Ready for the long weekend? We certainly are! In honor of this quintessential summer celebration, some things that are striking our fancy this week.
In true summer spirit, Jack and I headed out to First Thursdays in JP last night. The Hallway Gallery (which seems to have become the hub of the First Thursday events since it first opened) was on our short list of must-see venues, and we were immediately smitten with the work of Daniel Backman.
His collage pieces tend toward linear and architectural, with hints of whimsy and sci-fi fantasy in some pieces for good measure. Our favorites included architectural details, minimal curves and narrowly defined color palettes – and were already sold. Check out more of Daniel’s collage work, painting and glass work on his site, or stop by The Hallway to experience it in the flesh. (image credit: Daniel Backman)
Last week, I happened upon the work of Outofstock as I was filling out a lighting inspiration pinboard for Pin It Forward. Gustavo Maggio (Argentina), Sebastián Alberdi (Spain), Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua (Singapore) met in Stockholm in 2005 – hence, “out-of-stock” – and began their intercontinental collaboration shortly thereafter. Their interior Space work is particularly inspiring to me; images of their designs feature clean lines, white walls, glass and metal mixed with warm wood and exposed brick. Take a look through their portfolio – you won’t be disappointed. (image credit: Outofstock)
Jack and I never stop daydreaming about future travels, and we’re consistently stricken with luggage envy when we see travelers toting the perfect weekend-sized satchel. This Hampton bag by Kibber that graced my Etsy browsing with its presence could be the affordable solution, and the combination of sturdy canvas, hefty hardware and leather details might be able to withstand even my (ab)use. Quite a fancy find, I think – check out more of Kibber’s fantastic bags, small and large, on Etsy. (image credit: Kibber)