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#Regram via @mary_wayne1 —”When a student meets his t-shirt inspiration…fun field trip day.​”​ Come find your inspiration at LACMA. #lacma #LACMAPlusYou #VirginofGuadalupe #latinart [Antonio de Torres, Virgin of Guadalupe (Virgen de Guadalupe), c. 1725, gift of Kelvin Davis through the 2014 Collectors Committee] http://ift.tt/2noEHbf

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“Noon Song” by Wanda Orme

 

“Noon Song” by Wanda Orme
By Julia Childs

Remember her by the texture of the faded film photos, soft like her skin, washed with the veil of nostalgia. With her, it was love at first sight. 

Our latest editorial, “Noon Song,” comes from visionary Wanda Orme. The model, photographer, and artist is known for her eye that captures both the female form and the expansive world as we know it with a deep sensitivity. Sarah Pauley reminds us of the rich smoothness that exists within every woman’s soul. A love note to spring and a reflection on the unforgettable details, “Noon Song” feels like a breath of fresh air on a hot summer day. Dive in below.

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March 31, 2017 at 11:30AM
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Finding Heaven in a South African Church

 

Finding Heaven in a South African Church
By Julia Childs

There’s something magical about religious spaces. I do not follow an organized religion, however I can feel the presence of something greater than I. This presence hides in the aging wood pillars of expansive buildings and in the rise and fall of a gospel choir’s voice. It is in a preacher’s voice and the stairwell of a mosque.

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When I discovered Bosjes Chapel, I felt certain that heaven exists. Nestled in a hidden South African vineyard, its modern silhouette is divine. Looking like a scene pulled from last night’s dream, it is built right by a crystal clear pool. With curves that remind me of a voluptuous woman laying on her side, each slope reaches the ground, creating an aesthetically breathtaking reflection in the pool’s water. Fall in love with this architectural gem from the Steyn Studio below.

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March 31, 2017 at 08:55AM
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Kendrick Lamar Reminds Us to Stay Humble

 

Kendrick Lamar Reminds Us to Stay Humble
By Julia Childs

With lyrics that sound as if they were plucked straight from the gospel, when Kendrick Lamar tells us something, we listen. In his latest single from his upcoming fourth studio album, Lamar meets us at the intersection of proud, cocky, and humble. With visuals that are both mind-bending and beautiful, “Humble” has us waiting with baited breath for April 7th. In the meantime, listen to your new anthem.

March 31, 2017 at 12:51AM
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A Swedish apartment in cool, calm, icy tones

 

A Swedish apartment in cool, calm, icy tones
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

I do love a Friday! But isn’t it just so hard to concentrate?! It doesn’t help that it’s turning into a beautiful spring day outside and the birds are calling my name (I’m sure of it!). To get us in the mood for the weekend I’ve opted for an incredibly calm apartment in Gothenburg today. The space has been decorated in beautiful icy tones throughout resulting in a striking look reminiscent of trees silhouetted against a stark winter landscape in the North of Sweden. Enjoy!

Photography by Anders Bergstedt. Styling Ingela Berg. For sale through Entrance.

What lovely tones! I’m feeling all calm and ready for the weekend now, how about you?!

Get the look: Kitchen – Superfront cabinet frontsUnfold pendant light. Sitting room – keep an eye out for a vintage leather mid-century chair here. Dining area: Ant chair.

You can see more of this lovely apartment here (and even snap it up – yes, it’s for sale!).

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Hair today art tomorrow. Brilliant! 

New trend alert: matching mother and daughter clothes. I might stop at a bunny ears hairband (but how cute for a small one?!).

Imagine spending the weekend at this cabin, though. 

Have a lovely day!

PS  Don’t forget to stop by over the weekend, I’ve got an a-ma-zing exclusive offer for you which I think you’re going to be super excited about! Watch this space!

March 31, 2017 at 12:59AM
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Two new exhibitions—“Storytelling in Bali: Paintings from the…

 

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Two new exhibitions—“Storytelling in Bali: Paintings from the Bateson-Mead Collection” and “Monsoon: Indian Paintings of the Rainy Season”—open this Saturday, April 1, in the Ahmanson Building’s South and Southeast Asian galleries. Many of the stories in “Storytelling in Bali” are drawn from epic narratives of Hindu and Buddhist mythology that were transmitted from India in the early Common Era, and subsequently translated into local legends. “Monsoon” explores India’s rainy season and how the rains have long been celebrated in various mythologies, rituals, communal observances, and poetic expressions. Check out both shows this weekend at LACMA! [I Dewa Kompiang Ketut Kandel, “Story of Kala Rahu (Betara Kala devouring the moon),” Collection of Robert Lemelson, photo courtesy Ex-Bateson-Mead Collection, Collection R. Lemelson; “Dalliance in Vrindavan,” circa 1725, From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA] #lacma #indianart #balineseart http://ift.tt/2ogYNcg

March 30, 2017 at 06:14PM
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Listen to Women: A Midweek Meditation on the Power of the Divine Feminine

 

Listen to Women: A Midweek Meditation on the Power of the Divine Feminine
By Julia Childs

Beautiful things happen when we sit down and get to work. Powered by #ASOSSupportsTalentPower to the Divine Feminine  was an intersectional feminist panel focusing on the experiences of female-identifying creatives. Moderated by Zarna Surti of Tonal Magazine and WestwoodWestwood, the panel featured doula Erica Chidi Cohen, fashion blogger Olivia Lopez, and actress/writer Alexi Wasser. Taking place at the lush Soho House West Hollywood, Zarna guided us through a series of questions designed to provoke deep discussion and push the audience outside of their preconceived thoughts on feminism.

Within the first few opening moments, Erica reminded us that the term intersectionality was coined by a black woman named Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. As the evening’s conversation expanded, Alexi pointed out a fact that is often overlooked: We are unable to truly dissect feminism without discussing race. The main tenants of intersectional theory state that our identities are based upon overlapping social identities related to our physical wellness, mental health, race, gender, age, sex, class, and so on.

A reoccurring topic throughout the night, both from members of the audience and panelists, was the importance of utilizing resources. Listen to a podcast that isn’t specifically geared towards you, read, read a lot, read even when the topic matter makes you depressed or uncomfortable, and do what you can. If you can only tackle listening to an episode of 2 Dope Queens one day, that’s fine, but keep the momentum moving and perform another action the following day.

If there’s one thing I realized during the panel, it was this: We need to have these conversations regularly. We need to have these conversations even when they’re uncomfortable and inconvenient. Talk about your differing perspectives with your loved ones and ask questions. Push yourselves to be better.

If you are looking to expand your knowledge on intersectional feminism, take a peek at the our Intersectional Feminism Reading List. Below are a few additional resources that were discussed on the panel. Favorite title missing? Shoot me a note at julia@livefastmag.com.

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The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates

When Affirmative Action Was White by Ira Katznelson

Stay tuned for live recording of the panel that will be released next week!

March 30, 2017 at 12:23PM
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Take a Sneak Peek at the Coach x Rodarte Collaboration

 

Take a Sneak Peek at the Coach x Rodarte Collaboration
By Julia Childs

When two brands with visions as distinct as Coach and Rodarte team up, the first thought is clouded by a touch of confusion. Coach‘s aesthetic is classic and clean, refined lines finding their home on buttery leather bags and structured silhouettes draping into crisp womenswear. Rodarte, on the other hand, is whimsical and, at times, extravagant. Turns out, these two were meant for each other.

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Handbags receive a spring revival as they are cast in both neutral and pastel colors, complete with wild flower appliques. The clothing maintains Coach’s structured and sensible personality, however is updated with pearl details pieced onto leather jackets and minimalist tote bags stamped with a vintage Coach ad. Doesn’t hurt that beauty Sasha Lane rocked the hell out of the collection in the April issue of Vogue. Take a look at our favorite pieces below and snag your favorites when the collection is live on April 12th.

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March 30, 2017 at 02:45PM
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March 30, 2017 at 03:15AM
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A charming family home in the Finnish countryside

 

A charming family home in the Finnish countryside
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

Hej heeej! I have such a beautiful, charming family home to share with you today. Located in the small town of Jacobstad (or ‘Pietarsaari‘) in Ostrobothnia, Finland, the house dates back to the 1700s and has been painstakingly renovated by owners Victoria Snellman (who runs a webshop selling the cutest knitted garments – how adorable is this romper?!) and her husband, Robin. The pair share the home with their two children Sonny Lou and Juno Mae. Touches of rough wood and sheepskin add warmth to an otherwise neutral, monochrome colour scheme, and a swing hangs from a beam for the children to enjoy year round (when they’re not busy playing with the family cat!).



These beautiful photos were taken by Carina Olander and styled by Anna Truelsen for Lantliv.

Oh so charming. I absolutely love everything about this home! How about you?!

Get the look: Kitchen: Tolix armchairs, source similar sheepskin throws here,  AGAM junior chair from IKEA. This industrial pendant is similar. Open area – I love this and this butterfly chair, white sheepskin, this rustic swing is similar. Sitting roomleather pouf. Children’s roomLightly sells leather and wood shelves like these (there’s also a great DIY guide here). Give chest-of-drawers a new lease of life with a lick of black paint and leather pulls, like in the children’s bedroom. 

You can see the full tour of this delightful home in Lantliv 3/2017.

Yesterday I featured a colourful and relaxed Helsinki home, and it’s so interesting to see the contrast between the two – both equally charming in their own way, don’t you think?

Carina and Anna have such a talent for finding and capturing dreamy country homes – whether high up on a hill over looking the Norwegian fjords, a house in the heart of Småland, Sweden or even Carina’s own idyllic summer cottage! Thank you so much for the kind permission to share some of your work!

Have a lovely day!

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March 29, 2017 at 10:30AM
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“Photography has become almost a second language, integrated as…

 

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“Photography has become almost a second language, integrated as the written and spoken word into almost every aspect of social production.”—Sarah Charlesworth, born on this day in 1947. We are excited to announce the first Los Angeles retrospective of this artist’s work, coming to LACMA on August 20. More info at lacma.org. #lacma #SarahCharlesworth [Sarah Charlesworth, ​​Half Bowl, 2012, courtesy the Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone Gallery, New York, © 2017 Estate of Sarah Charlesworth]​ http://ift.tt/2ohOKAx

March 29, 2017 at 12:05PM
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We’ve Found the Perfect Vacation for Lively Creatives

 

We’ve Found the Perfect Vacation for Lively Creatives
By Live Fast Mag

For the more creative-minded, a vacation poses a quandary: How will one nourish their artistic needs while unplugging from the world? Yes, there is the self-guided creative retreat and sure, a great book may satisfy the need for fulfillment. However, there is nothing quite like leaving your home and stepping into an unknown space to hone in on a new craft. Enter Vacation With An Artist (aka VAWAA). A startup that essentially functions as an artist residency, VAWAA was founded by Geetika Agrawal, a New York City-based creative director.

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Offering residencies that vary from writing in Vietnam (sign us up) to woodturning in Uruguay, there is opportunity to tap into the most obscure creative desires. Basically, once you find the art/location combination that speaks to you (ceramics in Japan, anyone?), you send a booking request. Once your request is approved, you can count on being guided through the particular craft you signed up for. A fair contender with Airbnb’s “Experiences,” VAWAA kicks it up a notch, immersing you in both a new culture and a new art form. Interested? Yeah, us too. Learn more here.

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March 29, 2017 at 10:54AM
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Aleutian Dreams: Corey Arnold’s Latest Body Of Work Takes Our Breath Away

 

Aleutian Dreams: Corey Arnold’s Latest Body Of Work Takes Our Breath Away
By Alison Green

Corey Arnold’s latest body of work, Aleutian Dreams, which follows his time in Alaska working on a crab boat, is a continuation of his work examining man’s relationship with the wilderness that surrounds him. The honesty and reverence with which he documents nature at its most wild makes his photos as politically compelling as they are visually arresting, especially in light of the many environmental issues we are currently facing. Aleutian Dreams opens April 1st at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, with an opening reception from 3-5 PM the same day.

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Since 2002, Arnold has worked as a crab fisherman on the Bering Sea and spent his summers captaining a salmon fishing boat in Alaska, documenting his life at sea with a quiet curiosity and a razor-sharp eye for detail. The moments he captures are poignant and visceral vignettes of nature at its most powerful, from surging stormy seas to a curious fox making eye contact during a snowfall.

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“Fifteen years ago, I wrote a job-wanted sign and hung it outside of a bathroom near Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal. It read: ‘Experienced deckhand looking for work on a commercial crab or halibut fishing boat in Alaska — hard worker — does not get seasick.’ I was 24-years old, energetic and ambitious, with a few years of salmon fishing experience (but naive to the world of high seas fish-work). After a few shifty respondents, I was hired by a seasoned Norwegian fisherman and flew on a small prop plane, past the icy volcanoes and windswept passes of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, eventually slamming down onto the short runway in Dutch Harbor. The experience would forever change the direction of my life and shape my identity as both a fisherman and photographer.”

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His photos document the harsh beauty of a life fully immersed in wilderness, a life most of us will never experience, and the way he approaches the tender innocence and terrifying power of the natural world feels like an electric shock to the spirit, leaving us with eyes wide open. Immerse yourself in his work below.

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March 29, 2017 at 10:08AM
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A creative Helsinki home with a cheerful & relaxed vibe

 

A creative Helsinki home with a cheerful & relaxed vibe
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

As you know (I think I’ve been harping on about it ever since – sorry!), I finally got to visit Helsinki for teh first time last summer. And it exceeded all my wildest expectations. It was such a vibrant city but above all else, it exuded creativity (if you go, don’t miss the design walk!). Seeing these pictures of Salja Starr’s apartment in the heart of Helsinki immediately transported me back to my wonderful weekend in Finland’s capital city. On her blog Cosy Home, Salja describes her home life and interior as an amalgamation of: ‘swaying book blocks, long breakfasts, art, coffee moments, brightly coloured containers, old furniture and the ever changing sequence.’ Let’s take a peek inside…

Credits: Salja Starr / Cosy Home.

Love this! It’s so charming and relaxed but above all else personal, I also like how the pops of bright colours add a cheerful touch.

Look closely at Salja’s pictures and you’ll spot a skateboard under the chair, an empty bottle on the kitchen floor and other remnants of everyday life giving the space a wonderful lived-in feel – how very refreshing! I could imagine walking in here and immediately feeling at ease. How about you?!

Get the look from Salja’s home: sitting room – source mid-century armchairs like these here, Remix blanket. Kitchen – Marimekko teapot. Iittala Nappula candle-holder in high and low versions.

I’m waiting for a little information on the cushions and paintings – pop back here later if you’re intersted to know more about them! 

You can follow Salja’s latest projects and home updates on her wonderful blog or over on her Instagram feed.

If you’d like to see more Helsinki homes today I’m also in love with this apartment that artfully blends of danish and finnish style, the home of a design blogger and a graphic designer’s penthouse – and many more in the archive. Oh I do love Finnish style!

Have a lovely day!

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“We have been overwhelmed by the spirit of giving from our artist friends. Their artworks—outstanding gifts that have been made in honor of our anniversary—are a testament to their generosity and support of LACMA and we are immensely grateful to all the artists who have contributed works to the collection and continue to energize the museum’s growth.”—Michael Govan, LACMA’s CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director. Visit the exhibition “L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists,” now in its final week, featuring a selection of works given to the museum for its 50th anniversary. #lacma #LAExuberance #MarkHagen #regram via @yuma_bella [Mark Hagen, Ramada JOAN, 2015, Gift of John Baldessari] http://ift.tt/2ngGaB3

March 28, 2017 at 02:01PM
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Meet Semi Gloss: Functional Minimalism Meets Nostalgia Overload

 

Meet Semi Gloss: Functional Minimalism Meets Nostalgia Overload
By Nadja Sumter

Fashion is no stranger to nostalgia, that distilled, dewy filter used to romanticize a memory as a better version of the original experience. Everything old is made new again, but always with a bit of innovation. Add a layer of spiked hardware to a classic velvet smoking slipper and, Voilá! Christian Louboutin has a moment. Jazz up some archival prints with a layer of sequined embroidery and welcome Gucci to the list of millennial must-have designers. Call it a genius move or a gimmick, the success lies in refreshing familiarity.

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Designer Patty Kim honors her wistful affection for the past in Semi Gloss, a clothing line drawing inspiration from essential silhouettes worn throughout her life, from grade school uniforms to an old flame’s favorite worn-in sweatshirt. Practically a Purist, she commits to minimal detailing and authentic fit to preserve a sense of timeless sophistication, approaching modernization with fabric choices. Using Japanese textiles for their durability and longevity, Kim is able to reinvigorate classic shapes with the comfort and functionality needed to withstand a fast-paced contemporary lifestyle. 

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Kim’s fall collection interprets mens workwear staples for a woman’s wardrobe. The standout, a fleece-lined camel corduroy coat, is instantly reminiscent of Dad’s go-to snow shoveling armor and seems to capture the same “save the day” attitude it always represented. Buy this and take it everywhere, if only for the lovely way you’ll feel when it takes you back.

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March 28, 2017 at 10:09AM
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“Daisy Goes to the Ocean” by Chelsy Mitchell

 

“Daisy Goes to the Ocean” by Chelsy Mitchell
By Alison Green

Everyone knows that the ocean holds secrets in its’ foaming mouth. It is where you go when you need to shed your skin, where you can piece together the jagged fragments of yourself beneath a mercilessly blue sky. Out there at the edge of the earth, with the ocean unfolding in front of you like miles of blue silk, you could be anyone, a desperado always outrunning a change in luck. You and the ocean, both pushed and pulled by the moodiness of the moon. The ocean is where you can breathe, sunlight spreading like fingers across your bare skin, possibility warm beneath your feet. You don’t know where you’ll end up next, and you like it that way, keeping your movements quick and careful like a cat. No matter what happens, you know you’ll land on your feet. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the horizon, and you can let yourself stretch and swell in the salty air and velvety sunshine, dreaming of the past lives and secret depths hidden beneath that shimmering surface.

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This editorial from Brooklyn-based photographer Chelsy Mitchell has us aching for empty expanses of sun-baked sand, the ocean’s rough caresses reminding us that we can be whoever we want to be. There is something unapologetic and powerfully gritty about these shots, a mysterious crackle of dark energy that keeps us searching for more. Model Nicola Collie is a professional dancer and moves like it, holding her body with a fine-tuned and fearless elegance, as she leaps into midair and throws herself across shadowy sand dunes. Someone once told me that you go to the ocean to find yourself or to lose yourself, and this editorial embodies that quiet vulnerability, showing us a woman on the edge of something, with a wild determination flickering in her eyes.

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