Daughters Inspired, Volume II


Daughters Inspired is a bi-weekly collection of ephemera (both physical and digital) that inspires our work and life.

As hoped, these first two weeks of February have been a welcome reprieve from the new year rush. Maybe it was Valentine's day, maybe it was our own internal compass guiding us here. Either way, we're filled-up on love and gratitude, and are very excited to share our inspiration this week.  The things we loved from this week:

Julie Turshen Citrus Salad

Julia Turshen's Guide to Winter Cooking

We love everything that Julia Turshen does: from her Small Victories cookbook to her commitment to social justice. And how could we deny her lovely marriage to Design Sponge's Grace Bonney. Her Washington Post feature is no different. It's a breath of fresh air amidst the browning snow and ice slicks here in the NE. We especially love this citrus and radish salad.

St. Vincent

St. Vincent on NPR's Tiny Desk

Another powerhouse lady who continually inspires us. We've followed this literal rock star through her journey to womanhood while simultaneously trying to make sense of our own femininity. Listening to her albums inevitably brings us back to our dorm room days, wearing American Apparel leggings and gauzy cardigans while drinking too much coffee and pretending that we actually read the New Yorker. This acoustic set brings us back there in the best way possible.

Home Studios NYC

Home Studios NYC

This boutique design studio specializes in hospitality staging and interior design, and has outfitted some our fav NYC haunts including Donna, Mast Brothers, and the many faces of the Union Square Hospitality Group (we're looking at you Union Square Cafe). Their Instagram feed provides mouth-watering glimpses of their work. Think art deco minimalist meets old world luxury.

Craeft Alexander Langlands

Craeft by Alexander Langlands

Six more weeks of winter means at least six more weeks of hygge. Our preferred method is to curl up on the couch with a book and cup of tea - this month we're glued to Creaft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts  by Alexander Langlands. Our interest was sparked by the NYT Book Review written by one of our favorite podcasters Michael Beirut (linked above). The book reinvigorates our desire to make meaningful objects from beginning to end.

Woven Issue Three

Woven Magazine: Issue 3

Although they're still a relatively green publication with only 3 issues to date, they've managed to feel fully realized with stunning design, luscious photographs, and worthy interviews with creatives across the spectrum. Don't skip the interview with Ace & Jig designers Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan.