Jamie Beck’s 10 Favorite Things

In honor of Design*Sponge’s 10th anniversary, we’re introducing new columns and new gifts every month. This week we’re announcing a new giveaway, free desktop download and charity project, but we’re also introducing a new column that’s a spin on our “Big 10.” Last month we started “10 Second Studio Tours” and shop tours (designed with Instagram in mind) and this month we’re sharing similar video montages that highlight the 10 most trusted and favorite items of some of our favorite fashion and jewelry designers. From home goods and personal accessories to jewelry, fashion and personal collections, these slideshows will highlight the beautiful objects, moments and places that inspire some of our favorite creatives. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we have so far. Thank you to our debut subject, photographer, blogger and co-creator of the Cinemagraph, Jamie Beck. I’ve been following Jamie since the beginning (her blog, From Me To You, was an old favorite) and it’s been a joy to watch her rise to such great heights and receive such praise from the fashion community. Thank you so much to Jamie for letting us peek inside her trusted list of 10 favorites…xo, grace

Click through for a list of all 10 of Jamie’s favorite things (plus a few extras!) after the jump…

1. Favorite accessory: a leather Clare Vivier clutch.

2. Favorite piece of art: this painting by Andy Espinoza

3. Favorite beauty item: Nars matte lip pencil in Cruella

4. Favorite color or pattern right now: The color is RED, a photograph I took for Oscar de la Renta next to a painting done by my grandmother.

5. Favorite book: a small section of my photography bookcase including work by my favorite photographers: Irving Penn, Sally Mann, Imogen Cunningham, Herb Ritts, Francesca Woodman, Man Ray, Annie Leibovitz, Herbert List.

6. Favorite kitchen item: our Breville espresso machine and my handmade pottery mugs from Clayworks pottery in the east village.

7. Favorite nook (1): our bedroom shot through a mirror we bought in Rheinbeck, NY. Ralph Lauren bedding and vintage floral wall lamp.

Favorite nook (2): is the skylight in my studio office.

8. Favorite clothing right now: I’m wearing LLBean Signature turtleneck and TSE pants.

9. Favorite shoes are MAIYET summer sandals.

10. Favorite snack: I am obsessed with eating clementines

11. Favorite vintage items: my cameras!


Love this and the video! Design Sponge has become my go-to for inspiration (I’m late to the party, but never late than never?). Ms. Beck is a treasure.


Very nice! Love the video! Love this and all the inspiration!