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Entries from November 2010

neon dream: tom binns’ double-drop earrings.

November 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

These earrings give me heart palpitations. But the price does not. At $275, they’re surprisingly reasonably priced for costume jewelery from award-winning designer Tom Binns. Scoop these up from Moss, and watch her jaw drop.

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Tags: design · fashion · jewelry

five modern menorahs for the festival of lights.

November 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on five modern menorahs for the festival of lights.

Growing up my best friend was Jewish, so naturally, this meant that I desperately wanted to be Jewish, too. Usually, my desire was greatest when December rolled around and she and her family celebrated Hanukkah. It seemed like the most magical holiday ever — eight days of presents, dreidels, and chocolate gelt! I had no […]

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Tags: design · etc. · holidays · modern objects

have a handmade holiday: win festive paper goods from IN HAUS Press, Gold Teeth Brooklyn, OR Design des Troy!

November 29th, 2010 · 29 Comments

This contest is now CLOSED!!! Congratulations to Liz, Brianna, and Amber who will be sending stylish holiday greetings to all of their friends and families!!! Up For Grabs From Design des Troy 1 set of Happiest of Holidays cards and 1 set of Holiday Triangle Pattern cards (six cards in each set). Samantha and Owen […]

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Tags: art · artists · design · etc. · holidays · paper goods

have a handmade holiday: win a print and a tea towel by leah duncan!

November 22nd, 2010 · 48 Comments

This contest is now CLOSED!!! CONGRATS TO Elise C. of Foxboro, MA. who won this one of a kind print and tea towel by  Leah Duncan!“ Originally from South Carolina, Leah Duncan now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and family of cats and foster puppies.  Leah received her bachelors in commercial printing, and has […]

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Tags: animals · art · artists · paper goods

dirty little secrets

November 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Dirty Little Secrets show at Indica on 11th, a new gallery in Chelsea (a homage to the now defunct Indica Gallery in London where Lennon first met Ono) owned by Alex Mallick Williams. Indica on 11th is a large space, but leave your preconceptions of Zwirner-like […]

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Tags: art · etc.

live like barbie: the blonde collection.

November 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

When I got home from work the other night I was going through the mail — bill, bill, magazine, Barbie catalog, bill — wait, a Barbie catalog? My curiosity peaked,  I forged on — obscene highlights from The Blonde Collection, a limited run, collector’s dream, include a $9,000 chandelier made of blonde Barbie locks (designed by Project Runway […]

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Tags: advertising · design · fashion · trends

dwell + arkitip = awesome limited edition prints.

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on dwell + arkitip = awesome limited edition prints.

Todd St. John To celebrate its 10th Anniversary Dwell magazine has paired with Arkitip to release illustrated prints by 10 different artists of 10 houses featured in past issues. The prints are limited in quantity and priced at $125 each. Click through to see more of my favorites.

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Tags: architecture · art · artists · design

blu dot’s splash coat rack.

November 18th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Meet the Splash Coat Rack — Blu Dot’s latest addition, which has arrived just in time to accommodate all of your winter coats and seasonal accoutrement. I swear there isn’t a product that this Minneapolis-based company produces that I don’t love! The Blu Dot Splash Coat Rack is available in gray or bright blue and […]

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Tags: design · modern objects

have a handmade holiday: win an iPad case from rib & hull!

November 17th, 2010 · 27 Comments

This contest is now CLOSED!!! Congratulations to our winner Katy L. of North Carolina! Thanks for participating! Our next giveaway starts Monday! Tired of the corporate world’s daily grind, Australian-Polish duo Alexandra Wrega and Rafal Szamborski traded in their day jobs to pursue something a little more rewarding. The couple began designing leather; felt; linen; and cotton bags, […]

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Tags: design · modern objects · technology

collages by jacob whibley: a nod to a paper-peppered past.

November 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on collages by jacob whibley: a nod to a paper-peppered past.

For me, Jacob Whibley‘s collages are a reminder of simpler times. I think of  grade school — writing weekly journal entries on lined newsprint and grimacing as it tore from the pressure of my eraser or the year I practically lived in the library because I was required to write a book report every single week […]

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Tags: art · artists · design · paper goods