Photo by Peter Stigter via Abitare
29 April 2010
Balmain which was chock full of looks that struck a perfect balance between tough and sexy...two adjectives I wouldn't mind incorporating into my wardrobe for the season...if I were girl.
Via Net a Porter.
28 April 2010
Via the New York Public Library.
27 April 2010
Marliave which is so tucked away at the end of an alley in Boston I don't know if I'll ever find it again. I love the heavy-gauge metal coated with a centuries worth of paint plus the vintage industrial look combined with a modern geometric shape. Surprisingly, I wasn't wearing my handy Hermes tool belt that night otherwise I would have been tempted to, um, borrow one of these for awhile.
26 April 2010
My love for you is a stampede of horses, I chanced upon an equally inspiring artist, Michael C. Hsiung, and was instantly awestruck by his imagery. I love the clean graphic quality of Mr. Hsiung's line work and the spot-on retro styling of his subject matter but, most of all, I am hooked on the humorous and slightly twisted narrative of his compositions.
While looking at these incredibly detailed drawings, I was reminded of another favorite artist who managed to inject a dose of skewed humor into his work: the late, great Edward Gorey. Check out more of Mr. Hsiung's impressive work here.
Images courtesy of Michael C. Hsiung
25 April 2010
As far as I'm concerned the weekend is all about catching some Z's...and I don't mean just a timid, wee handful more. I'm talking a great big greedy double fist-full of Z's. I want to hit that REM sleep cycle and have my eyes fluttering like I'm the biggest flirt out there in Dreamland. There will be no counting of sheep when my head hits the million-thread-count hay. Good night, sleep tight indeed.
24 April 2010
I have so many tote bags that I could probably load up all my worldly belongings into my vast collection and still have a few totes left to spare. That being said, I can always convince myself that I need another one. After all, tote bags are so practical. They're perfect for carrying around groceries or flea market treasures or worldly belongings or...surplus totes. I've been a fan of Forest Bound for awhile and this handsome, rugged one-of-a-kind carryall from their current collection is a-calling my name. I love the lettering on heavy weight recycled canvas and the natural colored leather that will only get better with age. Extra bonus: the bag is lined with a striped ticking fabric. I'm smitten. Grab your bag here.
Via Forest Bound
23 April 2010
My future home will most definitely have a balcony...or two....or three. I would also be quite happy with one super long balcony wrapping all around my future home which will look not unlike this intricately detailed building with the wonderful aged patina. A balcony is the perfect perch for looking out over the rolling hills of an estate or sunbathing au naturel or, if one hears the call of the stage, playing Juliet (minus the last act of course). Speaking of the theater, a balcony is also an ideal launching pad for dramatic leaps into a lover's open-arms. Just be sure your Romeo has his feet firmly planted.
22 April 2010
Sometimes beauty can be found in the most unlikely places.....like deep in the exhaust-filled bowels of a parking structure. So keep your eyes open and you might chance upon something like this colorful parking structure assemblage which was practically glowing under a fluorescent spotlight, waiting to be discovered. This almost made up for the exorbitant parking fee. Almost.
21 April 2010
If I were a girl about to embark on a trip to a warmer clime, I'd need the proper footwear. Something sensible and appropriate for a multitude of occasions...something like this multi-colored striped damask pump by one of the masters of sensible footwear, Christian Louboutin. I love the combination of the 40's looking print with the feels-like-a-sneaker 5" heel and those colors like a roll of Spree candies. Yum! Available right here.
20 April 2010
I am soooooo ready for a getaway. A quick, impulsive, impractical jaunt to someplace far away. I'd like to tap my heels three times and be instantly transported to a market in Morocco or a mountaintop in Montana or a mound of mysterious molecules on Mars. Mmmmmm! Of course, wherever I decide to go, I'll need the perfect carry-on in which to transport my saucy travel ensembles and this vintage piece of luggage will suit(case) me just fine. Added bonus: the multiple colors compliment my rapidly multiplying personalities. What's not to love? Available here.
19 April 2010
18 April 2010
Sometimes, when I'm wandering the streets of Paris, I can get myself a bit turned around. Add a few glasses of vin rouge to the mix and I'm completely lost. So, I may need to make my future home a tad more easy to spot....specially in the wee hours of the morning....just in case. This colorful door somewhere in the 7th was not unlike several others on the street...completely covered with grafitti like large scale abstract paintings but this one looked particularly museum-worthy and, therefore, appropriate for my future home. I love the mystery of doors like this....from the street all one sees is an expanse of high wall interrupted by the occasional set of doors but open those portals and one sees a completely different view of courtyards and gardens and beautiful homes and me lounging by a pool with a glass of vin rouge.
16 April 2010
15 April 2010
Javier Vallhonrat is from the April issue of British Vogue. The piece is an homage to the iconic pin-up art of Alberto Vargas and the styling is by Lucinda Chambers. Once again, British Vogue blasts American Vogue out of the water by featuring incredible images like this one. Love the addition of the coral pink laundry basket.
14 April 2010
13 April 2010
12 April 2010
If I were a girl, I'd wear the biggest, boldest, bad-ass-ist jewelry I could find and there aren't too many jewelry designers as bad-ass as Alexis Bittar. I'm loving this SS10 ad campaign featuring another Alexis looking amazing in some subtle AB baubles. I snapped this poster in New York after a particularly chilly spell which caused all the outdoor posters to ripple but I like the effect here. Even with the wrinkled paper, Miss Collins looks particularly fresh and relatively smooth which is another thing I'd be sure to do if I were a girl: tackle gravity like a linebacker (dripping with bijoux of course).
11 April 2010
10 April 2010
The lighting in my living room was so nice this morning that I suddenly saw things in, well, a different light. I'd forgotten about this footed bowl of dried and wooden fruit that was tucked into a corner of the room. I think the sun has done a bit of a job on the wood finishes but I'm liking the result and I don't even mind the layer of dust (aka patina).
09 April 2010
HandEye Magazine just published a great article on Mr. Kuharic and I flipped when I saw these wonderful shapes and colors....so organic and creepy and tempting to touch! I love a good wart-covered gourd-shaped pot.
08 April 2010
Image from: style.com