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Entries from May 2010

diy project: bathroom vanity curtain.

May 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Beautifying your bathroom can be a hard task when you’re a renter, and it’s usually the things you can’t change — the countertop, the vanity, the fixtures — that are the eyesores in the first place! If I could, I’d gladly replace our current monstrosity with any one of these bathroom vanities, unfortunately my modifications extend […]

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Tags: design · interiors · modern objects

darcel does louis vuitton’s london maison.

May 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

If you’re a close follower of fashion and celebrity, then you already know that Louis Vuitton recently opened a new three-story Bond Street Maison in London, which had fashion icons (Jerry Hall and Catherine Deneuve) crawling out of the wood work and bringing the brand’s glossy advertisements to life. At any rate, Darcel also made an appearance, and […]

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ICFF 2010 Favorite: Studio Dunn.

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

 We almost missed Studio Dunn entirely! We started out the afternoon on the opposite end of the show space and by the 5:00 p.m. closing time we were only half way through. Thankfully, we sped up and rushed through the second-half of the exhibits, where we happened upon Studio Dunn. The New England-based studio was founded […]

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ICFF 2010 Favorite: Deborah Bowness wallpaper.

May 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

    Deborah Bowness’s Trompe l’oeil-esque hand printed wallpaper hit our chic spot. The petite Brit has been designing wallpaper for seven years. Ms. Bowness starts with a digital image,  then screen prints or digitally prints her designs, which are offered in drops or in kits — individual pieces that can be arranged to create a unique […]

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Tags: artists · design · interiors · modern objects · paper goods

ICFF 2010 favorite: Brinca Dada.

May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on ICFF 2010 favorite: Brinca Dada.

When we spotted the Brinca Dada booth from across the convention hall aisle, and we immediately abandoned our planned trajectory to check out the miniature house perched atop a table. Since there were so many people gathered around, Brinca Dada founder Douglas Rollins (super nice guy) gave us a tour! The Emerson dollhouse is the first in the Brinca […]

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ICFF: Saturday evening.

May 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Later that evening after a nap and some delicious homemade turkey burgers (Thanks, Rich!) we headed to Greene Street for the Poetic License show at Moss. We arrived late to a packed gallery but managed to enjoy ourselves and pick out our favorite pieces. Afterwards it was back up to Chelsea’s Milk Gallery to catch […]

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ICFF: Saturday at the Javits.

May 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

After the art installation, we were off to take in ICFF 2010 at the Javits Center. We milled about for three hours, chatting with designers, vendors, and oogling over all of the amazing pieces, it was a blast. I’ve included some photos below of my favorite sights so that you can see what we liked, but […]

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Tags: design · modern objects

ICFF: Saturday afternoon.

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Saturday was absolutely gorgeous in NYC. We started our day with a quick brunch at 202 — I had the hammy, eggy, cheesy sandwich, an excellent choice after the Wallpaper* Brazil launch — and a quick stop at the Chelsea Market where my friend Matt purchased the tiniest and cutest cup of coffee we’d ever […]

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ICFF: Friday evening, Part II.

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

All photos by Patrick McMullan Our final stop of Friday evening was Brazilian furniture store Espasso for Wallpaper* magazine’s launch of its June issue Born in Brazil /Nascida no Brasil. The magazine recently set up its South American headquarters in Rio and São Paulo, just in time to be at the forefront of Brazil’s entry onto the world stage — it’s […]

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ICFF Friday night fun: Fornasetti at Barneys and vanilla wafer ice cream bars.

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last evening was the first night at ICFF, and we headed to Barney’s for the Fornesseti show first. The 9th Floor was filled with gorgeous ceramics, pillows, and dresses patterned with the designer’s iconic motifs — we even spotted Simon Doonan milling about with his monogrammed “S.D.” Goyard bag. Later it was downtown to the […]

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