Archive for February, 2011

You’ve seen it everywhere, from pillows to purses. Like most textiles, the history of Ikat fabric stems from a very particular art of dyeing and weaving. Ikat loom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Ikat textiles are made  by a complex artistic technique. Developed in Western Asia during the 1st millennium A.D. To create a true Ikat (rather than a […]


Another exhibit that should be on your radar: the not-to-miss Set in Style: the Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, opening this Friday at the Cooper Hewitt. Since Van Cleef & Arpels first opened their doors in 1906, they have consistently been pushing the envelope in design, style and the extraordinary ability to make pieces […]


Since it’s fashion week, fabric month, and of course the day of celebrating love (how many questions will be popped or pregnancies begun this evening?)… it’s the perfect time to ooh and ahhh over a newly launched site filled with treats for your eyes. BHLDN With roots from Anthropologie, this new source for beautiful wedding […]


This weekend, 1stDibs.com featured a great photo article on the new & noteworthy “must-have” books. The selection is varied and even if you just take a few minutes to check them out at your local bookstore, you’re sure to get a new surge of inspiration. A few of my favorites from the list: Beaton: The […]


Dior’s renowned jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane (remember her from our Rose de Dior post?) will be getting her own art exhibit. Showing at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. For the already very colourful and highly accomplished de Castellane, this is epic. As Elle Magazine points out, “It’s the first time a contemporary fashion jeweler […]



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