Archive for March, 2009

Bamboo Jewelry Designs by Molly McGrath

This beautiful necklace and earring designs are created by artist Molly McGrath in her San Fransisco studio. These stunning pieces of jewelry are created using Bamboo and Second-hand Suede Jackets. All of her materials are sustainable and/or recycled. I have a huge fascination with creative earring styles right now, and her Ginkgo Leaf Earring design is fantastic. You can find these pieces at BTC Elements.

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Photos via BTC Elements

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March 31, 2009 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Fashion Crush: Marni Balloon Bags

I love these large and colorful bags. I found these this weekend on Net-A-Porter. I think they might be a tad expensive especially in these trying times, but that doesn’t stop a girl from dreaming. My favorite is the terracotta one, of course.

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Photos via Net-A-Porter

March 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

3 Ways Good Design Makes You Happy: Ted Talk By Don Norman

Don Norman explores the difference between a designer’s intentions and what people actually want and need in a design. He discusses the three emotional cues a well-designed product must hit to be successful. Mr. Norman’s TED Talk is truly fascinating. I love his explanation on the effects fear and happiness have on a person, and the primal need we have for happy design.

Video via TED Talks

March 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

Funky Sustainable Furniture

Dennis and I are in the market for some funky bookcases for our library, but we hadn’t quite found what we are looking for until today. These bookcases were fashioned by the very talented designers of the Brooklyn based studio, Brave Space Design. They concentrate on creating sustainable, multi-functional objects for home and office settings. Dennis and I fancy the Tetrad Flat shelves quite a bit. I love that they come as separate boxes that you can attach in any order you desire. This is exactly what we need in a sustainable design. What more could a girl ask for? You can purchase many of their products at Nimli.com.

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Photos via Nimli

March 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Five Beautiful Grungy Site Designs

I love this design style. I am trying to do something like this for RH Frog, but I haven’t quite nailed it yet. Here are a few sites that have inspired me during this process. They are absolutely beautiful.

I Love Colors

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Carbonica

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Free People

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Ali Fleski Portfolio Blog

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Retinart

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March 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

Fashion Find: Rock & Roll Recycled Earrings

These earrings are fantastic! Designer Millie Hilgert creates these beautiful accessories from old vinyl records. Her design is very clever, and I love all the different color choices. I didn’t even realize you could change the color of a vinyl record. These earrings are very spring eco chic. I can just see myself wearing my bright yellow dress with those fabulous tangerine vinyl earrings, sipping a cocktail on the seafront. You can get a pair of these fabulous earrings at BTC Elements.

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Photos via BTC Elements

March 24, 2009 at 2:09 am Leave a comment

Fashion Crush: Spring Dresses

I took a long walk around Brighton this past Saturday. Dennis and I were getting a bit of exercise, and we decided to do a bit of window shopping as well. As we were browsing, this beautiful striped dress caught my eye. I didn’t purchase it, but it made me realize that spring is on it’s way here. It’s time to start replacing my winter wardrobe with my summer and spring ensembles.

I’ve actually been thinking about this dress for days now. I tried to look for it online, but I wasn’t able to find it. Nevertheless, I did find some beautiful summer/spring dresses that cannot be ignored. These bright colors and sassy patterns are so very me.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
Net-A-Porter

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Zac Posen Picot-Trim Dress
Net-A-Porter

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Moschino Broderie Anglaise Dress
Net-A-Porter

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City of Angels Dress
Free People

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Summer in Tucson Dress
Free People

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Coral Way Dress
Anthropologie

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Afternoon-At-Ease Dress
Anthropologie

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Musing Moon Dress
Anthropologie

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Carambola Shift
Anthropologie

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Krasna Dress
Anthropologie

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Photos via Free People, Anthropologie and Net-A-Porter

March 23, 2009 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

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