Friday, May 30, 2008

pretty house slippers

Malin collection

For all of the fun, try sweet accessories by Malin Collection. Using jute, leather, silk, cotton, wool, and cashmere, Swedish designer Malin Nyman-Smallcombe strings wood beads and semiprecious stone discs, gold vermeil, and sterling silver beads to create polished bracelets and necklaces with a natural edge.

Marian Bantjes

When I learned of Marian Bantjes' work, it was like being connected with a creative kindred spirit. Marian is hands down, the reigning queen of ornament, handlettering, and general design awesomeness. My handlettering merely aspires to be like hers when it grows up, but she makes it look so effortless and fluid. And I love that you can sense emotion through her ornamentation and how the lettering is hidden in the ornamentation--you have to unlock or decode the message, in a way.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The label Dagmar is created and run by 3 sisters-Kristina Tjader, Karin Soderlind and Sofia Malm. Dagmar was the name of the sister's late grandmother - the muse and big inspiration source. The feeling of Dagmar is glamour and tailoring that make up much of the essence behind the clothing with a strong emphasis on quality. Dagmar unites knits, jersey and woven clothes that are equivalent of femininity, humor and quality and thus creates a opening for modern individualism.

some vintage by Sally Jane

the weekday store

The Weekday stores very first brand MTWTFSS Weekday has now developed into a full-scale high fashion brand available only at Weekday stores. The new collection is inspired by shadows and geometric shapes, with a focus on the shoulders.
Great type treatment, simple colour palette and quirky imagery make for a great poster for the 2nd Fashion in Film Festival. Found here.

some of the vendors

I'm happy to announce the 2008, Brooklyn's 4th Annual RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR!! This year's event will be held June 14 + 15 from 11am - 7pm at the McCarren Park Pool!

Rebecca Turbow

Turbow's idea to create durable and elegant handcrafted clothing that centered on the concept of safety and protection, Safe Clothes originated whiel she was studying fashion and textile design. Exclusively wearing her own turquoise and white creations during her frequent social outings-making her Safe Clothes' sole designer, model and press officer all at once.

the buddy system

the buddy system dressed by Rebecca Turbow

Live, The Buddy System grabs the audience by the scruff of its collective neck and throws it into a strange, colorful world where cats can fly and bunnies divide asexually like amoebas. Their songs explode with all the energy you'd expect from the soundtrack to such a wild scene. But maybe "soundtrack" is the wrong word. Neither the music nor the animation take a back seat to the other. Instead, they are inextricably linked, each image synced up with a sound, like the two are playing a game of Mirror and forgot who had been leading and who had been following. The Buddy System stands in the center of all of this insanity, dressed in the colors of CMYK, surrounded by TV sets and glowing, plastic sheep.

states for sale by frank

individual prints of the illustrations from The States project are now all up for sale.
get your state now!!

@ i heart



Oi! Fergadelic is back with a new Tonite collection. Silas may not be around anymore but at least we can still enjoy the wackiness of Fergus and his tshirts. Guys tshirts are $59, girls tshirts are $44, and the cycle cap is $29.
By now you've heard about Chloë's women's collection for downtown boutique Opening Ceremony. Well rumor has it that she is collaborating with them again on her first menswear range. If it's anything like the current collection, it will reflect Chloë's quirky, eccentric personality with some early 90s influences sprinkled in for good measure. As a bonus, it will be available in small sizes for those of us girls that like a bit of boyish tailoring in our wardrobes. No word yet on when it's due for launch.

Tis the season for sales! Williamsburg's Woodley & Bunny starts their Spring/Summer sale this weekend with savings up to 50% of select lines including Life With Bird, Vivienne Westwood, Society for Rational Dress, Neal Sperling, and Morphine Generation. Champagne will be served all day!

490 Driggs, Brooklyn NY 11211

The News Sample sale

cheap monday

The News showroom is hosting a sample sale beginning tomorrow with men's and women's gear from Rogues Gallery, Cheap Monday, Vena Cava, Wayne, April 77, Shipley & Halmos, and Band of Outsiders at 50 to 75 percent off. With Cheap Monday jeans as low as $10, you can't afford to miss this one!

Through 5/31. 495 Broadway, Fifth Fl. 212-925-9700; checks accepted; Thurs. and Fri. (10–6); Sat. (10–5).

Monday, May 26, 2008

Bensimon shoes

Bensimon is a French company, famous for it's simple classical designs. The classic tennis shoe which they created many years ago are supple, comfortable, light and each season they create a new new shade.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

bona drag gladiator sandals

these little babies are amazing! knee high caged flat gladiator sandals. made of animal friendly man-made leather. each buckle is adjustable to fit your calf at bona drag

WHo is the heat? I AM THE HEAT..

painting with lotta

would like to invite you to join me and my friends to do some fabric printing together.
I have carved out some of my designs in rubber and potato stamps and it would be lovely if you wanted to join in and try them out. I will share some simple techniques and together we will print on cotton fabric swatches.
There will also be wine, plenty of inks and stencils and happy music to get inspired by.
June 7th
5-8 pm

Craft Gym
1452 Bush Street
(between Van Ness & Polk)

Please click here for a map: MAP
My good friend Alicia will spins some happy tunes.

June 13th
5-8 pm

Lotta's Studio
119 8th Street , #215
(between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

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My friend Lawrence will spin some music to get us into the mood.