Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spotlight: Beauty in Motion

I admit it. I'm a bit of Olympics junkie. Sitting in front of the television while sketching out my fall collection has been a bit of an evening ritual these past couple of weeks. And, of course, I always pay attention to the team uniforms. I was so distracted by team Netherlands' beautiful bobsled and speed skating uniforms, that it didn't matter to me who had won both their events that evening. To me, they just looked like winners. Great colors, clean, streamlined graphics. Timeless appeal. Hand them a gold medal!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Curiosities: Perfumed Bubbles

I've been doing a lot of traveling lately for Girl Of All Work, and while skimming through an inflight magazine, I came across this fun curiosity: perfumed bubbles by acclaimed Parisian perfumer, Francis Kurkdijan. Kurkdijan is known for his "fragrance installation" at Versailles— a display of light, sound, and fragrance. Now, you can experience a bit of his magic with Les Bulles d'Agathe, pocket-sized vials of perfume/bubble solution. Released by his fragrance house (Maison Francis Kurkdijan) and sold at Neiman Marcus, these amazing creations come in three scents: pear, cold mint, and cut herbs.  Available here for $18.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Found Objects: Cyberoptix Tie Lab

There's nothing like a guy in a tie. I'm not talking about those stuffy, business meeting ties that populate boardrooms and cubicles, either. It's been a bit of a challenge finding the right tie for my guy these past couple of years. Luckily, I stumbled across Cyberoptix Tie Lab. Each tie, silkscreened to order, is a hip but understated statement. You can also get these in different widths: regular, narrow, and skinny.