John Henry Baliton

12 April 2009

G&V

11 April 2009

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Great work for the fashion world by Gustaf & Vass.

Bela Borsodi

02 April 2009

While on the topic of object collage… really sexy placement of things and art by Bela Borsodi.

Muti Randolph

27 March 2009

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Amazing installations by Muti Randolph.

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Slippers are a classic Christmas gift. Why not make them felt and fun! ‘Feltgoods‘ on Etsy out of Wabasha, Minnesota creates these Norwegian looking hand knit designs using worsted weight wool yarn. They are then felted in a vintage wringer washer.

Each pair is one-of-a-kind, soft, and warm for only $30.

Holiday Gift Guide: Ribcap

16 December 2008

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Ribcap, an engineered line of stocking caps that instantly harden if you hit your head. Made in Switzerland, but you can find them on Amazon.

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For many reasons, this is an ideal year to help save peoples jobs!
There are hundreds of magazines out there. You can find a periodical for every personality type, and since the print publishing industry is badly hurting, you will be helping creative professionals (like designers, writers and photographers) stay employed.

The more subscriptions you purchase the more you are giving back. If you want to get even more specific with your support, you can subscribe to your local monthly, such as Portland Monthly.

Besides that just think, a magazine subscription keeps you in someone’s mind for an entire year!

Here are a few of my favorite commercial weekly and monthly’s:

For the news junkie: Harper’s Magazine $16.97 subscribe here.

For the stylish: City Magazine $18 subscribe here.

For the wannabe New Yorker: New York Magazine $19.97 subscribe here.

For high design: Surface $19.95 subscribe here.

For anyone (since this is about the best magazine on the market): Wired $18 subscribe here.

FASHION

The Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically. Showcasing a vast selection from the Institute’s archives of skilled photographs depicting the clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through the last three centuries of clothing trends. The KCI believes that “clothing is an essential manifestation of our very being” and their passion and dedication positively radiate from every page of this book. This special 25th anniversary edition has a chic new format: a boxed set of two volumes.

Available at the MOMA Design Store (Museum of Modern Art).

$59.99

   
Published in: 2007
Pages: 720

Zeha Berlin Oxfords

For the men out there who dare to pick up clothing gifts for their female partner, the Zeha Berlin Oxfords are a beautifully designed classic. This is a mans oxford made for a woman. They have the feminine twist of gradient tone from grey into brown.

Imagine them with a Charles and Victoria draped pencil skirt, cotton wool blend tights and a geometric jacket by Naum. Accessorize with thick knitwear by Mischa Lampert so even the coolest winter day will feel cozy and bright.

You can purchase the Zeha Berlin Oxfords at LAMBSEAR Shoe Boutique in the hipster city Seattle for a significantly lower price than other boutiques.

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How many people do you know with laptops now? How many take care of them? Why not help them along with this unisex, modern, well-crafted and low profile laptop case. While you’re at it pick one of for yourself because the price is right AND so is the style. It is also a green product.

Designed by a Brooklyn up and comer, Fern Fiddle Head (also a food), this MacBook “envelope” is a nice alternative to the other foam-like designs out there. It is available on Etsy (if you do not know what Etsy is yet then please follow the link and check it out as it is pretty much one of the coolest and most innovative communities to happen in this decade).

About this product:

$29.00

Made from a green wool
Lined with green cotton
Padded with cotton fill for extra softness
Closes with a black hemp string twisted around two brown buttons

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Spot clean recommended but can be machine washed in cool water, air dry
Iron as needed

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This envelope is very sturdy
Seams are reinforced for extra strength