Category Archives: Design and Innovation

Weed Zip Bag!

weed bag zipper cosmetic pouch
You Put Your Weed In It . . .

Display your love of botanicals with the Weed Bag! This adorable zip bag features the images and names of all your favorite weeds — educational! Perfect for storing precious cosmetics, pens, edibles, or herbs. This versatile accessory measures 5″ x 9″ with a roomy 2-inch gusset at the bottom.

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Design Your Own Custom Invites and Occasion Cards With Basic Invite

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One thing that most of us have learned first-hand in the past two years is how many different tasks can be accomplished entirely online. While nothing feels the same as celebrating special occasions face-to-face, we’ve created innovative ways for ‘virtual events’ to bring people together in a safe space when circumstance dictates that we must limit in-person gatherings. The pandemic won’t stop people from having Birthdays, getting Married or having Babies, and a great way to let friends and family know that you have something to celebrate is by crafting custom invitations or announcements to send out. Not sure how to get started? Check out Basic Invite, an online stationary store where you can design the perfectly personalized card or invitation for almost every major life moment including weddings, showers, birth announcements, birthdays, graduations, and more!

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Baby Carrier Window Display

cybex pink window display photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Not being a ‘Baby Person,’ I had never heard of Cybex, but apparently they are experts in child car seats, baby carries, strollers and other baby gear, for those who are baby-inclined. And their store in the Shops at Hudson Yards sure did design a fetching Window Display that is just exploding with soft Pinkness. Sigh.

Eye On Design: Red Tufted Geometric Armchair By Kimbel and Cabus

red tufted chair kimbel and cabus photo by gail worley
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Over the course of their nearly twenty-year partnership, Anton Kimbel (1822–1895) and Joseph Cabus (1824–1898) developed one of New York City’s leading furniture and decorating firms. Sons of German and French cabinetmaking families, they defined a new take on Modern Gothic design, a style that originated in Britain and was embraced by a growing middle class in the post–Civil War United States.

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Eye On Design: Black Hawk Console By Gloria Cortina

black hawk console by gloria cortina photo by gail worley
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While the streamlined curves of Gloria Cortina’s Black Hawk Console (2016) reference the design aesthetic of modern French opulence and glamour popular in the 20th century, Black Hawk serves as an homage to the perception of luxury in the Aztec empire.

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Eye On Design: Tristan Detwiler For Stan, Quilted Ensemble

quilted ensemble photo by gail worley
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“America is not like a blanket — one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt  — many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.”

— Jesse Jackson, 1984 Democratic National Convention

Tristan Detwiler (b. 1997) began reworking antique quilts into garments in 2018. A chance encounter with 80-year old quilt maker Claire McKarns introduced Detwiler to the Bumann Quilters of Olivenhain, California. After becoming a member, he applied the groups shared knowledge to his autumn/winter 2021-22 collection.

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Bus in Front of Javits Center

pink bus photo by gail worley
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I had to act fast to snap this photo of a cool Pink Bus as it was about to make a right turn onto 11th Avenue in front of the Javits Convention Center. Doesn’t the pale pink color just pop when set against Javits‘ shimmery sea green glass façade? Super artsy! A little Googling reveals that Pretty Little Thing is an online store that sells what I would call Hoochie Mama outfits. The site also features a Pink Monday special where many items are discounted up to 80% off, so maybe pay them a visit if you need some ‘club clothes.’