Friday, November 21, 2014

Gifting: Watermill Center x illy Art Collection Cups

Watermill Center for illy Art Collection Coffee Cups
Watermill Center for illy Art Collection Coffee Cups
Watermill Center for illy Art Collection Coffee Cups

True coffee lovers are never easy to shop for, what with all the pour over/shade grown/single origin/[enter ridiculous hipster phrase here] options you're faced with these days. But if you've got a caffeine snob on your holiday gift list this season, illy has you covered with its latest Art Collection.

Produced since 1992, the illy Art Collection is a series of coffee cups by such contemporary masters as Marina Abramović, Julian Schnabel, Robert Rauschenberg and Jeff Koons. Now, Robert Wilson and five other artist from the Watermill Center have put their spin on things.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Infographic / 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Heads to London

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty London
Alexander McQueen
[top image via Victoria and Albert Museum / bottom courtesy of Farfetch]

Our friends across the pond will finally get the chance to see the lauded Alexander McQueen retrospective that first appeared at New York's Met back in 2011. Set to open at London's Victoria and Albert Museum on March 14, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.

In anticipation of the opening, Farfetch has created a stunning infographic that details McQueen's most memorable runway shows. From "Highland Rape" to the designer's untitled final collection, it's a reminder of just how great a talent we lost. See the infographic in full below.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cobogó armchair by Roque Frizzo for Saccaro

Saccaro Cobogo armchair
Saccaro Cobogo armchair
Saccaro Cobogo armchair
[all photos courtesy of Saccaro]

Brazilian furniture brand Saccaro celebrated the launch of its newest piece last week, designed by architect and furniture designer Roque Frizzo. While the new Cobogó armchair is interesting enough in its own right, the inspiration behind the luxe-looking chair is even more fascinating.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Google Tel Aviv Office and Some Really Big News(!)

Google Tel Aviv office designed by Camenzind EvolutionSetter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal
all photos by Itay Sikolski/Camenzind Evolution [via From the Grapevine]

Why these photos? Well, here it is: I'm moving to Tel Aviv! My husband managed to get transferred with Google, and this will be his new workplace. Not bad, huh?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shop The Well-Appointed Catwalk's Favorites

Happy Monday, lovelies. Just a quick post today to introduce you to a new feature that lets you shop all of my favorite thingsfrom items high on my lust list to old favorites that I can't live without. Just click on the SHOP tab under the banner to view it all.

Of course, I had to get this feature ready in time for the holidays so you'll know what to buy me. I kid, I kid! But you'll definitely find some great gifts here for the stylista in your life.

So far, it's all fashion, with a few favorite beauty products thrown in for good measure, but let me know if you're interested in shopping my favorite furniture/home decor items as well. Your wish is my command!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Blurring Indoor and Outdoor Living Space in Brazil

all photos by Tony Chen [via Architizer]

In the midst of a crisp New England autumn, it's easy to forget that there's anything lacking in this part of the world. But the sort of breezy indoor/outdoor living space seen here just doesn't exist in these parts, nor would it make sense in a region that essentially hibernates for a third of the year.

In the more temperate climate of Brazil, though, architecture firm Jacob, Assiz & Annunziato Arquitetos Associados have created a home that flows seamlessly from the inside out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Midweek Covet: Salvatore Ferragamo Ninfea Pumps

Good god, these are stunning! With a calf hair upper and a metal and lucite block heel (you know I love a good block heel!), these Salvatore Ferragamo Ninfea pumps aren't your standard black shoe.

I found them while perusing the Bloomingdale's Friends & Family sale, and while Ferragamo is one of the many designer exclusions, these babies are marked down from $795 to $556.50 through Monday.

Still pricey for shoes I don't really need, but I'm thinking of buying this Kate Spade pair, which is 20% off with the Friends & Family discount, as a consolation prize. What do you think?