Saturday, May 26

Exploring the World with a Louis Vuitton Bag

Definitely a highlight of the Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign photographed by Annie Leibovitz; this one shot in 2010 features U2 frontman Bono (Paul Hewson) and his wife, Ali Hewson. It was the first time that Bono has appeared in an ad without his U2 bandmates. It's also the first time that a label other than Vuitton is getting a fashion credit, the pair are wearing their own clothing line, Edun, a line of ethical fashion. Vuitton parent company LVMH owns a 49 percent stake in the company. 

In the ad, Ali Hewson carries a new handbag that was a join project between Edun and Vuitton and has a special charm that is the French firm's first made-in-Africa product. Proceeds from the bag went to TechnoServe, a nongovernmental organization that fosters enterprise in the developing world; Conservation Cotton Initiative, which supports sustainable farming in Africa. Visit 

The ad shows the pair leaving a plane with a South African landscape as a backdrop and carries the tagline "Every journey began in Africa." They donated their fees to TechnoServe, Conservation Cotton Initiative and Chernobyl Children's Project International.

Follow Louis Vuitton along its journeys, the latest one to Cambodia with Angelina Jolie shot at the Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, which is where Jolie was awarded citizenship for her conservation work setting up a wildlife sanctuary years ago.

Watch the Core Values video that launched the campaign in 2008 and the entire print ads below that previously featured Gorbachev, Francis and Sofia Coppola, Sean Connery, Tony Blair, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Catherine Deneuve, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Keith Richards, Diego Maradona, Zinédine Zidane and Pelé and a special edition for the 40th anniversary of man landing on the Moon.

Monday, May 21

Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye or Wouter "Wally" De Backer, a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared to those of Sting and Peter Gabriel.

Sunday, May 13

Unconditional mother's love. Happy Mother's Day!

Being a mother is the upmost exercise of unconditional love.
Always giving...
Happy Mother's day!

Sunday, May 6

Edith Heath, the Visionary Lady of Ceramics

Edith Heath (1911–2005) founded Heath Ceramics in 1948 after her solo pottery show at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor. She was a talented ceramicist with a great respect for craft and material, and a strong point of view on the product that her company would make — simple, good things for good people.

Edith's passion for ceramics led to advances in clay and glaze development, which secured Heath its unique place in ceramics history. Her pieces were designed to enjoy a single kiln firing, at a lower than normal temperature, thus saving energy, while remarkably producing a durable and non-porous product. This Great Depression mentality motivated her to design and produced long-lasting products with integrity, natural quality and responsibility.

Edith also developed a line of ceramics for architectural wall surfaces. Her unique tiles are considered today as classics of the mid-century design. Oval, Diamond, Bowtie, Triangle and Crease are part of the Collection of Dimensional tile that was unearthed and brought back to life in 2003, after 50 years of lying dormant in the Heath factory. The sculptural, 3-dimensional surface has a distinct, clean, modern-era feel, making the Dimensional collection a stunning and unique art piece as much as a functional tile installation. 

Today, over sixty years later, Heath Ceramics is considered among the most enduring examples of mid-century design. Found in restaurants, homes and museums worldwide, Heath's name is synonymous of simple, functional and thoughtfully designed tableware and tile. As well, many of Edith’s original pieces live in the permanent collections of museums such as the MOMA and LACMA. Heath's iconic tableware and tile are still made in small runs on the premises of our Sausalito, California factory, just as they have been since 1948. Take a tour at and watch a video about the Heath tradition in the Sausalito's studio today.

"House Industries at Heath Ceramics" was an eclectic exhibition shown in 2010 where carefully-curated House Industries alphanumeric installations were combined with Heath's fresh clay aesthetic. Letters, numbers, ceramics and craftsmanship collided in a month-long House Industries exhibition at the Heath Los Angeles studio and store. House transformed the legendary tile and tableware maker’s airy Beverly Boulevard space into an unprecedented emulsion of clay, metal, ink, cotton, wood, lacquer, lithography and letterforms.

7525 Beverly Boulevard (between Sierra Bonita & Gardner)
Los Angeles, CA 90036 Phone  323 965 0800