Ms. Monae’s second album (The ArchAndroid) is hard to describe. She is her own style (neo-jazz-folk), but has been compared and juxtaposed with Erykah Badu. I like both…this being more upbeat and hip-hop-y, and Ms. Badu working the smooth, relaxed, lounge-y side.
Best songs: Tightrope and Cold War.
LSA Milano Glass Tealight in Green.
For $40, this beautiful modern take on the tealights you find in cathedrals is a staple. Period. My parents have one in cobalt blue (that I gifted them); it’s candlelight cast is so delicate and peaceful, especially in blue or green.
Louis Vuitton Maison London, New Bond Street.
The Art of Travel by Louis Vuitton photostream from Flickr
Louis Vuitton has too many fabulous stores in the world to count anymore, but I absolutely love this photo. All of the mannequins are simply out of their heads for handbags. Awesome.
Wallpaper* is quickly becoming one of my favorite magazines. Gorgeous and well-balanced photography, a range of topics, and worldwide perspective make this one a winner.
As much as I am trying to distance myself from having to live in an environment where the car is a daily requirement…I’ve been feeling very LA this week. This area is a massive settlement that attracts all kinds of people, which leads to tons of diversity. In actuality, there are a number of neighborhoods that are ‘walkable.’ They’re just very expensive. And the creativity and positive energy coming out of Los Angeles is tangible, and that is why I could see myself living there someday.