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Affordable Art Idea: WAX Posters

We just found out about Wax Poster, an affordable art idea with great images of California and they are affordable: $60 (including shipping).

Wax Poster just released its exclusive suite of first edition posters from: Ai Weiwei, Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman, LeRoy Grannis, Hugh Holland and Matthew Porter, as well as Leroy Grannis coming soon.

Wax Poster says it, "proudly celebrates the misfits, the misanthropes, the outsiders, the outcasts, the young, and the old." Works are from an international selection of influential artists in a variety of genres and mediums.

All posters are printed in California with only the finest archival paper stock and highest quality fade-resistant inks.

Wax Posters cost $59.95 each. You can purchase online here.

Pictured above Duke contest finalists, Sunset Beach, 1968 by Leroy Grannis.

MAST, The Must Handbag

The must have line of handbags is Mast, a locally sourced collection of handmade, unisex handbags and micro-luggage. It’s now is at one of our favorite boutiques in Orange County, Michael Nusskern boutique in Newport Beach.

Mast just debuted “Nightswim” a collection inspired by the jetsetter who values quality yet craves versatility.

Featuring shades of bone and onyx complete with a Mast’s signature Palm print, the latest release of handbags, backpacks, and micro-luggage range in price from $185 to $250.

You can view the complete collection and shop online at

Get Your Hippie Glam On

Get in on the newest conscious apparel brand that’s debuting just in time for festival season and beach weather, LA based clover cloth will be launching Wednesday, April 1. You can pre-order online now (until April 1) and take 15% off your first order when you use HIPPIEGLAM code and get free shipping after $75. 

clover cloth’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection features tanks and tees with bold messaging, bright colors and gold embellished designs that are ideal for the beach, yoga, or even to work under a blazer, or out at night. clover cloth was designed for the style-savvy girl in mind who wants to spread love, do good and look good.

Designed and made in SoCal, clover cloth's cuts are made with 100% organic, fair trade cotton, grown using sustainable irrigation systems and manufactured by employees making twice the minimum wage. Every clover cloth purchase plants a tree and each season’s limited edition design supports a specific social cause.

With its ongoing partnership with Trees for the Future, the sale of every clover cloth tee or tank will plant one tree in Africa, providing a substantial oxygen supply and directly benefiting local communities devastated by deforestation and unproductive farming conditions. 25% of the proceeds from the sale of this season’s limited edition “Free Everyone” design will be donated to Save Elephant Foundation, a non–profit organization dedicated to stopping elephant trafficking, slavery and abuse in Thailand.

Take A Stance For Your Feet

San Clemente based Stance makes the most out of the mundane, they design hundred of premium socks to add some fun and color to your feet. Choose from NBA styles, punk rock, reggae inspired, hip-hop themed, psychedelic, artsy, holiday and collaboration designs with athletes, musicians, artists, skate legends and more.

Its latest collaboration for the Spring ‘15 collection is with the cult Comedy Central TV show Workaholics. The collection of three mix and match socks feature the show's infamous characters and popular taglines (Let's Get Weird!, Fur Sure! and Fully Torqued!). Now, you can discreetly sport a bit of rebellion at work, without risking your job.

Stance are hands down the best in fit, premium materials and designs. Who else offers hundred of fashion forward to slightly conservative styles including dress socks, cashmere, boot socks, snow, and golf socks? For about $20 or less, your feet will be covered in style and comfort.

You can find Stance online or at Surfside Sports, Nordstrom, Tillys, Moonlight Graham, PacSun, Seed Peoples Market, Jacks, Foot Locker, Eilatan and many more shops.

Nordstrom + Piece & Co.

Today is the official launch of Nordstrom + Piece & Co. collection, a capsule group of apparel and accessories created with eight brands - Alice + Olivia, Current/Elliott, DVF, Joie, Rebecca Minkoff, Theory, The Honest Company, and Tory Burch.

Piece & Co. is an incredible concept founded in 2011 by Kathleen Wright as it works to provide sustainable employment opportunities to female artisans, and has created thousands of jobs for women in more than 30 countries by connecting their craft with brands. With one order, between 75 and 100 artisans can be employed for up to three months.

Each brand worked closely with Piece & Co. to source handmade materials and fabrics from artisans around  the world – from Vietnam, Mexico, India, Zambia, to name a few – and through this project alone were able to create more than 5,000 jobs.  

The Nordstrom + Piece & Co. collection includes:

DVF’s iconic wrap dress made with hand-printed indigo batik.

Alice + Olivia’s A-line dress in an artisan-made bold blue and white loom-woven fabric, made in a weaving cooperative in India.

Rebecca Minkoff’s ‘Mini MAC’ cross-body in cognac leather accented with backstrap loom fabric, an ancient weave technique from Vietnam.

Tory Burch’s crackle printed canvas separates made of hand-painted fabric from Zambia.

The Honest Company’s nursing scarves made from hand-woven stripe and chambray designs and silk-screen printed fabrics from Maheshwar and Jodhpur, India.

Theory’s tunics and city shorts in fatigue and block prints from India that are created using a hand-carved wooden stamp.

Current/Elliott’s prep school shirts in black & white ikat or floral block prints made in India.

Joie’s blue and white ikat on casual summer staples: jumper, shorts and a sleeveless dress.

Prices range from $59.95 for a nursing scarf to $495 for a jacket.

The collection is available online and in select Nordstrom stores such as South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Launch Party

Join Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams at South Coast Plaza Village on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. for its Spring 2015 Launch Party.

They will be celebrating the release of their new furniture collection while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. You can enjoy 15% off the in stock collection through March 1. Choose from tables, storage, lighting, rugs, accessories, wall art and bed linens.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is at 1661 West Sunflower Ave. at South Coast Plaza Village in Santa Ana.714.389.9300

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