meet kim west — a fine artist living in los angeles, who has recently launched a new webshop. kim shares limited edition prints and original tiny paintings, but her usual work consists of medium to fairly large paintings (even mural projects!), but in the shop kim’s offering work that is more approachable with respect to wall space and depth of our pocket books. her limited edition prints are professionally printed reproductions of original work from her series ‘101 from the 101′ — a body of work she’s actively working on in the studio, which is based on views of the 101 between L.A. and Santa Barbara — When the series is complete there will be 101 original pieces. All reproductions from this series are printed in editions of 101.
to enter to win set of 5 kim west prints, simply:
• follow @westkim on instagram.
• comment here on the blog confirming you followed @westkim by tuesday, july 7th at midnight pst.
• yay! this giveaway is worldwide so anyone can enter to win!
• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.
• we’ll announce the randomly selected winner the week of july 6th on my twitter, so be sure to follow along.
sometimes when i think about beach house style, i like to think in terms of a more sophisticated color palette. instead of say nautical blue, i think neutrals, black, white — the colors of sand, black coral, thatched huts, and the color of the ocean under the moonlight. ever since my trip to tulum i’ve been obsessed, and strongly impacted by the style i saw represented there, so my new house is taking on quite a bit of this vibe. i’ve still got my pops of pink here and there, but much more understated. i’ll be sharing soon, after a few renovations, but in the meantime, here’s an idea of the kind of looks i’m really loving. an eclectic mix of mid-century modern, meets gidget, meets beach hut sophisticate.
I’ve (finally!) made some progress sifting through the photos I took in Japan, so I thought I’d do a miniseries on my time there, starting with this gem in Tokyo. Fog Linen Work is a linen shop based in Shimokitazawa, a charming neighborhood dense with independent retailers, cafés, and music venues. Yumiko Sekine began making own line of linen products a decade ago, having grown nostalgic for the simple fabrics of her childhood. She has created a collection of timeless essentials and a beautiful boutique to showcase her designs.
Upstairs, I spent an eternity rummaging through a sumptuous selection of found objects, consisting of classic porcelain wares, and of course, linen. For those of us who aren’t local, (FOMO not!) we can Shop Fog Linen from anywhere in the world.
i’m big into plants these days — now that i have a large outdoor space. just ask sunset nursery — they’re starting to tease me if i don’t show up every day to add a few plants to my growing oasis. such nice people, by the way — if you’re in the area, check ’em out. but i digress, i also love indoor plants just as much as the outdoor species. it’s so nice to bring a little bit of the outdoors, inside. and visa versa — i quite like the look of creating an outdoor dining room (like this one just below) and am working on that project now. decorating with plant life and surrounding ourselves with nature seems like a very good idea.