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.
Thinking about something to get your sweetheart? Here are our top picks from the Canoe shop.
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.
A visit to Sauvie Island, Oregon by Laura Dart. I love the moody and misty quality of these images; it’s exactly how Oregon feels in my mind.
A few images, places, and things I have been thinking about lately here in Austin. Channeling my inner Texan to get into the mood for a big surprise coming out soon. Stay tuned for more, and keep your eyes on the our twitter feed to get the latest, since I can’t keep secrets as good […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.