With summer days flying by, there are so many good reasons to get outside and just sit, enjoying the waning sunshine and warm weather. Need a perfect perch? Gallant and Jones, a creative online company out of Vancouver BC, has a hit on their hands with their popular deck chair. Covered in a jaunty oversized Banana Leaf Tahiti print, the chair, handmade from durable North American White Oak, folds flat for easy storage and portability. Covered in a sling made from durable outdoor fabric and a neck pillow, the chair can be adjusted. As an added bonus, the eco-conscious founders donate a tree for each chair sold and the shipping is included. Now, enjoy a life if leisure, if only just for an afternoon.
A sunny sitting area by Henry and Co. Design's Elle Clymer and Stephanie Woodmansee has touches of blue with both American and Moroccan influences
Open till September 1st, the Hampton Designer Showhouse is filled with everything you might expect from a sprawling home along a beautiful stretch of Long Island's Bridgehampton, plus a few unexpectedly lush touches you might not expect. I had the pleasure of visiting the newly constructed home for the Traditional Home-sponsored Gala opening, and covered the event hosting it for Editor at Large's Editor TV. I caught up with honorary showhouse chair Mario Buatta, participating designers and party guests. Everyone said the showhouse, which benefits Southampton Hospital, was the best yet. Including bold pops of color, exciting contemporary art, and of course, breezy blue and white filled coastal-inspired rooms, take a look at the tour below and get a closer look.
Creating her unique artisanal fabric in Los Angeles, artist Paige Cleveland designs prints in traditional old-world ways, bringing a new spin to her designs with her company Rule of Three. I came across her work as I walked NY Now, the gift show that hits New York City every August. It is creators like Cleveland that make walking six miles a day worth the trek. Using natural days and inspired by her travels, she paints and prints her fabrics by hand, using techniques such as Japanese marbleizing called Shuminagashi, and Shibori. Her palette, full of colors found in nature, take well to the Belgian linens, silks and cottons she prints on that end up as pillows, tablecloths and placemats. Ahead, a look at the beautiful textiles she designs with her mantra: "color, pattern and surface are the elements that make up the rule of three."
A wide assortment of her pillow designs, from marble to indigo prints
Backed in Belgian linen, her pillows are filled with down inserts and have hidden zippers
A closer look at a patchwork marble print
Tablecloths can double as blankets
Runners add an interesting pop of pattern along a table
Hokey but true, positivity can be infectious. Want a great way to spread good vibes? Look no further than new(ish) Brooklyn-based brand, Owen and Fred. Started as a men's accessories company, they have all sorts of neat products, from embossed soaps to leather keychains with a streamlined, well-designed look. With impactful, inspirational and meaningful quotes and motivational mantras spelled out on their products, reading them makes the daily grind falls away for a moment. I love their old school products that add a dose of cool while being uplifting. Let the healing begin!
A concrete soap dish that is so much more. Elevate it's status by using it as a trinket tray on your dresser.
The Yoda Essentials Notebook, cut, sewn and stamped by hand. It's message, direct in a slap-to-the-face sort of way, is bracing.
Another Great Idea Pen. There are a million great ideas, its putting them into action that's the hard part.
This brass bottle opener is substantially masculine, with crisp lines and simple message that encourages you to enjoy that drink after a loooong day.
I mean, what guy doesn't want to wake to this greeting when they are on the road? The canvas and nylon Shaving Kit. Maintain.