Thursday, February 28, 2008

Steinberg’s Wallpaper: Found!

My husband has been an admirer of the work of Saul Steinberg for years and was the one to introduce me to his distinctive style (his illustration work for the New Yorker is legend). So last year when I was staying at the SoHo Grand in New York I flipped when I saw the wallpaper in my bathroom: rows and rows of little birds drawn in the unmistakable Steinberg style. Ever since I’ve been on the look out for this wallpaper called “Aviary” and I just found it today thanks to a post at Peak of Chic. Schumacher carries it (and a bunch of other sweet patterns, like Kelly Wearstler’s very fab Imperial Trellis.)

Here are a few examples of his 3-D mixed-media pieces. You can tell ol’ Steinie had a good sense of humor.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fairytale Fabulous

Or very technically speaking, “Moroccan Girlie Style.” While these things aren’t strictly Moroccan, at the very least there’s a heavy influence of this intoxicatingly beautiful culture. All of these images I found on two wonderful, awesome blogs that I only just discovered: All Things Bright and Beautiful and This is Glamorous. Sooo bookmarked!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Travel: Kelly Style

I have found the perfect luggage set. Exactly what Edith Head would’ve picked out for Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief if it existed in 1955. I haven’t even bothered to see how much it costs because it’s so amazing I know it has to be outrageous. T. Anthony makes this gorgeous set of cream leather with black detail. It really doesn’t get any more classic or flippin’ perfect than this.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

Today is Chinese New Year and 2008 is the Year of the Rat. (Honestly, it feels like it’s been year of the rat since inauguration day, January ‘01, but maybe that’s just me. Nah, probably not). Anyway, you’ll be pleased to hear Design Night can take care of all your Chinese New Year gifting needs with this very lovely little laser die-cut envelope. (I can’t help but think this would’ve been sooooo perfect 8 years ago when envelopes may have been needed for a certain someone’s campaign contributions...) Opportunity missed.