Spotted in the display window of a London clothing boutique, this Barbie Doll wearing a bespoke Pink outfit and seeking shelter under a Pink Japanese Umbrella, looks to me like she was rode hard and put away wet, as the saying goes. You can see she’s got her hairbrush in hand, so obviously she’s trying to do some damage control, but wtf is up with those smudges of dirt / bruises (!) on her face? What is the message being sent here? Is no one advocating for our favorite girl? So. Many. Questions. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Boutique Window Display With Pink Barbie
It was only my second day in London, and we had already packed a full day with off-beat touristy activities like spending three hours in Sotheby’s drooling over a lifetime’s collection of Freddie Mercury’s earthly possessions. As luck would have it, our walk home brought us within the vicinity of one of London’s true Hidden Gems for fans of art and assorted weirdness. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the Mosaic House.
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1.5 million cans of Heinz Baked Beans are sold every day in the UK. Australian comic Barry Humphries wore this Breakfast Dress (1997), by costume designer Stephen Adnitt for Dame Edna’s Work Experience, a TV series in which his alter ego Dame Edna Everage toured UK factories.
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I was barely home from London for twelve hours before I had to make a mad dash to Javits Center for the final day of NY Now! Jet lag be damned, there was too much cool design inspiration waiting at the summer edition of our favorite biannual gift show. From unique home goods to fabulous fashion accessories, hilarious greeting cards and adorable soft toys that will make you squee, there’s truly something for everyone at NY Now. Let’s get right to my fantastic photo recap with a few favorite home décor designs to let your individuality shine!
Continue reading Eye On Design: Finding Inspiration at NY Now, Summer 2023