Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School Week: Moving Day with Sactional

moving day
moving day sofa
modular sectional sofa
[all photos courtesy of Lovesac]

Brace yourselves, Boston: Moving Day is coming! In case the hapless drivers with out-of-state plates weren't forewarning enough, September 1st is nigh and, with it, a hoard of students, their U-Hauls and the endless traffic they create throughout the city. There will be laughter; there will be tears; there will be at least one moving truck wedged under a bridge somewhere along Storrow Drive.

I can't say I'll miss it, but at least Lovesac is taking some of the pain out of moving with its latest product, the Sactional. Read on, because it's a game changer.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hipster Pet Portraits by Woof Models

Hipster Pet Portrait
Hipster Pet Portrait
Hipster Pet Portrait
Hipster Pet Portrait
[all images via Woof Models Instagram]

You might have guessed that since adopting Charlie I've become utterly obsessed with all things canine, and you'd be absolutely, positively correct. My latest discovery? Woof Models.

Inspired by her 10-year-old corgi, VV, Sum Leung launched Woof Models out of Australia as a one-of-a-kind portrait studio for dogs. Not only does Leung capture each pet's personality in a modern, graphic style; she outfits her subjects fabulously in fashions from Warby Parker, Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Midweek Covet: Zipper Dress by Terry Jolo Brand

After finally tracking down the perfect maxi dress for my five-foot-nothing frame (this sleek A.L.C. number) I'm hooked on floor-sweeping styles, and a clever multi-functional halter from Terry Jolo is next on my wish list. Featuring side slits and front pockets, the cotton poplin dress can be zipped off at the waist to be worn as a separate top and skirt.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pantone Cafe Pops Up in Monaco

Pantone Cafe Monaco
Pantone Cafe Monaco
Pantone Cafe Monaco
[all photos via Wallpaper]

There's a Pantone Cafe in the French Riviera, and it is everything! Inspired by Lawrence Herbert's iconic color matching system, the pop-up cafe is serving color-coded fare at the Grimaldi Forum on Monaco's Larvotto Beach through September 9. Sidle up to the saturated counter and order yourself a 18-1531 Pantone Parma Brown prosciutto sandwich, a 16-1364 Vibrant Orange cold-pressed juice or a 13-0221 Pistachio Green eclair.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Well-Appointed Pup

terrier mix

I don't usually get personal here, but would you look at that face? How can I keep it quiet any longer? We've adopted! Charlie is a three-year-old terrier mix who has brought me more joy in the past two weeks than I ever could have imagined. Besides a propensity for lunging at cats and that one time he threw up in the car, Charlie has been nothing but the perfect pupcalm, loving, smart and a total mama's boy. I truly lucked out with this little guy!

Of course, with dog ownership, comes a whole host of dog accessories, so Charlie's connection to the world of design isn't all that tenuous. In fact, everyone from Etsy craftspeople to design stalwarts like Alessi have dreamed up some pretty clever products catering to man's best friend, so I've gathered up some of my top picks for you below.

pet accessories
click the image icons to shop

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Colorfully Twisted Bluetooth Speakers by Soundfreaq x Clashist

colorful printed speakers
colorful printed speakers
colorful printed speakers
all photos courtesy of Soundfreaq

I'll just put it out there that I'm no gadget geek. I usually stream music straight from my iPhone out of pure laziness and ambivalence to sound quality. But the new Soundfreaq x Clashist Collection is getting me a little too excited about bluetooth speakers. I mean, they're just so pretty!

For the bold new collection, Soundfreaq, an award-winning maker of wireless speakers, has collaborated with L.A.-based fashion label Clashist. Known for its high-impact digital prints, Clashist is bringing three designs—Oil Slick, Sand Art and Utopia—to Soundfreaq's speakers. Each print is featured on Soundfreaq’s Sound Rise and Sound Platform 2, and on custom pouches that are bundled with Soundfreaq’s ultra-portable Pocket Kick.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mara Hoffman Resort Swim 2016

Mara Hoffman Swim
Mara Hoffman Swim
Mara Hoffman Swim
allphotos courtesy of Mara Hoffman

Speaking of Mediterranean summers, it was Mara Hoffman's recent wanderings through Morocco that sparked her Resort Swim 2016 collection, which the designer debuted last weekend at Miami's Casa Casuarina. Infused with new color palettes, silhouettes and floral printsa first for the designerthe collection represents a journey through Morocco's souks and magnificent Jardin Majorelle. Just remember to go heavy on the sunblock, or some of these unusual suits could leave you with particularly unsightly tan lines.