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It’s wild in NYC right now–Fashion Week is full speed ahead and the city is not short of burgeoning trends or juice-fasting girls. So far, from what I’ve seen (while waving from the sidelines), there is some chic nail action taking place. Here are some hands from the Vena Cava show, courtesy of Refinery 29. A little tribute to this from a few days ago.

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Summer has just barely begun and I’ve been enjoying the metamorphosis my wardrobe is undergoing. In the kind of humidity we city-dwellers have been experiencing, purging anything that weighs more than .005 grams is not just recommended, it’s required. Helsinki-based designer, Paola Suhonen, gives us a summer collection with her label IVANAhelsinki, that feels so light and airy without being flimsy. Polka dots, horse prints, andflouncy hoop skirts all play into the circus motif that works so well for the season–a hot and humid fun-filled disco summer.

Either you’re a fan…or you’re just lame. Apartamento magazine is filled with good photography and content. It’s hard not to be inspired by this “everyday life interiors magazine,” which feels kind of like the ripped jeans-wearing high school dropout-brother of the Selby. And like all awkward brothers, Apartamento is an idiot savant on the sly. And the Selby, obviously, went to Yale. The former gives us context and a sense of reality, whereas the Selby (as much as I love it), makes me wonder why everyone but me is in a relationship and can afford really cool geometric print rugs. Recently Apartamento launched Foodmarketo, a “half pop up store, half cooking workshop, selling contemporary design objects commissioned to over 30 international designers and hosting daily workshops to share recipes and everyday life ingredients.”

WTF APARTAMENTO. WHY ARE YOU SO COOL.

The webshop is pretty rad–with whimsical objects that are half utilitarian, and half awesome to look at.


Apple-a-Day by Ken Kirton “This interactive sculpture (or as we would rather put it, a shelf or calendar) allows a departure from the conventional fruit bowl and allows you to put the saying into action!”


8 «EIGHT» by Nicola Enrico Stäubli “A simple metal strap with an unimpressive winding off can be transformed into an elegant double loop, held together at the intersection and mounted to the wall with a standard screw and washer.”


Glueline by Oscar Diaz

Everything ends up being animal-inspired with me. Perhaps it’s living in NYC, in a small apartment that’s not very pet-friendly (well, dog-friendly). Or maybe it’s a self-realized human error–that I’m just too selfish to nurture another being, human and house-broken animal alike. So in place of my non-existent puppy, bird, and fish, I love home furnishings adorned with whimsical animal designs.

geometric crane lamp from Collected by Tas

Fish plates from Crate and Barrel

I’m just wild about geometric prints and patterns. This week’s two photographic finds are very representative of my current interior design aesthetic. But my body-ink-design aesthetic has always veered towards sharp lines and geometric configurations (see 3rd photo below). Never did get that lower back tat of a rhombus…would have perfectly adorned my crop tops and belly ring. Well, I’ve got time. And there’s always Cabo.




via the Sartorialist


via Bookhou