10.23.2012 / TRENDS

Fur Fest!

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Whether its real or faux, rabbit or fox, fur is going to be big this season! The weather has been unusually mild and yet I keep seeing girls in their fur vests all over town.
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Fur adds an element of luxury to any room. My favorite has always been mongolian lamb in unexpected colors. Inexpensive options for fur pillows and throws abound, but if you want your fur to really pack a punch go for a massive fur carpet! Here are a few ideas:













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10.02.2012 / TRENDS

Zig Zag Zoo

I've been seeing zig zag patternsieverywhere lately. I like to think of them as stripes with an attitude. Whether painted on floors, or plastered on walls, or even in clothing, I'm loving this trend!


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07.25.2012 / Color

Matte Black & Neon Yellow

I've been seeing matte black just about everywhere from cars to nails to makeup (see some of the best uses of matte around on my pinterest board). I'm loving this departure from the well worn gloss black. And paired with neon yellow, the contrast is really fresh for summer.

Here are a few of my favorite ways matte black and neon yellow combine:




From right to left: 1. Topshop black cube one-piecei2.Nouvel Studios small Osaka bowli3.Timexi4.Karen Walker sunglassesi5.Christian Louboutin Unbout Illusion Pumpi6.Alessi Diabolix Bottle Openeri7.Marni tote

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04.20.2012 / TRENDS

Spot that Style!

Simple, yet sophisticated spots are runningithrough my mind this week.
So, I've pulled togetherisome of my favorite polka-dotistyles and inspiration.

Add a classic touch to your day-to-dayiwith this fun, fabulous trend!



1.Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Scarfii2. Diane Von FurstenbergiHaircalf Clutchii3. Diane Von Furstenberg Ice Bucketii4.Dolce & Gabbana Polka-dot bikiniii5. Marc Jacobs Leather Polka-Dot Beltii6. Valentino Polka-Dot Shell Dressii7. Loeffler Randall Sandalsii8. Thompson Mint Moccassinsii9. Jonathan Adler Spotted Pig Butter Dish

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04.17.2012 / TRENDS

Seeing Spots!

Seeing spots has never looked so good.

If you take a walk down a New York Cityistreet today (which you should because it is GORGEOUS)
I can guarantee that you will see a sampling of pretty polka dotsisomewhere along your journey.

I just can't get enough of it!




For more of my favorite spots and other current obsessions of mine check out my Pinterestipage!

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03.15.2012 / Color

Tangerine Dream



Tangerine Tango is one of the hottest colors for spring! I’ve been noticing people wear this trend in two ways, as all-over color or as a strong singular accessory. Either way this burst of color is sure to pick up your mood and set you apart.iWhich type are you?



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Tangerine Inside and Out!


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03.12.2012 / Color

Like Sugar

I'm having a legally blonde moment and loving all things pink and girly. At the top of my list is this Roger Dubuis rose gold diamond and ruby lip watch. Valentines may long gone but there is always next year!


This wall covering byiTimorous Beasties reminds me of artwork my daughter did recently. More on that later...!




I love love love this outfit by Bottega Veneta. It goes to show that you can absoutely mix pink and red.



Wouldn't thisiamethyst crystal clusterimake a stunning bookend or paperweight!




Prada Candy is a sophistcatedicaramel and vanilla blend. The bottle would look amazing on any dressing table.




Digitally printed silk butterfly pillow from ABC Carpet & Home.


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02.24.2012 / Color

Fab 5 Friday

I'm feeling inspired by this refreshing color combination.
A punch of turquoise mixed with gold really helps to brighten a gray day.




Marta sconce byiMarjorie Skouras Design




It may not even be Spring yet but this adorable little Jimmy Choo
clutch would look great any time of year.



I can't get enough of this cocktail ring Christian Dior.



Chandelier byiMarjorie Skouras Design



Mandara Wallpaper by Osborne & Little


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02.10.2012 / Neon

Neon Pop

Round up the Week with a Pop...
of neon, that is!




Neon Spotlight:

Bangkok University Creative Center


Supermachine Studio in Bangkok, Thailand, is a group of four multitasking architects



Supermachine’s latest achievement is the interior design of two floors of one of Bangkok University’s new four-storey
buildings that form the new, spectacular Landmark complex, designed by Bangkok-based 49 Group

One of Supermachine’s solutions was the “Lo-Fi pixel wall” at the entrance. They covered a 180 square-meter wall surface
with 10,000 custom-made rotating four-sided plastic pieces. Each piece has a pink, blue, green and yellow side. Students
can rotate each unite and create color patterns, write messages or just experiment with the tactile wall.How cool is that!




This peice is from Yago Hortal, whose work is amazing!



I love this desk by Alexandra Von Furstenberg







This neon satchel is this seasons it bag designed by The Cambridge Satchel Company




Not sure whose these are but they are definitely worth tracking down!




A little goes a long way, so just have fun with color!





-Jonathon Adler

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02.09.2012 / Neon

Neon Technicolor

SSShhhh...This just in:Not all neon has to be loud!



One thing is for sure, this week's neon focus has me dreaming in technicolor.




For those of you who love strong color, but not loud color, this is for you!
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This is the opening of
"We Miss You Magic Land" in Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art. It is an
installation geared towards kids for the museum's fifth anniversary.
I swear I wanted to immediately board a plane and go to Australia-kids and all!
But, alas, reality set in and I will just dream about the magic!









"We miss you magic land"

Anyone else feeling like going to get some candy?





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02.08.2012 / Neon

Neon Splash

This is the perfect example of using splashes of neon!


From Mr. Jonathon Adler

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If I were this room, here's an accessory I would yearn for:


Alexandra Von Furstenberg Tray

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Or, how would you LOVE to design a room around this chair?




Jimmie Martin

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And, like putting together a great room, one must put together their outfit with the same pizzaz!
Here are some accessories that are a must:




These Beethoven Chains are by Ambush but seem to be sold out everywhere!
Still, check out Fruition LV for other very cool Ambush must haves!

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While all of this is running around in your head,
can you believe that even Coco is in on the act?

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Of course, Louis would never be left out of a such a cool trend!



Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton
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Poppy & Spence


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02.07.2012 / Neon

Neon + Neutrals

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Loving Abigal Ahern's use of neon against
a neutral dark grey in her interior design work.





I love this dark sophisticated smokey mantel paired with these bright pink
painted letters that can make for a fun and easy DIY project.



Great way to update your old boring wardrobe by simply adding bright paint to the handles.

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This apartment in Sydney by the same designer took the same cues.


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It's always important to be mindful of how you incorporate neons into
your home. Pairing bright colors with dark neutrals is a sure-fire way
of making these subtle vibrant accents to your home really pop!
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Amazing ceramics by Maison Sauvage.

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Even in fashion you can temper bright pieces with classic neutrals! This keeps
things looking stylish and refined, rather than over-the-top.




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Charge up your look with Giuseppe Zanotti's high-voltage
pumps. Neon-bright, they speak for themselves.

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02.06.2012 / Neon

Neon Forever!



Neon is the color of the day! In fashion, home, and all things visual, Neon is the way today!

I am so in love with this new trend that I am dedicating the entire week to it. Tune in to hear about the loudest colors.
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DIY: Here is a fun and easy idea to add a touch of neon to your home



Take an apple (or many) and paint it PINK! These apples would be the apple of anybody's eye!

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Neon ampersand art by:Ampersand Shop

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as if that weren't enough...
Jimmie Martin is a long time favorite of mine, and his busts in neon are super cool! Gives that marble bust of Ben Franklin a run for his money

Above available at:www.jimmiemartin.com

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And, you know that the king of Happy, Mr. Jonathon Adler has always used pops of neon in his interiors:





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Twiggy rocks in neon



And, the runways are full of it



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I always love pure white anything, but pure white with neon brights is the perfect complement.




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You can always brighten up your day with these neon accessories picks:


Emilio Pucci
Neon python iPad case ($830)


Or, these awesome shoes by Brian Atwood...What an exclamation point to your outfit!



Have a happy NEON day!


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