Wherever I am, I love to have fresh flowers around me. That’s true at home, in my office and when I’m traveling. In New York City, one of my go-to florists has become James’ Daughter. Its founder and creative force is Lisa Przystup, who is actually a freelance writer as well as a talented floral […]
No matter their medium, I find that when people have a pure, unbridled passion for their work, it is beautifully obvious. For Denise Porcaro, founder of the bright, chic studio and retail shop Flower Girl NYC, her great love is simply flowers. Accordingly, her arrangements are vibrant, truly unique, extremely seasonal and evocative of the […]
I’ve always been drawn to the beautiful, but out of the ordinary. So when I discovered Satomi Kawakita Jewelry, it was love at first sight. A New York City-based jewelry designer and professional diamond setter, Satomi was born and raised in Japan, and studied wood, metal, clay and textile design, glassblowing, jewelry design, and diamond […]
As I shared yesterday, I was introduced to Lily Lodge founder and floral designer Ariana Lambert Smeraldo through my friend Molly Isaksen, after long admiring her incredible work. A floral design studio synonymous with stunning blooms and arrangements (and the signature packaging to match), Lily Lodge opened its doors on Robertson Blvd. in 2005, and […]
When I discovered FEIT several years back, I was instantly and irrevocably hooked. A neo-luxury footwear and accessories brand characterized by a minimal, modern aesthetic, exceptional materials and classic handmade construction, FEIT strikes that beautiful balance of all at once forward thinking and timeless. Founded in 2005 by Australian brothers Tull and Josh Price, the […]
As I shared yesterday, I was introduced to Fox Fodder Farm when I saw some of founder and creative director Taylor Patterson’s gorgeous creations at The Line in NYC – and fell hard and fast. Equal parts magical and unexpected, the studio’s displays are rooted in both the past and decidedly present tense, and have become a new go-to […]
When I discover something that I love, I can’t help but share it. And Jiva-Apoha – the most amazing line of healing and beautifying oils for face and body – is no exception. Combining the healing practices of Ayurveda and Shamanism, they are the creation of Angela Shore, whose journeys and studies both inform and fuel her […]
As I shared yesterday, when it comes to beauty and skincare of the all-natural variety, Beautycounter is one of my favorites – apart from the Countertime collection, the Lustro Body Oil and Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer are also at the top of my list. Founded by wife, mother and personal care pioneer Gregg Renfrew, the brand is remarkable as much for […]
I was introduced to Pilar and her gorgeous ceramics years ago by the wonderful Maurice of Bloom & Plume, and loved everything about them. Soon after, she began making pieces for my stores, and we have been fortunate to carry them ever since. Her inspired use of color, texture and design make her work wonderfully distinct, and […]
I was introduced to Humble Ceramics when my friend Katie gave me one of the beautiful canisters – I soon began collecting them for my home, and am so happy to now carry them in my Montecito store. Created in small batches by LA-based artist Delphine Lippens, the one-of-a-kind rustic yet modern pieces are infused […]
I discovered MQuan several years ago after falling in love with her signature hand built Jingle Bells, and knew I wanted to have them in my stores. Designed and sculpted by Michele Quan in her Brooklyn studio, they are just some of the many ceramic art and objects that she creates for home and garden, each […]
When I discovered The Sleep Shirt, a crisp, classic and beautifully made unisex nightshirt, it was love at first sight (immediately followed by making certain I could offer it in my stores). A Montreal-based sleepwear company led by Alexandra Suhner Isenberg and Megan McEwan, The Sleep Shirt began with that unisex nightshirt in two lengths, […]
I was introduced to Heather through Simone LeBlanc and simultaneously fell in love with both her line of textiles and home goods, Heather Taylor Home, and her blog, LA In Bloom. Inspired by her love of travel and eclectic entertaining style, her handmade textiles are simply beautiful, and I’m thrilled to now carry them in my stores. Heather was kind enough to […]
One of the most iconic hat designers of our time, Patricia Underwood has been creating unadorned handmade, hand finished designs for over thirty five years.
Patricia’s new book, The Way You Wear Your Hat, is a stunning celebration of both her career and the hat itself, and I’m thrilled to be a part of its launch. I hope you’ll join us in my West Hollywood store next Friday, May 1st for an exclusive book signing with Patricia herself, as well as an assortment of her Spring & Summer hats.
I discovered BDDW years ago after falling in love with their stunning live edge dining tables, and have since fallen one by one for their full range of thoughtfully detailed, beautifully made pieces. A small American furniture company dedicated to the creation of timeless, well-made designs, BDDW is lead by founder Tyler Hays, who designs each piece before it is painstakingly crafted in his Philadelphia studio. He was kind enough to welcome us in and share a bit about his process and point of view
I was introduced to Agnes Baddoo totes after spotting them at Beatrice Valenzuela’s Echo Park store, and was instantly hooked. All at once modern and classic, the gorgeous natural leather, buffalo and canvas carryalls are handcrafted in Los Angeles, and designed with equal parts form and function in mind.