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By Rebekah Meiser, November 5th, 2010
Charming stationary, delicately adorned house wares, and clever jewelry form the base of the contemporary home goods brand Bailey Doesn’t Bark. Started in 2008, it uses environmentally friendly materials and boasts an American-made dedication, making the brand as much of a philosophy as it is a store.
By Rebekah Meiser, October 29th, 2010
Apart from robbing the MOMA, access to appealing, contemporary art is expensive and not to so easy to acquire (Actually, this would only be considered simple for James Bond). But to avoid jail time, because who actually looks good in orange, try this innovative way to obtain quality art. Enter ARTWELOVE, an up-and-coming art-shopping site that allows customers to purchase exclusive, high-quality paintings by contemporary artists. Amazingly, the quality and limited nature of these paintings well exceeds the low prices (works range from a modest $15 to $2,000). Each week, at least one limited edition work is released and ARTWELOVE.com features interesting interviews with each artist, so you can learn more about where each piece comes from.
By Eva Medoff, August 30th, 2010
Have You Heard? is our weekly roundup of items we may have previously missed (or would like to remind you of again). So as you plan the week ahead, take a look at our cherry-picked selections of what’s hot in art, music, film and fashion right now.
By Eva Medoff, August 12th, 2010
A good print is a good print, whether it’s on a slinky dress, a vibrant blouse or a throw pillow. Just ask Suki Cheema, the print guru enlisted by Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg, who has now debuted a home goods collection. Cheema draws on the bright colors, culture and atmosphere of India (as well as his Central Saint Martin’s education) to create zig-zagged, rainbow-colored textiles that adorn pillows, quilts, throws and tableware (look for retailers on the Suki Cheema site). If your pad is begging for a bit of color to liven up the space, then this might be just what the doctor ordered.
By Eva Medoff, August 4th, 2010
Can’t settle on one edgy statement chandelier to go over your dining table? No problem. Yakuza Lou, a stunning “light sculpture” created by artist Eddy Sykes, offers many shapes, sizes and degrees of light—all from the same fixture. Expanding and contracting like a piece of elegant, gilded origami, Yakuza Lou shifts and transforms like the patterns inside a kaleidoscope, opening and closing pathways of tiny light bulbs to create different effects.
By Eva Medoff, June 3rd, 2010
You know how kids inevitably, at one point or another, take a crayon to a white wall? Eventually we learn to suppress that urge—but we never lose it altogether. That’s where Walltat comes in. The Chicago-based company churns out hundreds of wall decales to add a splash to your otherwise dull interior. Ranging from pure pop art (VW bugs, Michael Jackson, the word “pop”) to modern (geometric shapes) to Victorian (chandeliers, clocks) to an overall wall takeover (city street scenes, beach façades), Walltats can be affixed to plaster walls, wood floors, metal fixtures, windows or pretty much anything the heart desires. They’re essentially stickers for adults. We collect our favorites after the jump.
By Eva Medoff, March 31st, 2010
Has fashion’s reigning punk queen gone soft on us? Many would assume so upon hearing news of her recent collaboration designing, of all things, wallpaper. But rest easy: these aren’t merely floral prints for tea time.
Teaming up with wallpaper manufacturers Cole & Son, a British company dating back to 1875, Westwood fashioned eleven patterns with many available in multiple color schemes.