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Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

“P p p pppppprada please!”

Amanda Wheeler is a writer for Nordstrom’s creative print initiatives; she shared a day in her life with us, and we’re in turn sharing it with you.

What happens behind the scenes of an average plus-size photo shoot? When buzzed-about models Candice Huffine and Philomena “Phil” Kwao are concerned, nothing is average. Here’s the inside track on October’s Encore campaign, complete with outfit tips from both high-style gals and all the best fall looks.

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October 13, 2014

What’s Up, Olivia: Wave On

Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

“Ettore Sottsass is my favorite designer and this is my favorite thing he has designed.”

October 13, 2014

Monday, Monday

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Four days until Friday, friends.
Here’s an Annie Leibovitz picture of the great thinker, author, and activist Susan Sontag—in a bear suit.

There’s recycling (turning old paper into new paper, for example), and then there’s upcycling—taking one person’s garbage and transforming it into a new, improved and entirely different product.

Leading the way on the latter is Madrid-based ECOALF—a key part of Pop-In@Nordstrom: TMRW TGTHR. Founded by Javier Goyeneche as a way to improve the world for future generations (‘ALF’ is short for ‘Alfredo,’ his son), the brand has developed groundbreaking ways to turn humankind’s garbage into clothing, shoes and accessories that not only look amazing, but feel extremely high-end to the touch.

Keep reading for a closer look at the exclusive prints we developed in collaboration with ECOALF, videos about their innovative upycling methods, and a Q&A with the brand’s founder.

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Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up daily inspiration, favorite products and things she’s super in love with right now.

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“I <3 the ocean!”

Image via Wave Tribe

October 10, 2014

Listen Up! Ty Segall

BOO! It’s that time of year again. Costumes, candy, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, scary movies—it’s October! And though it’s true the 31st is still a few weeks away, when we caught this new video from Ty Segall we couldn’t help but get just a little giddy about Halloween.

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The four friends behind Public Supply have a passion for design, an ardent belief in keeping art and music in schools—and a simple method for taking the guesswork out of giving back:

1) Buy one of their USA-made notebooks (25% of profits benefit public schools).
2) Check the batch number on the back.
3) Go to their website and match your number to the specific classroom on the receiving end of your good deed.

Once there, you’ll find a precise breakdown of the supplies you helped fund (ranging from printer ink to sheet music to robotics kits). But the best part has to be the heartfelt words of gratitude typed up by each dedicated teacher, explaining the cognitive value of their new teaching tools and just how ecstatic his or her students will be.

Keep reading to see eight of our favorite thank-you notes—plus a Q&A with Public Supply cofounder Russell Daiber.

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On the other side of the globe as well as in your own kitchen, our friends at Pioneer Square Pantry—part of Pop-In@Nordstrom: TMRW TGTHR—are improving the world through food.

When you invite their quaint and functional coasters, aprons and placemats into your home, you’re not only supporting a small business that builds connections across oceans and industries (the items we’re carrying are an exclusive collaboration with a design studio in Japan)—you’re also creating a reminder for yourself to slow down and savor life’s quiet moments and simple pleasures.

Keep reading for a Q&A with Eva Soroken and Kylen McCarthy, the creative culinary duo behind the brand—plus mouthwatering, edible inspiration from Chef Kylen.

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Our Director of Creative Projects and Pop-In Shop Curator Olivia Kim offers up her OK’d by O.K. product picks, inspiration and things she’s super in love with right now.


Brother Vellies Black Springbok Vellie Boot

“This shoe adds a punch to ANY outfit. How chic would it be with just a white tee and jeans?!”