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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

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

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

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


…innovative thinking.

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Aug 4, 2014

Organic and Oval…

…are the signature design elements of Zaha Hadid…now designing a swimwear line for Viviona…here.


Jun 30, 2014

Bubble Up…

george nelson bubble pendants

Jun 16, 2014

Five Fab Frills*…

…frill* is defined as a nice touch.  An all white selection shown here…


triology collection’s triangle folded backpack

case scenario’s element iPhone 5 case


junpei tamaki design’s thaw

all frills found at minimalissimo

Jun 8, 2014


…omoshiroi-ne means ‘how clever’ in japanese…Leo Tatemichi, architect and owner of Pompon Cakes, is indeed clever.  Using his mother’s recipes, Tatemichi opened his bakeries two years ago.  He was inspired by his travels through the U.S. by street vendors.  ”It looked like so much fun, so I wanted to bring that warm and inviting spirit along to Kamakura. I wanted create an environment in the urban context, where it resembled something close to a living room”…omoshiroi-ne…

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Feb 23, 2014

Five Fab Frills*…

…frill*- luxury…nice touch…


gareth pugh’s trim jacket

vifa’s copenhagen speaker


jewelry for a cause: caliber…from illegal guns to diamond studded cuffs

lovatt wall vase


Feb 20, 2014

Five Fab Frills*…

…frill*- luxury…nice touch…

Untitled Nº557, ink, silk & beewax on panel/eric blum…one of my favorite artists…

mirror oh mirror/sam orlando miller

tre pezzi wool from cassina

emerald plants

this pool…na xemena house/ramón esteve


Dec 16, 2013

Not Just Another Pretty Pool…

…the water architecture found in Pools Reflections by photographer Kelly Klein is sculptural, sexy, and day-dream worthy…enjoy…



Jun 5, 2013

Let’s Shop…

Frederic Perers and Jordi Tamayo have invited us to their new Multiplastic space in Barcelona…

…notice the cool industrial character of the original space…the lighting creates an atmosphere that updates the presence of the company’s corporate blue…well done, yes?

Multiplastic carefully selects items sold from a design concept that equates aesthetics and functionality, and that values innovation above all.

…look what I found…

pen pen/john brauer for essey

mi ming/philippe starck for xo design

chiringuito cooler/ron arad for alessi

…have a great weekend…looking forward to our next shopping spree…


see another project featured at cr by Frederic Perers




May 17, 2013