By the time I get home from the studio lately, the sun is setting and the day starts to end. As hard as it is to say goodbye to my favorite season, the thought of chilly nights with a cozy home cooked meal makes things better. Especially when accompanied by good jams! This is my current playlist for cooking up a meal. Enjoy!
1. Lord Knows Best | Dirty Beaches
2. Dont B Sad (Prod TOPS) | Sean Nicholas Savage
3. Acrobat | Angel Olsen
4. Doni Doni | Vieux Farka Toure
5. Florida | Luke Temple
6. Courage | Villagers
7. Lover Man | Bille Holiday
8. The Breeze / My Baby Cries | Bill Callahan
9. Little Bit of Rain | Karen Dalton
10. I Need Your Love | Toots & The Metal
11. Propaganda | Sean Nicholas Savage
12. Not That Easy | Diane Coffee
13. Hot Dreams | Timber Timbr
14. Water No Get Enemy | Fela Kuti
15. All I Want | Joni Mitchell
16. I Wish I Knew | Sharon Van Etten
17. I Don't Know 2009 | Beastie Boys
18. Try Me | James Brown
19. Impossible | Lyla Foy
20. Felicidade | Seu Jorge
21. Strange Mercy | St. Vincent
22. Are I Here | Helado Negro
23. Pink + White | Frank Ocean
24. Blues Run the Game | Jackson C. Frank
Here are a few things I'm digging this week. Happy weekending!
This modern Italian farmhouse is just the dreamiest.
Ummm these earrings!? Obsessed.
Our CSA box this week was loaded with all kinds of squash, so I've been on the look out for some good recipes to use them up. This one looks simple and amazing. Comment with your favorite winter squash recipes if you have any!
There are so many good things to say about Lauren, as she is my studio mate and friend. Not only is she an awesome human being, she and her team make the most beautiful wearable clothing out there! Lauren Winter is a design studio out of Portland, Oregon that has been creating timeless, unique, and comfortable clothing since 2014. I am able to witness first hand the magic put into each garment, and it's pretty special. All of the rich, deep colors of her new FW16 line are making me all kinds of excited for Fall. Check out her new FW16 line here.
MADE IN THE USA | All garments are designed and sewn by a small team in Portland, Oregon.
UNIQUE DESIGNS | Her designs are inspired by origami and geometery, creating each piece to wrap about the body beautifully. A she states, "There are no buttons, zippers, or snaps - only ties, wraps, and elastic. Our breathable materials and geometric designs adapt to the wearer because we believe in clothing conforming to the body, not the other way around."
COMFORT | She strives to create pieces that are interesting, but also super wearable and comfortable. She is able to achieve that by using durable natural fibers such as hemp, silk, linen and organic cotton. Like most women, comfort is a big factor to consider when I'm looking to buy a garment. Not only are natural fibers better for you and the environment, they can stand the test of time!
SLOW MOVEMENT | I can say first hand that she and her team are passionate about contributing to the fashion world in a responsible way. From little things like using 100% recycled packaging to the larger picture of suppliers and material sourcing, everything produced by Lauren Winter Co. is as sustainable as possible.
Why I love 'em | They are the perfect way to add color to a room! Each one has it's own unique texture, color, and shape as they are handmade.
Where they are from | Our Wild Poppy Goods Indigo throws are sourced from Mali, Africa.
History behind indigo throws | This vibrant color of indigo has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The Dogon people of Mali have used this natural dye process that has been passed down through generations. Archeological sites in Mali have discovered textile fragments dating as far back as the 11th century!
How they are made | Weave cloths are prepared and dyed in large vats by women, which is a time consuming process. When buying vintage indigo throws, you'll know that only natural dye has been used as opposed to the synthetic dye being used nowdays
FIND THEM HERE
1.) Add a bit of handmade charm to your backyard by hanging one of these Mt. Washington Pottery bells on a tree. 2.) Have you ever seen a beach towel THIS cute!? 3.) A cute napkin from Heather Taylor Home adds just the right amount of color. 4.) Don't forget the water! This pitcher from Ikea perfect for that. 5.) Bring a potted olive tree outside and pretend you're hanging out in Italy 6.) These chairs are pretty great, no!? Find them at Target for a steal!