Have you ever daydreamed about your very own Utopia? If I let my imagination run wild, it would be a space that incorporates elements of earth, water, and vast skies. A human experience with open minded souls, nutritious food, and conversations that expand our ways of thinking, feeling, and living.
We found this utopia at Symbiosis Gathering. Memories that make you laugh out loud and glow with bliss long after you have left. A place away from the default world, a liberating space of creativity, expression, and love.
Here are small snippets of me, my friends, and perfect beautiful strangers.
Calling all creatives, artists, and color enthusiasts! New Crop Shop has teamed up with Tierra Alma for a it’s first ever DESIGN YOUR OWN Caftan giveaway!
Their very own Woodstock Caftan handmade and embroidered by New Crop Shop, and will be an exclusive line carried by Tierra Alma
How to win:
• Download the blank caftan template here: Blank Caftan Template
• Paint, color, or digitally sketch your design. – All mediums are welcome!
• Follow @NewcropMuse and @tierra_alma on instagram.
• Upload your design on instagram, tag @NewcropMuse and @tierra_alma and use the hashtag #WoodstockCaftan
• Cutoff Date is April 15, 2016
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes dome home planning! Ever since we moved to the beautiful city of San Francisco – friends and family always ask out of curiosity how much we pay rent for our little studio. When we tell them, we get the usual gasp, and the “do you know what kind of house you can have for that kind of rent?” question. Which really sparked our curiosity. We started searching for a home that we can be a part of the design and building process.
Dome homes kept popping up for affordability, sustainability, and of course aesthetic! Their sphere-like structures give you the most square footage for the least amount of materials. They are also known for their energy efficiency and earthquake resistant structure. Did you know a 2,000 sq foot dome home starter kit starts at 30k?
We’ve been dreaming out loud about these geodesic spaces. Bright skylights filling the dome, and the triangular nooks and crannies to house our odds and ends. I’ve always believed that there is a symbiotic relationship between people and their surroundings. The energy of the home and the flow of the space can hold inspiration, serenity, and marvel. Since we both work from home, we enjoy getting lost in our personal projects in our personal space and we think we have found our soul home project =)
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Vogue UK 1970
Veruschka by Ken Scott, 1965
Harpers Bazaar 1960’s
The best parts about sifting through thrift stores, antique shops and estate sales are discovering remnants of the past that spark imagination, curiosity,and journey through time travel. Coming across these images falls on this same mini victory. Someone’s artwork, relived and revived. The colors had a different glow, the shadows have a different motion, and these patterns– whoa these patterns. I love pieces like these, because deep down I know pieces like these never die, go out of style or un-noticed. And how could they? These pieces are the vibrant rebels of their times.
Space around me where my soul can breathe
I’ve got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don’t care what I miss
Company’s okay, solitude is bliss – Tame Impala
Tame Impala was the soundtrack to this past weekend. Always has been one of our favorite road trip tracks. As the sun flares cast shadows against the Joshua trees, and the desert pantones spread vastly into the horizon, we couldn’t think of anything better for this moment of solitude and bliss. The Mojave is home of the largest Joshua tree forest and is also known as the field of gems, housing geological magic such as opal, agates and quartz crystals just to name a few. I was enamored by the beautiful stones that lay with every step!
We love the soul of big boulders. We knew we found the perfect camp spot when a large Joshua stood just steps away from this incredible boulder formation. We climbed to the top of the boulder doing out “coyote calls” and laughing at our randomness. The 360 view from the top was a spiritual experience. We felt the pull of the desert and stayed atop these boulders and watched the sun set. It gives me goosebumps just writing about.
Tonight was the full moon-!! It cast an ambient light into the desert so bright that we didnt use our headlamps at all. We made a fire within the boulders. The smooth rocks were shaped like eggs chairs, which felt like it was made just for that. Talks varied from travel and friends to NPR podcasts.
Blessed and blissed- we laid down under the stars that night, cozied under blankets and dozed off to the sound of the wind outside our tent.
We’re truly inspired by these Siberian Shaman drums. Made out of animal hides with symbolism combining a vision of their shamanic journey with cultural tradition. Shamanism is said to have originated in Siberia and Mongolia and these drums are the center of their sacred rituals. As they empower and awaken their drums, it becomes a powerful tool bridging different spiritual realms.
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It’s Monday, its cold, and it’s grey outside. I love how small things from trinkets, to photographs or a familiar song can take you to far away places. These images feel like an exotic escape. Today’s inspiration is from Eastern Soul. From the Hmong textiles, to the turbans, this eclectic mix of art and culture turns Monday blues, into Monday blues, pinks, greens and yellows!
I’m home for the holidays! Which means back and forth from the bright animated lights of Vegas, through the desert landscapes and into California, exactly that but over and over again =) My family’s home is in Vegas, but they all work and also live in Los Angeles. I think they’re more of road warriors than I am. During my time in Los Angeles, I was connected with the beautiful yoga and artist behind Wolven|Threads. A line of yoga clothes that take you on a kaleidoscopic journey on and off the mat. Art, yoga, and kaleidoscopes? Sounds right up my alley. Above are a few shots from our backyard.. the high desert of Las Vegas. These photos were inspired by the kaleidoscopic nature of her designs, the trippy visions through these future eye lenses and in honor of the last full moon this month, in Gemini. A sign I definitely connect with <3 Happy winter full moon celebrations my friends!
This vibrant, brightly patterned goddess is Vanessa of Bohemian Bazaar. I was first magnetized by our same love for wandering threads, kaftans, huipils, and headwraps and was even more pulled in with her contagious uplifting vibe to connect with your true self. Project Tribe is her and her friend Luna’s manifestation of a community of women connecting to empower and inspire one another. It was born off a mission to provide a vehicle for women around the world to spread their inspiring stories and cultivate their uniqueness. If you haven’t met this whole earth goddess with her “gonna change the world” vibe.. then you should!