Random loves, likes, inspirations and musings…

Category: Craft

XX from PANAMA

I feel at ease to know that my parents are enjoying their naturalist roots during their later years. From backpacking through Europe in the 70’s to hiking throughout the country, they have always enjoyed the simple life and had a great appreciation for nature. Somehow I did not inherit the rustic roots – as I reside in SoHo, NY preparing to launch a fashion collection – but I do appreciate fine craftsmenship and hiking (just not camping and dirt so much:). Upon their recent trip to Panama my father took photographs of some of the local artisans and surroundings. I am drawn to the woven x patterns found in many of the crafts, art, building constructions, and nature (much like the crossing of the clothespins in the Line Dry logo).

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SUMMER COCKTAILS AND OTHER CONCOCTIONS….

The color yellow conjures images of sun and spring and light and happy… much like the branding color found in the Line Dry collection launching for Spring 2014. With yellow on the brain, it’s no wonder my summer cocktail list revolves around this shade… cheers!

It has been said that this was Ernest Hemingway’s drink of choice first thing in the morning.

the hemingway daiquiri.
classic. simple. easy.
the hallmark of a perfect drink (and outfit).
Ice
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
1 lime wheel, for garnish
**shake it all with ice. serve with a line wheel.
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/summer+cocktails

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Manhattan. Obviously.
A nod to the great city in which Line Dry Inc. was created. Many a day I feel the desire to work with one of these in hand……INGREDIENTS:
3 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry
http://www.saveur.com

vintage citrus

vintage citrus. delicious and refreshing. for those days when a detox is best.
http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2013/05/12/weekend-inspiration-86/

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The Original Dry Martini. The 1910s-era iconic cocktail and my drink of choice at a dinner party.
INGREDIENTS:
1 1⁄2 oz. London dry or Plymouth gin
1 1⁄2 oz. French white dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters (preferably
Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6)
Strip of orange peel
http://www.saveur.com

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Southside Fizz. Perfect for a relaxing beach vacation or for a night out on the town – as versatile as a Line Dry dress.
INGREDIENTS:
2 oz. dry gin
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. superfine sugar (or use simple syrup)
8–10 mint leaves
Chilled club soda
Large ice cubes or ice spear
Garnish: mint sprig
http://imbibemagazine.com

IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY EXHIBIT – MET MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s.

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s…

1860s cream cotton pique dress with black scrollwork.

I love the cream and black color combination especially with the black scrollwork on this 1860s cream cotton pique dress.

Beautifully had crafted parasols with layers of cream silk, black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory.

Beautiful hand crafted parasols with layers of cream silk and black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory – exquisite and cool.

1880s consumer culture...hand made white leather gloves

1880s consumer culture…hand made white leather gloves with black trim.

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure…Monet’s monumental Luncheon on the Grass (Musée d’Orsay, 1865–66). What would leisure look like today?

THIMPHU – BHUTAN: TEXTILES

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