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Author: Teresa ONeill

Animal Attraction

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Animal Attraction

Congo King and Dragon’s Breath T-Rex Skull Jac Zagoory Designs sells a line of desk art and accessories. The coolest of the bunch are these pewter staple removers, made in the USA.

Jeff Koons on the Roof

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Jeff Koons on the Roof

On the rooftop of the Met, in NYC, is the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. It offers amazing views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline and is a great place on Friday and Saturday evenings to sip on some cocktails and check out the Jeff Koons sculptures — Continue reading

Jeff Koons on the Roof

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Jeff Koons on the Roof

On the rooftop of the Met, in NYC, is the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. It offers amazing views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline and is a great place on Friday and Saturday evenings to sip on some cocktails and check out the Jeff Koons sculptures — Continue reading

Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” exhibition aims to explore the associations between fashion and the superhero. Set to begin May 7th, it will feature superpowered movies, costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high performance sportswear.

House of the Future

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
House of the Future

The House of the Future is coming back to Disneyland. It will cost 15 million and have 5000 sq ft of floor space. Inside will reside actors from an imaginary family, preparing for their vacation to China. The house will be outfitted with all the gadgets that are thought to — Continue reading

New Gucci Flagship

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
New Gucci Flagship

The new Gucci flagship store is opening on February 8th in New York City. It will be Gucci’s largest store and the company’s greatest architectural endeavor to date. To enter a contest to win a limited edition Gucci bag and to take a virtual tour of the store, check out — Continue reading

Nature Inspired Jewelry

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nature Inspired Jewelry

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Abigail A. Percy makes jewelry inspired from nature and architectural details. Her work has a delicate, feminine quality to it and these earrings are a favorite of mine.

USB Memory Sticks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
USB Memory Sticks

In searching for a new USB memory stick, I came across all kinds of quirky options from Action figures to beer bottles. Here are some, I thought I’d share… Real wood memory sticks available at oooms or you can check out similiar ones at Charles & Marie or the MoMA — Continue reading

Are You Feeling Blue?

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Are You Feeling Blue?

Every year the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color of the year. In 2007, chili pepper red was “the color”. Blue Iris, pantone # 18-3943, is the color of the year for 2008. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Institute, said: “Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects — Continue reading

Green Christmas

Categories: Sustainability
Green Christmas

Buro North is “an emerging studio dedicated to fusing creativity & pragmatics to generate visionary design.” Their Green X-Mas Tree is available in three sizes, comes flat-packed, and can be used year after year.

I Felt That

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
I Felt That

Felt is a fabric made of wool fibers or animal hair matted together by steam and pressure without spinning, weaving or knitting. Around this time of year, it usually brings to mind tacky tree skirts and Christmas stockings but here are some modern accessories that might have you thinking differently — Continue reading

Wood Toys

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Wood Toys

I love the wooden toy sets that have come out recently. They are retro and modern at the same time, plus they remind me of the wooden building blocks and ‘Lincoln Logs’ I grew up with. They’d make a great gift for a child or perhaps for the desktop of — Continue reading

Pretty Snakey

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Pretty Snakey

In recent years, the trend in exotic-skins has seen the likes of alligator and crocodile being used in high fashion accessories. This fall, the hottest skin, in the luxury market, is Python. A native of Southeast Asia, it is known for its variations in color and scale and its supple — Continue reading

Home Hero

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Home Hero

The ‘HomeHero’ is a sleek, modern fire extinguisher that has won the 2007 International Design Excellence Award in Consumer Products. It is available exclusively at the Home Depot and since October is National Fire Safety Month this may be a good time to pick one up so you’ll be prepared — Continue reading

“People Move but Houses Stay. What did the Wallpaper See?”

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“People Move but Houses Stay.  What did the Wallpaper See?”

Nienke Sybrandy is a Dutch designer whose design works are inspired by basic items often overlooked and houses that have a story to tell if you listen hard enough. Instead of traditionally presenting new home owners with a damask tablecloth, how about giving a table cloth with the house’s construction — Continue reading

Serif or Sans-Serif

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Serif or Sans-Serif

Known to many as the official typeface of the twentieth century, Helvetica is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exihibit (which includes Gary Hustwit’s documentary ‘Helvetica’) at MoMA in New York City. The design was created by Swiss born, Max Miedinger and Edouard Hoffman and the typeface’s name was based — Continue reading

Turning the Page

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Turning the Page

Pages, an online monthly magazine, mixes articles with cool graphics and hip music. The articles feature rising and established artists within fashion, music and the arts. The layout is very cool and the subscription is free…so check it out.

Jailhouse Rocks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Jailhouse Rocks

Once the Charles Street Jail, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, is now The Liberty Hotel. Richard L. Friedman is the Boston developer resposnsible for the jails reinvention. He worked on the $150 million project with Kennedy Associates of Seattle. There are iron bars on the first two floors — Continue reading

Fashion’s New Playground

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Fashion’s New Playground

Miuccia Prada has designed costumes for the futuristic Japanese animated movie, ‘Appleseed: Ex Machina’. It is a sequel to 2004′s ‘Appleseed’ which became famous for its use of the new technique called “3D Live Animation”. (For a example of “3D live Animation” click here) The famous fashion designer agreed to — Continue reading

Back To The Future

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Back To The Future

The DeLorean vehicle is best known for its unpainted, stainless steel exterior, gulf-wing doors and of course the ‘Back To The Future’ movie series. In truth, the DeLorean was an unsuccessful venture into the automotive market and the Dunmurry company (near Belfast) which produced the car, collapsed in 1982. Only — Continue reading