Kitsch is often connected to the camp, garish and tacky, but let's not forget that it can also describe all things whimsical, colorful and nostalgic. And just like how we tend to romanticize our pasts, leaving out the worst and keeping in the best, this story explores the very best of kitsch. We hope you enjoy our latest curation of things to warm your heart, color your memories and take you back to magical moments of first discovery.
Technicolor KitschJanuary 2019
Restraint—it’s the force that elevates us from primal to self-possessed; animalistic to intellectual. Fueled by biological needs and impulses, our animal instincts are a powerful force to revere, but the transcendence—and subsequent power—of humanity lies in our ability to reason and restrain our compulsions.
Surreal Summer TripJuly 2018
Dreams (and drugs) tap into the subconscious, where so much of our creativity lives. Our latest story explores the surreal symbolism and visual vibrancy of our psyche. Join us on this Surreal Summer Trip.
Hanut SinghApril 2018
When we first started thinking about our Spring story, all we knew was that we wanted to work with our close friend and jewelry designer, Hanut Singh. Our story’s title felt completely apropos. Yes—because he’s a jewelry designer—but mostly because his gorgeous designs and sublime environments are exactly what we picture when we conjure up images of 'Romancing the Stone.' A peek into his world unveils a contextually rich universe, full of originality. His discerning style is immediately evident with one glance at his creations, but to fully understand the depth of Hanut’s world, one must step back and consider his talents in holistic context.
Romancing The StoneMarch 2018
Stones are older than time. Rare, exotic objects of beauty, rich with mystery and the promises of powers unknown. Nature’s glimmering gift to man, the gemstone has been coveted, revered, mystified and exalted for centuries. Today, the gem finds itself at the center of our new story, Romancing the Stone...
La Vie en RoseFebruary 2018
Valentine’s Day, the saccharine reminder of one’s relationship status. What could be more romantic than a contrived holiday fueled by candy hearts and consumerism? Swoon.
But before you call us bitter, let it be known that we do have one reason to love Valentine’s Day. A reason so big, it practically redeems the holiday as a whole: PINK.
Metallics for the holidays may not be groundbreaking, but our (sometimes secret) obsession with them goes on full blast during this most festive of seasons. Bright, shiny objects will draw you in, ignite your holiday spirit, and release a wave of happy chemicals. It’s visceral. So much so that we have to wonder: what is it about metallics that leaves us all so dazzled?
Centered on all things mystical, the story is about the ASTRAL or non-physical plane, and where heaven meets earth. For us, this cosmic current translates to a moody palette, zodiac references, otherworldly subjects, and a focus on the artistic energy that pulsates through this realm—and beyond.
Our deep summer edit is translation of pieces through a modern and contemporary art lens, utilizing a bold palette and iconic artist techniques to bring this season to life in the most artful of ways.