Susan Connor NY

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.

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Images courtesy of Susan Connor.

Kick Pleat

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.

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Images courtesy of Kick Pleat.

Eric Trine

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.

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Images courtesy of Eric Trine.

Table of Contents

The selection at Table of Contents is always fantastic and I feel like it’s especially so right now. I love all the Acne pieces–that Jules Light Mix Trench in ecru is stunning. As always, the beautiful bags from Portland designer, Sara Barner, kill me–that black weekender below is just gorgeous. They recently got in the new canvas bags with leather trim and tassels from Building Block and they’ve built up such good Comme des Garçons picks (sneakers!). Also, their housewares and objects are AMAZING–I love the TOC Studio bookstands and bookends. If you’re in Portland, stop by Table of Contents at 33 NW 4th Avenue. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Table of Contents.

Ria Leigh

I love these ceramics by Los Angeles-based artist, Ria Leigh. I think my favorite works are her Ouroboros bracelets in these pastel colors below and her little vase structures. If you’re in Portland, you can find some of her work at Sword + Fern at 811 E. Burnside. More HERE.

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“Ria Leigh is a textile and ceramic artist whose work focuses on form, function, and color. Her work is situated within a matrilineal succession of makers and is influenced by her research on ancient cultural iconography, esoteric symbolism, pioneer practicality & Bauhaus ideology.”Ria-Leigh.com

Images courtesy of Ria Leigh.