Alana is a Brooklyn-based marketing professional and badass DJ known as LALA. We were lucky to get introduced to her by a dear friend, Carl Carrell, who describes her as a NY homie. We reached out to her, as we would love to promote more awesome and talented females!
Fortunately, she loved the idea of curating a LULU—LAND playlist for you guys on our Spotify. A mix of hip hop, soul, and R&B – feel-good music during and uncertain time. We absolutely love it and hope you'll enjoy it too! We'll definitely go see Alana do her thin' when we are allowed back in NY.
#instagramlove is a series of posts where we share some of the accounts we enjoy following. We love accounts that leave us feeling inspired, motivated, and curious. Read more about the series and our view on Instagram here.
Don't forget to unfollow accounts that make you feel like shit!
D.S. & DURGA is a niche perfume house founded in Brooklyn, NYC, in 2007 by a musician and an architect, D.S. (David Seth Moltz) and Durga (Kavi Moltz). The couple collect herb and floral essences from all over the world and hand craft them into the most incredible perfumes, inspired by music, literature, poetry, travel, history, and fine art.
We discovered the unique brand a little more than a year ago when we walked into their newly opened boutique at 255 Mulberry Street. We immediately fell in love with the universe they have created around their perfumes, the esthetics, and the unique scents. Our current favorite, I Don't Know What – a fragrance enhancer with a transparent radiance that gives any perfume a certain, as the French say, "I don't know what."
Visit D.S. & DURGA in 255 Mulberry Street SUN—WED 11-7 & THU—SAT 11-8 or online on dsanddurga.com.
CARCEL — Meet the Danish design duo helping imprisoned Peruvian women find their independence. Since they first began their journey, we have been following these ladies and are genuinely inspired by their way of doing business. They just launched a new initiative; REIMAGINE! Check out their 1st drop launching today, May 20, 2020, at 10am CET here!
"REIMAGINE — The current business model of fashion is broken. We are joining the global movement to re-invent. We are cutting ties with the traditional retail model to avoid stock, seasons, and sales. Instead, we'll be launching drops exclusively online and finding new ways to collaborate with physical stores. This means introducing better prices, limited quantities, and the freedom to act beyond seasons. We are committed to progress. No compromise."
Co—Staris probably one of the most hyped astrology apps at the moment. We actually don't really know if we believe in astrology or not. However, we've been following the Co—Start Instagram for some time and somehow enjoy the precise dailysuggestions that are written in a fresh, quirky, and sometimes extremely brutal tone in the app - it's hilarious! Some days, it doesn't make sense at all; others, it feels like it could fit anyone, but from time to time, it surprisingly kind of makes sense, and it makes you reflect. With its sleek design and graceful illustrations, it's an amusing source of insight and reflection. You can download the app from the Co—Star website here.
Studio Olafur Eliasson — Olafur Eliasson's is one of our absolute favorite artists. His art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. He strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Eliasson's works span sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation and not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery. His practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change.
The team at Studio Olafur Eliasson comprises craftsmen, and specialized technicians, architects, archivists, art historians, web and graphic designers, filmmakers, cooks, and administrators – art is never boring with these people! While you're at it, check out their kitchen Instagram, @soe_kitchen, and the website olafureliasson.net.
FRAMA is a multi-disciplinary design brand that creates lifestyle objects that inspire the senses and encourage mindful living. FRAMA's work connects the imaginative and the practical with an emphasis on natural materials, simple geometries, and uncompromising quality, resulting in a uniquely warm and honest aesthetic.
We are inspired by the contrasts and simply love the minimalistic design and the comfortable and cozy feeling we get when visiting the showroom housed in the historic St. Paul's Apotek (established in 1878) in the heart of Copenhagen.
Robin is another great friend of ours. He's an adventurer, a professional wakeboarder, an entrepreneur, and a genius at creating a chilled atmosphere and making people feel comfortable around him.
During summertime, you'll most likely find him in Copenhagen Cable Park (CCP), somewhere in the city on a skateboard, or welcoming guests in the evenings at the entrance of Gorilla or Pluto – some of the most prominent restaurants and late-night hang out spots in Copenhagen.
When the wake season ends, and the water in Denmark gets exceptionally cold, he usually travels far south to continue doing what he loves.
We know very few people with Robin's level of energy – but we absolutely love it! We admire his way of always being 100% true to himself, his courage to follow his own path, and do what makes him happy.
We feel very fortunate that Robin agreed to curate this week's LULU—LAND playlist on Spotify – a mix of chilled beach vibes combined with a bit of jungle fever. Enjoy
Jamil is a Danish American soccer player, and a very dear friend of ours, who had a somewhat challenged and interesting path to where he is today.
He is born with music in his blood as his dad is the renowned Copenhagen based-American drummer Norman Fearrington, who played with, among others, Tina Turner, Santana, Billy Paul, David Bowie, and Ray Charles.
Growing up, it quickly became apparent that he hadn't just inherited his dad's knack for rhythm and music. He was also a talented athlete and a promising soccer player. Cutting a long story short, Jamil's soccer career became somewhat turbulent with its highs and lows. However, he refuses to let other people's preconceived attitudes keep him from living his dreams.
When we met Jamil almost 10 years ago, he was rootless, stumbling to find a foothold, and trying to figure his next move.
Today, he is still playing soccer and is educated as a professional coach. He produces music as a hobby and uses his experience and the lessons he learned, as a young adult, to teach challenged kids with difficult backgrounds in Copenhagen.
He has become a recognized voice in the Danish soccer world, not afraid to speak up when something isn't as it should be. For the past 3 years, he has put on his rainbow-colored captain band every time he has stepped into the soccer field to set focus on homophobia and discrimination.
Somehow, Jamil always seems to show up on our path exactly when he is meant to. He is one of the most supporting, loving, and considerate men we know. He didn't hesitate for a second to say yes when we asked him if he would curate a Spotify playlist for LULU—LAND – a mix of rap, soul, and R&B. Enjoy!
Carl Carrell, also known as CRL CRRLL, is a Denver-based DJ, producer and content creator. He works with everything that moves him and has an open mind and open heart towards creative projects of all kinds.
We meet Carl in a somewhat questionable hostel lobby in Bowery, Manhattan, NY, less than a year ago. He was in the city preparing for a couple of gigs, and we just arrived, jet-lagged out of this world from a 30 some hour flight from South East Asia. Both of us were only there for the night. Luckily, we connected before he went out in the night, and we fell asleep.
We feel very fortunate that Carl agreed to curate our very first LULU—LAND playlist on Spotify – a mix of funk, soul and disco, with a modern twist. Enjoy!