Category Archives: Design and Innovation

Eye On Design: Brooklyn Toile Pattern Wallpaper

brooklyn toile wallpaper photo by gail worley
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Mike Diamond (Mike D of the Beastie Boys) wanted a Brooklyn-inspired toile wallpaper for the walls of his Cobble Hill brownstone. In 2012, he worked with designers Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersaqi at Revolver New York, and John Sherman of local manufacturer Flavor Paper to produce a design that pays tribute to Brooklyn in a manner that looks, from a distance, like a traditional eighteenth centre French toile — a printed textile with small scenes that make up an overall pattern.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Middle Finger Candle

middle finger candle photo by gail worley
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Oh, my. This is vibrant Pink ‘Statement Candle’ designed by Justinas Bruzas is almost too nice to burn, amiright? Manufactured by 54 Celsius, this candle depicting my very favorite hand gesture is just one among the dozens of unique designs you can find on their website.  We spotted it at the NY Now summer marketplace, but it is available for you to purchase in a variety of colors for just $40 at This Link!

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Eye On Design: Marilyn Minter-Inspired Clutch Purses

wet kiss and glitter lips clutch photo by gail worley
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If you are a fan of wearable art, then you will want to know about this partnering of the Edie Parker acrylic clutch bag brand with legendary visual artist, Marilyn Minter, in the form of two stunning collectible hand bags

The Jean clutch handbag (in white pearlescent with silver kiss-lock hardware closure) features the artist’s Glitter Mouth, while the Carol clutch (in nude pearlescent with gold kiss-lock hardware closure) features Minter’s Wet Kiss — two surreal and sexy artworks by the celebrated artist.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pig Socks!

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Squee! These adorable little Pink Pig Socks by Foot Traffic were spotted by me at NYNow summer marketplace. Perfect for keeping all of your little piggies warm and cozy,

Eye On Design: Multimo Sofa By Pierre Paulin

multimo sofa by pierre paulin photo by gail worley
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Mushrooms, oysters, Tongues, and tulips are some of the iconic shapes French designer Pierre Paulin (19272009) was best known for creating. Having trained under Parisian designer Marcel Gascion, Paulin was influenced by the Scandinavian aesthetic as well as American pre-fabricated designs by Charles and Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll. Continue reading Eye On Design: Multimo Sofa By Pierre Paulin

Fishing Lure Mail Box

mail box fishing lure photo by gail worley
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Oh the cleverness. While relaxing at friend’s beach house over the long Labor Day weekend, I spotted this  Fishing Lure-shaped Mail Box out front of Haskell’s Outpost Bait and Tackle Shop (they appear to need Instagram followers!) in Westhampton Beach, LI, NY. It’s pretty cool!

Eye On Design: Gothic Sofa By Kimbel and Cabus

gothic sofa by kimbel and cabus photo by gail worley
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This visually arresting, deep-teal hued Gothic sofa by Kimbel and Cabus (circa 1875) presents a paradox. The angled arms and legs meet to suggest adjustability or flexibility, but the strong mortise-and-tenon joints that secure the legs and rails render motion impossible.

turquoise gothic sofa by kimbel and cabus photo by gail worley

By creatively inverting German architect Edwin poplar’s angled rear chair leg, the firm created a surprisingly forward-looking sofa design.

turquoise gothic sofa by kimbel and cabus photo by gail worley

Photographed in the Brooklyn Museum as Part of the Exhibit Modern Gothic: The Inventive Furniture of Kimbel and Cabus, 1863–82, on View Through February 13th, 2022.