Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sometimes, I'm just feeling very uninspired. I'll go on this way for an indefinite period of time (as illustrated in the severe lack of posts) until something totally awesome appears before my eyes. Like this BEAUTIFUL clutch made from vintage kimonos and denim, by Uroco, a husband and wife team based in the UK. Thanks go to my new obsession, Boticca.com, for the referral! $122 from Boticca.
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Friday, September 24, 2010
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
I heart Supermarket. Just picked up this beautifully oxidized sterling silver heart chain necklace. I like how the thick oxidized metal hearts contrast with the delicate sterling silver chain. I like that the name of the necklace is "Cold Black Heart." I also like that it's under $40 with shipping. By Lauren Haupt Jewelry.
Posted by Helena at 12:36 AM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
These are the ultimate in mixed media luxury goods. The outside is made from curved wooden panels of maple and walnut veneer, while the inner details are made from a mix of stainless steel and super soft goat skin. A very unique design paired with a fantastically subtle arrangement of colors & textures. Love! (tivi @ supermarket)
Posted by Helena at 10:52 PM
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Things I love about jewelry: gold, hammered gold, semi-precious stones, crystals. It just so happens that Gilt Group has a limited time overstock sale on Kevia jewelry, which include ALL of the things I love about jewelry. Everything is around 50% retail until 4/13.
This is one of those sites where you’ll need an invitation to join and take part in the exclusive sales. Leave a comment and I’ll send you one!!
Posted by Helena at 10:38 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My kind of bag needs to have double handle straps, a bit of leather, and good structure. I'd like one of each please... clockwise from the top, ending the the middle:
Nica Large Shoulder Slouch Bag
Fiorelli Exposed Zip Shoulder Bag
Max C London Plaited Tote Bag
McQ By Alexander McQueen
Billy Bag Large Leather Tote
Dialog Recycled Fabric Peacock Tote Bag
Thanks Aria, for the Asos referral!
Posted by Helena at 10:36 AM
Thursday, November 06, 2008
These whimsical, collagey designs are both soft and graphic. Limited edition prints are made with soy inks on socially & environmentally responsible paper. I love the embossed/debossed detailing! (Designed as a triptych, sold individually)
Posted by Helena at 8:58 AM
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wide bands around the area just below the ankle were seen sprinkled around various Fall 2008 collections. Does anyone know what this style of heel is called? (They're not Mary Janes, right?)
seen at John Galliano
seen at Philip Lim
Posted by Helena at 1:22 PM
Monday, March 03, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Linda Trent's mix of gorgeously cut stones are thoughtfully mixed with silver and gold chain accents. It kills me because her designs are the type that inspire me to want to suddenly take up jewelry making, but at the same time toss that thought right away because I'd just want to make exactly what she's making.
So instead, I picked up a few pieces. My favorites are her I.D. -like bracelets. The single jewel hanging from a plate of silver or gold is so delicately luxurious.
Signing up for her email newsletter actually set me up for some amazing deals. For the holidays I got a 50% my entire order. Sooo many gifts for mom and aunties for the rest of the year. You can find her on Etsy too, where she has a selection of year end clearances.
Posted by Helena at 8:36 PM
Monday, December 17, 2007
Ambika offers a great selection of beautiful and thoughtfully designed jewelry in her etsy shop. But she also sells these adorable handbags, some made from vintage fabrics. The combination of textures works surprisingly well. These are super unique and very wearable.
Posted by Helena at 11:36 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Unless I move up 2 whole tax brackets, there will never be enough living space. The concept of furniture that satisfies more than one purpose is pleasing to me and my limited square-footage home.
This is the Nar coffeetable. Check out the website to get an explanation on why it's called "Nar." I like this table because I can keep track of all the books and magazines that I'm in the middle of reading - instead of one under my bed, on the side table, on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom...
I would use the tray stacking seats from Aguiniga Design to eat my cereal while sitting on the couch. Then I could put my laptop on it so I can go on the internet for long periods of time without burning my thighs. Then I could use the tray holder as a table and sit on the trays just like the girl in the picture. I would also drink tea.
Stonewall Kitchen offers this folding chair / footstool. Pretty self-explanatory. VERY useful.
Convertible table/couch from Akemi Tanaka. Utilitarian and beautiful. Made of bamboo plywood, this design was a semi-finalist at the 2006 "designing for a sustainable future" show in Beligium.
The Opus Table from Chicago Textile is shown
on the right in both its forms. Upright, it's a laptop table for your bed or couch. Then, it can be used as a side table when put on its feet. The veneer tops are removable, so you can decide where you want your platforms.
Posted by Helena at 11:51 AM
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I have a self imposed halt on any and all major purchases for myself during the holiday shopping season. This is to ensure that I have enough cash to buy everyone else enough gifts, and also prevents me from buying something that a loved one is perhaps considering getting for me - preventing a lot of potential embarrassment and hassle. So...I would normally have snatched one of these fabulous Kooba bags by now, but since I can't enjoy this super deal, maybe one of you guys can. (Neiman's is also gift wrapping for free until tomorrow!)
The Kooba Sloane Belted Tote comes in honey (shown), bark, and black. ALL are gorgeous, signature, and on sale.
The Kooba Ginger Braided Shoulder Bag is made of luscious chocolate suede with braided detail on the handles and tie. This one is great if you prefer minimal hardware.
Now $201 (seriously)
Posted by Helena at 7:15 PM