Posted on February 3rd, 2011 No comments
The Amore Necklace from Aitch of London is a unique take on the traditional heart pendant. From multiple silver chains hangs a silver heart with the word “love” engraved in different languages, showing the recipient you’re caring and fashion forward this Valentine’s Day. We, personally, would like to take a trip to every country where the languages stamped on the necklace are spoken, but that’s just us.
185 pounds sterling, available here.
Posted on January 24th, 2011 No comments
We just died and went to literary heaven! Oh, hello, Wordsworth, Dante, Shakespeare and friends! You know we love anything literary. And anything literary and fashionable? Mon Dieu. We’re down for the count at that point.
Check out our latest obsession: Littlefly Literary Jewelry from Jeremy May. He creates one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets by laminating hundreds of pages from books together, coating them with a glossy finish and placing them back in the book from whence the pages came. Truly breathtaking!
Jeremy May, you’ve got some new stalkers on your hands.
You can commission your own masterpiece by contacting Jeremy May here.
Posted on December 14th, 2010 No comments
Rachel Roy, she of multiple clothing lines and famous friends, has designed a burlap tote for Unicef, the proceeds of which go to the ten millions children affected by the recent Pakistan floods.
Each tote costs $20, and all of it goes to Unicef (so no hefty charity administration costs here!). A cool part of the design: the back is signed by Roy’s famous friends like Oprah, Michael Kors, Andre Leon Tally, DVF and more!
Available at Shopbop.com, $20
Posted on December 7th, 2010 1 comment
Somewhat subversive and handmade, Cyberoptix ties and ascots rep the new generation of tie-wearers, with ties that both hearken back and look forward with hand-silkscreened vintage and modern patterns. Taking inspiration from science, pop culture, technology and more, these ties come in both standard and skinny widths. The perfect gift for the modern dandy in your life!
This and much, much more available at Cyberoptix Tie Lab.
Posted on September 7th, 2010 No comments
We reported on the Gucci iPad case when it came out, noting that for the price ($230), it was a relative steal and could double as an envelope clutch. Gawker reports that couture houses are jumping on the iPad case bandwagon, with Chanel’s being the priciest at $1,555.
We don’t know why, but almost anything that Chanel puts out make us weak in the knees, including this iPad case. Never mind that the iPad is a third of the cost of its case, but how’s that different from carrying a designer bag whose contents are not worth much? (Maybe we should take this line of logic to therapy or a money management counselor.)
Some might see a Chanel iPad case as an ostentatious extravagance–we just see it as another form of quilted Chanel genius.
Posted on September 6th, 2010 No comments
We ADORE this simple and striking copper armour bracelet from MTWTFSS Weekday. Too bad for us–unless you’re in Scandinavia (or “Scandi” as one of our cute Swedish friends calls it)–you can’t get this, or any of their other fab wares, since they only sell in-store.
Posted on September 1st, 2010 No comments
I’m a sucker for school supplies and office supplies. I’ve been known to spend hours in the markers section at Staples alone, smelling markers and testing the fine points. So when I found out that one of my favorite designers started designing school supplies, it was truly cataclysmic!
Marc Jacobs is expanding his empire and it includes school supplies under the too-cutesy-for-words label Bookmarc. The line includes pencil cases, tins and colored pencils and can be purchased at Marc by Marc Jacobs shops around the country. Write on, Marc!
Posted on August 30th, 2010 No comments
For francophiles and Diorphiles (I just made that word up), I present to you the Dior Oui ring with “Oui” spelled out in delicate script with a winking diamond in 18K gold.
Available at Diorjoaillerie.com.
Posted on August 26th, 2010 No comments
The Vitrine–purveyors of cool by young and up-and-coming designers–is one of my favorite sites. Their well-edited collection of creative accessories and objects for home come with background on the object’s origin and info on the designer.
Something that caught my eye was the love/hate door sign by designer Amanda Keeley. A typical hotel door hanger transformed by the words love and hate, one on each side, tell how you’re feeling without having to say a word. Perfect for tempestuous relationships!
Posted on August 24th, 2010 No comments
Assad Mousner‘s jewelry can double as weapons of self-defense. With no dearth of spikes, sharp edges and look-at-me bright metal, her bracelets, necklaces and earrings are meant to “look like found objects belonging to a jewelry box from [the 70s] rediscovered in the present” by evoking the freedom and music of the era.
From the F/W 2010 collection, my favorites are the Cleopatra Bangles in bronze, gold and gunmetal.
Soon to be available at Assad Mousner.
Posted on August 16th, 2010 5 comments
Ingenious design hails from Patrick Quinn, blacksmith and sculptor (a real live blacksmith, how awesome! How many people are blacksmiths anymore? Oops, I digress) in the form of the Metrocard Belt Buckle.
This cool belt buckle readily snaps onto any button snap belt and even though it was designed for NYC’s MetroCard, it can be used for any credit card or ID to which you need easy access.
Unisex and handmade in Brooklyn of hot rolled steel that looks better and better with wear.