Somebody commented on kate’s desk entry about their common love for matriochka dolls. So I thought I’d share these hand made screen printed dishcloths with a matriochka motif. I spotted them in April’s issue of Dwell and you can check them out on roseandradish.com. This site has a lot of really clean modern designs, but they occasionally break it up with something cute and whimsical like these towels. I personally fell in love with the one below featuring cutlery and cars.
Is anyone down with IQONS* yet?? For those of you that haven’t heard the buzz, it’s a social networking site developed spefically to help connect those in the fashion industry. Whether you’re a stylist, photographer, designer, whatever. Check out the about page. I think the idea is really great, connecting serious designers and those just starting out, inspiring further relationships between art and fashion, and hosting competitions to get your name out there. And I guess it’s still in it’s soft launch phase, so it’s hard to tell how effective it is for all you creators out there. But I’m loving the idea. So, should we all get to it and sign up for IQONS???
(Fifi wear Marc Jacobs)
“Hi, I’m Fifi. Fifi Lapin. I was born one of 257 brothers and sisters but sadly there was an outbreak of myxamatosis when I was one year old and I was the only one that survived. My parents are therefore incredibly protective of me and spoil me rotten. I’m an haress to my fathers fortune which he made playing fast and loose with carrot and lettuce shares on the international stock market. There are a lot of rabbits out there so I guess he just struck gold (or orange you might say). Some people think I’m just a socialite but I think there is more to me than just an extremely stylish clotheshorse! ”
I know most of you are crafty, some of you even run your own businesses or sell your wares on etsy. In any case, I thought I’d pass along the info about Fred Flare’s Next Big Thing contest. They’re looking for artists, crafters and designers to submit products to be sold on Fred Flare. Get lots of exposure, new wholesale opportunities, and maybe a $1000 too! check it out…
Our favorite non gossip celebrity blog whowhatweardaily recommends our wide leg jeans! What they didn’t mention is that they are made by Goldsign, designed by Adriano Goldschmied, formerly of AG fame as well as for work with Diesel and Replay. Goldsign is famous for his fit as well as his hand wash and hand stitching techniques. Like a lot of Free People products, all that hand touch means each piece is a little different. Check em out…
Cathy Horyn, fashion writer for the New York Times, started her own blog about a week ago. She did this really great post on Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, documenting an issue he had with this super futuristic polyester fabric. They made a digital flipbook of his sketches and the construction steps he took in creating a dress from the trouble fabric. It’s really interesting to see the problem solving involved. I also really love seeing his sketches and the process of developing an abstract idea. Hopefully sometime soon, I can get some similar information to share from our FP designers!
I was checking out some blogs written by participants in our Valentine Swap when I came across this amazingly creative idea. Amy from inspire co. has made this “eye candy” heart shaped box filled with buttons, trims, charms and embellishments. You can buy one on her site or get inspired and fill your own heart shaped box!
Has anyone else noticed fake cakes around? Fred Flare is selling fake cakes hand made by Amy Sedaris as part of their Valentine’s selection. And ReadyMade magazine featured Amy’s instructions for a DIY fake cake in their love issue.
And then I saw this other cake on poppy. A felt cake that comes in a kit with all the embellishments you can arrange as you like. (Actually sold as a toy, but really pretty. Buy it here)
Amy Sedaris suggests making fake cakes and leaving them on your window sill to lure in friends from the street or as Valentine’s gifts. I think they’d be a cool centerpiece to leave on the kitchen table. Anyway, that got me thinking a little more outside the box about what I could make for the Free People Valentine’s Swap. Only one more day to sign up! Scroll down and send me your info!!!!!
A reader commented and pointed us to the strange similarity between Food & Wine’s latest issue and a photo we posted about the Free People lunch club. It’s really kind of bizarre. I can’t believe she made the connection! Check out her blog.