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Posts Tagged: Fashion

Havaianas Welcome Mat

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Havaianas Welcome Mat

One of my biggest pet peeves is having to wear shoes to work. For some reason, I just can't handle wearing shoes all day long while trying to be creative and inspired. When I made the move from Sydney, Australia back to Washington, DC – the biggest adjustment I had — Continue reading

Mondrian Anyone?

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Mondrian Anyone?

Isn't it interesting that Piet Mondrian's influence remains to this day?  From interior design to fashion (anyone else remember Diana von Furstenberg's Mondrian-inspired sheath dress?) to cheeky, contemporary waste baskets and pencil cups.  Though Mondrian founded and coined the De Stijl (Dutch for "The Style") movement nearly a century ago, — Continue reading

Dress Tents

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Dress Tents

This are next amazing modern tents. It’s a kind of ‘wearable architecture’ for the outdoors. Robin Lasser, a professor of Art at San Jose State University, has created Dress Tents by merging fashion and tents. Although, Dress Tents definitly, is not for camping, I think that fashion finally reached the — Continue reading

Paul Smith for Stelton

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Paul Smith for Stelton

Genuine classic Danish Design with a colorful twist – Paul Smith has given Arne Jacobsen’s iconic pieces a modern and upbeat look. AddColour is being produced in a limited edition in 2010. The new Dot series include a range of bowls with and without lids, which are as decorative as — 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

United Nude Shoes

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
United Nude Shoes

Stepping out of the norm for Rem D. Koolhas is probably not a far stretch.  When the Dutch architect met Galahad Clark, a seventh generation shoemaker from Somerset England, no less,  United Nude was born.  I do own a pair of United Nude shoes and come to find out they — 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

BMW 2002 First Time Got It Right

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
BMW 2002 First Time Got It Right

Love these recent Kate Spade ads! The car as an art object instead of a mass-produced get you there vehicle! The BMW 2002 was all about the Bauhaus tenet that form follows function. Would anybody care if she was sitting on the roof of a silver Toyota Corolla?! See more — 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

The Beautiful Ups and Downs

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
The Beautiful Ups and Downs

I can't get enough of these necklaces from This is Plot. Each necklace contains a crafty depiction of commodity prices over the decades, from gold and silver through to oil and lead. A little bit geeky but a whole lot of awesome.

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

Cute kids clothes

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Cute kids clothes

Folhinha is the name of this brand, which aims to do kids clothes with a sparkle of "granny did it". In onther words, they don`t look like they were made in a big factory (and they are not) and you certainly won`t find another thousand kids wearing the same piece your — Continue reading

Yota Watch Works

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Yota Watch Works

The Los Angeles based watch company, Yota Watch Works finds its roots where Retro meets modern styling for a whimsical twist and nod to idealized future of “Tomorrow Land”.   Vintage radios were the inspiration for the Radio Watch collection.  Dials and colors like blues, greens and browns are expressed in — 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

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

Minimal items of desire

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Minimal items of desire

  In our world of more more more and 'the next big thing' the few things that survive this sense of not enough and 'I only want it if it's new' are truly worth mentioning. One of these simple and timeless items that will still be around when we are — Continue reading

Fashion and Lighting

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Fashion and Lighting

A hot trend in the fashion industry is the draping of fabric. This is an image from the Donna Karen Pre-fall 2010 Collection (found on Style.com).  I love to see the contrast of shadows and the soft silhouette that the fabric creates. This light fixture by Fambuena, is part of the — Continue reading

Wearable Fiber Jewelry

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Wearable Fiber Jewelry

  Cielo Pessione is not only a talented an accomplished artist, her passion for textile art translates into jewelry, woven jewelry.   Says Cielo, "Since 1983 I have been involved in the work of being a designer and fiber arts artist, completing textile installations and scenographic sets, creating wearable objects for — Continue reading

BLLACK RAVEN

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
BLLACK RAVEN

Last week I used the fashion headline black is the new green, but never has this been more true than this week. The Danish furniture house RAUN has introduced a collection BLLACK RAVEN in collaboration with the fashion luxury brand NOIR, where the classic NOIR universe and CSR is combined. — Continue reading