Saturday, January 31, 2009

Exquisite Photos

Michael Alberstat's range of photographic imagery runs the gamut from babies to ballrooms, and everything else in between. The images here are just a small sample of his brilliant work. They are so inspirational to a wannabe photog like myself, I am busting to run out and take a million pictures, hoping I could capture just ONE as lovely as his! See more.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cargo Scooter solves luggage dilemma!

I didn't think having a scooter would ever work for me, heck, I take four bags when I go on an overnight trip, but this little number from Elliot Ortiz offers a nifty solution for pack rats like me! The scooter has a cargo hold built into the main body where all kinds of stuff could be stashed. Me, I want the pink one!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chanel's Heavenly Couture Collection

I don't normally post quite so many pictures here, but I was so taken aback with the breathtaking collection, I could hardly stop myself from posting all of the over 60 incredible looks. At the latest house of Chanel haute couture collection for Spring-Summer 2009, which was held January 27 at the Pavilion Cambon Capucines, Paris, Karl Lagerfeld truly channelled Chanel herself with these confections of loveliness. In keeping with the black and white aesthete that was Coco's, this collection is divine! and it makes to want to visit Paree again! Notice the simple white eyeshadow with the black liner and the white nail polish!

After I finished drooling over these incredible black and white creations, I saw the pictures of the white paper decor that showcased the Pavilion, made up of 7000 handmade daises, roses (of course), leaves and petals which took 4800 hours to assemble. How fantastic is that? See all the looks and fashion show

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Silver Treasures

At first I was taken with this lovely and unique ring, and when I went over to Etsy I found the lovely crocheted earrings! I didn't even know you could crochet silver, but how sweet are they, from San Francisco based loveandhappiness.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gorgeous Garbage

Don't you just love when what would be thrown away and end up in the landfill is turned into a thing of beauty. The work of Gilles Eichenbaum, whose motto is "your dustbins have talent", should be "Garbage (Gilles) has talent". Love it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Perfectly Preserved Nature-Accessories by BelaBrazilianDesigns

I am in love with the lovely, lovely wearable designs by Nicole Lauandos-Meier of BelaBrazlian Designs. The idea of a perfectly preserved work of nature that you can wear for all time is, to me, just lovely, and how sweet for an everlasting Valentine token of love! I am hard pressed to pick just one favorite!
Visit here to see and buy.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lacy Architecture for Indian High Rise

Symhomes MK1 by Piercy Conner Architects created this winning design for the Living Steel design contest. The project is located in the West Bangor City of Kolkata, India. The lacy exterior is part of the engineering for keeping interior temperatures cool in area where temps can reach 111 degree F. I think it's quite lovely, and a great improvement on utilitarian high rise construction.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dunes on Mars

This image is of dunes on planet Mars. Aren't they incredible? Read more here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Circus Animal Jewelry

How cool would it be to own this? The interactive artistic jewelry creations of Allison Wells are like toys for grown-ups! (and jewelry lovers!)

We can always use a good laugh!

Suffering from either cabin or fever or just plain cold, a good chuckle is always welcome. Thanks to the folks at Dark Roasted Blend. Check it out and see lots more fun stuff!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Brrr! It's Cold! Very Cold!

I know it's not supposed to be cold in Florida, and I know many of you are freezing for some days already, but these are a little bit freaks! With an unusual hard freeze the sprinklers at a local Home Depot still went off, freezing all around them and ending up with icicles on the trees! Pretty neat!

Cloud Visions

I love clouds, in any shape or form, they are one of my favorite things since I was little. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s ‘Clouds’ for Kvadrat are one of the more nebulous winners in Wallpaper’s 2009 Design Awards. Victorious in our ‘Best use of textiles’ category, See Video

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Horizontal Beauty

This fantastic minimalist home is "Horizontal Space" by Italian, Duilio Damilano.
The 4 bed 4 bath house is 3230 sq feet, all of it spare and clean lined. Love the glass doors. See More.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Nasa Visit

What a great weekend we had! Visiting Orlando is always fun! This visit was special as it included a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. What a great place to visit! The whole place is inspirational and reminds us of a time when American really was admired and respected by the whole world. Let's hope that we can get that sense of pride and accomplishment back with the new administration and the changes they promise!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bunny Pavilion

This cute building is for the Shangai World Expo in 2010, The Macau Pavillion.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Amanda Bailey Smith's Art

I know you probably find it hard to believe, but these fantastic creations are made out of old televisions wire, electric motors bit and bobs and sweetie wrappers. The incredible work of Amanda Bailey Smith, Fantastic! See more

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paper Creations

Danish artist, Peter Callesen's works are beautiful paper creations. As one of his creations is from my home town of Nottingham and it's castle, I am particular fond of his work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Artistic Interpretations

These morphing images are the work of Erwin Olaf Magic!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fairy Tale Themed Hotels-Grand Daddy's Goldilocks Trailer

Though I personally was always a bit scared by the whole Goldilocks tale, but not as much as Little Red Riding Hood freaked me out, this theme hotel suite in Cape Town certainly would be an interesting place to spend the night. See more

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bird's Nest Lounger

Cole Scego, based in Missouri designed this Bird's Nest Lounger. See More

Modern Marvel In Sydney, Australia

Johannsen and Associates Architects designed this gorgeous home in Northbridge, Sydney, Australia, what views! Visit Architect site