Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Bergdorf Goodman Restaurant
All images via kwid.com
Making reservations yet?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
So I finally took a look at the inaugural edition of Lonny. It's chock full of absolutely beautiful images and is a great new source of inspiration as shelter pubs continue to fold; still, nothing beats holding an actual glossy in your hands.
Pros: Instant gratification.
Mouse over an item you like on the page and a link will take you directly to the maker's website where you can get more information and make a purchase. I love not having to remember to look something up when I can just click on it and learn everything I need to know.
Cons: Decidedly hard to look through.
You have to zoom in to read the text and scroll up, down and sideways to see the entire page layout, so you can't read and view photos in one eye full. And it was frustrating to wait - both for the page to flip and for the content to load.
It may be too soon to tell, but it seems that Lonny could help fill the ginormous void that Domino left. I wonder if they'll consider any print issues? Wishful thinking...
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Top photo via U2.com; bottom photo taken from my seat (booya!)
As always, they put on an amazing show and I highly recommend trying to score some tickets if they're coming to a city near you.
(The U2 fans get the post title reference, right? 'Magnificent' is a track on their latest album, No Line On the Horizon - take a listen!)
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I love a punchy colored front door. It sets the tone for your home and says 'Come on in! Really cool people live here!'
Such a nice departure from the same old colors, don't you think?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
I'm perpetually in a New York state of mind. Manhattan is my favorite place in the world and it's imperative to my well-being that I get there on a regular basis. Sadly (and through no fault of my own, I might add) this hasn't happened in a while; therefore, I'm dying.
Until I can get back, I'm loving the city via this poster from Ork.
The concept is genius and the design is just as amazing - simple, yet bold. And with these graphic black lines, it would look good on its own, matted and framed in white, or nestled in a grouping of black and white photographs.
If Manhattan isn't your hood, no worries - Ork has a selection of other city posters and prints to choose from in a variety of colors. This is definitely a great - and inexpensive - way to give your decor a fresh and modern touch!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is the cover of the most recent J. Crew catalog.
If a denim shirt over a white turtleneck with a necklace and crazy hair is the epitome of fashion right now, then I was light years ahead of my time in middle school ... and my 7th grade picture just became SO IN.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
At Rugby, you put your own spin on the classics to reflect your individual style. Even though it was 85 degrees in the Hamptons, I was looking forward to the crisp fall weather, so I treated myself to their shawl-collar sweater - and then had the option of adding on perfectly distressed suede elbow patches. I already loved the little leather buckle across the collar and it would have been great to add another classic detail, but I passed since I had to catch the ferry home that night and didn't have the two days to wait for customizing.
If you're not close to a Rugby retail location, you can visit their Varsity Shop online where you can choose from a selection of preppy pieces to personalize with vintage inspired patches and monogrammed embroidery. Happy designing!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I cannot tell you how much time I spent tracking down the poster in the background, hoping that it's some kind of rare Audrey Hepburn treasure. And it is! As it turns out, it's a vintage ad titled 'Red Raincoat for Audrey Hepburn' created by fashion illustrator/graphic designer Rene Gruau. I love the simple elegance of his work - graceful lines, splashes of bright colors. Amazing.
Once advertisements for haute couture fashion and famous Parisian nightlife spots, his vintage posters are perfect for young art collectors and fashion fiends alike. You can purchase them here.
Also of note in the Flor catalog is that fabulous chain table - love it! (Is it just me, or does anyone else spend more time looking at the decor and beautiful vignettes than the carpet tiles?)