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Daily Archives: January 5, 2011

Materials:paper

Categories: Art + Graphics
Materials:paper

A talented photographer Cara Barer’s self published book “The Book’s Story” include unique shots of phone book, magazine, and comic book pages figured in harmonious forms and colors. Built with roadmaps, light blue is recognizable right away as the body of water color. Manhattan’s yellow pages colors work well together — Continue reading

Blundstone Boots, They Hurt Your Feet But You Keep Wearing Them Anyway

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Blundstone Boots, They Hurt Your Feet But You Keep Wearing Them Anyway

Blundstones , a formal masterpiece but at times a functional nightmare ie long miles on city concrete where they fight your gait rather than aid it. Although at times we’ve knocked off a quick 6 miles in NYC wearing these and lived to regret it. They have so many positives we’ll forgive them the negatives, which they weren’t designed to do anyway. The original idea dating back to 1870 I’m sure had in mind miles on horseback with the occasional kicking around to subdue a sheep or shoot a Roo. Their slip on ease and bedroom slipper lightness make for a great combo in a boot. Their classic looks, ie simple all leather upper with double pull on loops and durable rubber sole, are still unequalled after 140 years. Many copies but most fall short. Aussie Aussie Aussie! Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Gray Works

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Gray Works

Grayworks is a perfect example of small-scale, high-quality, hand made goods making a big impact in the home. Andrew Gray and Elizabeth Bryant work in the Catskill Mountain town of Woodstock, New York and make lots of pretty awesome home goods. We’re in love with their style and love what — Continue reading

Name that Mid-Century Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Mid-Century Designer

Yesterday we spoke about this cool book celebrating hot Mid-Century Modern trends and design from Italy and all over—we thought it only best to showcase a powerful Italian Mid-Century designer who was quite the influence (that’s your first hint!). Here are some more hints: One of the most important Italian — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Abitare: 50 Years of Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Abitare: 50 Years of Design

Before there was a Wallpaper*, there was Abitare, the design magazine in the day. If you’re looking for the best architecture, interior design, photography, travel and trend information from the hottest time period in design history, believe us when we say you need to check out this book. Taken from — Continue reading