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Entries from June 2010

little lucia by natalia criado.

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Deer, bicycles, tea cups, and miniature babies are just a few of the objects that industrial designer Natalia Criado turns to when designing her line of jewlery, Little Lucia. Bizarre? Maybe. Crushable? Absolutley!

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Tags: animals · design · fashion · jewelry

francesca dimattio at the ICA Boston.

June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

  Blackout, 2008. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 102 x 84 inches (image via Salon 94).  Black Ship, 2006. Oil on canvas, 84 X 120 inches (image via Salon 94). On July 3, 2010, the Sanda and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall at the ICA welcomes a new installation by New York-based artist Francesca DiMattio. For […]

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Tags: art · artists · Boston · fashion · interiors

melissa + gaetano pesce.

June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I can’t say that I’m totally in love with the look of these ankle boots but for the sheer odd/wow factor I had to post about them. Gaetano Pesce designed these for Melissa shoes, and the coolest thing about them is that they’re meant to be modified. The designer intends for the wearer to cut […]

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trephin salon.

June 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I am really excited to tell you about Trephin, a new salon that our friends (and stylists) Brian Rand and Moe Smith are opening in Boston in July. The inspiration behind the salon’s name comes from a trephine, which is a drill used to perform a trephination — a procedure in which a doctor drills […]

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Tags: advertising · Boston · design · fashion · interiors

robert archard’s ceramic biscuits.

June 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Don’t mind if do . . . help myself to one of Robert Archard‘s ceramic keepsake biscuits that is. The UK-based designer slipcasts popular biscuits like jam rings, shortbread, and wafers in white earthenware. Each box is the actual size of its real-life biscuit cousin, which makes it even tempting to want to take a bite. […]

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Tags: design · fashion · modern objects

from hunting cabin to victorian retreat.

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last night, Ryan sent me a link to a New York Times article he came across entitled “In the Catskills, Comfort in a Gingerbread House.” It’s about a woman who transformed a little hunting cabin in the Catskills into her dream Victorian cottage. And although I’m not a girlie girl, and my decor is more modern than shabby chic, I found […]

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Tags: architecture · design · interiors

unison’s reed square pillow.

June 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Recently, CSN Stores contacted me about reviewing or doing a giveaway of a product from any of its 200+ shops. We worked with CSN last year and did a reader giveaway, so this time I opted to review a product instead. The only stipulation was that it had to be $60 or less. Naturally, I picked a product from AllModern.com, which is CSN’s contemporary […]

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Tags: design · interiors · modern objects · Uncategorized

maison cosmos.

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today, a new online design boutique opens its virtual doors. The Nice-based Maison Cosmos (whose logo evokes a Keith Haring-esque hand style) carries funky functional products from some of my favorite design houses — Norman Copenhagen, Royal VKB, Muuto, Seletti, Oooms, and the late Tobias Wong. The great thing about Maison Cosmos is that it allows patrons to […]

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Tags: design · food · interiors · modern objects

laura lombardi jewelry.

June 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Gold V Necklace, $64 Onyx Cluster Necklace, $52 Stacked Rectangle Necklace, $70 I love to ask for jewelry for my birthday, which happens to be two days away! And I would gladly wear any one of Laura Lombardi‘s fabulous geometric necklaces crafted from vintage bronze and onyx beads, but I’m particularly smitten with the Stacked […]

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Tags: design · fashion · jewelry

textile necklaces.

June 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today I was surfing around Etsy and got lost in a maze of fabric jewelery. Textile jewelry is tricky. If it’s not done right it can look really “crafty” or like you’ve got a big ole’ Vera Bradley bag around your neck, and I for one am not really into those huge bib-looking necklaces that […]

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