Archives for: May 2010

Summer Starts ......... Memorial Day Weekend 2010!!!!!

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HOORAY!!!!
SUMMER 2010 IS FINALLY HERE ....  
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO ALL!!!!

Boys & Girls Accessorize Together ..... @ Paul Smith!!!

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I love London's newest addition to the world of Paul Smith on Marylebone 
High Street. This stunning store is home to both the men and 
women's accessory collections, as well as 
the most divine "stuff"!!!! 

 

The front of the store is classically modern; the herringbone floor, wood shelves, and the clean white walls are a perfect foil for the men's collection. The masculinity up-front is in stark contrast to the backroom .....  with it's updated contemporary cabbage rose wallpaper, floral chintz circular settee,and pale pink rug reflecting the modern femininity that is the theme of the women's collection.

 

The great "stuff" includes fabulous books, a fantastic striped leather leash that is calling my dog's name, a collection of eccentric Lladro ceramics by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon that belong on my library shelves, and framed rock 'n roll posters that hung in my brother's room in the 60's ........ real Jimi Hendrix memorabilia!!!!!!

 

This store is an "accessorator's" delight, from accessories to accessories!!!!

A Bevy of Beguiling Bookshelves @ ICFF!!!!!

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JOO DESIGN - KOREA

 

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LAURIE BECKERMAN DESIGN - NEW YORK CITY

 

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EGG DESIGNS - DRUMMOND, SOUTH AFRICA

 

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DESIGNARTIST SOH - KOREA

 

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PERFORMA DESIGN - GERMANY

 

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PRATT STUDENT PROTOTYPE - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

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RS BARCELONA, FORD & CHING - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

 

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FAKTURA DESIGN - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

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JORDI MILA, DESIGNLUSH - NEW YORK CITY

 

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DOIZ DESIGN - BRAZIL

 

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KATZ - RIGA, LATVIA

 

Yesterday I played with the newest hip gadget, the I-Pad ...... and realized 
it is definitely going to change the way we buy & look at books ..... 
possibly making this post ancient history!!! 

 

YIKES, that thought is horrifying and puts me into a total twirl!!! 

 

In my world books & bookcases will never, never, never be obsolete!!!!! I love the feel of books, how they look, how they smell, and how they age ........ and a bookcase for me is the center piece of a room!!!! It is home to the most unique, eclectic "accessorations" in my homeBookshelves are designed to be tableaus that show our personalities, house our most important treasures, including the books that we have collected & cherished for decades ......... they reflect our individual histories!!!!!!!!!

 

So without reservation,, I am absolutely putting these fabulous bookcases
into the universe!!! I think they are fabulous designs; innovative
shapes, great materials, and terrific colors ....... and a 
great addition to the bookcases I found 
in Milan (see blog 5/5/10)!!!!!!

Color Like Never Before ............ @ Fiat!!!!!!

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I love the English ....... they are so outrageous!!!

 

How yummy is this "Pretty In Pink" Barbie 500 Fiat I photographed in the
Fiat showroom on Wigmore Street in London!!!!!

 

Designed for Barbie's 50th anniversary, it has a "nail varnish" coat of paint and luxury Alcantara fabric interior. The interior has a light up vanity mirror and is studded
with crystals throughout the interior and on the hubcaps!!!!
BEYOND FABULOUS!!!!!

 

This car is an "accessorator's" dream come true!!!!

 

Campana Brothers ........ Creatures @ Moss!!!!!!

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Remember your kid brother chasing you with yucky, scary rubber snakes and 
spiders when you were a kid ........ I sure do ...... well, 
here they come again!!!!!!

 

I adored the Campana Brother's resin vases in Milan (see blog 4/15/10) ....... but, I think these outrageous vessels at Moss are even more fabulous ........ and they bring back sweet & slimy childhood memories too!!!!