Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sid Mashburn Beaded Necklace

A necklace..

Sid Mashburn African Beaded Necklace

Blue Glass Beaded Necklace

Sid Mashburn African Beaded Necklace

Multi Colored Beaded Necklace

Sid Mashburn African Beaded Necklace

Polka Dot Beaded Necklace

for him, that she can also borrow. The Sid Mashburn African beaded necklace would make a subtle statement peeking out from under a shirt. The necklaces are all 26″ inches in length and are made with tiny, small, medium or large clay beads. A casual accessory that pairs perfectly with the always favorite jeans, t-shirt and sneakers uniform. We’ve talked about Sid Mashburn here before, and I just can’t seem to get enough of what he’s doing. If you haven’t already, his shop is one place you’ll want to visit.

Photo: Sid Mashburn

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Head Porter Plus

Updates..

Head Porter Plus Check Shirts

Head Porter Plus Check Shirts

to classic American style is what Japanese brand, Head Porter Plus‘ fall/winter 2011 collection is all about. The line is full of well-made, wearable items like thick knit sweaters, updated chinos, bold plaids, and solid basics – pretty much everything a guy needs heading into the cooler months. Practical pieces that are simple and clean with just the right amount of detail; certainly in line with the Japanese aesthetic. Pretty much the entire collection is worth noting.

Head Porter Plus Duffle Coat

Head Porter Plus Duffle Coat

 
Elbow Patch Sweater

Elbow Patch Sweater

Down Vest

Down Vest

Photos: Head Porter Plus

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FM908

Trying to maintain..

FM908 Coat with Removable Hood

FM908 Coat with Removable Hood

a certain sense of style while not spending a ton of dough can be a tough balance. So, it was a pleasant surprise to come across the label FM908. I’m not only loving this coat to transition from summer to fall, but I’m also thrilled there are many other reasonably priced styles available at this Etsy shop. Yep, that’s right, all of these unique designs are hand made too. Maybe it’ll be one of the things in your closet you won’t have to live on PB&J sandwiches to obtain.

Jumper

FM908 Jumpsuit

FM908 Wool Coat

FM908 Wool Coat

Photo: FM908

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Thomas Sires

If you..

Thomas Sires

Thomas Sires

live in New York and haven’t been to Thomas Sires on Elizabeth Street, you’re missing out. Fiona Thomas and Alison Sires, both with years of experience in the fashion industry, partnered to open this fantastic shop last holiday season. They have their own line of women’s apparel and a small assortment of very sweet clothing for little ones. In addition, the shop carries an amazingly curated assortment of jewelry, giftables and home products. The women’s collection is full of versatile pieces that are made from beautiful fabrics. All with wonderful details and great fits. Fall 2011 is now in stores, and much like previous seasons, it continues to deliver with innovation and style – from fleece sweatshirts to more dressy, tailored pieces. Everything is super wearable and because pieces are produced by Thomas Sires, you’re guaranteed to not see it all over town.. another plus. Definitely not just another shop in Nolita.

Photo: Facebook

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Fine Little Day Cutting Boards

The happy designs..

Fine Little Day Cutting Boards

Fine Little Day Cutting Boards

of these cutting boards from Fine Little Day make them perfect not only for cutting food, but also for serving it too. If you’ve got a small living space, like myself, you can understand the importance of multi-use items. This cutting board can be left out on the counter, acting like part of the decor, rather than having to hide it away. Based out of Sweden, the Fine Little Day shop also carries other lovely items like posters, prints, pillows, wallpaper and blankets. As an added bonus the site also offers free shipping world wide.. fine indeed.

Photos: Fine Little Day

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Porcelain Bottle Vases

Cast..

Porcelain Bottle Vases

Porcelain Bottle Vases

from bottles found in the streets of Holland and turned into super cool, functional pieces of art. These porcelain vases are the latest edition to LEIF, a great little shop in Brooklyn. They are made out of naturally-colored porcelain with a chalky matte finish and are offered in several unique shapes includig a  motor oil bottle, dish detergent bottle, lotion bottle, drinkable yogurt bottle, ribbed bottle vase. The perfect way to showcase those flowers from Saffron.

Motor Oil Vase

Motor Oil Vase

Ribbed Bottle

Ribbed Bottle

Photo: LEIF Shop

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Guest Hunter, Ami Pak

Another..

Guest Hunter, Ami Pak

Guest Hunter, Ami Pak

absolutely adorable Guest Hunter, Ami Pak. Ami was born in South Korea, raised in Minneapolis, went to college in Northern Ohio and Southern California, and now resides in Brooklyn. The fact that she’s lived all over the world explains her strong sense of individuality. I mean, the girl grew up composting and gardening vegetables in her backyard with her parents and 4 siblings (she has a brother and 3 sisters). Now if that’s not badass, I don’t know what is. She’s got style, creativity and smarts. A pretty amazing combination which can be seen in her hobbies; like printmaking, making kimchi, her obsession with design collectives, and emerging fashion. Ami is currently a Senior Program Manager at frog Design and has worked at a bunch of other reputable companies such as luckymag.com, HBO.com, MTV.com, Razorfish, and Dreamworks Records. In addition to her work and her hobbies, she’s always down for good comedy, adores her nieces and nephews, loves her friends, and feels fortunate to be living in the “Golden Age of Brooklyn”.

We’re lucky to get the inside scoop from this talented lady, so click here to keep on reading – you’re going to be cooler for doing it. Guaranteed.

Photo: Thimali Kodikara

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Gravel & Gold

Earlier in the week..

 Gravel & Gold

Gravel & Gold

I posted about the SFS Tunic Top, which comes from Gravel & Gold. I stumbled upon this gem of a shop while visiting San Francisco. I was newly pregnant, and the three shop owners were all so amazing. Not only did I get some fab non-maternity tops that I could wear with my growing belly, but they also gave me some great (and welcome) advice. Lucky for me, one of the owners just happened to be a certified doula and midwife. Gravel and Gold carries a well curated selection of books, clothes, housewares, cards, accessories and bric-a-brac. Worth being on your radar.

Photo: justhue.blogspot.com

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Of a Kind

The founders...

Of a Kind

Of a Kind

Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, of the web site Of a Kind are doing something that’s pretty darn phenomenal.  Their tagline is ‘Know and Own’ and that’s what they do. They take local talent (aka smaller designers) and expose them to their community by sharing the designer’s story and selling limited-edition pieces from these emerging brands. The concept is brilliant and these girls have great taste. Maybe I’m biased seeing as a number of the brands they carry have landed on a threetwentyeight blog post. Either way, with names like Matt Singer, Ace & Jig, Thomas Sires (more to come on the Nolita shop Tuesday), and Apolis this is kind of the mecca for amazing talent that isn’t on everyone’s radar.. yet. Genuine, real style from two ladies who are clearly true fans of fashion. Thank you, love the concept and the site!

Photo: Of a Kind

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Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats

Flipping through..

Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats

Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats

Cooking Light and came across the recipe for Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats. The oats add a different texture and offer a healthy variation to one of my favorites as a kid. This would make a great appetizer, light meal or accompaniment at brunch. This dish is by Mark Bittman, but Waldorf salad was originated back in the late 1800’s at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City.  Check out the full list of ingredients and recipe here.

Photo: Cooking Light

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