Monday, March 23, 2015

Traditional venetian cup done in a new way

I love it when artists/ designers taking something old and address it in a new way.  That's what artist Fujiko Enami did.  She basically takes the traditional venetian millefiori technique but patterned it in a mid century style.  And voila!  A brand new way of producing traditional glass in a modern way.  Get yours at Sara Japanese Pottery.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The must have shoes this season!

Probably the cutest shoes ever made for adult male, these Fendi monster slip-on is selling out everywhere quick.  Unless you have a pair of large feet, I don't think it's possible for you to find another pair of these slip-on anywhere in US or perhaps in the world... 

Monday, March 2, 2015

A piece of Herzog & de Meuron

Unless you are top 0.01% earner, you can't possibly afford to have a piece of Herzog & de Meuron.... until now.  The 2001 Pritzker Prize winners are doing an extension for Tate Modern in London.  The Starchitcts were known for their sublime architecture including the remodeling of a factory in 2000 that became Tate Modern.  Now 15 years later, they are building a new addition to Tate Modern in London.  Tate shop is selling limited edition brick sculptures that are shape of Tate Modern to collectors for 1450 pounds each.  While the sculptures are far cry from being affordable for everyone but they are certainly a lot cheaper than commissioning Herzog & de Meuron to design privately for one's personal projects.  There are only 250 of these sculptures available.  Get your while you can.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jewel tone bowls for your entertaining needs

I'm always on a constant lookout for bowls and plates for my tableware needs.  So when I laid my eyes on these bowls, I thought they would be perfect for ice cream or gazpacho.  I know it's not even spring yet but hey, it's never too early to prepare for a festive dinner party!  Vitreluxe crystal bowls come in two sizes: 4" diameter at $78 each or 7" diameter at $285.  They are available in 6 different jewel tones: Amber, Aqua, Berry, Sea Green, Topaz, Violet.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Walk all over Damien Hirst

These boots are made for walking and they are made for walking all over Damien Hirst's Beautiful saucy spit roast it'll all end in tears rug!!  Never mind about the art's long title....  But this limited editioned (7) rug will cost you a hefty $45,000 if you want to walk all over it.  While this is not a cheap rug by any means, but when was the last time one can purchase a Damien Hirst art work that is 6'6" wide and cost less than a million dollars?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Eat off a Calder!

Nope, you cannot eat off a Calder mobile or stabile.  That's why Calder foundation teamed up with Bernardaud to come up with limited edition porcelain plates to celebrate Calder.  These 3000 editioned plates comes in a pack of six and are priced at $550 per pack which is about $92 a plate.  I'm not sure if these will ever go up in value as Calder himself did not personally collaborate with Bernardaud.... But these plates do look beautiful and I think they look much better as wall decorations or as dinner service chargers than something you would eat off.  The designs on the plates will clash with any food you put on them so I don't recommend using them as dinner plates.  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Missoni for Target Australia final sale

Remember the crazy 2011 Missoni for Target sale that crash Target's own website and caused fashionistas days of anguishment?  Well, certainly not at the down and under Target.  Probably because of the frenzy ensued at American Target few years ago, Australian Target apparently made plenty of stock to go around and then some.  But because they stocked so much merchandise, they are now having a fire sale to get rid of the remaining stock!  I'm going to highlight few pieces that I think are tremendous deal so get ready to beg your relatives/ friends in Australia to send these to you.  Oh, and by the way, American dollar have shot up in value lately so when you see something that's $10 AUS, it's actually about $8 USD.  Score!

These wedge sandals have classic Missoni pattern but at $10 AUS price tag (yes, you read that right...  that's like $8 USD) and all sizes available, you just simply can't beat the price and style even after adding shipping cost from Australia to US.  The original price tag was $69 AUS.

These see through pouches are perfect for your traveling needs or toss them in your purse if you need some compartmentalization.  They are perfect organizers and at $10 AUS (marked down from $30), you just simply cannot go wrong with them.  Plus they are super light to ship.

Need a tote bag that is stylish yet if you lose it, you won't be crying for days?  Well, Missoni for Target Australia has you covered.  This Geo Tote is perfect for your summer outing to supermarket or beach and at $15 AUS (originally $59 AUS), it's about the same price as any reusable grocery bags you get at any US supermarket.  

And don't forget to check out kid's, men's and home section.  There is plenty left over in those categories as well.