This perfect light weight throw is made from the softest Belgian linen reflecting the city meets country style vibe at the heart of Hawkins New York. Founders and designers Nick Blaine and Paul Denoly, recognizing a lack of range in small-scale home goods production, founded HNY the to incorporate the concept of artisanal production with a modern sensibility in design. Their linen sheets are to die for - both affordable and in the most amazing colors!
This morning as I sat to write the blog post for this week, I was thinking about my basic, tried and true, life long beauty staples. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour for my lips in the winter, Nivea Creme in the beautiful small blue tin for my travels, and Cetaphil bar soap, delicate in every way, at every sink, shower and tub in my house. I usually write of new product lines that I love, trends in beauty, etc., but today, I thought I would give a shout out to the best tried and true product that has protected my skin for decades. It is perfect for any and all skin types and conditions, gentle and effective, super affordable and the choice of dermatologists the world over. I buy mine by the case.
Alnea Farahbella, the designer of Toit Volant, is a dressmaker, a fashion designer, a pattern-maker, a sewer and a woman in love with fashion. Founded in 2013, Toit Volant is dedicated to being personal and intimate craft of dress making without the luxury price tag. They pride themselves on engaging with the makers along with the woman wearing their perfectly minimal and sensual designs. I would love this label for that alone, but love them more because they share my sensibility about investing moderately in product consumption made of high quality materials designed to last a very very long time.
Over 20 years ago, I purchased a long passport wallet from Hartmann made in their gorgeous belting leather. I liked the long size, wide width, and the fact that I could just grab it and go (clutch style). After everyday wear for two decades it needed to be put to bed. Sadness. My search for a replacement was futile until I found this gorgeous wallet from Cuyana that fit the bill (literally). Beautifully handmade in Argentina in four gorgeous on point colors, this is my new go to carry it all.
From VITRA's Mid-19th Century Modern Wall Clock Collection, comes a reissue of George Nelson's Ball Clock made in Europe of Brass and Beechwood. Based in Switzerland, Vitra is a family owned furniture company that also creates elevated retail environments.