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Entries from February 2009

fashion imitates paint (chips).

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on fashion imitates paint (chips).

If in your heart of hearts you’ve secretly always wanted to emulate a paint chip, guess what? Now you can! (Well technically not until the end of summer when Fall fashion lines hit the stores but . . . who’s counting?) House of Holland‘s Fall 2009 collection features a rainbow of gradated-hues blocked off with […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

sesame letterpress.

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on sesame letterpress.

Repost from 2Modern Design Talk! We’re getting married this Fall, and recently I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect wedding invitations. My fiance and I are looking for something that fits a modern/vintage French aesthetic. I’m pretty particular, but I instantly fell in love with these gorgeous letterpress invites by Sesame Letterpress. The […]

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Tags: design · paper goods

glass tile wallpaper.

February 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on glass tile wallpaper.

These gorgeous wallpaper tiles from Trend USA make me wish we weren’t renters and could modify our apartment. They’re made from mosaic tiles (some from post-consumer recycled glass and others contain 24k gold) and arrive in modules (which I’m guessing means larger sets) so the patterns can be easily replicated. The tiles come in a […]

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Tags: design · interiors · modern objects · trends

coraline in 3d.

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on coraline in 3d.

Yesterday we caught a matinee show of Coraline in 3d, which is based on the children’s book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The movie is visually stunning, especially in 3d (although we heard that this past weekend was the end of its 3d run — at least around here). But despite the storytelling being overly simplistic, […]

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Tags: art · film

champagne chair contest.

February 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on champagne chair contest.

Did you know that Design Within Reach holds a champagne chair contest each year? Well it does. Participants can only use the wire, cork, cage, and foil of up to two champagne bottles to construct a mini chair. Glue is the only adhesive they are permitted to use. We learned about this contest a little […]

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Tags: art · design

unearthen crystal necklaces.

February 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on unearthen crystal necklaces.

Repost from 2Modern Design Talk: Check out these crystal necklaces made by Gia Bahm of Unearthen. Each crystal is housed in an empty bullet, creating an opposition between the old and new. According the Bahm, “the stone with the right properties for your needs will inherently attract you.” Despite not being a mystical person, I […]

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Tags: fashion · jewelry

ny fashion week trend: accentuate those shoulders.

February 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on ny fashion week trend: accentuate those shoulders.

If you were too young to enjoy shoulder pads the first go around, you’re in luck because the reworked shoulder pad/structured shoulder seems to be the overarching trend of NY Fashion Week. Coincidence or not, it seems that more than a handful of designers are paying homage to Balenciaga Spring 2008.  Thankfully, these new prominent […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

Slave to Love.

February 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Slave to Love.

I’ve always said that the hottest album covers were released by Roxy Music. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve displayed my personal favorite’s in the gallery below: For Your Pleasure, April, 1973   Stranded, December, 1973   Country Life, November, 1974   Siren, November, 1975   Manifesto, April, 1979   Flesh + Blood, May, 1980 […]

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Tags: design · holidays · music · photography

ny fashion week fall 2009.

February 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on ny fashion week fall 2009.

New York Fashion Week starts today, and if you’re looking for timely updates on the shows, check out Time magazine’s new Fashion Week blog. They’re going to be blogging live throughout the entire fashion week season (NY, London, Milan, and Paris), with guests and designers popping up throughout the journey. This week Christian Siriano is […]

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Tags: current events · fashion

It's Blitz!

February 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on It's Blitz!

The cover for the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album makes me want to buy a carton of eggs and then stand in my apartment and make a mess of them. It just looks so satisfying!

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Tags: music