Sooo… I guess I want every piece from the new RillRill Spring/Summer 2014 jewelry collection. Beautiful, weighty white and black marble statement jewels with copper and brass bits? YES, please. I think my favorites are No. 1, No. 3, No. 7 and No. 8. I’d also love to see RillRill on brides this summer! These beauties are made by Portland designer, Katie Freedle. If you are here in town, stop by Backtalk, Katie’s lovely boutique at 3962 N. Mississippi Ave. These jewels will be there as well as a million other stunning things. More HERE.
While checking out the spring arrivals at Tenoversix, it has become clear that I have a few recurring favorite designers lately: Jesse Kamm, Shaina Mote, Calder, Creatures of Comfort, Alasdair and Samantha Pleet–most of whom I’ve featured here a few times over the years. I’ve been saddened by the huge increase of synthetic fibers being used for garments with high end prices (even by independent designers–check your fabric content, friends!), so the folks who work with natural fabrics really stand out to me season after season. Here are some of my Tenoversix shop faves below–I’ve linked the images to the items. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Tenoversix.
I am so in love with these beautiful linen home goods by Susan Connor, a New York-based self-taught pattern designer and artist. Susan is a lovely person who just launched her line this year and makes everything by hand from her Bushwick studio. For now, her designs are made in limited editions and it’s so hard to choose! I’m really enamored with every single piece–the hand-stamped pattern variations are stunning. I’d love to have one of her throw blankets floating around my house and a pile of dreamy pillows to sink into. I’m already excited to see what comes next from her to feed my voracious linen addiction. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Susan Connor.
The sheer volume of beautiful things at Kick Pleat is pretty overwhelming. Some of my favorites are everything from Reality Studio (see my recent post about the label), Samuji and Apiece Apart. I also love the Horses Atelier silk jumpsuit, the fantastic shoes and the amazing range of lovely trousers. I wish I could wear the dreamy wide-legged pants in shops right now, but I think I’m too short–they make me look like a Pac-Man ghost. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Kick Pleat.
I’ve been a fan of Eric Trine’s for a while. He lived in Portland for a couple years while he was in grad school, but he moved his family back home to Cali this past winter. I’ve been ogling his beautiful Rod + Weave leather strap chairs (the copper!!) and now I’ve got his powder-coated Octahedron Side Tables and Octahedron Ring Planters on my mind.
I love that Eric works in a really impulsive, hands-on way by just playing with his materials. I find it refreshing because I feel like a lot of people (including myself) can become overly earnest and stagnant when they overthink design. Sometimes it’s best to just torch the tutorials, guidelines, expectations and sentimentality and just make some stuff. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Eric Trine.