it’s a big week for minneapolis-based designer martha mcquade — and a lucky one for fans like me who have been anxiously awaiting what martha’s been up to. martha has a brand new website AND a new clothing collection as well — both of which are stunning. Kate Miss helped Martha develop her new site using Virb (which I posted about last week) and it’s just so lovely to look at. I quite like the workbook section martha included so be sure and have a look there and prepare to be inspired.
Trained as an architect, Martha McQuade lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches architecture, designs clothing + textiles, makes buildings, takes photographs, and writes about process + design. her motto: “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” — Massimo Vignelli. she proves this to be completely true! you can shop for martha mcquade’s made to order clothing collection here, as well as her beautiful line of hand-dyed scarves, scarfshop, too. now, to go order this skirt. must-have!
• all photos by Sara Montour.
well, this is going to be fun in the great outdoors! PUBLIC bikes is teaming up with alite designs for a san francisco sleep over. it’s PUBLIC’S bike-in camp-out june 29-30th. and to celebrate we’re going to giveaway:
• one local reader will win one free spot in the bike-in camp-out…AND…
about the bike-in camp-out: there’s only 60 spots so should you want to Join (and not take a chance at winning) The Bike-In Camp-Out, check out the sign-up rules here — you must submit entry by tuesday, wednesday june 19th at noon. they’ll be camping at Rob Hill Campground in the heart of san francisco’s Presidio. The The Bike-In Camp-Out will be a curated day/night of camping that includes guided photography hikes, lawn games, catered dinner and breakfast meals and evening entertainment. They will supply all the Alite Designs tents so the only things you’ll need to bring are your sleeping bag, sleeping pad, personal items, and layered clothing to keep you warm outside.
• hop on over to PUBLIC’s facebook page and “like” their page.
• comment back here letting us know you ‘liked’ their facebook page to enter to win by friday, june 21st.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• sorry, but this time the giveaway applies to u.s. residents, only.
yay! happy camping!
ahhhh, summer’s coming and the livin’ is easy. but you know what i really miss? drive-in theatres. my family and i used to go a lot. my mum would pack a picnic dinner and my brother and i would huddle in our sleeping bags in the back of the country squire station wagon to watch some great summer flick with my parents up front in command of those staticky old drive-in stereo speakers that attached to the car window. about the next best thing i could come up with was a summer movie night — but let’s make it an an outdoor summer movie night.
so, to make things cozy, we laid out some fun vintage picnic blankets, grabbed some colorful mis-matched patio chairs and strung a white sheet from an old clothesline with clothing pins. we hung some globe lights for ambience and set up a projector. so many good movies to choose from for a summer movie night: moonrise kingdom, the graduate, or maybe the ever-inspiring amelie. and then of course, the movie snacks! you gotta have milk duds, and junior mints, good & plenty and naturally, red vines. and it goes without saying you must have fresh popped movie popcorn, and everyone needs their own darn bag! don’t forget the beverages — we made ours festive with a tub of fun colored sodas and homemade lemonade in a vintage-inspired dispenser jar. now we’re set. all we need is for the lights in the sky to fade and the projector to do its magic. perfect stay at home, summer movie night.
• all photos by victoria smith, sfgirlbybay.
i love everything about this beautiful scandinavian home i found at lantliv. even the saddle looks quite stylish perched up their in their exposed beams. but it’s those white floors that get me every time. everything looks so fresh and bright. i quite like the unexpected mix of pieces — like the glass side table next to the more rustic coffee table, and the mad mix of dining room chairs from different periods. it all creates such an interesting contrast. the entire home is lovely. for a complete tour, visit lantliv.
the latest issue of elle decoration uk (i view mine on zinio – instant gratification!) features this light and airy mid-century modern home in melbourne, australia. it was not always this bright and sunny — but its dark paneled walls got five coats of white paint from new owner and mid-century modern enthusiast simone haag. now, it’s full of life with a great minimal look, but cozy and comfortable too. for the entire inspiring tour of this lovely re-invented space, check out the july issue of elle decoration uk.