Thursday, April 30

Christian Siriano for Payless

For those of you who caught a glimpse of Christian Siriano for Payless F/09 Collection in February, the shoes were totally spike-tastic and high fashion-esque... in other words, too good to be true (to be sold at Payless). The actual Payless collection was revealed yesterday at a press preview and the super-high, deadly-looking heels were produced just for the runway! Bummer. The much toned down collection is still cute and chic, but I want spikes, darnit!

Runway only:

The actual Payless collection:

i <3 the 80s.

Designer Patricia Urquiola has created the RIFT armchair & sofa for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. From Moroso:

Patricia Urquiola’s design was inspired by rift valleys, hence the collection’s name, RIFT. Just like tectonic plates, which diverge, collide and overlap, creating several layers, the Rift sofas and chairs convey, in a highly unusual way, an effect of a sliding movement and asymmetric fusion.

It feels so 80s to me... but that isn't a bad thing in my book.

Now you see it. Now you don't.

You don’t have to be a gadget-savvy geek to appreciate the elegant simplicity of this faceless watch designed by Hiranao Tsubi. This piece is an example of minimalism at its best: a cross between classic digital displays and contemporary design.

Wednesday, April 29

You're pretty.

First there was an ode to the Perfect Summer Dress. And now, of course, I must post an ode to the Perfect Summer Shoes. Enjoy.

MELISSA Joy Nicolas Kirkwood

YSL TopShop

Giuseppe Zanotti Prada

BCBG J. Crew

Top Shop USA Kirnazabete

At the Opera.

Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf don’t just put on runway shows.
They create spectacular productions that border on performance art. The designers are currently working on their second collaboration with the director and artist Robert Wilson for whom they are creating the costumes for an upcoming production of the romantic opera “Der Freischutz” by Carl Maria Von Weber at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in Germany. Here are some pics set from the collection:

The New York Times recently caught up with the designing duo for some Q&A, you can read it here.

Tuesday, April 28

Stunning Steel.

Architect and sculptor, Robert Bruno's home is more than just a house, it's a brilliant fusion of art and engineering, synthesizing all of his aesthetic and engineering expertise in a single spectacular structure.

Created out of pure architectural passion, and made only possible with the right blend of vision, talent and guts. At first glace, Bruno's design could be compared to that of architectural stars like Frank Gehry, who bend space and structure to their whims.

However, This house was made strategically and carefully, piece by piece, a work in progress constructed by hand.

All at once, this house is considered a work of engineering genius and breathtaking artistic talent. Constructed of tons of layered and curving pieces of steel, each curve of this one-of-a-kind house.

The views aren't bad either.

My heart just skipped a beat.

An ode to The Pefect Summer Dress.
Available at

Notte by Marchesa $795.00

Moschino $2,495.00

Matthew Williamson $1,850.00

3.1 Phillip Lim $525.00

Alice + Olivia $420.00


Designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have introduced the Quilt seating they have created for British manufacturer Established & Sons at the 2009 Salone del Mobile furnishings show in Milan.

Looks comfty.

House of furniture.

House of furniture parts at Milan Design Week
This year in Milan Droog introduced ‘House of furniture parts’ by Studio Makkink & Bey, a development of the studio’s Stairhouse in Droog’s newly opened New York store.

Droog also presented new work by FormaFantasma (Andrea Trimarchi & Simone Farresin), Chris Kabel, Studio Nacho Carbonell, Luc d’Hanis & Sofie Lachaert, NL Architects (Michael Schoner), Nadia Pedreschi, NEXT Architects and Minale-Maeda.

Monday, April 27


Lightness - Milan 2009

A few of my favorite lighting designs from Milan Fashion Week:

Architect/designer Zaha Hadid designs Genesy, a floor light for Artemide.

Designer Arihiro Myake presents Carat, a lamp presented at the SaloneSatellite in Milan.

Luxury champagne brand Veuve Cliquot present an exhibition called Out of The Box, showing work by Tom Dixon.

Nylon Nike Dunks

Nylon Magazine and Nike Sportswear Dunks teamed up to create, at first, 2 colorways of dunks first seen at NY s/s Fashion week. But recently Nylon has revealed that the collection will include 5 totalneon colorways: orange, green, pink, yellow and blue.

Available Monday, June 1st at Urban Outfitteres and other select Nike retailers.

Friday, April 24


The new Hype Williams-directed video for "Amazing" by 'Ye.

The giving tree(bookshelf).

Spanish designer Jordi Milà has created the WisdomTree bookshelf. From Jordi Milà:

The WisdomTree is for people who see books as a source of knowledge and emotions and not simply as decorative objects. Its fluid and organic shape is inspired by growth of a plant. The books that represent the fruit of knowledge are supported by pieces covered in leather.

Visit Jordi Milà’s website here.

Void in your heart.

Void Watches is a new, independent boutique watch brand launched in 2008 as the single vision of Swedish designer David Ericsson. VOID Watches has a unique take on watch design using simple yet expressive shapes, giving our watches an almost architectural expression. Just like a great building is designed to fit its environment, all VOID Watches are made to sit perfectly on your wrist.

(Source: Void Watches)

Click here for more info.