Saturday, December 31, 2005

i never thought i'd get this excited about a mobile home.
(via moco loco)

brian jungen at the new museum

unconventional knitwear at keep & share.
they'll even let you borrow pieces to try out at home.
(be sure to see the knit ballet slippers)

Friday, December 30, 2005

truly excellent items for the home can be found at noi.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

"you'll be glad to know that my demands are small step closer to you"

small demands from neenon.

i'm all excited about these edgy, luxurious unisex scarves from godspeed the well dressed man.

this past weekend, i finally made it to the andrea zittel exhibition at the contemporary art museum in houston. it was a wonderful and weird collection of some of zittel's personal uniforms and unique, tiny spaces. please be sure to see it when it comes to the new museum in new york this january.

in the meantime, you can read a great article about andrea right here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

time for an eye feast.

one of the lovely holiday gifts that i received this year was a strange little book called the amish elf, by chris kerr. i am endlessly fascinated.

please be sure to get your own here.

other totally amazing creative inspiration:
+ this is ocean
+ vesolt
+ polaroid photography collective
+ susie macmurray
(the first two were found via the equally amazing ruby mag)

(oh and thank you for everything karen! check your mailbox soon...)

i must have this beautiful print by ed templeton.
it makes my ears feel funny.

while in texas this past week, i was lucky enough to get a moment to visit one of my favorite places in the entire world...

the lillie and hugh roy cullen sculpture garden, designed by isamu noguchi.

see more photos here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

this ring is just fabulous.
it would make a very lovely wedding band.
see and buy it (and jewelry designer sarah graham's other work) here.

its been around for a while, but i'm still in love with lovely design's conifer poster.

Monday, December 26, 2005

attn: new york makes a really nice laundry bag (get it here) and i am dying to try their art of bathing line. stylish.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

happy holidays friends!
hoping for happy accidents
will be returning on december 26.

Friday, December 23, 2005

this new 5 year datebook by APC is really elegant.
i'd buy one if i hadn't already bought a moleskine.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

suceed carefully, fail beautifully.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

this evan hecox book is super great.
see more sample pages and buy it here.

Monday, December 19, 2005

i love love love this espresso pot by the wonderful
karin eriksson

kick ass shirts for an excellent cause.

maiko kuzunishi of decoy lab has created an excellent limited edition 2006 calendar.

see more and order it here.

early jewelry makes beautiful every day pieces, like these bone earrings.

the horseshoe necklace and feather hoop earrings are lovely too.

(image via elsewares)

i had a dream last night about this faux fur shrug by misile at unsung designers.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

a stellar interview with the most excellent design duo sanaa.
(found at designboom)

worth noting...
naive, me, and n.e.e.t.

everywhere choreographed by wally cardona at the brooklyn academy of music

oh and just a reminder...
the itp show begins tonight.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

its getting harder and harder to find cute boots, but these recently stopped me in my tracks. i love love love the lirium boot by cresciente (they look a bit like a certain pair of j.crew wedge boots i coveted a year or two ago, but regrettably, never purchased...and they cost more...ack!).

i opened my first holiday present last night...
its an absolutely gorgeouse handmade walnut cheese plate with turquoise inlay from clio home.

i feel lucky to have such kind, generous and thoughtful friends.

Friday, December 16, 2005

this is kinda great.

follow your sweater from start to finish.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

confusing and achingly beautiful knits from tom scott.

more of the good stuff...
+ clothing like a dream at h. fredricksson
+ clever (and slightly insane) jewelry at beatica
+ more unusual fur (faux, of course) at cat bird

i am inspired these days, by all things furry and feathered. which is why i am taking a look today at the surrealist sculptural work of meret oppenheim. conceptually her work is equally compelling, as it re-orients everyday objects to allude to female sexuality and the exploitation of the male gaze.

i'm not a huge fan of d squared, but i do sort of love this little clock key chain (although it is absurdly expensive). available at aloha rag.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

the fly by night bag by nam kim

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

minimal, dark and brooding with impecable tailoring and exquisite details...veronique branquinho's fall 2005 collection is totally lush.

super shiny indoor/outdoor furntiture by rebecca newnham.
(via moco loco)

i am both amazed and inspired by danish designing duo viktor & rolf. like a gilbert & george for the fashion world, they are always doing something slightly outside of the world of manistream fashion, but with an elegance that's hard to match. they've recently opened an opulent eponymous boutique in milan, in which everything but the merchandise is upside down (see it on their site). creative, amusing, inside-out, beautiful and topsy-turvy...

Monday, December 12, 2005

i'd like to invite all my new york city readers to...

the ITP winter show 2005

date and time:
12/18/2005, 2pm - 6pm
12/19/2005, 5pm - 9pm

interactive telecommunications program (ITP)
new york university
tisch school of the arts
721 broadway
south elevators to 4th floor

"an amazing display of interactive technologies, resulting in physical installations and screen-based projects. twice a year, ITP hosts a student show that draws roughly 2,000 visitors over the two days. the diversity and creativity of the students are evident in the work as they explore a wide range of fields like interactive art and sound, assistive technology, wireless devices and physical computing to name a few."

this event is free and open to the public.

come and see some of my boyfriend jan's [also known as jas and john] work. his project is called "now and then" and he describes it as "a visually and conceptually engaging art piece about time that allows you to interact with your own past self." you can read more about his project and the other projects in the show here.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

jewelry from circadian designs
(available at azalea)

artist margaret dorfman makes stunning vessels from pressed and dried fresh vegetables. the result is something really beautiful.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

anzevino and florence makes unusual and versatile casual separates. my favorites are the tuxedo hoody, branches tee, skip dress and debutant top, but they also make an equally cool collection of men's and women's t-shirts for the andy warhol museum.

i am completely in love with the absolutely stunning porcelain by daniel reynolds.
(discoverd via karin)

Thursday, December 08, 2005

something fresh and cool to wear to holiday parties...

...great silver wired earrings from lauren wolf and a dynamic silver bubble ring from pio.

ever since i discovered these a few months back...i can't get them out of my head. i love my vintage snake print sandals, but these twelfth street by cynthia vincent stamped python anklet ballerina flats can be worn year round.

(theory makes a super cute snake print flat too)