Handpicked: Somace


Each week here at EcoSalon, I beg my favorite bloggers and designers to hand select a beloved green product, whether it’s a finish, furnishing, or accessory. The end result? An endless anthology of aesthetically perfect products for your perusal.

This week it’s the modern pacific musings of Isla Schmidt from Somace. Isla is charming, creative, and brimming with outrageous talent. She is one third of the inspired Somace trifecta (including Edward Macey and artist Kaypee Soh). The Somace blog and store have a few things in common – including fresh design, vibrant color, and sweet nostalgia laced with a dose of the Pacific (the team is located in beautiful Hawaii).

Isla has taken the time to handpick her favorite artwork from the swoon-inducing collection of Kaypee Soh. If you haven’t seen this brilliant collection yet, I dare you to pick your favorite – there are so many to love. Ms. Schmidt chose this gorgeous print of Diamond Head – the iconic Waikiki landmark, “Kaypee Soh is a genius when it comes to scale, color and texture. I just love the way he takes something we see almost every single day (which is already beautiful), and turns it into a piece of magic. His Diamond Head piece is one of my all time favorites, it’s exactly how I feel and dream Diamond Head to have been…”

Mr. Soh’s collection of artwork is already perfection – and he offers custom colors, sizes, and printing options; perhaps natural ink and dye printed on bamboo paper and framed with recycled wood suits you? It certainly suits me – I am the satisfied and gushing owner of two Kaypee Soh wonders (so you can believe me when I tell you his artwork makes me weak in the knees). Don’t even get me started on the pillows, fabric, wallpaper, and store full of lifestyle delights.

Catch up with Isla (and Somace) through their blog, on Facebook or Twitter, or even while perusing the latest issue of Sunset magazine.