Born in Alès, France in 1975, Sophie Griotto's work is inspired by the modern-day urban woman. Using pencils and pastel crayons, she creates beautifully feminine images through fashion illustrations and story-boards.…
As many of you know by now, I love stylish clothes at reasonable prices. That's why I'm screaming Hallelujah today for Topshop's big, grand US opening in NYC!
Topshop isn't Forever 21 cheap, think of it more like the funkier and cooler older sister to H&M. It's a London phenomenon led by Sir Philip Green who so wisely plucked Kate Moss from cocaine… Continue
The bright geometric shapes...the fresh, colorful details! Janine Rewell is a graphic designer and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. Her work has been influenced from the Finnish culture surrounding her. As she states, "Pure forms have their history in Scandinavian design, while the ornateness of elements comes from Slavic culture. I… Continue
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British architect Alex Michaelis created an modern, eco-friendly home for him, his wife and his three kids in London. The subterranean fun house was made with his kids in mind; it has everything from a slide to an indoor pool and rock climbing wall. If that's not enough, they also have a foosball table and giant bean bags.
Madonna in Louis Vuitton, insists divorce has had no emotional effects on her at all. Also, insists she can now fly, thanks to happy thoughts.
"Don't take it seriously," They say. "It's just fashion." A few stars at the May 4 annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City took the saying to heart and tried their darnest to look ... what's the opposite of serious? Funny?
We call this one: "Holy Fruitcake! This is Actually…Continue
If you haven't checked out Michael Mina's beautiful restaurant, XIV in West Hollywood, now is the time. The Philippe Starck-designed restaurant is now offering happy hour with cocktails, appetizers and even valet parking for a reasonable $6. Appetizers include Kobe beef slider burgers, lobster corn dogs and truffle oil popcorn.
Hyatt Hotels CEO Mark Hoplamazian's just announced HyattConceirge, the very first global 24/7 concierge service by a hotel.
Through HyattConcierge, Hyatt's skilled guest service professionals will respond to guests’ questions, needs and concerns, any time, any place, through Twitter - before, during and after their stay.
Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.
The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy… Continue
I'm super psyched about this futuristic bus stop MIT architects and engineers have created called the EyeStop. It's an interactive bus stop designed for the city of Florence. Using state of the art technologies, riders will be able to plan bus trips using interactive maps, plan a bus trip on an interactive map, exchange community‐relevant information on a digital message board, surf the web, monitor their real time exposure to pollutants and use their… Continue
The MIT SENSEable City Lab has created some very interesting visualizations of mobile phone call activity around the inauguration of President Obama. The one above is called "The City" and shows cell phone calls from Washington DC before, during, and after the inauguration. The upper graphic shows the State the cell phone is registered in and the bottom graphic is a map of Washington DC showing the location the calls were made from. Height above the map represents the… Continue
Ok so I feel there's a lack of gadget content on the MET. So today I'm gonna present one of my favorite one (and god knows I'm a gadget freak !!): the Chumby.
What's that thing with that funky name ??
Well that's an adorable little box, super design and sexy. It's squishy all around and made of leather (different colors) and plastic. No button apparent. The only way to interfere with it is by pressing on its top (equivalent to home button on… Continue
Construction has reached the half way point for Capital Gate, an iconic leaning building in Abu Dhabi, designed by New York firm RMJM Architects. Built to be the most inclined tower in the world, the 35 story, gravity-defying feature tower will lean westward 18 degrees, 4 times as far as the Leaning Tower of Pisa which currently leans 3.97 degrees.
Is this building flicking you off? It's possible. Rising above the skyline of San Jose in Costa Rica, this mixed use tower by Spanish firm Moho Architects will be a new landmark, providing crucial amenities for the city.
The tower offers an ideal model of sustainable urban living by reducing reliance on transport and balancing energy consumption. Key to…
Check out this sleek, sexy house designed by Japanese firm FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects. With a black exterior and white courtyard, it's no surprise that the interior is full of contrast with both light and dark rooms. Although the house doesn't look too big in size, I like how they set up the space to make it look spacious and clean.
They had me at wireless internet signal. Really they did. The Orange Solar Concept Tent you are seeing uses cutting edge eco-energy technology that allows campers to keep in touch and power their essential camping gadgets. How does it capture the sun's energy? The tent has specially coated solar threads that are webbed into conventional fabric. What other modern… Continue
THOR is the epitome of sleek, modern and sexy high-fashion hotels (in both design and clientele), and one of the hottest spots in the Lower East Side. I've been there on multiple occasions for its lounge and nightlife. You walk in and you’ll feel like a celebrity—there is even a red-carpet waiting for you (literally). All of the walls are floor-to-ceiling glass, which means breathtaking…
British designer Thomas Heatherwick recently released images of his updated design for the UK pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Awarded the commission in September 2007, Heatherwick has come up with a new six-storey pavilion under the theme "Better City, Better Life" that will dramatically demonstrate the creativity and innovation of the UK.
The official poster of the 2010 Olympics has just been released. The maple leaf will be the face of the official games because it is one of Canada’s most widely recognized symbols. Instead of the standard rustic red, this maple leaf is in wintery shades of blue and vibrant greens.
Cropped within the shape of a maple leaf, the bold Vancouver 2010 graphics are… Continue
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