From bespoke bedding to CBD-infused candles, these accessories will elevate your living space — and your attitude — instantly
Words by ANUSH J. BENLIYAN and MARIE LOOK
Los Angeles-based bedding brand Flaneur has partnered with architect and interior designer Christian Schulz of Studio-Collective Designs to create a bespoke summer collection called Zephyr ($860) that is awash in the colors of a West Coast summer. Drawing inspiration from Santa Monica’s beachside community of Ocean Park, Schulz — a Venice transplant who grew up on the Jersey Shore — paired two pale blue shades (dubbed South Beach and Marina del Rey, respectively) with a pastel yellow (called Abbot Kinney) to channel the skate-meets-surf atmosphere of sun-drenched Southern California. The brand-new capsule includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, four pillowcases and one duvet cover, and like all products by Flaneur, every item is made from 100 percent Supima cotton, garment-dyed-to-order and pre-washed in L.A. Now summer really can last all year — at least as far as your bedroom is concerned.
In Wheel Life
San Francisco’s beloved Heath Ceramics recently made available for the first time online designs from Heath Clay Studio, the company’s label for more experimental works, for which it can test new shapes, glazes and production techniques. “We are excited to share the Heath Clay Studio with even more people now, so we felt these pieces represent the best introduction, a mix of pieces that are objets d’art, for functional use, and most of all for everyday inspiration,” says studio director Tung Chiang. Encompassing one-of-a-kind, hand-thrown pieces, small collections of slip cast forms and limited-edition works by Chiang, the line is imbued with the same playful spirit as founder Edith Head’s original creations, making for finished pieces that are just as lovely to admire as they are to use.
Got You Covered
Headquartered in both Costa Mesa and Haleiwa, Hawaii, environmentally conscious textiles e-tailer Slowtide has debuted new summertime collaborations with two quintessentially Californian brands: an oversize Sol blanket ($50) in a Turkish-style chambray with Mollusk Surf Shop plus a pair of beach-ready towels ($35-$45) with model Tori Praver’s eponymous swimwear line. Slowtide — known for crafting towels, blankets and ponchos boasting vibrant colorways and gorgeous art by such luminaries as Takashi Murakami, Clark Little and Kevin Lyons — will combine its passion for conservation with its commitment to showcasing talent at an upcoming event on Aug. 1 in Huntington Beach. The brand will host The Art of Drying Off, an event to celebrate the work of more than a dozen local artists who answered Slow Tide’s call for unique designs in the spring. Two designs — by artist Andrew Semark and by photographer Luis da Silva — were selected to be featured on limited-edition towels ($40) that will be available that evening in very limited quantities, with all profits going to The Surfrider Foundation. The Art of Drying Off, Aug. 1, 5-9 p.m. 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.
Originally built in 1926 as a private residence by architect Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. and reborn today as a charitable multipurpose event space, Hollywood’s Sowden House — storied for its alleged connection to the Black Dahlia murder — has just launched a line of CBD-infused candles ($38-$68) in collaboration with Florida design studio Yield. Comprising 12 subtle, moody scents that include sandalwood and chamomile, the Yield x Black Dahlia collection features four candle designs: Balance, Replenish, Cleanse and Massage. The candle blends are crafted with sustainably sourced coconut, shea butter, beeswax, and pure CBD and CBG (cannabigerol), and poured into transparent glass containers that give the illusion of a floating flame. Once used up, the empty vessels can be reused as cups for everything from coffee to cocktails.
Art and Soul
The latest collection from California-based textile and wallpaper brand Philomela takes inspiration from Europe’s Cobra art group, an expressionist avant-garde movement that rose in Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Fine artist, psychotherapist and Philomela founder Bonnie Saland — who splits her time between Pasadena and The Sea Ranch — incorporated symbols of change and rebirth into the new range’s four original abstract patterns, and brings them to life using a layered wood-block printing technique. The Cobra Collection launch coincides with the debut of the brand’s custom pouf and pillow program, allowing for the perfect made-to-order finishing touch to any design scape.
Since its launch nearly 30 years ago, home textiles label Coyuchi has been setting the industry standard with its dedication to sustainability and pure, quality materials. The San Francisco-based brand’s new fall collection boasts rich bedding crafted from textured organic fabrics including woven cotton twill and yarn-dyed cotton in comforting earthy tones. Fans of the luxe coastal-inspired line are now in luck with the recent launch of Coyuchi for Life, a game-changing circular subscription service for home textiles that allows customers to replenish their linens every six, 12 or 24 months. Coyuchi will then renew, upcycle or recycle the returned items through its 2nd Home program, helping reduce the 21 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste that the U.S. produces annually.
Feature image: SLOWTIDE x MOLLUSK SURF SHOP Sol blanket, $50.
July 24, 2019