You may know Simon MIller as the go to designer for men's pitch perfect jeans that burst onto the scene in 2008. I discovered SM when I was searching for a perfect structured spring tote bag (of course) and for an evolving woman's ready to wear collection. The brand draws inspiration from the landscapes of the American Southwest, modernism and the natural outdoors, creating collections that are timeless, crafted, and lived-in.
After nearly a week of mild 60 degree weather then a plunge to freezing temps with snow, I am dreaming of Joshua Tree more than I usually do this time of year. Set in California’s low desert, where both Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are located, the area originally became the getaway destination for Hollywood’s elite. Today, Joshua Tree is the new ‘it’ destination in the area drawing a folks away from the low desert and out to the high.
Yield Design makes the most gorgeous heavy walled french press coffee maker. Modern design meets function is a ceramic carafe lined with stainless steel that holds heat until the last drop of coffee is had. Certified SGS food safe, this beauty boasts a matte finish topped with a polished copper push handle.
On those days when I need to add some life into my blow out I reach for Rahua Dry Shampoo! Its a genius lifesaver of a product and all natural as well featuring cassava root, clay, and star anise. In seconds you hair is a better and more voluminous version its former self. Run, don't walk to pick up your own rain forest grown, save the day, hair product.
Now through March 19th, Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction is a comprehensive survey of Picabia’s audacious, irreverent, and profoundly influential work across mediums. This will be the first exhibition in the United States to chart his entire career. From the MoMA website: "Among the great modern artists of the past century, Francis Picabia (French, 1879–1953) also remains one of the most elusive. He vigorously avoided any singular style, and his work encompassed painting, poetry, publishing, performance and film. Though he is best known as one of the leaders of the Dada movement, his career ranged widely—and wildly—from Impressionism to radical abstraction, from Dadaist provocation to pseudo-classicism, and from photo-based realism to art informel. Picabia’s consistent inconsistencies, his appropriative strategies, and his stylistic eclecticism, along with his skeptical attitude, make him especially relevant for contemporary artists, and his career as a whole challenges familiar narratives of the avant-garde."
Hansel from Basel may just be one of my very favorite designer names! I fell in love with their perfectly sized knit totes and have been keeping my eye on their evolution since. So, when I saw they made a silk blend trouser sock (perfect to wear with my pennies and my brogues), I bought a few pair and then some. Impossibly they keep feet warm and cool, made from 61% silk and nylon with a bit of stretch thrown in. These perfect socks will quickly become your favorites.