Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Adidas Facebook And Twitter Shoes

If you liked my older post about geeky custom designed Nike shoes, you'll like these too!
Custom made Facebook and Twitter shoes, designed by Gerry McKay.


4th Amendment Wear

Protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word, with the 4th Amendment Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear. Assert your rights without saying a word.

The concept behind 4th Amendment Wear is simple: to get a few people to think a little more about their constitutional rights. With all the issues surrounding this recent measure, many people have voiced their concern over this intrusive security process. Printed with metallic-based ink, there are shirts, bras, socks and underwear from 4th Amendment Wear that shows the text of the US constitution’s 4th amendment to anyone viewing the screen.

"The clothes are designed as a silent protest against the new reality of being searched to the point where we’re basically naked. We don’t intend for this to be anything more than a thought-provoking way to fuel the debate about safety vs. civil liberties. If we sell a few items, great. But the main intention is to open more dialogue. It’s more of a conceptual piece than anything else."



Urban x-mas with traditional values 
Moodboard: Design Shimmer


Katogi Mari is an illustrator from Tokyo, Japan. 
Her work is amazing.

Original Holiday Decor Pieces

Here is a selection of pretty cool holiday season decoration pieces that change a bit from the ordinary and expected decor and are very easy to do by yourself. This year, we decided as a family to create our own version of Christmas since we don't have the "conservative" part of the family visiting. It's actually very fun because every member of the family gets creative in decorating the house!

via Love Nordic

via Liljor Och Tulpaner

via Poppytalk

Button Gift Wrapping - via Martha Stewart

via House and Home

Christmas Lighted Canvas via Apartment Therapy

via Decor8

via Love Nordic Design

via Fryd Design

Major Crush : Parma Lilac

... Mais alors major on this UK shop. Parma Lilac is an appointment only shop near Portobello Road in London. Its owner, Janie Jackson, presents an ever changing collection of accessories and clothing. Oh, c'est beau!

Today, I'm loving...

Major crush alert for this fantastic picture. I won't go into detail about what I love, because I love absolutely every detail here. Don't you?

via tumblr

Casa Milà

One of the most famous Gaudi designed structures in Barcelona is the Casa Mila, an apartment building completed in 1912. This is Gaudi at his best with an interesting amorphous shape and amazingly colorful details.
Besides the beautiful ironwork which I've shown in a few of my previous posts, many of his buildings are exceptional in their roof architecture. Not content with ugly chimneys and ventilation shafts, Gaudi would decorate these utilitarian objects and turn them into works of sculpture.
While I wasn't able to tour the Casa Mila due to time constraints, I was able to bring a small piece home with me. Over the past few years I've been collecting tiny (tacky?) miniature buildings from house museum gift shops and the main ventilation stack from the Casa Mila now sits on my bookshelf in between Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and Gaudi's nearby Casa Battlo. What do you like to bring home from your travels as a momento?

knit witty.

If you're looking for a quirky gift, Donna Wilson has some pretty adorable stuffed creatures, ceramics, cushions, blankets, and more.

Plus, a fun NY Times article about her.

johanna vintage.

's home is full of vintage lovelies. I'm envious of all those great lamps.