the age of design

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deco neck

deco necklace from french connection. we’ve seen a lot of chunky jet costume jewelry upcoming for fall, and this is one of the best examples yet.


miuccia prada is known as a cerebral sort of fashion designer, one who could talk german philosophy or 19th century english pastoral painting over dinner. (not that you’d bother with kant, because she’d be wearing some crazy awesome renaissance headband constructed by elves and you’d rather ask about that.)  we digress.

the prada fall 2009 lookbook is magical and we think, rather design-y.

*via fashionologie.


gorgeous sculptural pencil shaving bracelets by DISAYA at forward by revolve.

*via miss modular.

signed, sealed, delivered

looka jewelry necklaces

envelope necklaces by looka jewelry that can be custom stamped with name, date, cell phone digits, etc.  at the 5th annual renegade craft fair in brooklyn this weekend.

if you like it, put a knot in it

long gold chain necklace with a celtic knot.  $85, not bad!

watch it


handsome timepiece from baden baden, a showcase for japanese design.

haute home

shower designed by missoni home, which also makes plush, gorgeous towels and rugs (though we wouldn’t necessarily pair them together.)

or, depending on our insulin levels, maybe we would.

catalog dose of design

j. crew isn’t the most avant-garde of retail manufacturers, but we’re consistently pleased with the details they include in collection after collection.  for example, elbow-length leather opera gloves with perfect little buttons (now on sale for under $50)…

or the lightweight striped scarf with metallic thread from India:

good news in print media

CAT PARTY blogger chelsea fairless must be the intrepid sort, as she’s just managed to put out the first issue of her gem of a fashion magazine called – appropriately – chelsea.  with help from a few friends, the magazine includes smart/funny interviews with visionaire co-founder cecilia dean, designer phillip lim, subversive jewelry‘s justin giunta, and others, as well as a babysitter’s club-inspired fashion diary and two pretty rad fashion layouts (one inspired by kidnapped heiress patty hearst).

pick up a copy at st. marks bookshop in manhattan, spoonbill & sugartown in brooklyn, and show pony in LA.  or send $10 via paypal right to chelsea at

statement jewelry

fiona paxton necklaces are a little bit tribal, little bit rock ‘n’ roll.

(c) lars klove for the new york times

(c) lars klove for the new york times