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Entries from February 2010

wedge by ed carpenter.

February 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments

It’s the little details — even doorstops can be beautiful. @ Thorsten Van Elten.

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Tags: design · modern objects

kenneth cobonpue's bloom chair.

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on kenneth cobonpue's bloom chair.

So the groundhog didn’t see his shadow — four 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 yours for merely $2.500.

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Tags: design

a dark forecast for fall fashion.

February 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

From left: Ports 1961, Ports 1961, Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Jen Kao, Diesel Black Gold, Araks. 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 […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

Boston Combat Zone at the Howard Yezerski Gallery.

February 11th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I know what we’re doing tomorrow night . . . Being as we live on the edge of what used to be known as “The Combat Zone” — Boston’s once designated area for adult entertainment — we’re probably going to head to the Howard Yezerski Gallery tomorrow evening for the opening of its newest show, […]

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Tags: art · artists · Boston · photography · street culture

paramodel's sushi on wheels.

February 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Paramodel‘s Tomica sculptures combine a “toy truck called ‘tomica’ and a model of Japanese food. ‘Tomica’ is a famous toy car series produced by the Japanese toy company named “Tomy.” They’re really cute but kinda pricey at $270 a pop.

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Tags: art · artists · design

alexander mcqueen: March 7, 1969-February 11, 2010.

February 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tragedy.

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Tags: fashion

@alice: you're the best thing to happen to the internet since (fill in your favorite site here).

February 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Alice always offers free shipping on all products! I have been waiting to write this post since I first discovered Alice while poking around for some new iPhone apps. What is Alice you ask? Only the best thing to happen to city dwellers and busy people everywhere! The brain child of Brian Wiegand and Mark […]

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Tags: design · modern objects · technology

struck by the cold bug.

February 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I just wanted to quickly apologize for the lack of posting recently, I’ve been sick as a dog this week with a terrible cold! The good news is, thanks to the care of my wonderful husband, I’m finally starting to feel better. So regular posts should resume shortly. Cheers!

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Tags: current events

acne: the Nya Berlin (New Berlin) sofa.

February 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments

We all know how amazing Acne‘s clothes are, so of course it’s no surprise that the company’s recent foray into furniture design is just as fabulous. You can’t tell from the images, but the sofas (all reinterpretations of Carl Malmsten’s Nya Berlin Sofa) are upholstered in denim. Carl Malmsten’s original Acne’s Reinterpretations

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Tags: design · trends

my love for the ace just increased ten fold.

February 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Why you ask? Because Opening Ceremony is opening its second NYC outpost in the hotel, where it plans to sell must-have travel accessories, like this dopp kit, SWOON!!! More info here.

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Tags: design · fashion · travel · trends