Emerald GREEN might be Pantone's color of 2013, but we see GREEN as the official shade of design for years to come. Our favorite ideas for a GREEN future:
A green home can also be a beautiful home. Here are some of our favorite picks to make your home as prettily trendy as it is eco friendly.
If there's a reason not to love black and white I haven't discovered it...
Bold and beautiful fashion and sport in NYC...
There are so many days that we wish we could grasp on to sun and hold it in place, forcing the daylight to never end. What if it didn’t have to? In some parts of the world, it doesn’t. The midnight sun is just that—a natural phenomenon in which the sun shines during the midnight hour and well beyond, provided the weather conditions are clear.
The kids are headed back to school and football season is merely weeks away, which can only mean one thing: Summer, as we know it, is coming to an end. And with the close of the season's long, lazy days so too fade the last notes from the summer music festivals. But the fashion lingers... In fact, it's fun to note how little it's changed in the 43 years since the days-long concert genre began.
LA art world: Hide your checkbooks! Banksy has asked that his graffiti works not be purchased so why not respect him...
If you're looking to take the road less traveled, Route 66 is probably not the path for you. This iconic highway, established in 1926, is easily one of the most famous roads in the US. There is so much to do and see along the way, from the Cadilac Ranch to neon-laced motels, but for the sake of organization and interest, I’m going to focus on everyone’s favorite part of a road-trip: the food.
What comes to your mind when you think of iconic design? Julius Schulman's 1960 photograph of the Stahl house leads us into the topic of all things iconic-- from Jackie Kennedy to wooden sailing ships.
As we make our way into the deep-end of summer, we find that cooling off in the pool is borderline necessary. What would summer be like without them? Who do we have to thank for making this possible? Let’s take a look and find out.
With yesterday's conclusion of the Tour de France came the end of 3 weeks of magnificent aerial views of France. But before the yellow jersey was presented to the 100th Tour's deserving but visually arresting winner—Chris Froome's exceptional height for a cyclist makes him appear remarkably awkward on a bike—we were treated to a final camera sweep across the City of Lights.
Current swimwear trends of black+white, striped patterns, retro structure, and higher waistlines are crashing the shoreline in a big way. Drawing influence from classic roots in a manner that manages to feel as refreshing as a dip in the ocean. Coco Chanel meets Gidget in this new wave of uber-feminine, flattering, and functional design.
For my warm weather Holiday I visited the Hotel Valley Ho, where the sky meets the Sonoran Desert in architect Frank Lloyd Wright's beloved town of Scottsdale. Built in 1956 and currently owned by Westroc Hotels & Resorts, this vintage 178-room gem was designed by one of Wright's proteges, Edward L. Varney, and was frequented by movie stars and sports heros in its heyday.
The 4th of July may be over, but summer is just beginning.We were inspired by the Americana aesthetic of this inviting seaside cottage to remind us to keep our patriotic spirit on fire while trying to cool off.
The best way to cure the “I just had the best holiday ever and now it’s over” blues is to keep celebrating all summer long. When I think about summer as a kid, one of the first things that comes to mind are those delicious red, white, and blue popsicles. You remember them right?
The State Fair, or in the case of these pictures that I took last week, The Florida Strawberry Festival, has always been and always will be magical to me.
I'll never forget what happened two years ago. We were driving down the coast of Southern California in the late autumn when my friends and I saw the last thing we had ever expected to see in Malibu: "Is that a Carnival?!?" we all squealed in harmony.
Despite hitting $1 billion in US sales for the first time last year, the relatively new clothiers did not turn up the volume and begin logo-branding their products (as is the trend) but they remain tasteful and elegant, elevating simplicity to the sublime.
As someone who very nearly devoted her career to studying dear Mr. Lincoln I can't let today pass without a nod to the best American EVER. Made up of equal parts intellect, melancholy, & wit and losing as many elections as he won, he beat all the odds coming out of political retirement and getting elected President as the 1st Republican, anti-slavery nominee so he could reverse the newly legislated legality (via the Kansas/Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision) of America's worst humanitarian transgression. He stands eternally at the crossroads of liberty and equality, our 2 greatest contributions to government of, by, and for the people. Thank you, Mr. Lincoln.
Let's keep it simple on a day full of flourish... Here's what I love right now!
Steve Martin, at the age of 67, keeping the birth of his first baby secret for 2 months...
Oscar de la Renta bringing Galiano back...
We're delighted to introduce COBALT TILE TATTOOS, as a cost efficient way to add character and pop and make a room sing with care-free Mediterranean delight.
A color created with the essential Element Cobalt, which comes from the German word Kobald—underground goblin or evil spirt—and the Greek word for mine—cobalos—these bold, blue compounds have been used in the decorative arts since at least the Middle Ages.
Thanks to Becca Teagarden, Home Goddess Extraordinaire, for Tile Tattoo coverage in The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine. Not only is this possibly our most original coverage—tying the Tile Tattoos to the notion of toilet breaks during SuperBowl Sunday is wildly clever—but the coverage is second-to-none in its accuracy as the tats are 'Goddess-tested and -approved' by Ms. Teagarden, a 2JANE customer. 2JANE loves The Seattle Times and we appreciate having space in one of the countries last surviving Sunday newspaper magazines...
Whether consumed as a savory hair-of-the dog treat or a culinary brunch pleasure, Bloody Marys are an essential part of my Sunday diet. And, as the Super Bowl approaches, they just might get bumped to Monday... After too many beers I suggest you pull out your travel mugs and fill 'er up for a morning pick-me-up! Or, consider treating yourself when you wake up early on Sunday to prepare your football feast.
'Happy Days' at 2JANE... Yes, that was meant to be a TV reference as we've just had a lovely order from everyone's new favorite sitcom 'New Normal' by the small screen creative genius Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip Tuck...). In an upcoming 'New Normal' episode one of the sets will allegedly be donning our Mibo Tile Tattoos (Loverstone Platinum on Clear to be exact). When we get closer to airtime I'll reveal the name of this lactose, or should I say 'lactating', inspired episode (what do you expect, it's a family show)... I'm so proud our Tile Tattoos are all grown up and making their way in Hollywood...