Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"what we see is what we are"

Four months in Munich, now behind me. Four months of new people and places. Four months of new faces and friends. Four months of new sights, simple and unassuming to most, but endlessly captivating to me, if only for their novelty and impermanence in my life. Hence, four months of photos. I have one for every day I was there...a digital documentation, a visual journal of the moments I couldn't leave behind. Here are some favorites. I'll continue to post more over the next couple weeks.

the old shoreditch station :: london

courtyard on easter morning :: münchen

galleria victor emmanuel :: milano

ideo :: münchen

pro qm :: berlin

Monday, June 20, 2011

the queen is spade

If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought of Kate Spade, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone happy to be described using the words I would have chosen. I mean, “boring,” “conventional,” and “unoriginal” aren’t exactly aspirational traits. But omg has this little lady changed her tune.

Kate Spade is no longer the tired, lackluster brand of its grandmother’s pearl-clad past. The brand has gracefully modernized its tone, attitude, and offering to balance its roots in classic, timeless style with a bold, bright energy that has had me looking twice on more than one occasion. I mean, you can’t not notice a storefront with a thousand pinwheels or oversized playing cards in it, now can you? No. I think it might actually be physically impossible. Even if it’s not your cup of tea, you’re going to look at it, and you’ll probably remember it, too.

And her newer pieces are colorful, unique, and inspiring. Her current summer line will have you taking a mental holiday right where you stand, it’s so smile-prompting and vacation-y. Hell, I even bought something from her line a week ago for the first time in my life (more on that little gem in a bit).

Anyway, I’ll stop talking and start showing, since I need to back all of these words up with some yummy photos, right? Enjoy, my dears.

digital delight

vacay essentials

filigree beauty

and yes, it smells just as good

serious about color...

...enough to make a whole blog about it.

pocomo! (the one I couldn't resist)

pop-up igloo store? yes, please.
photo by gary burke

whimsy, whimsy everywhere: spring/summer, 2011
photo by cdw merchants