White Out: Summer Sightings

For the third installment in our White Out series (first, second), I’m sharing two photos that Susan sent me from her summer travels to Paris and the UK. First up is the very white window display spotted at a Kenzo shop in Paris.

Kenzo shop window in Paris, France; photo by Susan S.

And the second photo definitely put a smile on my face. I need to find my way to this place one day (or at least make a similar sign for my own home!).

Villa Jordana – outside London, UK; photo by Susan S.

Thanks for sending these photos my way Susan. I’m happy (and proud) that you spotted some white during your travels.

See something fabulously white? Take a photo and submit it to me at whitecabana [at] gmail [dot] com.


White Out: In Readers’ Closets

Welcome to the second installment of the new series, White Out. This series gives readers the opportunity to showcase their white loves. This month I received a few photos of white clothing from our readers (okay, okay, they’re also my friends). While some shy away from wearing white because they fear accidental spills and such, I embrace wearing white (you’ll often see me in a white shirt) and it seems our readers do too.

beloved white Vans; photo by sneaker enthusiast Emily McMenemy

perfectly pressed white shirt; photo by Sarah M.

(I love that it’s also on a white hanger and on a white door!)

Vanessa sent me this photo as a sort of thank you card. It made me laugh out loud. I wonder – what exactly would you pair these socks with? I can’t say that I’m actually going to run out and buy a pair.

 

Thanks to Emily, Sarah and Vanessa for sending in these photos!

Note: If you would like to take part in the White Out series here on the blog then please submit your photos of design in white to me at whitecabana [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks! -Jordana


Whiting away branding

I was delighted to come across a feature of Andrew Miller’s work on Designer Daily.

Andrew has taken on the challenge of painting white one commonly-known object every day for 100 days in a project he calls Brand Spirit. The images of branded objects now in white reveal how we come to understand branding, logos and the functionality of these deeply invested items.

Take a look:

Images courtesy of Andrew Miller.


New Series: White Out

I’m happy to announce that we are starting a new series on the blog today! White Out will be a monthly (for now) post featuring the work and photos by our readers. If you see something white that catches your eye – cool architecture, innovative product, great design in any form – snap a photo and send it our way. Each month we will post our favourite images.

So – let’s kick off the series with a couple of photos that have landed in my email inbox and Twitter feed over the last few weeks. While the subject matter of the photos is so completely different, I love that they have one thing in common – repetition. The repetitive, but very different, forms in each of these photos have definitely caught my eye.

NYC architecture, photo by Alisha H.

antique goblets, photo by Elizabeth L. of Shock the Bourgeois; sent to me by Caroline C. V. of Paloma’s Nest

I am so happy when someone sees white and thinks of White Cabana! Thank you to our first couple of readers for sharing your photos.

Note: You can send your photos of delights in white to me at whitecabana (at) gmail (dot) com.