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Create and Cultivate is essentially pinterest on crack…. the team over at No Subject LA partners up with Foam Magazine and some of the lead influencers in the creative realm, providing a weekend to inspire, inform and support future innovation.
The two day getaway was hosted at none other than the uber-hip Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, and we had the pleasure of teaming up as a co-sponsor of this years event! While we could write a detailed essay on all we loved, learned and obsessed over during the weekend, we’ll save you the long read and sum it up as this…
-Brand strategist, Jasmine, taught the art of personal branding in a social media world
-Yours truly (our team at Element) gave a workshop on creating macrame plant hangers and jazzing them up with feathers, beads and braided knots
We love denim. It’s our go-to fabric for just about everything because it’s comfortable, iconic and can handle a little dirt. It’s pretty historic, too—did you know Levi Strauss got his start designing sturdy pants for the gold rush miners back in the 1870s? Yep…denim pants have been coming in handy for years.
Still, every original needs an update now and again, which is why we got messy with a pair of Element Eden skinny jeans and some neon paint. Here’s how to create our fading polka dot pants:
-White and neon green fabric pant
-Pencil with an eraser
-Pair of jeans
Mix two parts green paint with one part white paint in your palette. Dip the eraser end of your pencil into the paint, dabbing excess paint off on newspaper. Start stamping the hem of your jeans in an even, tightly spaced line.
Add about five more lines of tightly spaced polka dots, heading up towards the waist. Gradually start spacing out your dots so they are fewer and farther apart. By the time you get to the waist there should only be about two dots!
That’s it! If you don’t like the messy look of ours (what can we say—we’re creative types), just follow the same uniform dot pattern you started with.
Just a few of our favorite things: music, art, style… and plenty of good people!
Get in on the action tomorrow at the District in Tustin, CA as Sophisticates United Network presents LA Sera with Wakey! Wakey! and Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2!!
Miya Ando morphs her steel paintings with her first ever product design, “Tetsu to kinu,” an “iron and silk” scarf made of 100% silk chiffon and dye! The magical effect that her steel sculptures have on viewers carries on into her ethereal silk scarf, into a beautiful design of wearable art!
Even more beautiful is the fact 10% of proceeds will be donated to benefit Japan’s earthquake and tsunami recovery, still underway! The scarf is only available for a limited time though on Spoon & Tamago, sale closes on July 15th, so get yours quickly!
Size: 22″ x 22″ and 36″ x 36″
Photos by: Karen Kristian
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix) (you can dance around to this in your summertime clothes)
Still working on the painting for my friend Durek and too shy to share details yet, soon soon promise!
But here’s something you can lay your eyes on now, either here in this post or in real life, on your body all summer long!
Element Eden’s Summer collection is currently available and there’s four pieces I created in this line. I wanted to share the details on how these things travel from my imagination into your hands.
I also think it’s a little serendipitous that the designers traveled to India last year and said a lot of the inspiration for the summer collection came from the textiles, colors and prints they saw on their trip. Almost simultaneously, I was in Indonesia for a few months where I was inspired by the colors and textiles there. I drew all of these drawings during my stay and even painted one on the side of a friend’s cafe. Now they are available for you to wear on super soft oversized organic tees.
First I take my imagination to paper. I use tracing paper so I can redraw parts a million times over and over until it’s super perfect just like us virgo’s like it. I use colored pencils to keep track of updated sketches.
Finally I re draw everything one more time and then finish them in ink so the lines are clean and clear. Then I scan these drawings and either color them digitally or send them over for Esther (the graphics wizard) at Element Eden to color up and place on Tee’s.
Seriously did I say wizard? Esther Kim is my favorite graphic designer that I’ve ever worked with! This is my favorite part when she sends me back this magical stuff! She works closely with me doing revisions on color and layout to help my imagination + mixed with her awesome visions = come ALIVE. Aren’t these collaborations the best? I think so! XOXOXOXOXOXO I LOVE YOU ESTHER KIM YOU ARE SOoooooo SUPER AMAZING!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO Even just doing this post I get so excited at this point in the process, more than the actual tee’s.
And then elves in a workshop mix up some potions and VOILA! Super soft organic Tee’s for you to live and dance in all summer long!
I have a crush on Miss Katie Daisy Boyd and her style hunter blog titled, Boyds De' Voids.
Featuring shoots from commercial and fun adventures, she has an amazing eye for style,
and whitt to boot. Check out her blog here.
Cold to us in So-Cal is nothing compared to what our dear friends in NY experience…
Sent our girl Wendy one of my fave Holiday pieces (the Innsbruck coat) as the temp dropped on her side of the states, and no doubt, she found the perfect pairings to partner it with!
Check out the complete outfit at: Nitrolicious
Love your style Wendy!