Archive for the ‘faces’ Category

Holistic Skin Care

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Kristina Holey holistic skincare

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Kristina Holey at a magical potluck Thanksgiving in a beautiful little medival village in the French countryside through some mutual Californian friends living in Paris (whose blog Trail of Crumbs is amazing, if you are not already familiar with it, check it out here). I then reconnected with Holey again in Paris recently before she headed back to the states. She gave me the most amazing facial treatment I have ever had! Not only did my skin feel good but I felt really good all day.

Kristina Holey is a skincare specialist focusing on the relation between health and beauty in a whole new way. Looking at the two from a scientific and holistic more natural approach, that goes far beyond just putting some products on your face. In addition to being an amazing skincare specialist, she is also a really nice and awesome person who really cares about helping people improve their health and their skin.

She is in New York this summer and in LA this fall contact her to make an appointment.

Read more about her on this article from vogue

Ray Eames

Friday, May 2nd, 2014



I can’t believe I am missing this exhibition on Ray Eames at Art Center right now. She has been my biggest inspiration career-wise and I have always felt a very strong connection to the way she collected, appreciated, and displayed objects at home and in her studio. If anyone out there goes to see this and has photos please share!
On view just a few more days until May 4th at Art Center College of Design’s Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, California.
more info here.

Burrow

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Ayako Kurokawa Kuroiwa Patisserie Burrow
Ayako Kurokawa Kuroiwa Patisserie Burrow
Ayako Kurokawa Kuroiwa Patisserie Burrow

Ayako Kurokawa Kuroiwa Patisserie Burrow

I dream of visiting Burrow, the Kuroiwa Patisserie by Ayako Kurokawa in Brooklyn. Kurokawa is a patissier, a pastry sculptor, and a food stylist. I’m sure her creations are as delicious as they are beautiful and imaginative. I hope to get to try some one day.
See more of her amazing work here.

all images via Kuroiwa except horse image via more & co.

<3 Wildflower Valentines <3

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Tigers to Lilies Lili Cuzor
Tigers to Lilies Lili Cuzor

Tigers to Lilies Lili Cuzor

It’s almost Valentine’s day, and this year Tigers to Lilies is preparing something extra special! Wildflower bouquets, valentine postcards, ceramic vases, herbal donuts and a special curated collection of books by Claire from Bookstand! Wish I was celebrating Valentine’s day in LA this year!
If you are in LA and want to give something extra special check out what Lili has in the works at various locations around LA, or stop by En Soie if you’re in Silverlake to meet her in person, you can even order a special bouquet just for you ahead of time and have it delivered.

Tigers to Lilies

I am also so happy to share these beautiful photos of my dear friend Lili (of Tigers to Lilies) who was featured on Refinery 29 as one of the 3 chicest florists in LA.
Portraits of Lili shot by Lani Trock. all other photos by Lili Cuzor.

Also check out Lili’s new tumblr site featuring some of her photography and floral creations combined.

TEC TEDx

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Evan Marks The Ecology Center TED talks

Evan Marks The Ecology Center TED Talks



Very excited to share this TEDx talk featuring my dear friend, and founder of The Ecology Center, Evan Marks, who is always an inspiring and positive force to be around.

Barnabé Fillion

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Barnabé Fillion perfumer

Barnabé Fillion The Broken Arm Paris scent

Barnabé Fillion is a french perfumer, known as a “nez” en français, whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with and get to know here in Paris. He is a unique character who not only works on creating commercial scents, but does natural and custom scents as well. I wish I could share scents via the web because they are truly beautiful and unlike so many scents you find out there. I am not a huge fan of perfumes to begin with due to the fact that I avoid knowingly putting horrible chemicals into my body, so when I find a natural scent, (that is actually only natural ingredients) I get extra excited. I have the Von Sono colaboration scent that Barnabé made and absolutely love it!

Barnabé has recently launched his website and also created a scent for The Broken Arm boutique here in Paris, whose trio I have also had the pleasure of working with and getting to know over the last couple years. The TBA scent is beautifully bottled and available now in their boutique, and of course smells wonderful.

I first discovered Barnabé’s work in New York years ago in an issue of Bloom magazine that had samples of his scents based on different places. This is something that is part of his unique approach to scents, it usually comes from a special place or point of inspiration that no one else would have thought of. His background as a model, photographer and stylist also come into play in his very visual approach to scent. Read more about him on his site here.

Lauren Spencer King Studio Visit

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

artist Lauren Spencer King
artist Lauren Spencer King

I had one of the nicest days visiting the studio of LA artist, and friend, Lauren Spencer King. Her talent is endless and her spirit comes through in her work. I love her sense of color and geometry, as well as her love of crystals. All the beautiful colorful objects around her studio are so inspiring. I can’t wait for her next show!

Anndra Neen

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Anndra Neen Pheobe and Annette Stephens
Anndra Neen Pheobe and Annette Stephens

I can’t tell you enough how inspired I am by the elegant, fun, and sophisticated style of sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens who together formed the label Anndra Neen while on a trip to Japan. What better place to be inspired to start something! Annette and Phoebe grew up in Mexico City and now live in New York, and their style could not be a better mix of these places.

Ben Medansky

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Ben Medansky ceramics

When I was in LA I visited the studio of Ben Medansky (Thanks to Lauren!). Ben is a ceramic artist whose work I had first seen at the LA Art Book Fair. There were some amazing bookends there I kept eyeing, and of course they were by him. It was hard not to want to buy so many things right off the shelves of his studio! I have one little vase of his that I love, and have my eye on much more.
His work is starting to pop up everywhere.Check out his site to see more, or see it in person at Bookstand at the Standard Hollywood, or at Iko Iko in LA.

Daria in Kenya

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Daria Cass Bird Maiyet Feist film



Such a beautiful video and images by Cass Bird featuring Daria for Maiyet. Not a brand I was familiar with but they got my attention with this. via fgr

An Evening of Plants

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Plant Journal Cecile Daladier

I’m very excited that this weekend at 0fr, Cecile Daladier who I’ve posted about before will be selling some plants and pots along her husband Nicolas Soulier, who will be speaking about his powerful book “Reconquering the Streets” and talking about Japanese potted gardens. Plus there will be an exhibition of photos for the launch of new issue of The Plant Journal by Daisuke Hamada. Plus an after party at Candelaria, who has a new site made by David. This is an 0fr event not to be missed!

Info ici:
18h15-19h: discussion autour du livre “Reconquérir les rues” en présence de l’auteur, l’architecte urbaniste Nicolas Soulier, et focus sur les jardins de pots au Japon avec projection des photos de Daisuke Hamada pour The Plant Journal.
21h15: soirée à la Candelaria
Tout le week-end: pop-up store de boutures et jardinières Assaï. Apportez votre pique-nique, terrasse 0fr végétalisée pour l’occasion.

DOMAHOKA

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Domahoka
Domahoka
Domahoka

I recently discovered the blog of Domahoka, a duo who were formerly the creators behind Beard & Bangs and who are now a showroom and sometimes online shop. I love the interviews they have with so many amazing creative people. Like Kazu, Maya Villiger, and many more. Check them out here.

Fumiko Imano

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Fumiko Imano photography

I love the work of artist Fumiko Imano. I just found a link to her blog, and was reminded of how much I love the playful spirit of her work. It looks like she has a cool exhibit up in Singapore right now. I was so sad I just missed her show with Kotori Kawashima in Tokyo by a couple days when I was there.

Ursina on Oyster

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Ursina Gysi

So great to see this Q & A with Ursina Gysi, (Camille Bidault Waddington’s assistant of course!) on Oyster’s site. Love her style!

Dans l’Atelier de Cécile Daladier

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Cécile Daladier ceramics

Cécile Daladier ceramics

Cécile Daladier ceramics

The other night I had the pleasure of visiting the atelier of Cécile Daladier. The space alone is impressive, adding to that we were told it used to be the studio of Alexander Calder at some point while he was in Paris, but what makes it so beautiful and inspiring is the spirit and aesthetic that Cécile has created within it. Her ceramic pots are created to hold very small flowers and plants that she procures from the sidewalks and streets of Paris. Finding those tiny specimens that grow between the cracks of the cities pavements and bringing them back to her amazing award winning garden to give them a place to really grow wild. She is not solely a ceramic artist and botanist, her work spans intuitive piano lessons, she makes incredible tree branch creations (no other words to explain them), her and her husband, Nicolas Soulier who is an architect, have a company called Asaii together, they also have a talented group of kids who I hear all do amazing things, and a very beautiful home which I did not realize was featured in the same book David and I are in.
The opening was a beautiful event, the bread was all homemade, the tiny oyster shaped ceramic dishes were handmade containing the most incredible rice pudding and ice cream, and then there was the biggest table of oysters I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see more images to come of her work. There is a very unique beauty to what she does and I am so happy to have been able to visit her studio.
Thank you to Clarisse for inviting us!
last 6 images are via her site.