Sunday, February 28, 2010

fall 2010 {pure romance}

It was such a beautiful late winter weekend here--I even got a little sunburned! It made me look forward to the long Wyoming summer days. Then I decided to peruse the looks of the fall 2010 shows and I was amazed by the outright femininity, romance and structure of alberta ferretti's collection.


Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Make my day

 
The Lamp Stitch  from LampGustav

iMaxi - The Apple iPad Case with Protective Wings

This handmade iMaxi will keep your iPad clean and dry with protective wings! Haha! By Etsy seller Hiphandmaids.

"With its durable vinyl outer layer and plush, quilted-cotton sleeve, the iMaxi helps keep your iPad clean and dry. Plus, the iMaxi's Velcro-latched, advanced wing design wraps snugly around your device, so your iPad always stays where it should. Best of all, it shields it from all those unsightly and embarrassing data leaks that would make any motherboard worry"

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Skeleton Key Bottle Opener

These vintage-inspired decorative iron keys are actually cleverly disguised bottle openers. Selection of 4 different classically designed openers.

Check them out.

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Pantone Inspired Chocolate Packaging


Abanico Chocolat is a French chocolate brand with unique packaging that (as a designer) reminds me a lot of a Pantone swatch guide. It's a pretty effective way to showcase slim ganache-filled pralines with their descriptive information in an organized way.

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No One Cares About Your Farm!


Even if you’ve managed to turn off the invites, there’s no ignoring Farmville addicts and their incessant rambling about “harvests” and “crops;” seriously, No One Cares About Your Farm.

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Mini Magnito Salt and Pepper Shakers


Made up of two halves, Magnito Mini clicks together and pulls apart to reveal separate salt & pepper shakers. As a combined form, Magnito Mini is a spinning top that rolls around on a table top. Each half is labeled by an “S” or a “P” delineating their contents and has holes with different orbits, which keep the salt and pepper isolated in their containers.
Buy it here.

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Chocolate Postcards By Chocolate Factory


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The Great JJ Outdoor Lamp


Basically, a huge desk lamp for the outdoors!

The Great JJ Outdoor (a replica of the famous Jac Jacobsen’s L-1 architect lamp which was designed in 1937) was designed by Centro Stile design studio with exaggerated proportions for an entirely surreal aesthetic.

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Bottoms Up Shot Glass


The Bottoms Up Shot Glass says “drink” when it’s upright and “drunk” when it’s turned over.

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1960



    All photo above, from the movie "A Single Man"
     



Last night's trip to the movies was to see Tom Ford's  film "A Single Man" based on Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel of the same name. 
I can't stop thinking about the incredible styling.........
The last 6 photo is from the amazing photographer Erwin Olaf

Untooned Characters

Collection of “untooned” images that show us how our favourite cartoon and video game characters would look like in real life. Ive posted some of these before but thought i should include again with the rest.

Some creepy, some weird, some not quite accurate, but still cool!

Bart Simpson And Mr Burns (The Simpsons)


Mario (Super Mario Bros.)


Alfred E. Newman (Fictional Mascot Of Mad Magazine)


Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)


Popeye


Charlie Brown (Snoopy)


Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)


Peter Griffin (Family Guy)


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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Agent Gallery Chicago



Urhhhh... Found this AMAZING website that sells unique one-of-a-kind industrial pieces... I am drooling as I write this message... Simply amazing, stunning, gorgeous, sumptuous, brilliant... Ok, I'll stop...

Ready? 3-2-1 showtime!





Variety of Industrial Stools





Aluminum Marquee Letters





1930s Industrial Slate Coffee Table





1930s Large Glass Funnels





Vintage Marquee Double Quotes





Industrial Rolling Step Ladder



All Pictures via : Agent Gallery Chicago



PS : If you are interested in any of the products pictured above, just click on the pix, and you'll be redirected directly to the product page.



Oscars Greenroom

Are you looking forward to this year's Oscars, anxious to know who will win? Precious, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock? Well, one person who is winning is Architectural Digest. Each year they do the greenroom for the presenters to relax in and this year they are outdoing themselves with a room by Roger Thomas. He was inspired by Hollywood movies from the 1930s (an era I love) but there are a lot of items that hit current trends as well, such as the Chinese screen backdrop.

The floors will have a polished black base with speckled paint to look like the backlot of a movie studio, or as Thomas says “a contemporary version of those that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers would glide across in the 1930s.”

I can't wait to see the finished product in the magazine. Also of note, the design drawing is by noted illustrator Jeffrey Schneider and is really a piece of art!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Chico and Linda's Interior




He's a worldwide known photographer, she's an artist/ painter/ sculptor. This is their house in Ibiza, Spain... Enchanting...












via : Taverne Agency