by Marisa Marcantonio

Noting the resurgence of blue and white over the summer months, I thought I would share some great finds that capture the effortless ease of the combination. A layered, casual way of living, often equated with California style is making its way into the mainstream, as a proliferation of globally sourced finds celebrate craft and artisan finds with a uniquely relaxed point of view. Ahead, some new finds from LA's Lost and Found at Anthropologie, and a vacation-worthy straw bag meant for toting to the  beach or shopping jaunts to town.

 Photos courtesy of Anthropologie

Photos courtesy of Anthropologie

LA's Lost and Found store brings home hand crafted artisan finds from around the globe, sourced from places like West Africa and Egypt. A  just-launched 30 piece capsule collection at Anthropologie showcases the enduringly appealing combination of indigo blue and white, sharing stylist Jamie Rosenthal's eclectic, hand-picked socially-responsible finds.  Relaxed, casual entertaining basics for the table make the assortment easy going, with a California casual sensibility.

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The collected assortment reflects a variety of cultural influences through texture and pattern-rich pieces

Indigo dyed napkins from Tensira are uniquely patterned so no two are exactly alike

I must admit, I don't go for table runners often, but this graphic triangle patterned runner from Khadi and Co has a fresh appeal to it

It's always nice to have a few extra bowls on hand when entertaining, since they can hold nuts or olives. This stoneware bowl, with a linear blue slash on a white background reminds me of a Picasso piece with its highly textured surface.

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A breezy night may make temperatures to drop a bit, so this linen indigo throw is good to have on hand, and it can also double as a beach blanket

MQuan's hand-dyed tassel suspended from a cord with a circular stoneware accent would add a nice pop of color to a door handle or dresser knob

I love the brand Mar Y Sol for their fresh and modern designs made out of straw. Their Caracas Tote  is beach ready, and has three cute little pom pom's hanging from its leather handle.