This post is long overdue and about a little hidden gem that caught my heart in London. It's a cafe inside a hidden green house garden in Maida Vale called The Quince Tree. My friend and I met here for lunch early one morning before a meeting and had the most serene breakfast of my life. The rare sun of London was beautiful and I couldn't put my camera down. 
Although I've only been to London twice I like to call it my second home because it quickly became one of the most comforting cities for me. It's an escape without the palm trees and beaches. I can't wait to go back this summer and can't believe its already so close. Since I won't be interning while I am there this summer I look forward to spending time with friends and focusing on my drawing and photography during the day.


Maida Vale

Romper - Creatures of Comfort
Top - Urban Outfitters
Sandals - Urban Outfitters 
Bag - Vintage

The semester is coming to an end and all I want to do is wander around the city with my friends. Graduating is becoming more real everyday and I can't wait. The weather is getting nicer and more people are out and about. After the amount of work I put myself through this semester I am feeling okay with my decision to take the summer off before starting to look for a job.
My friend and I took a stroll through her neighborhood on a warm evening the other week and had a nice dinner at my favorite taco spot Tacombi on Elizabeth st. where they had their big doors and windows open, which is one of my favorite things about the nice weather. If you ever get there TRY THE CRISPY FISH TACOS.


Top - Paloma Wool
Pants - Creatures of Comfort
Shoes - NaninVintage
Bag - Vintage

Black and white line drawings are my absolute favorite. Sketchy, unfinished contours and figure drawings. Paloma Wool a brand based in Spain has caught my heart. They collaborate with Tana Latorre to create the most beautiful hand painted shirts. On her Instagram @tanalatorre, you can see how she has large canvas's of fabric hanging on the walls and she paints these line compositions over and over. Then they use those fabrics to create the clothing. 
I purchased the Leandra shirt which is a classic button down top featuring simplified figure drawings of a woman all over the shirt. Classic and simple. 
I decided to pair the top with wide leg tan pants from a Creatures of Comfort sample sale and a pair of vintage mules I found on the @naninvintage Instagram.



Neutral and muted colors have been my favorite lately. I'm drawn to the colors around me in the city. The red and sand colored brick in New York are my favorite. When taking photos of the buildings in Nwe York I find that my old 35mm point and shoot saturates and blends the colors nicely.
Military-esque clothing and structured linen fabrics are great for this season and I find myself obsessing over vintage accounts that curate almost exactly that. Not pictured in this post but you can find a lot of these types of clothing on my favorites @naninvintage and @iamthat_shop.



Pottery is my relaxation time. After leaving art school in Chicago I was lucky enough to find an amazing studio in New York to keep practicing at. It's been the one time of the week I can turn to for relaxation during the hectic years of college. When I go to the studio to throw I'm not thinking of anything else. Having a separate space to go to encourages me to keep creating because there are no distractions of friends or technology in the studio which is probably the main reason I have kept up with pottery and not painting. It is very therapeutic and I encourage everyone to give it a try at some point in their life.
In this post are some of the pieces I made in my last term at Greenwich House Pottery. I've been focusing on making smaller mugs and teacups, working on my handle making, these were all made using a pulling technique. I am trying to work my way to making espresso cups off the hump, but have yet to be successful at it. All pieces in this post with exception to the red cup are Celadon glazes which is my favorite glaze to use. They are such nice greens and when using a white slip underneath (first picture below) it creates very nice pastels.



Decker with Mark Rothko's Orange and Yellow

Richardson Complex

 For reasons I sometimes can't explain, my hometown of Buffalo will always be a special place for me. As much as I joke about a lot of things about Buffalo, and no matter how much I tell others I hate leaving the city to go back home, I always regret the words as soon as I'm back. It's my hometown and will always be what I consider home, and that's why I'll never be able to let go of it. When I'm home surrounded by friends and family and what I'm most familiar with, it inspires me. 
Growing up I was always in awe of the architecture and the art scene. My dad would take me on drives downtown and always take the long way home pointing out all the buildings and who owns what and who is doing what with what, I'm pretty sure he knows who everyone is around town .
In high school my art teachers became my biggest mentors, I got involved in photography and pottery and joined a local community art space in the city, volunteering and making art. When I received my drivers I found my friends and I driving all over the city and further setting up photoshoots and exploring. All the hours I drove around the city photographing the architecture and taking photos of my friends I think has stuck with me, and that's why I still enjoy those subjects more than anything.
Although so much about Buffalo is so familiar to me and I think I know everything like the back of my hand, I somehow find inspiration somewhere new every time I return. It's a safe place that I'll always know as home. 

Jackson Pollock, Convergence, 1952 
Morris Louis, Alpha, 1960 
Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Monkey, 1938
Robert Rauschenberg, Painting with Red Letter S, 1957



trench coat
ˈtrenCH ˌkōt/
noun: trench coat; plural noun: trench coats; noun: trenchcoat; plural noun: trenchcoats
  1. a loose, belted, double-breasted raincoat in a military style.
    • a lined or padded waterproof coat worn by soldiers.
World War I: originally referring to the type of coat worn by soldiers in the trenches.

A true classic, the perfect trench coat. The trench coat has been a wardrobe necessity, the classic piece you will always have. Nowadays you can spot trench coats everywhere wether its a classic, leather, denim, more light weight, or duster-like. The trench coat is always an impeccable choice – simply because it’s functional and trendy at the same time.

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