September 30, 2009

Sustain


I just finished telling my husband about the idea behind this fragrance and he thought I should share on my blog.
A.P.C. designer Jean Toitou and M/M (Paris) created the hand carved wood box which is meant to resemble the waves on a computer screen that a 12-string guitar makes when playing the opening chord of the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset.” Along with perfumer Haley Alexander Van Oosten, Toitou created the 12 essential oils scent to smell like the inside of a guitar case strewn with rose petals. “The perception of the smell of a guitar case —lined in bright velvet— in which rose petals would have been scattered.” With notes of wood, resin and rose.... Mmmmm....I can smell it now. In fact, I can hear now also!
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September 29, 2009

ACE NYC



A N O T H E R hip spot designed by Roman and Williams. This one's in Midtown Manhattan.
images: Interior Design and Ace Hotel.



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September 28, 2009

By Nord







I spotted these pretty cool duvet covers By Nord on the style files blog out of the Netherlands. Danielle de Lange, who writes the blog also sells the By Nord collection on her online boutique, La Souk.
images: by nord and bo bedre
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September 25, 2009

M'Afrique



Beautiful African inspired pieces from Moroso. The Shadowy chair lounger by Tord Boontje and Stephen Burks’s pouffes both use a hand-weaving technique employing plastic threads. Stunning tradtional Afrcian prints are used for the Do-lo-rez cubes by Ron Arad. Find out more about the projects centered around Africa featured at Moroso’s Milan showroom in Via Pontaccio. Love.
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September 23, 2009

Oragnic Ink

I'm on Twitter and right now and I really only follow a handful of people. One of them happens to be Designer, Paul Smith...love his style. Yesterday he announced that he designed a limited edition Evian bottle that will be sold until Christams. Digg it! ....ok, Drink it!.....ok, Display it! Whatever.
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September 21, 2009

Lighting Bear


I really like Reach Bear by Taiwanese graffiti artist Reach. Cute!
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September 18, 2009

Monsterism

I've had a pretty busy week so I've missed a few posts (sorry if you've noticed). We celebrated my birthday and I'm pretty excited because one of the gifts I received was this Pete Fowler signed screen print. I've wanted it for a while now and can't wait to get it framed and up in my little guy's room.
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September 16, 2009

On/Off


If you've been following me you know I "need me some magnets" for my new "WHITE" (not stainless mind you) frig. These look pretty slick! Thanks swiss miss.
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September 15, 2009

Chalk Chalk


While cruising along the Internet highway, I came across these great "human powered transportation" series of chalk drawings (found via apartment therapy). They are done by Chalk Chalk, offering prints or sealed originals on Etsy.
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September 12, 2009

Spools and Spools

Maybe being a former Fashion Designer is why this piece of art @ Douglas Coupland's home in Vancouver really caught my eye. The author of "Generation X," Microserfs" and the upcoming novel "Generation A," Mr. Coupland created this piece as a nod to Damien Hirst. Cool ~ via nytimes
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September 08, 2009

Wish List


I received an email today from The Conran Shop in NYC indicating they are having a 20% off USM Haller. I wouldn't normally bring it up on this blog, but I have to tell you I have always loved Haller Modular Systems and have wanted a USM Haller bookcase in my office for a long time now. The chrome plated tube framework and powder coated metal panel designs are so timeless that the furniture is part of the permanent design collection at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Since a Haller bookcase might be a bit out of price range for most, I was pretty into discovering a blog all about bookcases and the likes @ booksathome. You'll find a pretty vast collection of bookcases in all price ranges and from all eras. Seems Erik @ booksathome is developing a highly flexible, inexpensive bookshelf system offered through his blog . Excited to see what he comes up with.
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September 03, 2009

Hello Wood Dunny

I'm sooo feelin' this Wood Dunny. It's such a great idea. DIY Dunny is for customizing, but this one is so fresh I just couldn't touch it!
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