Confession: I’m 25 years old and I don’t carry a real purse. I’ve owned a slew of beautiful bags, but I always end up trashing them: a cap-less lipstick will Jackson Pollock the lining, I’ll spill something and stain the leather, I’ll mysteriously tear it, etc. After the last miserable instance, I had had enough. Call it regression, but for the past year I’ve carried an L.L. Bean canvas tote bag and I couldn’t be happier. I’m not afraid to place it on the ground at restaurants, it can be thrown in the washing machine, and it literally will. not. tear. It’s started to fray a bit on the bottom and the black handles are fading, but I find it somewhat charming. Oh, and because it’s open it never becomes a black hole. My friends make fun of me because they obviously don’t know how cool it is. If Chloë Sevigny carries one, it’s certainly good enough for me!
I have no idea how I stumbed across these photos on Le Monde, but I'm glad I did. I've never seen Sofia's New York office before and I'm feeling quite inspired. I'd like to think that you could bring this space ten years forward or backward, and it'd still make sense. Don't you agree? In my opinion, this is largely due to the personal objects and trinkets scattered about. Sofia didn't buy her books in one go on amazing nor did she purchase all pieces of art one sleepless night on Etsy. In the accompanying interview, she notes that she actually snapped many of the photos herself. They look quite lovely and professonal simply because they are beautifully framed. You, too, can do this! And you don't need an expensive camera to follow suit :)
Also: I'm beginning to think that a watermelon-colored desk is the secret to greatness. For all you die-hard Jenna Lyons fans, you know what I mean. I was already planning to repaint my black desk a pure white once the weather warmed up, but now I'm rethinking everything.
Put your high school French skills to use and read the article here. Bonne journée!
Simply put, Adam Charlap Hyman's brooklyn flat knocked me off my feet. The fairly recent graduate of RISD currently works as a furniture, textile and interior designer and his apartment shows it. Adam installed the apartment's molding and wooden fireplace (which he painted to look like marble), and even made the iron "Cocteau" chair we see in photo four. I love his use of color and texture and have spent quite a bit of time analyzing the content in these photos. I'm incredibly inspired and impressed! If you have a moment, you've got to see rest of his space here and here. ACH, you're my new hero.
(photos by André Herrero)