When I came across this book Imogen Cunningham: The Modernist Years, the images looked so current, I couldn’t believe they were taken in the 1920s. Who knew that her affinity for capturing tropical plants would be trending today. The black and white imagery highlighting the similarities between the curves of a woman’s body and the stripes of a zebra reminded me of how similar we are to animals and reinforced my view of why we should treat animals humanly. Cunningham’s obsession for purity of image and clarity of detail became increasingly important during the 1920s when she took these images. It is clear that she is focused on the subject and nothing else.
For more things to read this weekend…
No matter what your style is: from minimal and simple or classic and preppy to playful with a punk edge, there is no denying that you wear a nude/pink nail color sometime throughout the year. For me, JINsoon ‘Doux’ is the color you will find me wearing on most days. I even wore it when I got married last year. With only two coats to get full coverage and a quick dry formula, I have nothing bad to say about this polish. Not only is it 5-free*, but it is vegan friendly and not tested on animals. What is your favorite nude/pink nail color?
*5-free: means there are no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, camphor, and formaldehyde resin.
With Spring in full swing, my mind is on textured whites, geometric round bags in organic materials, new frames, vintage statement jewelry and simple flora reflections. What are you looking forward to for Spring?
In a city like New York, we come across many multi-talented people on a daily basis. I met Hana El-Assad on a video shoot that I was styling, she was doing makeup and we started discussing what it was like to have something of our own. She went on to tell me that she was a graduate of culinary school and showed me a few photos of her handmade mugs. It’s been a while since our paths have crossed, but I was thrilled to come across this image on my instagram feed featuring her work for HEA Ceramics. With organic shapes and speckled glazes, HEA ceramics add an element of warmth to any tablescape. Shop HEA ceramics here or follow along on instagram to explore Hana’s process.