i’ll come right out and admit it — i’m a bit of a bag junkie. no matter how many bags, totes and clutches i seem to acquire, they keep making cuter ones that make me want them — badly. so for this week’s new and noteworthy i thought rather than buy more bags, i’d simply blog about them and leave the shopping to you guys — should you see something that catches your eye. apologies to your pocketbook in advance.
5. Vintage canvas zip pouch is made with canvas from the 1960s from individual medley.
9. claire vivier’s Every Mother Counts tote. 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of this bag will go directly to supporting EMC — Founded by Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
there i go again — finding unexpected connections. this one’s quite serendipitous too, or at least makes me feel as though i’m on the right track, when i see a common thread popping up in my inbox. for instance, this week i received emails from both debbie carlos introducing her new marble prints here in the u.s., and then half way around the world, i got an email sharing gorman’s new geology clothing collection. coincidence? i think not — i think we’re right on trend! perhaps you recall a stunning bit of work from artist damien hirst circa 1992? well what’s cool comes around again — online art curators mammoth & co. have some geology happening, too — they carry gorgeous prints by artist Amber Ibarreche, and both civil and gemz totally rock (pun intended).
if you’re a fan of kinfolk magazine, you may like to know they also have a new hardbound book out, aptly entitled The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. quite by happenstance i was having a gander at photographer jonas ingerstedt’s website when i came upon this house, which has apparently graced the pages of kinfolk’s magazine, as well as being prominently featured in the book.
it’s quite lovely, isn’t it? with its pretty palette of gray, white and a kind of rich cobalt blue and a great mix of vintage and mid-century modern furniture — it embodies the kinfolk mantra of slowing down, and simplifying your life, allowing you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. for more beautiful images, visit jonas ingerstedt’s online portfolio and pick up a copy of The Kinfolk Home.