Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hestra X Norse Projects Iver Glove

Another year..

Hestra X Norse Projects Iver Glove, $130.00

Hestra X Norse Projects Iver Glove, $130.00

another Hestra x Norse Projects collaboration worth mentioning. Last year was the Staale Glove, this year, it’s the IverHestra is one of the leading glove manufacturing brands, Norse is a menswear shop in Copenhagen and like the companies’ past collaborations, the Iver is a traditional style workwear glove. It’s made from 100% deerskin and has some cool details like a removable 100% wool lining in contrast colors. Available in black, brown, tan and yellow. Get ’em before they’re gone.

Photo: Norse Projects

-twentyeight

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Gio Diev

My uniform..

Odessa Shoes from Gio Diev

Odessa

pretty much consists of jeans, tees, cardigans and a pair of clogs. Nothing too exciting, but comfortable nonetheless. BUT these stunning shoes from Gio Diev make me want to get dressed up, and head somewhere fabulous. The clean lines, the elegant designs, all of the styles make a statement without trying too hard. With that said, it’s no surprise that they have recently been spotted on many Hollywood darlings. Knowing the man behind the brand, I’m happy to see this footwear collection doing great things.

Photo: Gio Diev

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Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion

Save the date..

Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 (left) | Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 (right)

Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 (left) | Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 (right)

because it’s been confirmed. On May 10, 2012 the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute will exhibit designs by Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli. As you can imagine after McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibit last spring/summer, the announcement is already creating quite a buzz. So start packing that overnight bag because if the lines are anything like what they were for the McQueen exhibit, it’ll be a bit of a wait, to say the least. According to WWD, there will be 80 designs from the two Italian designers including pieces by Schiaparelli from the late 20’s to the early 50’s and by Prada from the late 80’s through present day.  Although both created during different eras and their work hasn’t necessarily been influenced by one another, they both are icons in the world of fashion.  Two strong women who challenged fashion. For that we’re forever grateful; it’ll be worth the wait.

Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Huset

It would be nice..

Tillsammans Posters

Tillsammans Posters

Arla Birds

Arla Birds

to have a home filled with the Scandinavian designs from Huset. The name Huset means “the house” in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. This shop brings together individuals who create collections of beautiful modern products like Lisa Bengtsson Tillsammans Posters, Camilla Engdahls Arla Birds, and of course anything from Ferm Living. It’s close to impossible to only name a few. So don’t take my word for it, go scout the rest here.

Ferm Living

Ferm Living

Photos: Huset

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Tube Wringer

Who knew..

Tube Wringer, $27

Tube Wringer, $27

such a thing existed? The Tube Wringer must have been designed with people like me in mind. People who hate letting things go to waste. The Tube Wringer is made in Oregon by retired engineer, John Gill. It has a simple design that’s easy to use and consists of two aluminum rollers which are secured with a nickel-plated hardened steel body. So place any tube in there, turn the key and you’ve got up to 35% more of whatever’s in there.  Available at online shop, Kaufmann Mercantile – a store with a small assortment of quality products, like Gill’s Tube Wringer. Handy gadget to say the least.

Photo: Kaufmann Mercantile

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Guest Hunter, Shannon Hodgson

Welcome..

Shannon Hodgson

Shannon Hodgson

Shannon Helen Hodgson. She lives in Soho, NYC with her 10-year-old NewYorkie Bubba. A fashion stylist with dreams of opening up her own children’s clothing & accessory boutique, including her own little ladies clothing line Juni. Shannon began as an intern at MTV House of Style, and assisted many of the top fashion stylists only to realize that she didn’t want to work with celebrities or high-end fashion magazines. She found a liking for the less dramatic fashion world of dot.com. Now as the Style Director at Ann Taylor, Shannon has time to focus on Juni & pursuing her true dreams.

Shannon is a free spirit, super cool, and one-of-a-kind, so be sure to keep on reading to get the inside scoop from this talented NYC stylist.

Bubba Jones

Shannon's Yorkie, Bubba Jones

Photos: Shannon Hodgson (Using ShakeItPhoto App)

Fire & Ice

Have you seen..

Bjorn Borg & John McEnroe

Bjorn Borg & John McEnroe

the documentary Fire & Ice? These guys need no introduction, but this film is about the rivalry and friendship between tennis players John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg. Tennis is one of the few sports I enjoy, so watching these accomplished athletes deal with their ups and downs throughout their careers was really interesting. From the on court antics to the 70’s & 80’s tennis fashion, if you’re hooked to cable, it’s definitely one to watch.

Photo via Sportsbully

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Clocky Rolling Alarm Clock

Okay..

Clocky Rolling Alarm Clock, $39

Clocky Rolling Alarm Clock, $39

so maybe this isn’t a “great thing” when it’s rolling around the  floor beeping at 6am, but the Clocky (by MIT graduate student Gauri Nanda) delivers on it’s promise: to get you up.  Hit “snooze” and this guy jumps off your nightstand, shelf or whatever and starts moving.  The only way to turn it off is to hunt it down.  So, you’re pretty much forced to get out of bed, which essentially defeats the reason for snoozing in the first place. There is the option to allow for a one-time snooze session and the wheels can be turned off, so it has the ability to act as your normal alarm clock; only way cooler looking. Available in other colors too, but my vote is for aqua.

Photo: Nanda Home

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Foley Food Mill

This one..

Foley Food Mill

Foley Food Mill

definitely reminds me of my mother. She ALWAYS used a Foley Food Mill to make homemade applesauce when I was a kid. It was just the right mix of sweet and spicy, had a hint of cinnamon and the texture was perfectly smooth. Thinking of it makes me want some right now. Anyway, she only recently traded in her antique for a newer version, and it’s her most preferred kitchen supply. The food mill is also great for making mashed potatoes, baby foods and sauces. In fact it’s got a ton more uses, 75 to be exact. Check it out..

75 Uses for the Foley Food Mill

75 Ways to use the Foley Food Mill

75 Uses for the Foley Food Mill

75 Ways to use the Foley Food Mill

75 Uses for the Foley Food Mill

75 Ways to use the Foley Food Mill

75 Uses for the Foley Food Mill

75 Ways to use the Foley Food Mill

Photos: Elizabeth Hill Cottage, Unknown

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Good Habit Cookies

Too good..

Good Habit Cookies

Good Habit Cookies

to be bad is Cailfornia company, Good Habit’s motto. The company makes gluten free cookies that are packed with wholesome ingredients. All goods are baked by hand at a gluten free facility in small batches using natural and organic ingredients.  Since being founded in 2009, the company has grown and Good Habit cookies are sold across the country (see store listing), but if there isn’t a shop that carries them in your neck of the words, you can order online. They look totally delicious and just might be the healthiest cookie in town.

Good Habit Cookies
Good Habit Cookies
Photos: Good Habit

-twentyeight