Monday, April 26, 2010

Very Mick

Yesterday I watched The Rolling Stones 1982 concert "Let's Spend the Night Together" on VH1 Classics, and Mick Jagger's football tights and knee pads remind me of the super cool and expensive Acne ones designed by Husam El Odeh. Not a bad idea, I may consider sporting a pair (no, not the silver ones, just a regular pair!) next time I'm digging through piles of junk at the antique fairs.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Bunch of Stuff I Like

I really love this Eames Frame Serigraph print in that vintage orange and black combo from House Industries, and I found a bunch of other stuff I really like in their shop:
This Eames House building blocks set is perfect for your future architect kid!

These maple screen prints are really sharp looking, they remind me of my "Knock On Wood" that I had done with Gocco, think I should do a silkscreen version of it...
Every designer I know is inspired by Alexander Girard, and this book is a real gem! This book It is a limited edition of 1000, each copy is signed and numbered, I'm getting mine now!!!

My Favorite Logo of the Moment

The U + J logo. The subtlety of the U is so perfect, it cleverly represents the collaboration between Jil Sander and Uniqlo. It is harmonious and simply beautiful! I love the spring collection too!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Color Inspirations

I am in love with these bright but slightly off color palette from Balenciaga's Fall '10 collection, it is the fashion equivalence to Gary Hume's artworks.images: and

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Laura's New Book

One of my all time favorite illustrators Laura Ljungkvist was so kind to send me a little preview of her new book "Pepi Sings A New Song". It is about Pepi the friendly cockatoo exploring his neighborhood in search of new things to sing about with his owner, Peter. I can just imagine little kids having so much fun looking at the cute objects on each spread, like the musical instruments here (below), while learning new vocabulary at the same time. This is definitely the cool book for all my friends' little kids! The book comes out on April 20.

images: Laura Ljungkvist, thanks!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dog Fancy

They may look like cute plastic toy figures in picture, but they are actually handmade crystal dog figurines, created by Harry Allen for Gaia & Gino. Each one is made of 135 crystal cubes and all glued by hand. If I had free access to these crystal cubes (Gaia & Gino, are you reading this post?) I would make a squirrel figurine, shocking, isn't it?! photos: Gaia & Gino

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kate Jenkins

I was checking out an artist agency's website and found Kate Jenkin's fabulous stitch and knit artworks, I love them! I drink PG tips at home and wouldn't it be great to have this piece (top pic) in my kitchen?! If I could afford £660 a pop I would love to have a bunch of these artworks on my kitchen wall!photos:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm a New Fan

I have not heard of Koralie until I saw the cute toy figures she's designed for Kidrobot, like the one from my last posting. My husband has met and worked with her and her equally talented husband- Supakitch, and I heard that they live just a couple blocks from us!

These pictures are from her exhibition in Paris called "
. I really love the intricate folkloric details in her work, her characters always have some serious braids and head dresses, they are definitely not ladies that you want to mess with!

I hope that I'll get to meet her and her husband in the neighborhood soon.
photos:, and Koralie's Flickr page

Femme Fatale

Kidrobot's Fatale Dunny series is out today. You might have seen mine on this blog before, I really love this series not because I'm in it but all the ladies are very creative with their accessories! Here are some of my favorite ones, Koralie's (above) is my no.1 fave, it was love at first sight, I also love the custom Munny that she did for this show.

Mine (under the name CW)

Catalina Estrada

Amy Ruppel (I promise the front is very cute too but I love the wings!)

Alex Anderson

Tara McPherson
photos: Kidrobot

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lily, where do these sandals come from?

As always, I adore Lily's Sunshine and Shadow. I love that she's doing more patterns, I especially love the floral, very different from the geometrics that she's known for! But I am crazy about these colorful sandals that she used for this photo shoot, where are they from???photos:

New Obsession

Olaf Breuning's website is loads of fun.
Also take a peek at his studio

images:, the selby