December 24, 2009
Top of my Christmas wishlist (fingers crossed I’ll find some of these in my stocking tomorrow morning!)
– Delfina Delettrez skeleton hand bracelet, $30,420 from Luisa Via Roma
If this isn’t a statment piece I don’t know what is.
– Diana F+ Mr. Pink camera, £136 from Lomography
I love these retro Diana camera’s and this shocking pink version is AMAZING!
– Henery Reeve ‘Lady’ & ‘Gentleman’ prints, £140 each from Little Art Book
These hand pulled screen prints combine classic with modern style – they make a great feature paired together.
– Marty Thornton ‘Colonel Sanders’ Tax Disc Holder from CultureLabel.com
I can’t deny I have a shameless love for KFC and this brand new limited edition tax disc holder is the perfect plaque in hommage of my main man, the Colonel.
December 10, 2009
JottaShop is the latest addition to the jotta community. Making the daunting step into art buying more accessible, jottaShop offers visitors the chance to start collecting from the best new artistic talent. Born out of Central Saint Martins and the broader University of the Arts London, jotta artists and designers are students and graduates from the most prestigious institutions across Europe. With that in mind, discovering the next Lucien Freud or Damien Hirst is not such a distant prospect.
December 8, 2009
Ok so may so maybe easier said than done but this gorgeous collection of homewares will get you off to a good start. These pieces are part of a range developed between Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and students at the Royal College of Art. Waddesdon, best known as the home of Rothschilds, first commissioned students with the project last year and following on fromthe initial, recently launched their second collaborative range. All the pieces are inspired by the Manor’s impressive 19th century decor and juding by the results, students were certainly not stuck for ideas. Below hightlights a selection from the collection, all of which is available to purchase online at Waddesdon Online Shop.
Clockwise starting from top left… Hitomi Hisono: Spoon on Spoon (£15), Rachel Colley: Letter Rack (£25), Owen Wall: Spun Glass Bowl (£120), Nathalie Perneel: Architectural Brooches (£45)
October 27, 2009
Having been dubbed the ‘coolest toy of the year’ by Urban Junkies, everyone wants to get their hands on these adorable finger puppet characters, each one an uncanny representation of the worlds leading designers, editors and fashion icons. These odd little chaps come courtesy of The Daily Rubbish magazine and are exclusively available from Liberties for the princely sum of £65 per set. Sold in box sets of five, you can choose your favorite fashion city, Milan, London, Paris or New York. Heroes of the fashion world from Vivienne Weswood and Donatella Versace to Karl Lagerfeld and Paul Smith should be honoured by these woolen imortalisations (although I’m not too sure how impressed Giorgio will be with his wrinkly, orange representation!)
August 20, 2009
This cute little online boutique takes vintage shopping into the online domain in a charming way. Selling a range of retro fashion, wonderful trinkets and work from new designers, Supermarket Sarah offers some great one off products. The web page takes is designed as a shop window lay out with the opening scene changing feel, theme and style regularly to keep you on your toes. A new window-shopping experience for culture shoppers.