We are excited to be giving 1% of June’s sales to Greenpeace’s SAVE THE ARCTIC campaign. In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.
We are loving artist Sophie Standing’s colorful textile collages of animals. Standing lives and works in Kenya where she finds inspiration in African wildlife, particularly endangered species like elephants, lions, and rhinoceroses. To create her collages she first “paints or sketches on fabric and then draws from a vast collection of decorative fabrics acquired from her travels around the world to create a dense patchwork of color and texture. The artwork is then finished with dense line work applied with a sewing machine.” So beautiful. Visit Colossal for more on Sophie.
Here at Eskayel we try to keep things local, and that includes our food too! We have decided to join the CSA program at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett and couldn’t be more pleased with our weekly produce. Many farms participate in CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) giving you the opportunity to receive local, seasonal, organic food. Visit www.localharvest.org to find a farm near you!
These unique homes and mausoleums can be found in a small West African village called Tiébélé. Not many have traveled to this remote location, leaving much left up to our imagination about its people and their lifestyle. Regardless, their intricate embellishment and schematic decoration has left out pattern senses tingling!
Nine days in and we’ve got summer on the mind! Here are four summer palette ideas to inspire. Can you spot Kaya? She has become one with the patterns.
Our friend, designer Thomas Altamirano of Studio Alta used our Akimbo 5 – greyscale wallpaper in this chic Brooklyn apartment makeover. “My concept was to frame and highlight existing architecture, which we did with dark-gray painted walls and graphic wallpaper.” The space is super unique — mixing his client’s “modern macabre style with a dash of retro femininity.” Check out the entire feature on Refinery 29′s “How To Make Your Place Look AWESOME.”
Photographs by Winnie Au.
Summer is just about here and it’s time for a summer jewelry wardrobe reset! For necklaces and bracelets, we are loving Julie Thevenot’s newest ISIAND collection. Her signature neon accents, gold beads and hand painted vinyl beads remind us of sun, vacation and surf. Shop Julie’s complete collection HERE. For rings, we can’t get enough of Jane D’Arensbourg’s newest glass and metal creations. Her sculptural, intricate work is so beautiful and makes for the perfect summer accessorizing. Shop Jane’s complete collection HERE.
Last night a few of us went to Stained, this years Sewing Seeds fundraiser at the Dumbo Loft. Artist Cara Piazza was responsible for the curation of this sensory experience that allowed visitors to engage with natural dyes through the lens of experimentation, ritual and performance. We got to try a cool coffee scrub on our hands and even the food was cleverly chosen so that the waste products could be used to dye!
We’re feeling totally inspired to do some natural dyeing!