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Author: Kim Phillips

Little People by Slinkachu.

Categories: Art + Graphics
Little People by Slinkachu.

Have you ever discovered something and thought, how did I not know about this? Well, I have! And Little People in the City by Slinkachu is one of those things. Last night I was perusing some art books at the bookstore, when I came across Slinkachu's book and found myself mesmerized — Continue reading

Certamente Salad tools.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Certamente Salad tools.

Living among and interacting with beautifully designed objects on a daily basis truly shapes your environment. If money is no object, you can go about incorporating beautiful things into your life at your convenience. For those of us who need to be more selective, starting small – with tools you use — Continue reading

Get vertical: A hanging fruit basket makes for great storage!

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
Get vertical: A hanging fruit basket makes for great storage!

As an apartment dweller, the phrase "A place for everything, and everything in its place" takes on a whole new meaning. And it can be exhausting trying to stay on top of maintaining closets and drawers, so I'm always looking for easy solutions. Last week I found myself searching through Real Simple's archives — Continue reading

brent comber.

Categories: Art + Graphics
brent comber.

I love the the idea of offsetting modern interiors with natural elements, and Brent Comber's stunning wooden objects would look right at home in a sitting room outfitted with acrylic Louis Ghost chairs. In my mind's eye, the result is an unusual, yet balanced juxtaposition of organic vs. manmade. The — Continue reading

kyle bunting rugs.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
kyle bunting rugs.

Are you familiar with Kyle Bunting rugs? They're amazing, and they're all made out of hide. While I realize that this material doesn't appeal to everyone, for those of us who fancy hide rugs, Kyle Bunting is a necessary extravagance. Based in Texas, the company was originally started by Kyle Bunting, who — Continue reading

clare rojas.

Categories: Art + Graphics
clare rojas.

    Clare Rojas is hands down one of my favorite artists. Her work is inspired by street art, folk art and folk hobbies, and even cartoons — unique combinations that result in humorous narratives conveying themes of feminism, history, and folklore. My husband and I have a poster print that she did years — Continue reading

mid-century design inspiration.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
mid-century design inspiration.

Today I decided to highlight some great photos of mid-century products that I found on Flickr. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane . . . Beautiful lights by Jorn Utzon for Louis Poulsen    A great collection of vintage Thermoses. What an impressive collection of Eames chairs! I'll — Continue reading

brokenfab by Fabienne Morel.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
brokenfab by Fabienne Morel.

  Call it what you will — techno tribal, Navajo nouveau, etc., the trendy concept is a mix of fluorescent colors, geometric shapes, and funky patterns, and it's popping up everywhere from contemporary art to jewelry. Case in point? London- and Zurich-based brokenfab, which produces hand-beaded jewelry pieces and textiles in the — Continue reading

townhouse by elding oscarson.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
townhouse by elding oscarson.

As a youth I lived in a rural suburb of Harrisburg, PA, which despite popular belief is actually the capital of Pennsylvania — it’s not Philadelphia. I had a pretty idyllic childhood, girl scouts, piano lessons, french horn lessons, tennis lessons, summer vacations, etc. My family lived in a large — Continue reading

pyrite done right.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
pyrite done right.

  Clockwise from top left: "Cubic Crystallization" ring, Ornella Iannuzzi; Fool's Gold Pyrite Statement Earrings, a common thread; Pyrite Nugget and Oxidized Sterling Silver, Julie Garland; Nouveau Necklace, Clementine; Pyrite and Brass Earrings, Lyssie's Place; Natural Pyrite hair pins, Ball & Chain Pyrite, affectionately known as "fool's gold" is making — Continue reading

a dark forecast for fall fashion.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
a dark forecast for fall fashion.

Are American fashion designers depressed? Not likely. But, judging by the predominant colors from the Fall 2010 collections at New York Fashion Week, one might start to wonder; this year the runways were downright dark. After the first two days of shows, the omnipresence of dark garments — be it — Continue reading

kenneth cobonpue’s bloom chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
kenneth cobonpue’s bloom chair

So the groundhog didn't see his shadow — six more weeks of winter, yuck! At least Kenneth Cobonpue's new "Bloom" chair can aide in our fantasies of warm weather, flower blossoms, and sunshine . . . Made from hand-stitched microfiber stretched over a resin frame, the gorgeous armchair can be — Continue reading

swatch till you drop.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
swatch till you drop.

The Swatch watch has recently made a comeback into my life via my husband and his friend. They search high and low for the coolest Swatch watches on the market and have amassed an impressive collection. So I'm sure they'll be happy to hear that Colette is feeding their obsession, — Continue reading

barbie hawks for the bologna motor show.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
barbie hawks for the bologna motor show.

I don't even own a car, but suffice to say I'm more than familiar with the car culture because I grew up in a family obsessed with cars. My father restores antique sports cars, my uncle races Porsches, and I've been attending auto shows since the age of five. At — Continue reading

Les Queues de Sardines.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Les Queues de Sardines.

Over the past couple of seasons tights have really moved beyond their ho-hum origins into bright colors, funky patterns, and chunky textures. In keeping with this legwear trend, Les Queues de Sardines takes the concept even further by adding some a humorous, hand silk screened narrative to each pair of — Continue reading

DARKROOM.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
DARKROOM.

In December 2009, DARKROOM opened its doors in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood, and in just one month’s time it’s gained distinction for seamlessly blending high design and high fashion in a curated shop setting. But then could you expect anything less from founders Rhonda Drakeford and Lulu Roper-Caldbeck, two women with — Continue reading

zikmu by philippe starck.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
zikmu by philippe starck.

If you love music, then you know how important creating the ultimate listening experience can be. And most likely, you're willing to go to the ends of the earth to achieve the ultimate sound. If you fall into this category (I believe the experts call these people audiophiles) then you'll — Continue reading

regina dabdab.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
regina dabdab.

As someone who nearly two years ago searched high and low for an oversized wooden cocktail ring, discovering Regina Dabdab's gorgeous wooden jewelry was long overdue. Each piece looks like a work of art — an art deco work of art that is. I love the look wood adds to — Continue reading

costanza by luceplan.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
costanza by luceplan.

  Recently my husband and I stayed at the fabulous Standard Hotel in West Hollywood. The hotel is an absolute dream — 24×7 room service, Eero Aarnio's Bubble Chairs hanging in the lobby, and Andy Warhol textiles. But one of the things I fell most in love with were the — Continue reading

let arne & carlos keep you warm.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
let arne & carlos keep you warm.

Winter doesn't officially start until the 21st, but here in Boston, we're experiencing a cold snap. And there's nothing like single digit temps to make me want to done a wintry-looking sweater. But where to begin? How about with Arne & Carlos? Arne Nerjodet and Carlos Zachrison have been running — Continue reading