Friday, May 30, 2014

Modern day cashmere throws

Are you tired of that hand me down traditional cashmere throw you got from your grandma with fringes?  Or browsing through stores and catalogs and all you see is cream, gray, navy colored ones?  Forget about those boring throws, Rani Arabella is much more cheerful than that!  She came up with yoyo throws.  These bright and happy cashmere throws will certainly add happiness and personality to any room! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What kind of water can would Marie Antoinette use if she was alive today?

If Marie Antoinette was alive today, and instead of dressing up as a milkmaid, she decided to play a gardener, what kind of watering can do you think she would be using?  From Carolina Herrera of course!  This half-gallon watering can is made of silver-plated brass at a cost of $1900!  How else would modern day Marie Antoinette water her plants? 

Friday, May 23, 2014

You can't get more minimalist than this sink

I think this has to be the grand daddy of minimalist sink.  I have never seen anything like it.  How practical is it?  Probably not very.  I mean you have to have a super anal personality to use this daily as everything will needed to be stored away as there is no counter space to put anything.  But oh man, this has got to be one of the coolest sink ever.  I actually think it will be perfect for a powder room as you don't exactly need counter space to put tooth brush, soap, cup, etc. on. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Do you want to have something in common with Leonardo DiCaprio?

Even New York Times is writing an article on Mark Ryden.... That's when you know you have made it despite all those art world taste makers cringing at his kitsch paintings.  No matter, Hollywood celebrities are clamoring for his work; from Katy Perry to Amanda Seyfried to Leonardo DiCaprio.  Even the infamous Lady Gaga meat dress was inspired by one of his painting.  His new show, The Gay 90s, opened on May 3rd at Kohn Gallery in LA.  His regular paintings sale for 200k to over a million.  But you can have one of his limited edition print for much less than that.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Presale time!

For those of you who missed Colette's 30% off one day sale few days ago, fret not; there are other sales to be had.  Bergdorf Goodman / Neiman Marcus is having a presale right now.  So hop on by the store(s) and nicely ask your sales people.  They are more than happy to presale things to you.  Tom Ford, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs are all included in the presale.  Barney's New York is also having a presale.  What's on your must buy list?    

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jeff Koons' take on Popeye

If you are looking for a trophy sculpture, no further than Jeff Koons' Popeye at Sotheby's on May 14th.  This 6'6" tall Popeye, is an edition of three, weighting in 2000 pounds stainless steel sculpture will cost its new owner a hefty the tune of $25 million!  The other two editions are owned by famed dealer Larry Gagosian and who else but fame mega collector Steve Cohen.  Popeye was first conceived in 1929, during the great depression.  Again, this sculpture was manufactured in 2009, the great recession.  Oh, the irony!

Friday, May 9, 2014

W sign in Los Angeles is made of...

Ever wonder what the W hotel sign in Hollywood is made of?  You know, the one that was shown on Million Dollar Listing in Los Angeles few seasons ago.  They used Sensitile.  Specifically the Jali Cascata line.  It is back-lit by LED light.  Sensitile has pretty cool looking products.  A lot of sparkling and twinkling things; perfect for that special area at home where you want some sparkle... like in a small powder room or in public areas... like bars.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Versatile paper wall

Sometimes you want to partition a large open space into smaller spaces but you don't want to build something permanent.  What do you do?  I would get the Molo paper wall.  It's one of the most versatile paper wall option out there.  It can easily stand on its own; easy to install; and it's thickness also absorb sound.  You can also get different height screens so when you decide you don't want to stack them on top of each other to create an interesting screen, you can use them as seating block!!