We love these magical sparkly wall hangings by artist Justine Ashbee. Using metallic thread and a hand-loom, Ashbee brings us into the ethereal world of “dance rituals, fractal hair do’s, albinos, and earthships.” Check her collection entitled Native Line here.
THE PERFECT IMPERFECT WOMAN
Casey Brooks and Tati Cotliar have created a tower of female neuroticism out of teacups. We can totally identify, plus we love the outfits and the shipyard backdrop. Congrats if you can spot our ADIRI Onyx ring in there.
Photographer Justine Kurland has caught our eye, and rekindled our urbanite yearnings to escape to a fern covered mountaintop and prance around with our sisters and babies. Bring it, November!
THE MEN IN OUR LIVES
Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned male nude? At the Musée d’Orsay, there’s an exhibition paying homage to that very thing - male nudes in fine art over the past 200 years. We love their analytical approach, and the curation is just exquisite. If you find yourself in Paris before January 2, we implore you to pay a visit. No matter who you are or who you prefer, the beauty of Masculine/Masculine won’t disappoint. Take a peak at a few of the paintings on display, and definitely watch the video. C’est magnifique!
Ok, so we are a little freaked out by this. Also we are equally in awe by how amazingly weird and, uh awesome, it is. We’ve heard of foot fetishes and leather fetishes, but a silk scarf fetish? If we were ever to have a fetish, this would be it. Who doesn’t want to wrap themselves up in a thousand silky smooth [APT] scarves? We do it every day!
CUT + PASTE
Remember all those collages you used to make with your magazine cut-outs, construction paper, and some rubber cement stolen from school? Well Baltimore artiste Beth Hoeckel still makes them, and they are just perfect. They make us think of an ethereal and mythical vintage land where dreams come true. Check out these pieces from her Point of View series.
APT is really into marbleized things (hint hint, our SS14 scarves!) and we love what Copenhagen artist Pernille Snedker Hansen has done with this technique and the Scandinavian tradition of pine wood treatments. We just want to tip-toe all over that floor!
We recently discovered photographer Supranav Dash and his hauntingly tender pics of tradespeople in India. Many of the traditional professions in the country are going extinct due to globalization - a phenomenon us APT girls are all too familiar with since we collaborate with textile printers and metalsmiths in India facing that very fate. Check out his photos, as well as his feature in Time Light Box.
We are so mesmerized by Alexander Semenov’s magical pictures of jellyfish and other sea creatures. Dive in and take a look.
Come visit us for our first ever sample sale! This Thursday and Friday!
BIANCA JAGGER, YOU RULE
We love you, Bianca. She is about the only woman we know who is bold enough to wear a turban and a pinky ring, ride a white horse, and save the world. Not only does she have phenomenal style, she cares deeply about human rights, spearheading awareness on causes like Guantanamo Bay, women’s projects in Afghanistan, and the protection of forests.
IN DEFENSE OF BREASTFEEDING
We are so happy poet Hollie McNish posted this video last week. Women should not be shamed for feeding their babies in public. Sing it, sister.
We can make ceramic bells by day…watch concerts under the stars…and, hey, it even has a swimming pool! Road trip anyone?
We’d really love to spend our summer vacay at a riad in Marrakech, wouldn’t you?
PS: Don’t forget about our summer vacation photo contest!
THE CAT’S OUTTA THE BAG
For the first time APT is making a RESORT collection, and it includes CAFTANS and SCARVES! We are super excited about it, and we hope you will be too. Look for them in stores and on our website this winter.