Tag Archives: contemporary

Gro

I want..

Gro Slouchy Pocket Sweatshirt

Gro Slouchy Pocket Sweatshirt

every piece Thumbeline is carrying from kids’ brand Gro. The line is full of stylish pieces like balloon pants, ballerina skirts, slouchy sweatshirts, and so much more. Totally cool, easy and super comfortable.  Seriously, minority obsessed, if only they came in my size.

Gro Star Leggings

Gro Star Leggings

Gro Ballerina Skirt

Gro Ballerina Skirt

Photo: Thumbeline

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complexgeometries

Pieces..

complexgeometries Cocoon Cardigan

complexgeometries Cocoon Cardigan

to live in. Canadian designer Clayton Evans founded complexgeometries in 2007. Since then, the brand has grown; gaining recognition in urban fashion hubs like Tokyo, New York and everywhere in between. The contemporary collection consists of wearable clothing and accessories for men and women. Ideal for everyday living.

complexgeometrics Flat Soled Boot

complexgeometrics Flat Soled Boot

Photos: completegeometrics

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Little Nest

A total fan..

Little Nest Giddy Up Chair, $695

Little Nest Giddy Up Chair, $695

of Little Nest, an Australian owned furnishings company that makes functional kids furniture using fair trade practices while remaining committed to their local community. The company is inspired by “innovative design, technology and fresh ideas”, which is evident in all of the modern, super fun and very contemporary pieces of furniture. Whether it be a place to sit or a table to color on, this one’s hard to resist.

Little Nest Ball Chair, $695

Little Nest Ball Chair, $695

Photo: Little Nest

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Free & Easy

I’ve noticed..

Free & Easy Magazine

Free & Easy Magazine

Free & Easy a few different places now, but the new-to-me contemporary Japanese men’s lifestyle & fashion magazine has been around for awhile. I’m unable to gather too much information, especially since I don’t speak Japanese, but it does seem like a great place to go for inspiration. The features are all about classic American style, and you can pick up the most recent issue at Need Supply Co. If you’ve got extra bones to spare, check out The Rugged Museum, a store where you can score some goods from the pages of the magazine.

Photo: Need Supply Co.

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Ada Ada

Introduced..

Ada Ada AW11

Ada Ada AW11

to Ada Ada by the lovely kids’ store Shuk-Shaka. The contemporary line is designed by three sisters and is full of high quality clothing for boys and girls from 0-6 years old. They use natural fabrics, simple designs and a clean color palette. The result is a collection that’s very wearable and super stylish. For Ada Ada, every season is an adventure and AW11 is no exception.  The talented trio drew inspiration from children, focusing on their bravery and playful imaginations.  The fall delivery is full of bold prints, unique fabrics including “suede like” knits and superb detail. The line’s got sophistication and just the right amount of edge, pretty much total perfection.

Ada Ada AW11

Ada Ada AW11

 
Photos: Ada Ada

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Loyal Loot Log Bowls

Never seen..

Loyal Loot Log Bowls

Loyal Loot Log Bowls

anything like these log bowls before, but I think they’re kind of great.  Provide, a store in Canada that sells a curated assortment of contemporary goods for the home carries them.  They are made by Loyal Loot and are a cool way to use local reclaimed trees in a functional way. Each one is made by hand from actual logs, so no two are alike. They are finished with a water-based, furniture grade finish and come in a ton of sizes and colors. A great way to add a simple statement to any table or shelf.

Photo: Provide (facebook)
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LN-CC

The transition..

LN-CC, Fall 2011

LN-CC, Fall 2011

from summer to fall is always kind of fun for me. I LOVE summer, but as the stores start filling their shelves with deliveries from the upcoming season, it’s kind of hard not to get excited. After a few months of summer in the city, the cooler weather and the ability to wear bulky sweaters, leather jackets and loose fitting trousers (without have to bundle up too much) is kind of great. I’ve been thinking about fall since the meetings started to discuss the trends and key pieces but seeing the latest arrivals from UK shop, LN-CC, is really getting me quite excited for the cooler temperatures. With brands like Jil Sander, Christopher Waller, Junya Watanabe, Ohne Titel, P.A.M., Pow Wow, Maison Martin Margiela, and so many more it’s kind of hard not to be at least a little bit psyched.. right?

LN-CC, Fall 2011

LN-CC, Fall 2011

LN-CC, Fall 2011

LN-CC, Fall 2011

Photos: LN-CC

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Nomia

Straight out of NYC..

Nomia, Fall 2011

Nomia, Fall 2011

comes Yara Flinn’s line, Nomia a collection of downtown chic pieces that are sleek and sophisticated. The styles are easy and very wearable with interesting detail, so they’re kind of classics with a twist. A simple black dress with a mesh patched back or a top with side cut-outs.  Flinn is all about simple silhouettes, cool cuts, unexpected details, and great fits.  She doesn’t go overboard with crazy prints either, each season you’ll find lots of solids in muted colors that aren’t going to cause major wardrobe regret down the road.  The edgy details make Nomia anything but ordinary, so get on it, because she’s not going anywhere.

Nomia, Fall 2011
Nomia, Fall 2011
Nomia, Fall 2011

Nomia, Fall 2011

Photos: WWD

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Jen Kao Resort 2012

Despite the fact..

Jen Kao Resortwear 2012

Jen Kao Resortwear 2012

that Resort won’t be hitting stores for months, I’m pretty excited about what I’ve seen. One line worth noting is contemporary designer Jen Kao’s 2012 Resort Collection. This is her first time doing Resort, and in comparison to Kao’s previous seasons, it’s pretty tame. The edge is definitely still there though and so are the amazing, unique details the designer is known for. A tight assortment that’s all about “easy dramatics” – practical, super wearable pieces Kao herself would take on vacation. The whole line is pretty incredible, but here are 3 looks that will definitely be in my suitcase.

Jen Kao Resortwear 2012

Jen Kao Resortwear 2012

Jen Kao Resortwear 2012

Jen Kao Resortwear 2012

Photos: style.com

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Ceramic Skull Jewelry Box

A place..

Ceramic Skull Jewelry Box, $379

Ceramic Skull Jewelry Box, $379

for keepsakes. The ceramic skull jewelry box from Meadowlark has two compartments inside, so it’s easy to keep things organized and store all those earrings, rings, necklaces, or whatever else. I’ve always liked the skull-shaped candles, but this is way more functional in my opinion. Also available in white and sold at Good As Gold – a site I recently came across that is pretty much guaranteed to put a major dent in my wallet.

Photo: Good As Gold

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