Monday, February 28, 2011

Out of This World








Jimmy Choo Furrr bag




Carla Bruni, Jean Pigozzi 1991



Knitting Genius ...Liria Pristine













Amazing knit wear by Liria Pristine. Her models look like they might be mistaken for some very attractive dinosaurs or some beautiful lizard beings, with scaly scarves and mittens in tow...

P.S. Thanks to Aguademoda for her lovely article and her information on Liria...






gas mask/security outfit concept by Tim Smit





Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Good Things Come In Fours


Check out these prints from Tezak...perfect little foursomes of every movie favorite! Simply, brilliant...













Images via




Originally seen and inspired from here..



The Five Most Expensive Hand Bags


I'm getting into that mindset that ensues before the madness of the Oscars.. Besides all the guessing of who might win, it's really the fanfare and the fashion for me..The flash of bulbs and the camera posing and the "what are you wearing?..." 

It's luxury and a throw back to the regality of Hollywood at its finest! Are you ready to see the luxury that will follow here? These are not your usual suspects of hand bags. Oh no, not the Louis Vuittons or the Coach bags et al..These are the cream of the crop, worth, in some cases, millions of dollars. If you're like me, you'll be satisfied to ogle them from afar and enjoy them adorning someone else's arm..:)





Platinum handbag Ginza Tanaka valued at $2 million








The Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag valued at  $261,000.

Only 13 will be made, five of which will be available in the U.S. Each bag will be adorned with 3.56 carats made up of 334 diamonds, 18 carat white gold hardware, and white alligator skin. 







The Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag $120,000.






The Birkin is classically named after singer/songwriter Jane Birkin. The clasp of this 30-centimeter crocodile tote boasts of 10 carats of white diamonds. 







Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch, fetching at $100,000.  This particular clutch is made of alligator skin. Its clasp is encrusted with thousands of black and white diamonds all set in 18k white gold..








Leiber's The Precious Rose hand bag will set its owner back $92,000. It has 1,016 diamonds, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 pink tourmalines, all set in 18-carat white gold. And to ensure that one never walks into a soiree worried that anyone else will also be clutching this beauty, only one is produced!


Article and information via




And moving forward to more attractive, affordable and entertaining fanfare with regards to bags...here's a few more fun favorites to enjoy!








Andrea Brueckner Market Tote








Eleni's Bakery based out of New York has create a  designer handbag collection
interpreting, in sugar no less,  the Marc Jacobs Stam bagTod’s big tote, and a shortbread Prada satchel..Fun!




Marc Jacobs silver hearts applique tote..so girlish, frilly and sweet!  



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring


In her own words, Anna Emilia draws intricate images of nature to conjure the wealth of senses that Spring inspires, originally via Happiness, Etc.

brushes from trees




paper forest

tea pond



In 1983 I was born in Leppävirta, a small town in Finland with strawberry fields, lakes and pine forests. There I built huts out of branches with friends and my brother, listened to stories from tapes and drew, cut and glued paper. One summer we found Melancholy thistle flowers which we used as painting brushes.


I moved to Iceland in 2004. In a tiny town of Dalvík I followed the year passing in the valley, mountains and the sea. I worked in a kindergarten painting and drawing with the children. There were no trees but an open sky and the sea amazed me. I went back to Finland to continue my studies in graphic design focusing on illustration. The summers I kept spending in Reykjavík, Iceland.


Now I live in Finland, still marveling at all the trees growing here. The weather gives the color to my paintings. When I paint I think of all the faraway places the wind reaches and hope to hear from them. I enjoy finding connections between nature and the ones living in it, collecting them as memories on a soft cotton paper.







apple blossom meadow

spring bracelet

spring is coming


spring sea


spring storm




Anna Emelia's shop is here.



Cutlery



Josefine Bentzen, Toddlertable Cutlery



Mark Reigelman, Bite Silverware



Makoto Yamaguchi, Ribbon Flatware



Josef Hoffman, Flat Cutlery



 Clara del Portillo and Alejandro Selma, Natural Cutlery









Nedda Al Asmar, Appetizer Cutlery




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Nendo, Forest Spoon


Have a great rest of the week/weekend my lovelies...I've had a crazy weekend-week and yearning to recuperate, perhaps cuddling with a good book! See you soon!:)