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Monday Menswear…

Fashion and design studio Eley Kishimoto has collaborated with tailor Timothy Everest and graphic design firm New Future Graphic to produce a range of shirts that are hand screen printed with geometric shape.


Oct 20, 2014

The Perfect Red…

REptile Haku Restaurant, Manhattan/Evan Douglis Studio


Oct 12, 2014

Five Fab Finds….

artis cosmetic brushes…designed by ex-MAC executive…

100% egyptian cotton towels from daniella witte’s shop…

alada porcelain cup by estúdio manus

grass mounds…axial symphony, china, by design systems ltd.

cleartones…minimalist ringtones…here


Oct 9, 2014

Float Away…

…I have been nursing a sore muscle in my back for the past few days.  I happened upon, (thank you, Trendland,)  Float by Unnur Valdis and wished I could try to heal my aching back in the geothermal pools in magical Iceland…with Float gear in hand, of course…

Most hot springs are artificially constructed — many to marvelous results — altering the local scenery. But Iceland’s geothermal pools use the natural landscape as the experience’s foundation. Here, pools are larger, and unlike their counterparts in Japan, they’re ideal for floating your entire body.

With that in mind, Unnur Valdis dared to design an accessory that improves the bathing experience in hot water — and does so with an entirely understated and tailored approach. Float, her simple-looking swim cap, is made from Neoprene-Lycra-Polyethylene foam and designed to embrace the bathers head into total relaxation. Floating is no longer an awkward sensation overwhelming your body’s equilibrium.Valdis’ innovation is a shortcut for effortless relaxation, regardless of location. Try it at your local spring or pool (or, ideally, as an accomplice on your next trip north).

…yes, please!…


Oct 8, 2014

Burnished Indigo…

indigo is my favorite color…when I was younger, I was a ‘blue jean baby’…but I have now become partial to wearing black.  Anyway…JamesPlumb has developed a dye process, producing an antique burnished indigo textile, which gives a stunning depth and dimension to indigo…

The project began when James Russell and Hannah Plumb of JamesPlumb found a 19th century leather sofa in a state of disrepair and wanted to find a suitable fabric to reupholster it.


presented at the London Design Festival 2014



Sep 23, 2014

Time Out at School…

inspiration abounds at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising…

in Los Angeles

in Orange County

and, in San Diego…by Clive WilkinsonArchitects.

all images courtesy of clive wilkinson architects

Sep 22, 2014

Sunday Art…

…work/play in Chicago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon…

wabash in south loop


Sep 14, 2014

12 Shapes of Paper…

…all twelve outfits in this series are crafted from paper by students of the Estonian Academy of Arts…each outfit represents a different month of the year…

a calendar was created for paper brand Antalis…styled by Marit Ilisonview all twelve outfits…


Sep 13, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?…

…on my outdoor dining table, of course!  The Future Feast table is a hybrid between your garden and your patio table.  I love this!  Small back yards can now take on a whole new look.  Designed by Suzanne Biaggi of Sculptural Landscapes in California.  Genuis…

Suzanne’s website is worth a visit…


Sep 9, 2014


…a nice segue from my last post, Does It Float?…Los Angeles based, West of West, created an experimental surfboard; Aero. A board built around the streamlined image of speed. The classic outlines of a planing hull blend with an asymmetrical split tail. The top is minimal while the bottom is extensively contoured…

Ridges and valleys emerge from the bottoms surface, forming a new topography that reacts to speed and flow in unique ways. Aero was built for and displayed at the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles…



Aug 18, 2014

Does It Float?…

…yes, it does!


Aug 15, 2014

Hug a Cloud…

Margje Teeuwen has collaborated with Erwin Zwiers to create Proplamp, a lamp made from a biodegradable non-woven material that you can ‘crush’ to tailor-make your own design.


Aug 12, 2014

1000th Post for cabbagerose…

…I would like to say thank you for visiting…the door is always open.  I have enjoyed getting acquainted with many of you.  Cheers!

Earlier this week I posted innovative uses for paper.  Now let’s take a look at Paper Cave Space, a stunning multi-functional device that can be used as an office, a saloon, a meeting place, a lounge or a bar.  A wildly creative design by Kotaro Horiuchi

via: blueverticalstudio

Aug 9, 2014

Five Fab Finds…

align pen/beyond object

sandblast tree rings: diptych/lex pott

full moon pillow/studio dks

moreless watch/mean

snap glasses/nendo


Aug 8, 2014