Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On my Radar



Made Her Think:

MEREDITH KAHN'S BEAUTIFUL, WEARABLE PIECES WERE INITIALLY INSPIRED BY DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AND FRIDA KAHLO. ALTHOUGH FORMALLY TRAINED IN APPAREL AND DENIM DESIGN, SHE WAS ALWAYS MAKING JEWELRY ON THE SIDE. ALL OF HER EXPERIENCE HAS ULTIMATELY LED TO A SIGNATURE STYLE OF SOFT AND TOUGH ELEGANCE. MEREDITH USES ELEMENTS FROM ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT FORMS OF INSPIRATION INCLUDING MOST RECENTLY, VICTORIAN MOURNING JEWELRY AND ART NOVEAU ELEMENTS. Made Her Think is located in Brooklyn, New York.


cited







Gold foil rhinestone




Crystal rhinestone




also pictured Jet black rhinestone




Widow' peak chain ring









Chie Mihara





The Catame




The April




The Clotilde (my fave)





The Veranito





The Rotonda





The Catame



The Apreton




The Fabiola (also my fave)




Spanish line Chie Mihara, named after its founder, makes beautiful shoes, made specially for women and each shoe even has an anatomical foot bed. Chie herself worked in an orthopedic shoe store and Charles Jourdan culminating in her finally creating her own shoe line. Check her cute shoes out, they're unique and feminine and perfect for mommies like me not looking to teeter on high heels as I chase after my 4 year old or run quick errands or car pool, but I still want to look like I made an effort!:) You can find her footwear in Bergdorf's and Neiman Marcus. 













The King's Speech


Image via


I'm usually not one to run to the Cineplex when a movie comes out, unless it's one I know I will want to see. The King's Speech is one such movie that is getting enough buzz to persuade me to see it and I think it just might sweep come Oscar time.  It's about King George VI, younger bother of King Edward who abdicated the throne in 1936 for one Mrs. Wallis Simpson. George, or Bertie, as he was known, was plagued with stuttering and had to address the people of England when duty called as events led up to the Second World War. The film highlights the relationship between Bertie and his speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush. Two men of different social classes, working through their differences and learning to get along for an ultimate purpose. I love the tale of the underdog in this story and who doesn't want to see the underdog triumph, nowadays? Definitely a go see.






Friday, November 26, 2010

Jewellery Obsession


 Enjoy these amazing shops and their bounty in innovative jewellery and the design and art form behind them:


Malu Berbers



Woven stories:










Crystal rings


via and



            Li-Chu Wu

A Taiwanese Jewelry artist specializing in Paper Jewelry, Li-Chu Wu's design appear to be built slowly, patiently into the bulbous forms they inhabit as rings, earrings, necklaces and brooches.































More about the artist here



Rebecca Barton

A native of Illinois, now residing in Kansas, Rebecca Barton sensually creates the link between man and nature within her work. Simply breathtaking. via and here




Just Begun



Guarded Thoughts



Tree Pot












Book Binding..A Lost Art Form


I love her work. Her blog goes through her obsession with fabrics, her process and little details about bookbinding that leave me sighing with amazement. For example, there was a post about which side is up in a new book. Here's what Natalie says:


If the bookbinder has signed their work, it is usually at the back of the book. This signature is called a colophon, and might include information about the materials and edition. However, if none of these indicators proves the bookbinder’s intention, the decision is yours. Whichever cover feels like the front to you, so it is. Go ahead, make your mark.

The details that goes into this art, truly impressive. And can you not see yourself writing daily in your journal in these beautiful books, clearing your head and pouring over your inner most thoughts?










      Custom Work, detail



  Antique Lace Album


      Custom Wedding Album



        Autumnal Books




Saturday, November 20, 2010

Woodland








I saw this from PocketandSpark

 on Design Milk and it sparked this treasury!

Do you think Beavers will be the next craze sweeping Etsy?








Friday, November 19, 2010

Cyber Monday Black Friday Sales





They're all over right now and we're having one too at Emmamaha. 


10% off select items in the shop and Free Shipping is included.


Mosey on over to the shop and check out the new clips! Let me know what you think:)


Happy Shopping and if I don't post before then, Happy Thanksgiving!











Dreamy






















Yan To






'We tend to underestimate the kind of impact clothes can have on our surroundings, relationships or even lifestyles. In an image-driven society, what you wear is key and often defines who you are. Style is a major discourse in Western culture and one you can hardly escape from. Fashion has the ability to seduce, transport and convince us, making us want to possess what we aspire to be.' Philippe Pourhashemi 













Boris Schipper and Tomas Pedrosa Arques

Quote and Images via







And now....From the Shoe Lust Tumblr (Go check it out and get lost in the amazing collections of shoes!!)



Barbara Gongini spiked heels black


More here. Isn't she awesome?


Pour La Victoire Blu patent heels

Shop for them Here!







Noritaka Tatihana


wedges sculpted red embossed




Favorite Calendars (so far..)









These are from The Wild Unknown and I love them so much! They are so pretty and unique and I'm mesmerized by them..Check them out and thanks to Stephanie Renee who first mentioned them on her blog:)














These images caught my eye and haunted me to the extent that i had to post them and rave about their sheer awesomeness. I have no idea who the artist(s) is, but the brilliant mind behind these works is obvious and unique. Enjoy!