Launched today, “Garden” from Brooklyn perfumers MCMC combines red thyme, myrtle, lavender, lemon and bitter orange essential oils for a unisex scent with 50% of its purchase price going to support Ananda Harvest, an urban farming group—smell good, feel better.
Buying the right shoe makes all the difference in making it through the day pain-free. Buteven the best fits sometimes pinch or rub, making each step a wince-inducing experience. Enter Band-Aid’s friction stick, a purse-friendly solution for preventing the dreaded blister. Like the brand’s entire arsenal devoted to rescuing feet from footwear woes (we swear by their silicone blister-healing cushions too), the true genius of the product is that it actually works.
Anytime is the right time for one of these treats…visit the patisserie Lette’s site to find locations throughout California and to purchase online!
In a first for any major museum, MoMA dedicates their upcoming exhibit, “Soundings: A Contemporary Score,” entirely to sound. The show examines 16 of the world’s foremost most artists who currently make auditory-based work, whether using the visual arts, architecture, performance, computer programming, or music. Our favorite (pictured) is Stephen Vitiello’s “A Bell for Every Minute” (2010), which samples tones from bells throughout NYC in a piece installed in the MoMA courtyard.
“Soundings” opens August 10, 2013 and runs through November 3, 2013 at MoMA.
We are amazed by New York-based artist Eric Cahan’s work. Cahan’s current project, Sky Series, which he captured on his extensive travels is what caught our attention. Each piece of work is titled by the time and location of its creation. Cahan says it’s almost like a journal to keep track of his travels, “During my travels, I discover what I want to document. My works are titled to remind me of the experience, both visually and spiritually.” As viewers, we get to be part of his journey in a way. We were drawn to this specific photograph, “41.052491,-71.95825 Sunset 8:10pm,” as it essentially tells a color story. Interestingly, Cahan uses Photoshop very little to create the color curves. He uses colored resin filters and holds them in front of the lens while shooting. It takes a specific artist and one that is well-versed to create the work that Cahan creates and we admire him for that.
The Guardian posted images shot from European Space Agencyand Nasa satellites this past January, from glaciers to cloud shapes to snow-covered deserts all over the world. One image really stood out to us and even fits into the color inspiration and feel of our Spring 2013 line – the shot taken of the Payún volcanic field of Argentina that was formed over hundreds of thousands of years. What’s even more fascinating is that the color you see isn’t the real color of the land, and is made from a combination of visible and infrared light. Like any map key, green indicates vegetation, black indicates lava flows, and orange is bare rock rich in iron oxides. Fashion always seems to find a way to connect back to nature…
Guess who? Clue: we hear he’s collaborating with Lancome on a new beauty line set to come out this summer and we just adore him…
We stumbled across this gorgeous black and white shot by Polish photographer, Andrzej Laskowski. We love the innocence and purity that is captured in this scene. It also makes us hopeful for beautiful things to happen this upcoming winter, which begins this Friday!