Category Archives: Design and Innovation

Eye On Design: Randy Polumbo, Flamenco Sculptural Floor Lamp

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The works of artist / designer Randy Polumbo are rooted in shapes and concepts that combine the organic with the cosmic, magical, and supernatural. His 2022 Flamenco sculptural floor lamp is instantly recognizable as part of his oeuvre for its hammered aluminum base and colorful hand-blown glass branches and bulbs that resemble sex toys.

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6 Ways To Pump Up Your Basic Outfit With Staple Accessories

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We all have that one go-to outfit: the one we feel most comfortable in and know that we look good when wearing it. But sometimes, even our favorite outfit can start to feel a little bit boring. If you’re in need of a style refresh, don’t reach for your credit card just yet. With a few key staple pieces, you can easily update your look without breaking the bank. Here are six ways to pump up your basic outfit with some must-have accessories.
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Shark Attack Bath Sponge!

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Shark Attack In The Bath! (Photos By Gail)

Do you have a small child in your home, and, if so, does he or she hate getting in the bath?  Based on the variety of designated “bath toys” I see at gift shows like NY Now, it’s apparent that the playing of bath-time  games may be required in order to complete this daily cleaning ritual. Because kids. There’s no reason why bath time shouldn’t be a fun adventure for everyone, even if a sponge shaped like a hungry shark needs to get involved. This adorably fierce Shark Bath Sponge is part of the Bath Biters collection from Genuine Fred, and it can be yours for just $7.00 over at Amazon. You almost have to buy it, because don’t you want your kid to make that face?

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Eye On Design: Coral Reef Beaded Jacket by Oscar de la Renta

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The glass bead appliqué on this jacket by Oscar de la Renta suggests an elaborate coral reef. Coral reefs are unique ecosystems; a major one is located in the Caribbean, where de la Renta grew up.
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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Panther Sweater

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H&M were selling this amazing Pink Panther sweater back in the fall and can you believe I didn’t buy it? What was I even thinking? Perhaps I looked at the care label and was dissuaded by the relative polyester content of the garment versus natural fabrics like cotton or silk, because too much polyester can be less-than-desirable with in a sweater, no matter how bitchen’ the design is. I’m kind of kicking myself now though, because of course it sold out in just a few days. Sigh.

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