Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gregory Buntain

Pratt student who showed his chair at Brklyn Designs
It's pretty much a glorified camping chair, and i loved it.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Carly in Prada

How classy does carly look in her jumpsuit? I love Carly's style, and I have ever since the day I met her. It doesn't hurt that we have maybe the most similar staple pieces of clothes of anyone else I've ever met.
For example; the original staple piece - the k-mart wife beater (which is what she was wearing the first day we met. We have twinner blue and white stripe button up shirts we wear all of the time. T-shirt, jeans, boots and dark jackets were an every other day thing all winter long. We totally have morphed into the same person.
Needless to say there is definitely one cateogorie Carly completely passes me up in, it's the classy, look like a million bucks out fits as shown here in this picture.
It's cool though because unlike a lot of the other people who wear these kinds of clothes, she always looks down to earth. She is so natural and care free with her look. I'm pretty sure the two of us wear less make up combined than any other person in the design industry, men and women alike. That's cool though, cause that's why I love her.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I went to the Brooklyn Design Show down in DUMBO with Barbora, Motoki, and Dusty Saturday.

I was stoked because I hear about cool Brooklyn companies all of the time. It's hard to find them all though because unlike the big shots in Soho they can't all afford to pay millions of dollars in rent a year to be on Spring Street.

It's exciting, inspiring, and a lot intimidating to see all of these young designers putting their stuff out there. It was really amazing how many of the people there seemed to be my age. Then there of course are a lot of companies that are more developed - it all made a nice mix. It will be like a warm up for next weekends ICFF.

I'm listing some of my favorite designers, but if you want to read more about the show check out here what Inhabitat had to say about it.

I love the clean, industrial look of this companies furniture and products. Their built ins in particular were sooo cool. I'm hoping that Carly will consider them for the kitchen at a project we're doing right now in Chelsea.

They did the interiors for this gallery.

Charlie Brokate

These were such cute little paper lamps

Aphrodite - the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture,
plus she makes a pretty sweet pattern for wall paper



Mixing rustic, beautiful wood with contemporary clean lacquer frame, just like one of my very favorite (previously) Brooklyn furniture makers BDDW

I've seen these lights around at a few Brooklyn shops. I like the texture and interest they can bring with them. Would be a good focal point for a little apartment.

Then there was jewelry! How excited was I when I found a whole tent of jewelry!

emily amey

Kiel Mead
This is one of my favorite young designers I came across. He was there in his booth so I was able to chat with him a bit. I thought it was so cool he had made this jewelry and had it in this big show. Then I get home and look up his site, and he has sooo much more of his work there too. He's been busy, and successful, but I can see why.
I need this ring around my finger to help remind about, well everything

How is this designer with these simple jewelry designs create a beautiful furniture pieces like this too!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Boston does antique boutique . . .

I had to do some window shopping in this neighborhood in Boston because it was too early for opening time. Apparently nothing opens before 12 here on the weekends. I just liked the look/feel of these shops and this area. If only I could remember the name of the area.


New York has introduced me to some lovely shops, but I've gotta say, I think Brooklyn has the upper hand on the quaint humble, unsuspecting botiques.
Butter is a favorite for me. It's on Atlantic Avenue. I ran into it while shopping the antique shops there. It's so out of my price range, but I just like walking through. It has all of my favorite colors to wear; white, cream, warm grey, green grey, brown grey, heather grey, burnt umber brown black - I could go on and on. My mom would be so proud.