Toothsome

August 13th, 2014

In honor of Shark Week, I thought I’d post this great Balenciaga “shark tooth” necklace from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Spring 2010 Collection. The striking piece is made from gold tone hardware and dentrite stone. The necklace can also be worn wrapped as a bracelet. Stamped with the Balenciaga logo, it’s available at vintage online retailer, Resee.


No Basic

July 30th, 2014

Ms. Betty’s Bad-Ass Bitch soy candles make great presents for all the bad ass bitches in your life — including yourself. Available in numerous scents, including a delicious sounding Brown Sugar & Fig. { Get them on Etsy }


FRIDAY FINDS // High Contrast

July 18th, 2014

// 1 / I purchased a few black Skygarden lamps for our office studio. I’m so in love with the design {and story behind the design} that I now want the white version for home // 2 / As far as I am concerned, summer is all about white dresses. This Y’s dress is on my wish list // 3 / I love Andy Warhol’s Rorschach series {I’m a psychologist’s daughter and I find them fascinating}. Dramatic, over-sized prints are available at Art.com // 4 / Dr Scholl’s classic sandal has been a summer staple ever since I was a kid. These all-white Steven Alan x Dr Scholl’s lacquered sandals have a little special twist {classic pair in white} // 5 / I’ve always loved the modern design of the Krentit bowl. Designed by Herbert Krenchel, the enameled metal Krenit bowl won the gold medal at the 1954 Milan Triennale.


HIGH/LOW // Too Perf

July 17th, 2014

HIGH / These handcrafted leather sneakers could work with every one of your summer outfits. {$449 Common Projects} // LOW / These casual, perforated leather sneakers offer an updated take on a streetwear classic. Even better, the price can let you breathe a little bit lighter. {$195 Vince}


Jil Sander // Resort 2015

July 16th, 2014

Creative Director Rodolfo Paglialunga’s first collection for Jil Sander Resort 2015 seemed to be full on volume using crisp fabrics such as Japanese cotton and technical duchesse. The collection was laid-back, neat, and sculpted.

{ Read the review and see more of the collection on Vogue. }


Stick Drawings

July 9th, 2014

French-based artist Francis Limérat uses thin wood sticks with which to “draw.” Taking cues from abstraction, Limérat practices a reduction of form to basic geometric designs. His sculptural artwork has little physical depth, but shadows create the vision of space.


{ Learn more about Francis Limérat. }


The Little Things

July 2nd, 2014

At $90, this palm-sized leather satchel is as small in price as it is in size — but it’s big on style.


Grow Your ABCs

June 25th, 2014

Alice Mourou, a Moscow-based art director, composed delicate letter forms out of blossoms, florist tape and wire. So blooming adorable.

To see more of Alice Mourou’s work and videos on how she created her delicate Blossom Type series, visit her website.


Prints Charming

June 20th, 2014

Camilla Frances Prints is a textile print studio specializing in women’s fashion. The studio creates prints that are a unique combination of expressive femininity and digital edge. { Images via Camilla Frances Prints. }


PARALLEL LINES // Art House

June 19th, 2014

// 1 / For his Haute Couture Spring 2011 Collection, Lebanese designer Basil Soda, formerly with Elie Saab, showed pieces with distinct Art Nouveau detailing. // 2 / On a trip to Paris earlier this month, I visited the Grand Palais — a wonder of glass dome and steel passages. The Grand Palais was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 as a monument to the glory of French art. It’s an incredibly magical place and the housed installation by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov definitely enhanced the visit — unquestionably a highlight of my trip to Paris. { Photo of the Grand Palais is my own. }