LOVE / sparkle reversible place mats

28.3.16




These circular place mats designed by Miami, FL based Victoria Lekach have a sparkly image on one side and a crinkled paper look on the other side.  This model is part of the BIANCO collection which offers an array of white textured place mats using acrylic photography.

$30
Available fab.com





OSCAR / Retrospective

25.3.16


André Leon Talley has selected 130 garments of Oscar de la Renta's prolific body of work spanning 5 decades.  The world premiere opened on March 12th at the Herbst Exhibition Galleries in San Fransisco.  It celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. 

Oscar de la Renta Retrospective
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

+1 (415) 750-3600 
deyoung.famsf.org

OBSESSED / painter's palette bag by JACQUEMUS

23.3.16



This leather handbag is in the shape of a painter's palette.  Made in Spain by JACQUEMUS, the main compartment is circular with a sturdy, wide shoulder strap.

$820
Available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh



Graphic leather handbag in the shape of a painter's palette. Main compartment is a circular pouch with two zippers. A single leather handle loops around at the top. Featuring Jacquemus logo.
100% Leather
Made in Spain
Color: White
- See more at: http://www.mnzstore.com/collections/bags/products/peinture-white#sthash.jRbE8f05.dpuf

EXHIBITION / Coded_Couture

21.3.16



Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, the Coded_Couture exhibition at New York's Pratt Institute proposes the idea of couture where coding is the ultimate design tool for creating customized garments and accessories.  Opened during NY Fashion Week on February 12th, the display includes works by 13 artists and will show until April 30th when it will begin a US tour.

Coded_Couture
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
February 12–April 30, 2016
6–8 PM 

pratt.edu
 

PRAGUE / Nejen Bistro

17.3.16


Located in the growing district of Karlín -- now on the mend after the 2002 flooding -- is new-comer Nejen Bistro.  This locale has been fully restored with original brick walls and beautifully hand-painted tiles that give a definite Mediterranean flair.  The menu has a French provençale bend with an array of foie gras, mussels, boef tartare and potatoes Brunoise.

Křižíkova 24
Prague, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 222 960 515
nejenbistro.cz 










MOMENT OF / sequin bell bottoms

LOVE / Nikki Couppee JEWELRY

10.3.16





Represented in art galleries across the US and Australia, Nikki Couppee's eclectic jewelry made from bits of metal, crystals, feathers and semi-precious stones are artisanal and yet glamorous.

nikkicouppee.com






 

WHY / not

PHILIPPINES / island for RENT

2.3.16



This sprawling 2,000 sqft two-story family house on Brother Island, Philippines, comfortably accommodates 10 people in a casual tree-house styleLocated in the Sulu Sea, the island offers an endless array of lounge areas with a big chill factor and a panoramic view of Daracoton Bay.   Not only can you rent this island for only $600 / night, but it also comes with two resident pups, Zoro and Rambo, and a full staff of 12.

Available on airbnb