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In today’s world, the constant barrage of social stimulation can, at times, feel like an oncoming tidal wave one simply can’t outswim. In those moments, we find it refreshing to engage with platforms in alternate ways that feel less a societal requirement and more a reason for personal fulfillment.

Instagram has quickly become one of our go-to sources for original creative inspiration; in the process, our ‘likes’ became a photo roll of beautiful imagery that stimulates our senses + heightens our imagination. As humans, we gravitate towards things that resonate personally, it’s what makes us unique beings and the world such a diverse + complementary community. As designers, we innately identify trend patterns in those gravitations, curated preferences that define the DNA of our personal style + taste. Welcome to the Common Thread, a collection of Insta-images which unintentionally overlapped in theme + aesthetic as they were ‘liked’, and which feed directly into our passions, preferences, and admittedly in some cases, downright cravings.

First up, ‘Scoops’, because in our world, frozen treats of the scooped + swirled sort are considered seasonless – one of life’s little pleasures decidedly worth an extra notch in the belt. We recently lost a family member, who in her passing, was remembered fondly by her loved ones for an insatiable appetite for ice cream. No meal, no matter how plentiful, was always made better by a final course of the creamy treat. If you were scooping, she was partaking. In a lifetime yes, that’s a lot of calories, but it’s also an immeasurable amount of happiness and a prescription for a life well-lived. We, too, love the fresh-from-the-creamery treat, so it wasn’t a surprise to see this theme on frequent repeat – in cups + on cones, occasionally dipped, preferably sandwiched.

All images are credited to their original Instagram source.

Praia Piquinia Subscription

The season of gift-giving has arrived, and while we draft our own list of who’s been naughty or nice, there’s only one thing we’re requesting from jolly ‘ole Saint Nick, an annual getaway to the European seaside.  Captured through the lens of photographer Christian Chaize, the ongoing series, Praia Piquinia, highlights a small stretch of coastline in southern Portugal, home to secluded beachfront, crystal clear surf and sun-kissed shores. Since 2004, Mr. Chaize has returned several times a year, each visit unveiling new subject matter within the locale’s rocky embrace.

Praia Piquinia has peeled back layers in how I see and, as a result, in how I experience my journeys there. Together, we are evolving. The place is the same, but as always, I seek to have new eyes.’ – Christian Chaize

Certainly a philosophy with which we couldn’t agree more. Perfectly packaged in an archival portfolio, a Praia Piquinia Subscription is the ultimate stocking stuffer for your creative cohorts and coastal comrades. With a new piece being delivered straight to one’s door for the life of the series, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Praia Piquinia 21-08-09

21/08/09 | 15h10

Praia Piquinia

29/08/06 | 12h52                                                27/08/08 | 13h14

Praia Piquinia 13-08-10

13/08/10 | 11h05

Christian Chaize Book

And for those of you who prefer your sun and sand in smaller doses, Mr. Chaize recently released a perfectly portable (and equally covetable) version of the series, available for purchase here.

All images courtesy of Christian Chaize.


July 12, 2013


Much to our travel delight, we were recently transported to a scene straight out of Slim Aarons’ La Dolce Vita. Captured on the photogenic shores of Lake Como, we’re daydreaming about our annual slice of ‘the good life’ and plotting how we can return sooner, rather than later. Stay tuned for a new Gilded Getaway Guide highlighting one of our favorite Italian gems, and in the meantime, feel free to imagine yourself under that perfectly pink striped umbrella- we’ll meet you there. Ciao!

Image courtesy of The Gilded Lobster.


March 18, 2013


Outside, snow is blanketing New England, yet again. Inside however, we’re daydreaming about warmer months ahead. In an all-consuming effort to fast forward to balmy eves and roadside picnics, we’re turning to one of our favorite editorials to transport us there, slightly ahead of schedule.

Styled by Kate Harrowsmith and captured by Connie Bond, we’re simply smitten with this dynamic duo. So pack your bags, grab your best pal, and head for the hills. Oh, and don’t even get us started on that perfectly petite Fiat.

All photos by Connie Bond for Marie Claire Australia.

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