November 2019 , 0 comments Resonating Positivity

Geode is one of our most popular designs. The bold and colorful  design was and is intended to conduct and resonate only positive energy just like its namesake rock formations.

So what is a geode anyway?

Geodes are spherical rocks that contain hollow cavities lined with crystals. The name geode comes from the Greek word Geoides, which means "earthlike." These unique rocks can be formed in a variety of ways.

In volcanic rock, geodes start out as bubbles. Geodes can form in areas far away from volcanoes, too. In sedimentary rock, geodes might start out as animal burrows, mud deposits, or even tree roots.

Over time, the air, mud, or tree roots create a hollow cavity within the rock, while the outer edges harden into a spherical shape. Then the real scientific magic happens as ground water begins to flow around and through these rocks.

Ground water naturally picks up a variety of minerals as it makes its way down from the surface. These minerals, including quartz, amethyst, and calcite among others, become dissolved in the ground water and then get deposited on the inside of developing geodes over long periods of time.

After thousands of years of ground water seepage, what is the result?

You can see the beautiful result when you open a geode to reveal crystal points and/or layers of banded crystals inside the geode's cavity.

Like a fingerprint, every geode is unique, because each geode has a unique composition that is different from every other geode. The only way to discover the beauty inside of a geode is to crack it open with a rock hammer or cut it open with a rock saw.

Geodes will vary widely in terms of their size, crystal formation, and colors. 

Geodes are widely known to aid energy flow in a space. It will facilitate an increase in positive energy; for balance, positive moods, spiritual protection and healing.

We can only hope our Geode silk square will manifest all the same magical properties for you. 

 

 

 

 


December 2018 , 1 comment Schumacher's 26 Perfect Presents

For well over a century, Schumacher has been synonymous with style, taste, and innovation. A company whose collections have an extraordinary range with a respect for classicism, an eye for the cutting edge, and an unparalleled level of quality. So, I was more than pleased to see the presence of our Clusius pocket square in Schumacher's "26 Perfect Presents" Gift Guide.

 

 

 

 

I assume anyone reading this knows about Schumacher but, in case you are not familiar (and even if you are), please check out their inspiring blog on all matters of design and living beautifully.

Schumacher Pattern162 Blog

RBM

 

 

 


November 2018 , 1 comment THE NICE LIST

I'm so relieved we made the Nice List (and not the other one). Our squares make an appearance in Traditional Home's December issue. the "Nice List" Gift Guide features a handful of well respected interior designers selecting items they'd like to give this holiday season. Of course, they all have exceptional taste but clearly Mary McDonald has the best! ...but seriously, I'm honored and grateful to Mary, Tori Mallott, and Anna Logan for selecting our squares. Great gifts are often tough to find for design-savvy friends and this issue is filled with a lot of great ideas. Check out the issue and find the perfect gift for all your friends ...even the naughty ones.

RBM

 

 

 


October 2018 , 0 comments une PETITE FAUTEIUL

Always looking for new ways to wear a square. When I found this lovely little chair, I decided to give it a little make-over. We reupholstered it in our Clusius pocket squares. A fresh home accessory conversation piece.

 

RBM

 

 


May 2018 , 0 comments Font Talk

 

A little bit of history on our favorite font.

 

 


December 2017 , 0 comments Christmas Chemistry

Whether meeting a friend for cocoa, going ice-skating in Pershing Square, or gift giving, you should always share your love of the season by dressing with festive flair! 

Speaking of getting together with friends and loved ones, here is our silk pocket square Honor together with other awesome pieces. Our pocket square, Honor, was inspired by a collection 19th century medals of honor. Its unique stripes of whites, gold, pinks, reds, and deep purple are perfect anytime of the year but at Christmas time it looks like minty ribbon candy or the stripes of a pixie's stocking. Whatever it reminds you of, it is simply chic.

R.B.M.


November 2017 , 0 comments Beautiful Changes

rbmanvillestudio

I've moved our studio and operations to downtown Los Angeles! A part of town that has experienced a great deal of change in the past few years and is still changing. This work-in-progress, ever-morphing environment is exciting, inspiring and not unfamiliar.

It feels like there is so much change in the air. The world, politics, industry, work, friends, family...everything. But such is life; filled with changes.

And with all of those changes life has for us, I believe it is important to always keep your spirits high and surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. A new pair of shoes, a painting, a colorful scarf ...sometimes the simplest thing can give you the spark you need to "be" and/or create the positive changes you desire in life.

If a little color in your life will do the trick, you're in the right place. I like a touch of color and print too!

So, as I set up the new studio and surround myself with inspirations, I appreciate all that is good now, I can already see the many good things to come that I'm excited to share ...and even more beautiful changes.

R.

“Give me a museum and I'll fill it.” - Pablo Picasso


December 2016 , 17 comments Holiday Post Post

Our Ophion Silk Cushion made the papers! The New York Post's luxury insert Alexa featured our serpentine pillow in their Home Holiday Gift Guide. We are so honored and grateful to Rima Suqi for including us in her festively glamorous curation.


November 2016 , 0 comments ENSEMBLE CHEMISTRY 9: GARDEN

The Garden pocket square blooms with sophistication in this ensemble. Garden is a modern geometric foulard inspired by a 17th century garden plan. Each flower bed in the design features different floral details in pink, white and blue to coordinate with any classic oxford shirt. A versatile classic that will always bring freshness to any ensemble.


October 2016 , 0 comments Inspirations

We are thrilled to have some of our decorative cushions included in Achitectural Digest's "Woodland Inspired Pieces" online gift guide. Click here to take a look at all the pieces in AD's beautiful curation.
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