Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tiffany Holidays

While strolling down Walnut Street, I happened upon these beautiful window displays at Tiffany. Oddly enough, I'm one girl that was more in love with the delicate and lasercut designs than the sparkling jewelry that was supposed to be the star.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Makr's hit the mark

Those who know me well are aware of my disdain for big, bulky, space-eating wallets. Yuck! I have adapted a business card holder with an elastic secured cap to suit my wallet needs just perfectly.

I do however have an appreciation for some slick and minimal leather work when I happen across it. Some time ago, I made a few of my own handcrafted pieces. My favorite was a lovely flyfishing lure holder for my grandpa. He was so tickled.

So when I happened upon Makr Carry Goods, my heart thumped. Beautifully simple designs that serve a practical purpose. So nice! I'm really digging on their wallet line, since it includes simple little wallet sleeves in a variety of styles.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Kooples

My newest retail crush...

The Kooples. I love absolutely everything. So artsy rock n' roll. So french! My next trip to Paris will include an empty suitcase just to bring back my haul from just this one store.

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I think we need more forearm, please...

In preparation for Philadelphia Fashion Week, I was checking out the designers that will be showing their collections. I came across Commonwealth Proper and was immediately impressed. Being that I'm not normally checking out men's fashions, this is kind of a surprise. There is just something about the fit of these button-downs that is really appealing. Not too tight, not too roomy. They seem to show off the male physique in a really classy way.

I especially love the photography that has the sleeves rolled up. It kind of makes me wonder why there aren't more modern 3/4 or 1/2 sleeve options for men. Mens' forearms are so "manly", and if they are tattooed to boot (swoon).

Commonwealth Proper will be part of the October 10, 2009 shows at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

bea szenfeld

Beautiful pieces from Bea Szenfeld's SS/09 collections.  The swimwear pieces instantly made me think of Degas' Little Dancer bronze.

[Left: by Peter Håkansson / Right: Edgar Degas' Little Dancer]


Monday, January 26, 2009


Oh my goodness!  Who knew such an awesome thing existed?  When will this deliciousness come to Philadelphia?  Unfortunately, I have to resort to making them at home "gluten-free".


geeky designer duds & toys

Are you a member of the Very Secret Order???  If I say, "There's a brainstorm coming, Pa!"  Would you respond, "Get the horses in the barn!"?  The folks over at Veer have the silliest sense of humor.  If you're a designer, you will likely get the humor.  If you're not, you'll just scratch your head.

FPO T-Shirt

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go on now, bust a move

This adorable card by Evah Fan made me smile the second I saw it.  It totally reminds me of dancing and sliding around my grandparents' kitchen floor in my socks listening to "Another One Bites the Dust".  Yes, I was a weird kid.  Things haven't changed much.

[Chop Chop Jumbo Postcard by Evah Fan via Little Paper Airplanes]


Monday, January 12, 2009

papercuts of the not so ouchy kind

Delicate and intricate papercuts from artist Elsa Mora.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

momma's got a new pair of shoes

Another post-holiday purchase, thanks to a generous couple of gift certificates (Thanks, Mike!!!).   I picked up this super sassy and ridiculously comfortable Faryl Robin Quality pumps from my favorite Philly shoe boutique, Bus Stop.   They call the color Blood Orange.  They are fab. Don't ya think?

[Available at Bus Stop Boutique, 750 S. 4th Street (215-627-2357) ]

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