Tuesday, February 28, 2006

what did i get for my birthday?
...the flu. hrmph.
(okay, being sick is no fun...but my boyfriend has been spoiling me all day and i did get some really wonderful gifts - like a visit here, as well as this and a couple of these.)

here are a few lovely things from other lovely blogs...

+ a wonderful wonderful bird house
(via moco loco)

+ stunning furniture by jason lewis
(via design*sponge)

+ great article about the curated shopping experience.
(via karin)

Monday, February 27, 2006

tomorrow is my birthday, so i think i might disappear until wednesday.
in the meantime, be sure to read this little lovely.
have a beautiful day!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

"form follows feeling"

a little sunday reading...
a wonderful article about dutch designer hella jongerius is in the new york times style magazine.

Friday, February 24, 2006

there's beauty everywhere at iluren.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

i'm a texan.

its a part of me that, until recently, i tried not to own. i wasn't born there, but i spent nearly all of my childhood and adolescence there. it has a huge impact on how i think about things, see things, experience things. that's something that i'm starting to learn...and gently begining to embrace.

i can't stop thinking about the beauty of tumbleweeds and wide open space. like this wonderful photograph by allison v. smith. i'm planning a visit to marfa, texas this summer. her series on that city lives in my skin today.

*photo by allison v. smith

...and on a completely unrelated note...
everyone should check out the ott shop.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

there are so many things to love about this...
DDD project

look what i got.
brooke medlin has all my money.

alex marshall tableware is having a sale.
get a great ceramic piece and make your house smell wonderful too.

Monday, February 20, 2006

these new clutch purses by chilewich are so pretty and textured...
i like the spun vinyl zip pouches too.

there are some really gorgeous, classic snakeskin clutch bags coming out by twelfth street by cynthia vincent. can't seem to find a good picture anywhere on the web, though.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

london fashion week favorite nicole farhi. see more here.

i'm also happy to discover christian wijnants.
don't miss the knitwear in the fall/winter 05 collection...its truly marvelous.

...and although i didn't mention it before, i also loved the fall 06 rtw collection from vera wang.

Friday, February 17, 2006

a new artist to obsess about over on etsy.

my favorite graffiti artist pops up again and this time i catch it with my camera.

last night, my boyfriend and i went so see transamerica, which was enjoyable, but a little stiff and capped off with a very lackluster ending. the very best parts of the evening were a quick stop before the film for cream puffs at beard papa's and the joy in being treated to a preview of matthew barney's drawing restraint 9 (i can hardly stand the wait).

i'm looking for phones that are off the hook...

isn't this a gorgeous piece by marcel wanders?
i want one.
his sponge vase and concrete bowl are nice too.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

i'm a fan of the men's line cloak, so i was particularly excited to see this new women's line harald, designed by the co-designer of cloak, robert geller.

the jewelry from antwerp-based duo, wouters & hendrix is a bit like a dream. katrin wouters & karen hendrix met in 1984 while studying at the royal academy of fine arts and have been collaborating on extraordinary, intelligent fine jewelry ever since. every season they surprise me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

tem jewelry makes pretty, dark, interesting things.
i also think the fashion photos on the site are particularly inspiring.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

i really love the creative glass at esque design.

Monday, February 13, 2006

i want to be like zowie broach when i grow up.

+ spring has arrived at toast by post
+ bizarre, hand-drawn tee shirts
+ lovely winter hats (you can also buy there here)


...i'm all about this right now also.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

i've been patiently awaiting the 2006 fall collection from maria cornejo...
and here are my some of my favorite looks. see more here.

i also was taken by these two looks by ports 1961 and this perfect trench by three as four...

*sunday addendum: speaking of as four, i happened to see ange and gabi at last night's performance of abacus black strikes now!: the rampant justice of abacus black (yes, that's really the title) by ntusa at ps 122.
it was the coolest thing that happened all week.

the fabulous lena corwin has updated her website.
come and get it.

Friday, February 10, 2006

so much wow.
(via sewn with gold threads)

have a seat.
(via designboom)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

shop your little heart out...
+ salvor kiosk
+ gigantic brand

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

i am seriously over the moon that artist pierre huyghe will be presenting a special project in collaboration with the public art fund in the 2006 whitney biennial. i first saw his work in 2003 at the guggenheim when he won the 2002 hugo boss prize and was completely absorbed by his film installation, les grands ensembles (pictured above). his work is mysterious, thoughtful...like a waking dream. be sure to catch it if you happen to be in nyc this fall.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

pretty botanical jewelry from michael michaud.

also...re-found objects
(via camilla engman)

Monday, February 06, 2006

fashion week is in full swing here in nyc.
my favorite fall 2006 collections so far...

doo.ri (see it all here)

jasmin shokrian (see it all here)

so many wonders of the world...

+ 2006 whitney biennial artists
+ alfredo jaar is at galerie lelong
+ summer has arrived at apc
+ utterly gorgeous things for the home at seven and eight home
(via poppytalk)

this new necklace from day-lab is what dreams are made of...

more from me later...on fashion week and other findings...

Thursday, February 02, 2006

accidental interview #1
...a periodic presentation from hoping for happy accidents

claudia wu is the editor of me magazine, a unique, new york-based quarterly magazine that traces out the lives of creative people. for each issue, claudia chooses a guest editor and collects interviews and photographs of that person's closest friends, creating a document of that person's life. each issue ends with an in depth interview with the guest editor.

*photo by john minh nguyen

where were you born?

where were you educated?

when and how did you come up with the idea for me magazine?
when: in a car driving home from hunter mountain, february 2004
how: talking about a way of doing something more fulfilling than my
regular job. i had worked at many magazines, so it seemed to be the
logical next step to do my own.

did you always want to be a magazine editor?
i wanted to be a surgeon, musician, biologist, pastry chef, artist,
film director, psychologist, fashion designer, zookeeper... the list
goes on. i still want to be many of those things.

happiness is...…
+ my family
+ my friends
+ my cat
+ cat power
+ roger federer
+ miuccia prada
+ hussein chalayan
+ alexander mcqueen
+ michel gondry
+ wong kar wai
+ alan ball
+ jon stewart
+ joan didion

browsing often...…
haven't had time to shop lately except whole foods and super stop &

wishing for...…
+ renewable, non-polluting energy
+ end to violence and corruption
+ end to exploitation of people, natural resources, habitats, and animals
+ a cure for cancer and AIDS
+ no regrets
+ motivation/drive/willpower
+ good health
+ a vacation
+ psychic abilities
+ more advertising for the magazine

listening to...…
+ cat power
+ nina simone
+ death cab for cutie
+ the smiths
+ npr and wnyc

escaping with...…
+ us weekly
+ cnn
+ new york times
+ gawker
+ curbed
...i also have a pile of books i've bought but haven't gotten around to

sleep in

eat lunch


what are you looking forward to?
+ time off
+ watching tennis and lost
+ new york fashion week
+ working with the next guest editor
+ doing freelance projects from home in my pjs
+ figuring out my life
+ learning more about the world
+ the future

the future is...
relentless, hazy, full of promise.

the past is...
the past.

your happiest accident...
all of them, good and bad. they've made me who i am today. it's also
nice to find money in places i've forgotten about.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

oh dear me, mav has truly outdone herself!
the february port2port press limited edition card is so so so pretty.
get one here.