Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Daily Candy | Street Style Awards

{ photos by Andrea Donadio for Daily Candy }

Daily Candy snapped photos of stylish ladies and gents from Chicago and beyond for their 2013 Street Style Awards. They're pitting us against New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and inviting readers to vote for their favorite city. The story features designers, photographers, writers, lawyers, boutique owners, and dozens more people doing and creating cool things around the country. It's an honor to be included and exciting to see so many Chicago friends and familiar faces. Take a look below for photos of a few of my home team favorites and click here to see the full story and cast your vote for the city with the most style.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

wild belle | isles

I am way overdue in posting this, but on this sunny Tuesday I'm reminded that I've been wanting to share these sunny tunes with you all for the past several weeks. ISLES, the debut album from Wild Belle, was released last month on Columbia records and I've been listening to it non-stop ever since. The record was many months, even years, in the making and I am endlessly proud of my siblings and their incredible team and constantly impressed by their creativity, musicianship, and hard work. If you haven't yet had a listen, today is the perfect day to dive in, enjoy the breezy melodies, get lost in complex instrumentals, and imagine the warmer days ahead. If you haven't yet picked up a copy, you can get a CD or vinyl from the band's website or your local record store or download a digital copy from iTunes.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

one part plant

Introducing One Part Plant, the latest project from Jessica Murnane. Her name might sound familiar because I've worked with her on a variety of projects and gushed about her and her creative endeavors numerous times on the blog. In addition to seeing eye to eye on our handful of design-related collaborations, we've always connected over our love of cooking, eating, and entertaining. Over the years, we've swapped our fair share of recipes and pointers for clean eating, nutritional healing, grain sprouting, and veggie prepping and gabbed for hours on end about pursuing happy, healthy, well-balanced lives. One Part Plant is the culmination of Jessica's journey and her "guide to clean food and a happy head." Today, she features me as one of her Babes in Plantland and makes me blush with her flattering and thoughtful words. I'll be back on the site in the weeks to come sharing some of my tips for natural living and one or two of my favorite plant-based recipes. Take a look! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

glossed & found spring fashion 2013

{ photos by Billy Rood, styling by Helen Burkun, creative direction by D. Graham Kostic, photo illustrations by Elise Bergman }

Bold rules in this Glossed & Found spring fashion editorial. I had a blast working with Graham to create the illustrations, backgrounds, and layouts for these colorful photos. Click here to see the entire story.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Please join me this Thursday, April 4th from 5:30-10pm for the Fête Night Market at Room 1520. The market features dozens of food and design artisans and kicks off a weekend of tours, tastings, and talks around Chicago. I will be there selling limited edition pillows, clutches, belts, and more. Stop by to have a bite to eat and see what I've been working on lately.

Fête Night Market
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 5:30-10pm
Room 1520 | 1520 West Fulton Street

click for tickets or more info

Monday, April 01, 2013

spring awakening

{ photo by Elise Bergman }

Here we are. Nearly two weeks into spring and months since I've posted any sort of update. I've spent the last several weeks doing a combination of traveling, creating, processing, detoxing, working, cleaning, organizing, reflecting, teaching, studying, cooking, and playing music. Change is in the air. 2012 was by far my busiest year for business and by December I was exhausted and in serious need of a break. 2013 has been decidedly more quiet. Blog posts will continue to be irregular for the time being, but I am excited to share some of the places I've been visiting, the food I've been cooking, and the projects I've been pursuing. Stay tuned.