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Entries from September 2009

design museum's birthday bakeoff!

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on design museum's birthday bakeoff!

Design Museum London recently celebrated its 20th anniversary by sponsoring a bakeoff. Contestants, including Airside, karlsson/ullman, and Cupcakes To Go, were instructed to bake a cake inspired by design. Here are some of the fabulous entries (taken from Design Museum’s Facebook page). Design by Airside. Harry Beck’s London tube map by karlsson/ullman. RUNNER UP!! A […]

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Tags: design · food

deluxe lunchbox.

September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on deluxe lunchbox.

I don’t care that I’m no longer in school, I still want a lunchbox! A few years ago Ryan’s parents gave me an amazing oilcloth lunch bag that I loved until its death. So now I’m in the market for a new lunchbox. And here’s the front runner, The Deluxe Lunchbox from Made by Oots!: […]

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Tags: design · food

castle artwork.

September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on castle artwork.

I recently rediscovered one of my most prized childhood possessions — an interactive fabric book that one of my mom’s friends made me when I was a baby. Each page had a task to complete, tie your shoes, zip a zipper, button the tail on the bunny, etc. When I saw this artwork from Castle, […]

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Tags: art · artists · design · modern objects

sonia rykiel for h&m!!!

September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on sonia rykiel for h&m!!!

OMG OMG OMG!!! This is huge! According to WWD, H&M has contracted Sonia Rykiel to do it’s designer collection for the holidays and spring!! I’m envisioning lots of knitwear, stockings, and cute accessories. Madame Rykiel is after all the queen of knits. In addition to the knitwear, Rykiel will also do a lingerie collection, which […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

built by wendy fall 2009.

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on built by wendy fall 2009.

Blast! Every season I swear to myself that I will not buy more clothes. But after seeing Built by Wendy‘s Fall 2009 line, all hope is gone. How can I possibly resist these looks!? Oh, and if you live in NY, you’re in luck. Wendy’s Williamsburg shop is hosting her annual Fall Sample Sale through […]

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Tags: fashion

a stay at the ace.

September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on a stay at the ace.

Recently I had the opportunity to stay at the new Ace Hotel in New York city. The Ace opened in Spring 2009 and immediately generated a ton of buzz on the interwebs from design bloggers who were invited to preview its digs. Since then, the hotel has been featured in numerous design-focused, culture, and fashion […]

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Tags: architecture · design · street culture · travel · trends

NY fashion week, I hardly knew ye.

September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on NY fashion week, I hardly knew ye.

Well NY Fashion has come and gone, and I didn’t write a thing about it. My sentiments can be summed up in a single word — underwhelmed. This season’s collections seemed uninspired and in the case of those who were inspired, it was unedited. Case in point? Vena Cava gave me de ja vu of […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

ikea catalog: 1965.

September 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

This morning while perusing our Twitter account, the words, “IKEA Catalog 1965” caught my eye. We just recently received our 2010 catalog, and despite the drop in price of several items, there really isn’t much to write home about. The 1965 IKEA catalog on the other hand, now that’s the stuff! Check out these images, […]

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Tags: design · interiors · paper goods

gagosian — NYC.

September 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on gagosian — NYC.

30 years after opening his first New York gallery in 1979, Larry Gagosian goes retail. Tonight is the soft opening for his first shop Gagosian — a 2,500 square foot, bi-level space, located on Madison Avenue. The outpost features a video art projection wall; a reading lounge; and of course specially selected art and design […]

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Tags: architecture · art · artists · design · interiors · trends

Is this thing on!?

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Is this thing on!?

Annnnnnnnd we’re back! Well actually we’ve been back for a while, but things have been so insanely hectic that it’s taken us until now to even return to our blog. But here we are, and just in time for a NY Fashion Week roundup! Since we last saw you, we’ve gotten married, adopted a puppy, […]

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