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Lets Go "Write" a Bike….

27 Oct
First off I have to say that I did not find these beauties on my own. It just so happened that I signed on to twitter tonight and there was a posting from @MsUnreliable about the coolest idea ever… so I had to click and boy am I glad I did!  Even though I didn’t “find” these I had to share them with you as I was so amazed. These bicycles don’t exist (yet) but the idea belongs to Juri Zaech, who in my opinion is genius!  I want one so bad… Juri… Please, please, please get a prototype made soon so we all can enjoy a nice “write” on a bike. 

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Candy Girl… You Are My World

31 Mar
Love Candy Print $25, MadeByGirl

I have been eying this print above from MadeByGirl for quite some time now but couldn’t decided which color to get. Although I love color and simply can’t see decorating with out it, there is something about the subdued effect of the newly featured Seafoam Love Candy Print that I love. I think it would look absolutely perfect in my bedroom.

I recently discovered MadeByGirl when I first started reading Jennifer’s blog, and since then I have been following her postings for the past 6 months now. Her blog is AMAZING! Filled with so much C.O.L.O.R (which I adore) and tons of inspiration! Not to mention shes an amazing designer as well… check out her Etsy shop & her website for unique and eco-friendly cards & prints.

Enjoy!

"Creative Wavelength"

31 Jan

I came across this posting on design*sponge today and it immediately reminded me on the Chanel Couture Spring 2009 show. So much so that I was sure the artist behind these truly whimsical paper installations had to at least be a part of the inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 09 collection.

photo credit: reposted via design*sponge via Rebecca Niederlander

Well, I was wrong… but this did reminded me of a moment while in design school in San Francisco. The class I was taking was “Creating a Garment Business” and the topic at hand was a popular belief that there is some sorta “creative wavelength” that all creative people tap into. Now I know that might sound a little crazy… but seriously think about it. Creative people are such because they have a certain way of thinking. A different way of looking at and then interpreting their surroundings. The thought of a “creative wavelength” would explain why many times designers may come out with the exact same trends, color patterns, silhouettes etc. at the exact same time… which means they couldn’t of possibly copied the other but instead were thinking on the same “creative wavelength”.

Case in point… Karl Lagerfeld (designer/creative director behind Chanel) and artist Rebecca Niederlander were obviously operating on the same wavelength for a moment. I cant help but wonder how much the Chanel Couture Spring 2009 show would have benefited if they had Rebecca Niederlander’s installations as a part of their set….

photo credit: www.becster.org


All daydreaming aside… If like me you would love to see more of Rebecca’s installation but are not in the LA area, click here for additional pics. As for Chanel, check out images of the entire Spring 2009 collection. Absolutely stunning! Below are my favs =)

Enjoy!


Top 5 Picks from Chanel Couture Spring 2009:

photo credit: all pics posted via wwd.com

Mirror Inspiration via DominoMag.com

31 Jan
Introducing my next weekend project…
Mirror Recessed Windows

photo credit: Ditte Isager via dominomag.com

Below instructions provided by dominomag.com I decided to re post in its entirety as the website will no longer exisit in the near future =(

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• Line side panels or walls with mirrors and voilà: Light from any direction bounces around (kind of like a Pong game), suffusing the room.

• Just glue the glass panels onto the walls with mirror adhesive, or for a more finished effect, frame with decorative molding. (All mirrors will need some temporary support while drying; heavy mirrors may require permanent hardware.)

Antiqued mirror (similar to shown) Custom from $30/square foot, sundialschwartz.com for information. Mirror adhesive GE silicone #2 clear $3.72 homedepot.com for stores. Tray with stand Washed woven rattan $225 Barclay Butera (949) 650-8570.

Oh No!!! ….Domino

31 Jan

Well… I stepped away from the blog world for a week only to return to the worst news ever. Domino Magazine like many others has been hit by the economic down turn and will be closing shop, with their last issue being March 2009. I truly am devastated!!!


Now as you know my first love is fashion… but I think fashion, home decor & design go hand in hand and honestly Domino is the one magazine that I HAVE to have and the one that I constantly revisit. With my fashion magazines I usually hang on to them for a little while before doing a clean sweep, collecting tear sheets for inspiration and then purging the actually magazine… but with Domino, every page is inspiring and in result I save the entire issue. (I only wish I had all the back issues. Sad but true fact: I was a little late in the game in terms of realizing Domino’s wonderfulness)

Domino Magazine you will be missed!!!

For more blog post’s about the effect of this devastating news click below:
Decor8
Create H
Design*Sponge
WWD Media
The Frisky

Also check out “A Note From Domino”:

Dear readers

It is with very heavy hearts that we say farewell. Over the last 4 years, in 28 issues, we have done our best to create a great magazine. We started with a real idea—that style is for everyone—and tried to carry it out with stories that provide inspiration and empower you to act on it. From your tremendous response, we know that we were onto something. In this tough economy, however, we simply weren’t able to get the advertising support we needed.

As domino evolved, we never lost sight of our original democratic premise. Looking back at the manifesto we published in the premiere issue, the first tenet of domino is still the truest: Home should make you happy. We hope we have played a part in making this come true for you.

Love,
All the editors of domino

*Reposted via Dominomag.com

Color Soothes My Soul

14 Dec

The color inspiration behind painting my Brooklyn apartment.

Diamonds & Such…

14 Dec


Love, love, LOVE…Diamond Baratta Design,