Posts Tagged ‘ DESIGN ’

ich liebe l'aviva

December 14, 2009

just came across this great online store–actually, a self-proclaimed, “series of curated online trunk shows”–called l’aviva. i found it while searching for some images of morocco, and came across these wedding blankets that i totally would have brought back…if i wanted to carry a bunch of giants blankets on my back… besides the moroccan...
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wish list!

December 11, 2009

chanukkah starts tomorrow, chanukah sameach! i think i’ll do a party next week with doughnuts and latkes…yum! i spent all day today making a holiday guide for metier….but here’s MY wish list–8 days of chanukah, 8 days of gifts!!! (although mom or dad, if you’re reading this, i really just want cash!!! $$$$$!!!!!) meringue...
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swedes do it better

December 10, 2009

have been trying to clean out piles of old magazines in my room…but i always go through and tear out any last-minute sources of inspiration before submitting the paper mountains to the recycling. last night i found the above image of hans krondahl’s “gallop” textile in a free magazine i picked up in copenhagen....
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ice cold

December 9, 2009

it’s 47°F here in san francisco (8°C for you european readers out there) and i am just FREEZING! riding my bike to work is getting harder and harder, the roof is starting to leak, and i just want soup and crusty bread for dinner every night. ok ok, maybe i’m being a wimp, but...
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fogel, son

December 5, 2009

aren’t they pretty??? multi-exposure photos and photograms by chicago-baseddoug fogelson
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shaker sh-shaker

December 2, 2009

i’ve been reading more about the history of craft in america (very very very interesting!!!) and came across the shakers. known for their piety, hard work, communal living, and simple life. they were also famed for their ladder-backed chairs, incredible skill in furniture-making and their simple, humble design aesthetic. here are some fantastic shaker...
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harness the power

November 23, 2009

don’t forget, tonight is zana‘s san francisco debut! stop by her harness trunk show at shotwell (metier‘s neighbor!) tonight from 6-9. zana is such a great inspiration, always doing her thing, looking good, trampling the haters and winning hearts. psyched to see her back in sf for a few days! images via zana’s blog,...
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big in japan

November 18, 2009

issey miyake ‘a-poc’ paris parade finale, s/s 1999 i’ve been reading a lot about japan lately and checked the cutting edge: fashion from japan out of the library, the accompanying book to a 2005 exhibit at the powerhouse museum in sydney. nozomi ishiguro besides comme des garcons, issey miyake, and yohji yamamoto, the book...
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anni get your loom

November 6, 2009

Sheep May Safely Graze, 1958, Cotton, 38.1 x 60.96 cm (15 x 24 inches) American Craft Museum, New York City just checked a ton of books out of the library on anni albers, wife of bauhaus’ infamous josef albers. she’s an expert weaver, designer, and all around incredible artist. this couple is such a...
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yarny

November 2, 2009

the huichol indians of mexico make these fantastic yarn paintings depicting traditional folk tales in these rainbow explosions of color, pattern, and shape. they make them by pressing the yarn into beeswax on wood. don’t they just make your day??? images via google
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