here’s what’s new and noteworthy these days. although while not everything here is necessarily brand spankin’ new in the marketplace, they are classics that have caught my eye all over again, or have been given a new twist — like the modern windsor chairs just below, and the ‘darling’ doormat above. enjoy!
5. draped garland bed from anthropologie.
9. 4-Cup Ceramic Pour-Over Coffee Maker from urban outfitters; 10. Vintage Marston Oversized French Shopper Basket from urban outfitters; 11. smeg mini fridge from west elm; and 12. teak step stool from serena and lily.
australian kara rosenlund is the ultimate triple threat in the world of design — photographer, stylist, adventurer and traveling wares retailer all wrapped up in one very talented package. kara shares her life with us through her blog, Facebook and Instagram and while she currently sells her photo prints online, kara will soon offer a new range of essential wares for the home inspired by the local Australian makers and crafters she’s met while traveling and documenting the incredible country of Australia. her spot-on styling and photography always take me on a much welcomed journey and i feel as though i’m riding shotgun on her beautiful adventures. i recently came across some new images from kara’s portfolio and thought i’d share — while i eagerly await the launch of her homewares. more on that soon!
• all photography kara rosenlund.
when i finally move into my dream house (is it soon? please tell me it’s soon!), i’m probably going to be a bit more ‘adult’ about my artwork. and by that i mean i’d like to be more selective, a bit more thoughtful about what goes up on my walls, and probably a whole lot more minimal. but it’s hard for me to simply discard or give away art, so what i thought i’d do is select one nook in my future dream house and create a little gallery. that’s where most of my treasured photographs, sketches and paintings will live — in a small gallery of their very own. i’d like it to look something like these gallery walls here – well-intentioned, but not pretentious. just a simple collection of the artwork i love and can’t leave behind.
sometimes i just want to banish all color and live in a calming and perfectly elegant space (but not a fussy one) that’s just muted and lovely all on its own. i like the idea of lots of white, gray and black, and allowing the tiny little details to shine through — either through architectural elements, treasured collections, or subtle textures. an interesting lighting fixture, a pretty mirror, a well-thought out space with lots of room for living simply. here’s a few spaces that ring true for me when it comes to understated, muted elegance.
i was recently introduced to innovative designer sidonie Loiseleux while visiting my good friend kim schoen in los angeles. sidonie told me about a wallpaper line she was creating based on the idea of origami shapes when undone, reveal the inherent fragility, texture and sculptural qualities of the paper. i couldn’t wait to see, and now sidonie’s new wallpaper line is live, and entitled Unfolded — her first stunning collection contains four unique designs: Whale, Fox, Snake, and Elephant.
Each Unfolded design is made from the many bends, pleats and folds found in complex origami shapes and while they look quite dimensional, the wallpaper lays flat giving the interesting illusion of unfolded origami paper. The wallpapers speak to the delicate nature of paper itself, the graphic shapes in the design telling the story of its own undoing. a Los Angeles based studio, SIDONIE’s line of wallpaper is made to order and can be customized for any home or business, as well as for special projects. The studio’s most recently commissioned design is on display at the innovative Gelateria Uli tucked inside the revitalized Spring Arcade in downtown Los Angeles. visual artist and designer Sidonie Loiseleux grew up in France and moved to LA where she received her MFA from Cal Arts. She lives and works in Echo Park — you can visit sidonie to learn more.