Monday, November 30, 2009

the art of advent

Advent calendars are a favorite holiday tradition in my family. We always got the ones with windows and chocolate. These calendars take advent to a whole other level!

1 // a lovely design by d.Sharp
2 // love all the little boxes and numbers by Ali Edwards
3 // i don't totally get how this one works, but it looks cool
4 // oh my gosh, little mittens!
5 // for the narcissist: mirrors upon mirrors

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


Some serious eye candy:
Louis Vuitton's most recent book, Art, Fashion and Architecture (with Takashi Murakami designed cover) offers not only a comprehensive but also gorgeously documented record of LV's associations with various creative figures throughout their history.

Friday, November 13, 2009

sparkly bunnies and birds

Glittery farm animals? Kids and baby chicks?! Now this is a seriously adorable campaign.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

oh flower font, you make me smile

We Love Nature from Kapitza, "an independent design company run by sisters Nicole & Petra Kapitza who share a passion for everyday life, minimalism, patterns & color. Their studio is based in East London, a vibrant and dynamic area which forms part of the inspiration for their work. Other inspirations include nature, people and software."

Check out more of their work (hearts and snowflakes and more plants and people!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

big rings

my big ring obsession continues. love these.

1 ::
Chocolat De Rose Patisserie Ring by Tadaaki Wakamatsu, 2008
2 :: Shibori Rings by Bunzaburo Katayama, 2008
3 :: Zipper Circles Ring by Dora ViƱas

Monday, November 9, 2009

luxe leather :: natalia brilli

Incredible lambskin-wrapped objects from Belgium born Natalia Brilli.

Friday, November 6, 2009

fashion + function :: the uniform project

Founded and executed by Sheena Matheiken, The Uniform Project is not only a sustainability-minded fashion challenge but also a fundraiser for school children in India. As the website states:

Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.

Super inspiring, creative, and generous effort. Read more and see all her super cool daily outfits at: