Formed from porcelain made from natural Amakusa pottery stones and mixed with potter's clay Hasami Porcelain applies old world techniques to modern utilitarian forms. Dishwasher and microwave safe. This clean, simple, and functional pottery from creative director Takuhiro Shinomoto was inspired by the rich pottery tradition of the Hasami district in Japan, which emphasizes reliable quality and beautiful design.
It finally feels like summer has arrived what with a few days in the low 100s interrupted by a few days a rain, which of course means its time to think about UV protection for your locks. Hair in the Sun is my seasonal go to protecting all types of hair (even for gals with beachy highlights and full color treatment). Its light styling effect is especially nice for keeping waves in place and frizz away.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, is a major exhibition that critically engages Frank LLoyd Wrights's multifaceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. Structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections. The exhibition seeks to open up Wright’s work to critical inquiry and debate, and to introduce experts and general audiences alike to new angles and interpretations of this extraordinary architect. Through October 1.
Clyde is a cult favorite New York City-based label designed by Vancouver native Dani Griffiths. Initially a buyer, merchandiser and house collection sales director at Assembly New York, Griffiths began making her own line of accessories in 2010. Leather handbags and goods were introduced with the Spring 2014 collection. Concise, minimalist styles are New York-made in small batches from Italian materials, adhering to the brand’s belief in both a controlled aesthetic and quality.
I’ve long been in love with the powerful and majestic beauty of Scotland. There is nothing that can compare with the towering castle that appears straight off a rocky bluff, or the sight of fog rolling through the Highlands. The ancient city of Edinburgh lies in the south of the country, alongside the Firth of Forth. A city that welcomes travelers of every stripe with open arms, it boasts a rich cultural scene, gorgeous food, and is chock full of history and beauty. Go in the summer for the arts festivals, but consider a stay in the fall when most of the tourists leave and you are left with a real sense of the locals' fair city.
I have been a devoted fan of Shaker architecture and design since I first visited the round barn at Hancock Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the late 1980's. This Shaker box by Hender Scheme rendered in thick leather is every bit as gorgeous as the classic cherry wood designs made by the original craftsmen,