16 june mmxii
Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood
We’ve all seen the iconic anti-draft poster of the 1960s, Girls Say Yes to Boys Who Say No. Beautiful sisters, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Pauline Baez Marden are the faces of these impassioned, courageous humanitarians. With good intentions, good hearts, and good song, they fearlessly brought a feminine grace and strength to the anti-war and civil rights movements.
25 may mmxii
An interview with the editors of The Travel Almanac, Paul Kominek and John Roberts
I was recently reading an essay on the work of furniture maker Gustav Stickley. The author, Mark Taylor, commented that Stickley was making “a return to the symbolism of form.” I was struck by this idea that objects have symbolic meaning beyond their decoration and utilitarian purpose. Their materials and modes of construction represent something on their own.
9 may mmxii
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time
A gray May, raindrops aplenty, and blossoming, radiant April may have switched places this year. A magical supermoon marked tremendous changes, yet it remains wonderfully serene and familiar. Wherever you are right now, we hope it’s happy.
16 april mmxii
An interview with belle artiste and furniture design virtuoso, Ana Kras
If you ever spot a clever, breathtaking beauty cruising down Baxter Street full speed ahead on a skateboard, clicking away on a janky old picture-taking contraption, strings of every saturated hue entangled in her graceful fingers, pencil furiously sketching the scene before her, consider it an auspicious sign to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon known as Ana Kraš.
6 april mmxii
An interview with Paris-based stylist and street fashion darling, Kamilya Kuspan
Whether you like to casually peruse and virtually thumb through street fashion blogs, or you meticulously evaluate each image, studying every detail from the clever methods of layering to the hue of a matte rose lip to the curve of an impossible shoe, there is always an exciting sense of discovery when you come across a face that is unfamiliar.
1 april mmxii
Patti Smith: 5,500 light-years away in the Sagittarius constellation
She wore her hair in disheveled, soft waves, brown with grey-kissed strands, navy/white striped tee underneath a boxy, black blazer, well-worn jeans tucked into pointy-toed cowboy boots. Mark and I were very fortunate to be the last two people invited into Housing Works Bookstore for Conversations on Practice with Patti Smith.