I love this quote by Mahatma Gandhi and more so on this beautifully designed poster that I found on the stunning blog Decor 8. It’s from an online decor magazine called FRYD + DESIGN. Thought it would be a good middle of the week present. Enjoy!
The coolest thing about writing a blog, I get to write about things i.e. people, places, ideas etc. that inspire me. Hopefully you will find them interesting as well.
Here, I chat with a savvy designer who has been promoting eco-sensibilities before it became “fashionable” to do so, plus she’s a cool, young new mom balancing work, baby and a committment to impacting the world, one eco-luxe outfit at at a time.
I met Nicole Bridger when I worked at lululemon athletica about five years ago. She arrived to helm Oqoqo, an eco-clothing line, fashioned of sustainable fabrics that aimed to traverse the realm of stylish streetwear and yoga. Nicole’s talent was apparent – she had worked with Vivienne Westwood in London, where she developed an eye for the sculptural flow of clothing, design and cut. Yet it is her awareness of the big nature that surrounds us in the Northwest that inform her eco-sensibility and committment to creating fashion in a sustainable way.
Small town living is growing on me… sort of. Yesterday, we met the local postmaster or rather postmistress who knew all the goings on in this bubble of a world on the edge of the ocean. And I realized once again, how small this town really is. Haven’t felt the urge to leave for the city quite as yet… especially since the whales have been breaching in the ocean right in front of our house, a good excuse to interrupt some writing.
Also happy to report that there is much in the way of sustainable design happening here.
Local surfer, artist and designer (well she moved from the big city as well a few years ago) Angie, runs Pina Styles, a sweet little outpost of creativity, art and clothing right here in town. Her art is a witty reflection on everything from the depressing state of our environment, to how we treat animals and also how we live right in the midst of all this wildness, even in cities.
The limited edition, original prints are screened onto soft bamboo and organic cotton tees, there’s a great line of baby (and newborn) wear and lots of other treats.
Hope you enjoy Angie’s eye-catching art for some afternoon inspiration.