Photographer Chana de Moura easily captures the beauty in things that are often overlooked. Old buildings, untouched landscapes, and women's bodies are depicted in a light that makes us appreciate things we see everyday but forget to admire.
While we're not sure exactly how we're supposed to build it, these portable tree-houses by Tentsile are without a doubt the coolest (and most eco-friendly) tents we've ever seen! They're also kind of perfect for the zombie apocalypse. Come and get us, brain eaters!
WTF, Grimes is one of the coolest chicks ever. Above are a preview of her jewelry collaboration with Montreal designer Morgan Black. Girl power ♀!
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Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" -Robin Williams
How fun must it be to cruise in this joyus season of Spring? Jon Bocksel's new short film, Table Scraps, is a collection of various 8mm clips from NY, SF, and Philly. I'll watch this in the morning to get psyched for the day. -Maggie Lee
All too often, fair-trade fashion feels a lot more fair than fashionable. Awamaki Lab is working to change that. The nonprofit organization hosts up-and-coming young designers each season for four-month residencies in Peru, where they work with indigenous Quechua weavers and seamstresses to produce a collection. The women get reliable and satisfying employment, and shoppers get something that looks as cool as the story behind it. The upcoming fall collection, created by Parsons grads and BFFs Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm, distills the collective's colorful handwoven textiles and nubby knits into contemporary, wearable shapes. The results—including chic cocoon coats, asymmetrical wrap skirts, and covetable bobble-textured patchwork sweaters—are equal parts Macchu Picchu and Manhattan. -Eviana
Well known for his photo documented love story with Madi Ju in "My Little Dead Dick", and his heartfelt blog about life in Japan post-Tohoku Earthquake, "Talking Barnacles", Patrick Tsai has released a new book with Nanarokusha, called Modern Times. The book beautifully and humorously shows Patrick's take on China and its wonders from 2007-2008, leading up to the Olympics. Check out a preview of the images here. - Jennilee
I can't help but be a tiny bit annoyed when my cellphone rings and interrupts my conversations or train of thought. Thankfully, I came across Cleartones, a collection of beautifully minimal ringtones that make the world sound a bit better with it's subtle and refined notifications. Says it's creators, sound designer Hugo Verweij and designer Joachim Baan, ‘A ringtone should gently add a functional sound to the soundcape of our lives: Like a ripple in the sand of a curvy desert dune or sparks of sunlight reflecting in the water.’ Check it out here—a tweet gets you a sample download. -Jennilee
Last week you tweeted us your beauty questions, now our beauty buyer Marlyn has your answers!
We're suckers for anything dipped-dyed so we're sure you can imagine our delight when we found the Wood & Willow Home shop. From wooden bowls to woven baskets, these nature-inspired handmade housewares have our hearts skipping a beat. We're about to get dip-dye crazy up in here.