their loafers are available online. At the top of my wish list are a pair of Havana smoking shoes, an oversized plaid scarf, and a color block tote (they’re the best bags, plus navy with black = so chic). Explore all Tuckernuck’s new arrivals here.
If you’re a fan of pattern, this one’s for you! When it came time for Anne Maxwell Foster to decorate her family’s cozy Hudson Valley retreat she naturally turned to Suysel dePedro Cunningham, her partner at Tilton Fenwick, to help her get the job done. Published in House Beautiful’s October issue, the 1850s home is brimming with bold patterns and quirky antiques. I especially love the kitchen’s Moroccan tile backsplash and the stairwell’s yummy chocolate brown Oscar de la Renta wallpaper. Below, check out more of the cheerful home and find my recommendations for getting a similar look.