Natalie Davis
Posted on January 30, 2012 by Natalie Davis on textiles, wares

Doug Johnston

Doug Johnston is a Brooklyn-based textile artist that creates visually stunning baskets and sculpture from sewn cotton cord. I love the idea of taking soft sculpture and turning it into a functional everyday item. There’s a sense of wonder and whimsy to these pieces that feels other-worldly.

Posted on January 25, 2012 by Natalie Davis on inspiration, textiles, travel

Mexican Folk Art

 

Browsing through a new book* on Mexican Folk art, I’m currently obsessing over all the textures, color, and pattern. Wish I could book a trip to Oaxaca soon…

*the book is “The Popular Arts of Mexico” by Kojin Toneyama, published in 1974 by Weatherhill/Heibonsha.

Posted on January 18, 2012 by Natalie Davis on jewelry, shops

Craft & Culture

Craft & Culture is a retail platform showcasing handmade fashion and home goods. Their approach to curation struck a cord with us, and we’re looking forward to see more of their collections through the year. Here are some scenes from their winter 2012 jewelry lookbook, with photography by Wendy Liu and styling by Ashley Helvey. […]

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Natalie Davis on film, Typography

Moonrise Kingdom

The new Wes Anderson trailer for Moonrise Kingdom hit last week and I may have watched it at least 6x in a row. Folks tend to fawn all over Anderson because his visual stories are so rich. The production quality alone can leave you spinning in a dizzy, as he just layers and layers the […]

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Natalie Davis on fashion, photography

Advanced Style

Advanced Styleis an amazing blog by Ari Seth Cohen dedicated to the fashion of older women. I love following Ari’s street photos, but am really excited to get to know these women more in his upcoming documentary, schedule for a summer 2012 release. There is also a book of Ari’s photos coming out in April […]

Posted on January 11, 2012 by Natalie Davis on fashion, sneak peek, video

Martin Greenfield factory visit

A FACTORY IN BROOKLYN from STYLE LEDGER on Vimeo. Style Ledger posted a great behind-the-scenes look at American manufacturing with a visit to Martin Greenfield in Brooklyn. Greenfield’s tailors clothing for companies like Freeman’s Sporting Club and Brooks Brothers. I’ve always been mesmerized by “how it’s made” films, and this one is no different. Looking […]

Posted on January 9, 2012 by Natalie Davis on art, Austin

Lara Gammon Beard

Last year I was introduced to Lara Gammon Beard, a wonderful Austin artist. Lara’s first collection of work is titled “Unearthed” and features paper collage, cutouts, and drawing. With a background in landscape architecture from UT, her abstract forms and dreamscapes remind me of jewelry pieces that I love.