Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Home of Andy and Kate Spade

The ecletic New York home of Andy and Kate Spade, former owners and creative directors of Kate Spade and Jack Spade, has been widely published over the years. I like this series from The Selby - a great and more informal approach of them being at home and showing the details that make the apartment very cosy and homely. Check out the cool wide yellow and white stripe bed headboard in the bedroom - nice.
Photographs via The Selby.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New at Minty & Co - Preloved and Reborn Dining Chairs

Here is the latest addition to Minty & Co - a set of four preloved and reborn dining chairs. These lovely Scandi-style chairs have been restored, reupholstered and reborn with a new lease on life. The upholstered seating and back is covered in solution dyed acrylic fabric (outdoor fabric and still nice to sit on!) so the chairs are ideal for a sunny space (less fading) and is hardwearing (great if you have kids). If you're interested, make sure you pop into Minty & Co and check them out.
Photographs by Charlotte Minty.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Friday All

Happy Friday all!
In New Zealand, this weekend is the Elections - so tomorrow I will take part in democracy by taking a walk to my local polling place and having my say by putting my vote in. Have a great weekend everyone and make sure you all vote!
Also - to my lovely American readers, I hope you are having a great Thankgiving weekend.
Photograh via GW-BW

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Windows Around the World - Part Three

The windows at Printemps, Paris - a stylish collaboration with Karl Lagerfield and Chanel.

Set on a glamorous California runway - check out the hostess' go-go boots.

Ballerinas on a Moscow stage.

Mini Lagerfields in a snowy Paris.

Taking photos of the famous Chanel camellias

Futuristic Chanel hovercrafts and cityscape.

Aren't the windows at Printemps great? They are modern and stylish, which is no surprise as the Parisian department store collaborated with world famous fashion designer, Karl Lagerfield and the even more famous fashion brand, Chanel. Each window scene is based at fashionable locations around the world and all have the stylish and classy touches of Chanel throughout.
I love seeing all these Christmas windows. Which ones are your favourite?
Photographs via Vanity Fair.

Christmas Windows Around the World - Part Two

'Gaga's Workshop' windows at Barneys New York

Gaga's Boudoir made entirely of wig hair.

Even the thigh-highs are made of hair!

Lady Gaga at the opening of 'Gaga's Workshop' at Barneys, New York. Read more about it here.
Barneys New York collaborated with pop star, Lady Gaga to create a Gaga themed Santa's Workshop. The windows demonstrate the whacky Gaga style so well and the pop up store inside, filled with Gaga inspired products, takes up a whole floor.
Photographs by Justin Bishop via Vanity Fair.

The 'White Christmas' themed windows at Selfridges, London.

A more simple and traditional theme of 'White Christmas' at Selfridges, London. Watch this time lapse video which shows the whole process of creating the windows from start to finish here.
Photographs by Luke White via Vanity Fair.

Christmas Windows Around the World - Part One

Christmas windows from Bergdorf Goodman, New York.

This winter snow scene is made from beading, fringing and tassels. Check out the ram with crocheted horns.

'The Brass Menagerie' - apparently this glows at night.

'Teacher's Pet' - all made from paper, including the zebra. Amazing!

One for the boys.

Snow birds in elegant evening gowns.

There are some impressive window displays happening all over the world. Christmas is a time where window dressing really steps up a notch and these ones from Bergdorf Goodman, New York are no exception. Based around the theme 'Carnival of the Animals', some of these windows have been wrought entirely in different materials, like paper, brass, tassels, fringe and beading. Just amazing work.
Photographs by Justin Bishop via Vanity Fair.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jenna Lyon's Brooklyn House for Sale

The Brooklyn home of Jenna Lyons, Creative Director of JCrew, now for sale.

Got a spare US$3,750,000 lying around? If so, you could buy Jenna Lyon's (President and Creative Director of  JCrew) stylish family home in Brooklyn, New York. You may recognised the home as it has been widely published and blogged internationally.
While the circumstances of sale is somewhat negative (divorce and lesbian rumours), there will be a huge amount of interest in this posh 4 storey 1880's building with 7 bedrooms. Note the gorgeous mature dogwood tree in their backyard - amazing. Are you going to put in an offer?
Photographs via Sotheby Homes.