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Mission Blue : A must watch Netflix Original Documentary. Fisher’s latest directorial effort, Mission Blue (which premieres in August on Netflix), is part character study, part nature film, and part activist call-to-arms, hoping to “ignite public support for a global network of marine-protected areas.”
Photograph source: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/mission-blue-an-interview-with-dr-sylvia-earle/ ; Content source: http://www.vulture.com
Aug 21, 2014 / 3 notes

Mission Blue : A must watch Netflix Original Documentary. Fisher’s latest directorial effort, Mission Blue (which premieres in August on Netflix), is part character study, part nature film, and part activist call-to-arms, hoping to “ignite public support for a global network of marine-protected areas.”

Photograph source: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/mission-blue-an-interview-with-dr-sylvia-earle/ ; Content source: http://www.vulture.com

Maple syrup, camping, moccasins, lumberjack plaid – we don’t dislike these stereotypes. On the contrary, we grew up on them, we just know that there is more to Canada and Canadian style. To us, Canada is about luxury and quality as much as it is casual and cozy. It’s about the beach and lake life as much as it is the city. It’s about classic as much as it is cool.
Photograph and content source: http://provinceofcanada.com
Aug 21, 2014

Maple syrup, camping, moccasins, lumberjack plaid – we don’t dislike these stereotypes. On the contrary, we grew up on them, we just know that there is more to Canada and Canadian style. To us, Canada is about luxury and quality as much as it is casual and cozy. It’s about the beach and lake life as much as it is the city. It’s about classic as much as it is cool.

Photograph and content source: http://provinceofcanada.com

Seen on the autumn runway at Chanel, the humble sneaker has been ordained this season’s shoe superstar. Some styles have been souped up via glittery exteriors or all-rubber compositions, while others merely paragons of footwear comfort. Featured here: Nike Air Max sneaker, Aldo Flasch sneaker, Converse All Star sneaker, Diesel sneaker and New Balance sneaker.
Photograph and content source: The Globe and Mail.
Aug 21, 2014

Seen on the autumn runway at Chanel, the humble sneaker has been ordained this season’s shoe superstar. Some styles have been souped up via glittery exteriors or all-rubber compositions, while others merely paragons of footwear comfort. Featured here: Nike Air Max sneaker, Aldo Flasch sneaker, Converse All Star sneaker, Diesel sneaker and New Balance sneaker.

Photograph and content source: The Globe and Mail.

Graduated from London’s Royal College of Arts, fine jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe has now started up her eponymous brand. Sophie offers pieces that reflect her thrill for storytelling and avant-garde design, always striving to crack modern luxury.
Photograph and content source: http://sophiebillebrahe.com
Aug 11, 2014 / 2 notes

Graduated from London’s Royal College of Arts, fine jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe has now started up her eponymous brand. Sophie offers pieces that reflect her thrill for storytelling and avant-garde design, always striving to crack modern luxury.

Photograph and content source: http://sophiebillebrahe.com

PVC shopping bag . Marni
Photograph source: http://www.marni.com/home.asp?tskay=0A0ECED9&season=main
Aug 11, 2014

PVC shopping bag . Marni

Photograph source: http://www.marni.com/home.asp?tskay=0A0ECED9&season=main

A nomadic sense of adventure is present in everything OYUNA crafts, as strongly influenced by the restless creativity of London as it is the wild roots of Mongolian cashmere. From the iconic, multi-purpose travel blankets to the seasonal clothing collections, each piece is as progressive as it is mindful of the material’s intrinsic qualities. It is resolutely uncompromising in its execution. It is softly-rendered luxury forged for a hard-wearing lifestyle.
Photograph and content source: http://oyuna.com
Aug 11, 2014

A nomadic sense of adventure is present in everything OYUNA crafts, as strongly influenced by the restless creativity of London as it is the wild roots of Mongolian cashmere. From the iconic, multi-purpose travel blankets to the seasonal clothing collections, each piece is as progressive as it is mindful of the material’s intrinsic qualities. It is resolutely uncompromising in its execution. It is softly-rendered luxury forged for a hard-wearing lifestyle.

Photograph and content source: http://oyuna.com

Geisha Lines by Aperlai Paris. Aperlai, the luxury shoe line founded by Alessandra Lanvin in 2009, takes its name from an ancient lycian city, a 20 minutes boat ride away from her family house, a nest of happy memories and summer feasts. Graphic pure lines, contrasts, asymmetries and essential sophistication are the leitmotivs of Aperlaï style. Vintage pieces, artists such Pollock for the materials, Picasso and Mondrian for the colours, Lovegrove for the structures. ♥♥♥
Photograph and content source: http://www.aperlai.com
Aug 11, 2014

Geisha Lines by Aperlai Paris. Aperlai, the luxury shoe line founded by Alessandra Lanvin in 2009, takes its name from an ancient lycian city, a 20 minutes boat ride away from her family house, a nest of happy memories and summer feasts. Graphic pure lines, contrasts, asymmetries and essential sophistication are the leitmotivs of Aperlaï style. Vintage pieces, artists such Pollock for the materials, Picasso and Mondrian for the colours, Lovegrove for the structures. 

Photograph and content source: http://www.aperlai.com

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) has been revered and savoured since the first harvest in Crete circa 2500 B.C. To be called extra virgin an oil must be mechanically pressed without the addition of heat or chemicals to extract or extend the oil. It must have a free fatty acid level less than 1%. It must pass an evaluation by a certified tasting panel and have no sensory defects. To be labeled as Estate Bottled oil, 95% of the fruit must come from the same property or groves. The color of extra virgin olive oil can vary from intense green to bright yellow, depending on the variety and time of harvest. Grove 45 trees were imported from Tuscany in 1994. In 2004 Sicilian varieties were planted in a second grove. Grove 45 is organically hand farmed and harvested. Other than harvest and bottling all work is done by the founders, including hand labelling.  Harvest is usually mid-November, and the fruit is generally 60% green to 40% black.

Photograph and content source: http://www.grove45.com/index.html
Aug 2, 2014

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) has been revered and savoured since the first harvest in Crete circa 2500 B.C. To be called extra virgin an oil must be mechanically pressed without the addition of heat or chemicals to extract or extend the oil. It must have a free fatty acid level less than 1%. It must pass an evaluation by a certified tasting panel and have no sensory defects. To be labeled as Estate Bottled oil, 95% of the fruit must come from the same property or groves. The color of extra virgin olive oil can vary from intense green to bright yellow, depending on the variety and time of harvest. Grove 45 trees were imported from Tuscany in 1994. In 2004 Sicilian varieties were planted in a second grove. Grove 45 is organically hand farmed and harvested. Other than harvest and bottling all work is done by the founders, including hand labelling.  Harvest is usually mid-November, and the fruit is generally 60% green to 40% black.

Photograph and content source: http://www.grove45.com/index.html

LOVE this look for summer! J Crew gauze popover in plaid with a peach tweed pencil skirt.
Photograph source: Jcrew summer style guide.
Aug 2, 2014 / 1 note

LOVE this look for summer! J Crew gauze popover in plaid with a peach tweed pencil skirt.

Photograph source: Jcrew summer style guide.

"Thou spark of life that waviest wings of gold, Thou sonless wanderer mid the soulful birds, With Nature’s Secret in thy tints unrolled… Thou winged blossom, liberated thing…But thou art Natures’s freeman." T.G. Higginson, Ode to a Butterfly
Botanicals by E.A. Seaguy: Exploding with rich colors and lifelike details, images of exquisite flowers, delicate fruits, and exuberant butterflies fill these pages with startling beauty. Culled from three centuries of drawings from the rare books library of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Featuring works by leading botanical artists, including Maria Sibylla Merian, a revolutionary female entomologist and natural historian of the seventeenth century; E.A. Seguy, whose art nouveau–era work serves as inspiration for many contemporary creative directors and designers; and Dr. Robert John Thornton, a British visionary renowned for his interest in botany. 
Content source: http://www.assouline.com
Aug 2, 2014

"Thou spark of life that waviest wings of gold, Thou sonless wanderer mid the soulful birds, With Nature’s Secret in thy tints unrolled… Thou winged blossom, liberated thing…But thou art Natures’s freeman." T.G. Higginson, Ode to a Butterfly

Botanicals by E.A. Seaguy: Exploding with rich colors and lifelike details, images of exquisite flowers, delicate fruits, and exuberant butterflies fill these pages with startling beauty. Culled from three centuries of drawings from the rare books library of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Featuring works by leading botanical artists, including Maria Sibylla Merian, a revolutionary female entomologist and natural historian of the seventeenth century; E.A. Seguy, whose art nouveau–era work serves as inspiration for many contemporary creative directors and designers; and Dr. Robert John Thornton, a British visionary renowned for his interest in botany. 

Content source: http://www.assouline.com

glamour:

Rainbow brights  *Dressed
Jul 10, 2014 / 358 notes

glamour:

Rainbow brights
*Dressed

Although they channel a different energy, we believe neutrals can be as dazzling their brightest,  most colorful counterparts. The look of super neutral, then, is discreet as it is dramatic, high-impact but low-key. It’s a look that begs admiration without being showy, elevating the simple to sublime. It’s a Sunday morning spent in a soft linen bed; it’s a cup of steaming coffee in rustic kitchen on a cool morning. It’s a bit messy, a bit imperfect: just like life.
Photograh and content source: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/explore-the-pinterest-board-super-neutral/
Jul 10, 2014

Although they channel a different energy, we believe neutrals can be as dazzling their brightest,  most colorful counterparts. The look of super neutral, then, is discreet as it is dramatic, high-impact but low-key. It’s a look that begs admiration without being showy, elevating the simple to sublime. It’s a Sunday morning spent in a soft linen bed; it’s a cup of steaming coffee in rustic kitchen on a cool morning. It’s a bit messy, a bit imperfect: just like life.

Photograh and content source: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/explore-the-pinterest-board-super-neutral/

Rebooting with Joe Cross: Our bodies are designed to be healthy and strong, and repair themselves in case of accident or illness. But these days, we’re introducing things into our systems that demand that those repairs are in overdrive. A period of juicing — which I call a “Reboot” — gives your digestive tract a rest while providing your body with incredible nutrition. I reckon about 2 lbs. of produce goes into every juice. Now, your rarely going to sit down and eat that for lunch or dinner. But juicing it is fast and easy, and allows you to flood your body with micronutrients, enzymes and vitamins, which are largely absent in processed food. That combination – reducing our consumption of stressors to zero, while taking our consumption of the good stuff to 100% — allows your body to reset itself and resume the nature state of greater wellbeing.
Photograph and content source: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/rebooting-with-joe-cross/
Jul 10, 2014 / 2 notes

Rebooting with Joe Cross: Our bodies are designed to be healthy and strong, and repair themselves in case of accident or illness. But these days, we’re introducing things into our systems that demand that those repairs are in overdrive. A period of juicing — which I call a “Reboot” — gives your digestive tract a rest while providing your body with incredible nutrition. I reckon about 2 lbs. of produce goes into every juice. Now, your rarely going to sit down and eat that for lunch or dinner. But juicing it is fast and easy, and allows you to flood your body with micronutrients, enzymes and vitamins, which are largely absent in processed food. That combination – reducing our consumption of stressors to zero, while taking our consumption of the good stuff to 100% — allows your body to reset itself and resume the nature state of greater wellbeing.

Photograph and content source: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/rebooting-with-joe-cross/

At the age of 14, Horst began a three-year apprenticeship in the beauty and salon industry. His intuitive talent, creativity and dangerous charisma catapulted him to the top of the swinging sixties hair competition circuit. A rock star life followed, leading him to the U.S. where fate landed him in the Midwest. By 1965, he started his own salons and a product line called Horst. In 1978, Horst founded Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, and ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Nearly two decades later, he sold Aveda to Estee Lauder. He shifted focus to Intelligent Nutrients, a health and beauty company that lives to the highest standards of 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic and organic ingredients. ♥♥♥
Photograph and content source: http://www.intelligentnutrients.com
Jul 10, 2014

At the age of 14, Horst began a three-year apprenticeship in the beauty and salon industry. His intuitive talent, creativity and dangerous charisma catapulted him to the top of the swinging sixties hair competition circuit. A rock star life followed, leading him to the U.S. where fate landed him in the Midwest. By 1965, he started his own salons and a product line called Horst. In 1978, Horst founded Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, and ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Nearly two decades later, he sold Aveda to Estee Lauder. He shifted focus to Intelligent Nutrients, a health and beauty company that lives to the highest standards of 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic and organic ingredients. 

Photograph and content source: http://www.intelligentnutrients.com

Honeybees are facing a crisis of mass loss; it’s identified by scientists and experts as the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and began roughly 8 years ago. In almost chilling fashion, bees began mysteriously dying at alarming rates; in 2006, some beekeepers lost 30 to 90 percent of their colonies. Since that time, losses have been consistently higher than sustainable, with millions dying each year. Perhaps even more ominous than this unsettling loss of life is the potentially disastrous impact it will have on the environment and our personal health. Read more online: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/the-crisis-of-the-honeybee-and-how-you-can-help/
Jul 7, 2014

Honeybees are facing a crisis of mass loss; it’s identified by scientists and experts as the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and began roughly 8 years ago. In almost chilling fashion, bees began mysteriously dying at alarming rates; in 2006, some beekeepers lost 30 to 90 percent of their colonies. Since that time, losses have been consistently higher than sustainable, with millions dying each year. Perhaps even more ominous than this unsettling loss of life is the potentially disastrous impact it will have on the environment and our personal health. Read more online: http://www.abchome.com/reveal/the-crisis-of-the-honeybee-and-how-you-can-help/