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Entries from April 2010

Rest in peace Leslie Buck.

April 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

You may not recognize the name, but you’ll certainly recognize Leslie Buck’s iconic contribution to the urban coffee culture — the Anthora cup, which was released in the 1960s. Mr. Buck was a refugee from Nazi Europe and fled to the US following the war. He and his brother, Eugene, opened a business in the […]

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Tags: art · design · paper goods

Marimekko Umo Unikko dress, you make me smile.

April 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Have you ever seen a dress that immediately puts a smile on your face and seconds later you picture yourself in that dress traipsing about the city on a sunny Saturday afternoon, walking your dog, carrying a baguette, whistling a happy tune . . . ok nix the tune. Well the Marimekko Umo Unikko dress gives me […]

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Tags: design · fashion

Shop Ecostasy on Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

It being Earth Day and all, it’s the perfect time to highlight an eco-concious high-end online shop that I’ve had on my radar for some time. Ecostasy heralds itself as being “one of the greenest accessories and home décor collections currently offered in the United States.” And its gorgeous merchandise certainly backs up the claim! […]

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Tags: design · fashion · jewelry · modern objects · trends

Get vertical: A hanging fruit basket makes for great storage!

April 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

As an apartment dweller, the phrase “A place for everything, and everything in its place” takes on a whole new meaning. And it can be exhausting trying to stay on top of maintaining closets and drawers, so I’m always looking for easy solutions. Last week I found myself searching through Real Simple‘s archives of bathroom organization. I was […]

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Tags: interiors · modern objects

treat your feet: 6 hot wedges for spring and summer 2010.

April 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I don’t know about you, but Spring gives me shoe fever! There are so many fantastic shoes to choose from this season that I just had to share my favorites. Herewith, 6 sweet wedges that’ll cure anyone’s case of shoe deprivation. 1) 80%20 Shoes Jordan, $135 2) Farylrobin Madison Wedge, $199 3) Elizabeth and James E-Primo Wedge […]

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Tags: fashion · trends

kyle bunting rugs.

April 14th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Are you familiar with Kyle Bunting rugs? They’re amazing, and they’re all made out of hide. While I realize that this material doesn’t appeal to everyone, for those of us who fancy hide rugs, Kyle Bunting is a necessary extravagance. Based in Texas, the company was originally started by Kyle Bunting, who has been working exclusively with […]

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Tags: design · interiors · modern objects

terry richardson greases up the men of jersey shore.

April 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The latest issue of Interview features a Guido-centric spread with the brawny Jersey Shore boys and Bar Rafaeli. It’s fabulous.  Photo by Terry Richardson Check out the whole shoot here.

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Tags: art · fashion · photography · trends

mid-century design inspiration.

April 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today I decided to highlight some great photos of mid-century products that I found on Flickr. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane . . . Beautiful lights by Jorn Utzon for Louis Poulsen A great collection of vintage Thermoses. What an impressive collection of Eames chairs! I’ll take one of each please!   […]

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Tags: design · modern objects

clare rojas.

April 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Clare Rojas is hands down one of my favorite artists. Her work is inspired by street art, folk art and folk hobbies, and even cartoons — unique combinations that result in humorous narratives conveying themes of feminism, history, and folklore. We have a poster print that she did years ago for Philadelphia-based Space 1026 hanging […]

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