Category: Design

A Resting Place For Your Nike Heads

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a chick that’s into sneakers, especially Nikes. This love started way back in the 80s and 90s. Back before the $600 Isabel Marant wedge sneaker and back before Balenciaga or Lanvin started studding and snake skinning them up. My first true loves were the Air Max: AM1, 90, 95, 97, the list goes on and on but I don’t want to bore you with my stories of romance and heartache. Then of course you can’t be a true sneaker fiend without some J’s; the III’s being my personal favorites.
Fast forward to today. Retros here, there and everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I love that the classics are coming back around for the young generations to appreciate, but dare I say it’s getting a little played?
Thank goodness the design geniuses at MSTRPLN have come up with the solution. A new twist on our beloved Nike classics that only true enthusiasts would recognize at first glance.

Introducing the Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillows by MSTRPLN followed by pics of their sneaker inspirations:

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow "95"

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow “95”

Air Max '95

Air Max ’95

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow "90"

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow “90”

Air Max '90

Air Max ’90 Infrared

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow "FOAM"

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow “FOAM”

Nike Foamposite One

Nike Foamposite One

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow "SAFARI"

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow “SAFARI”

Nike Safari AM1

Nike Safari AM1

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow "III"

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow “III”

Air Jordan III

Air Jordan III

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow "V"

MSTRPLN Minimal Sneaker Project Throw Pillow “V”

Air Jordan V

Air Jordan V

(That last pillow is called “V,” but I personally think it reminds me more of the Jordan IV’s)

Air Jordan IV

Air Jordan IV

Simply nostalgic! Pillows range between $20-$35 and can be purchased here.

pics via MSTRPLN, hypbeast, nicekicks
Source: djStumix

Target + Neimans Has Arrived

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Target X Neiman Marcus Collection available at target.com and neimanmarcus.com now. Click before it’s too late! Or wake up early and battle it out if you like.

UPDATE: Many items already sold out on neimanmarcus.com, but all items still available on target.com. Some crazy people are already posting items with ridiculous mark ups on eBay. Don’t be fooled, as of now I don’t think most items will be selling out.

Giving Never Looked So Good

Here’s your chance to give the gift that literally keeps on giving, and all the while doing it in style.  One Kings Lane and a selection of 7 designers; including Rachel Zoe, Simon Doonan, Alice+Olivia, Rachel Roy, and Lela Rose;  have collaborated to create a limited collection of designer gift wrap with proceeds benefitting the charities of their choice.

For $15 you get a set of 3 designer gift-wrap rolls consisting of 8 sheets per roll.  Plus while you’re bringing the most stylishly wrapped gifts to the party, you’re also helping those in need this holiday season.

Sales start November 14 with Rachel Zoe.  Check a few sneak peaks from the collection below…

Rachel Zoe for Save the Children November 14

Simon Doonan for Lower East Side Girl’s Club November 28

Lela Rose for The Edible Schoolyard Project November 28

 

Rachel Roy for OrphanAid Africa December 3

 

I’m really loving Lela Rose and Rachel Zoe’s collections, and looking forward to seeing what the other designers have to offer.  Also, since the designs are not necessarily holiday themed, the wraps can be used year round for any occasion or even framed as artwork for your walls!

Sign up with One Kings Lane to get notified of releases!

pics via Elle

Not Your Everyday Jean

I have been a long time fan of artist James Jean, and even spent all my savings one day to purchase his limited edition Prada Fairy Bag.  So I was both horrified and elated when I happened upon his line of jewelry, objects, textiles, and prints with OVM. Horrified that it had taken me this long to find it despite my endless hours on the internet, and elated that from now on I would never miss his upcoming works.

Speaking of upcoming, James Jean/OVM for BLITZ Lane Crawford just released today! I cannot emphasize enough how much I am obsessed with everything on the site.  Sadly, I would have to file for bankruptcy if I fulfilled my dreams this time around.

See slideshow for pics of some sold out limited editions AND some still available. Get it if you can!

 

credits: arrested motion

My First Step Into Kohl’s

Watch out Target, Kohl’s is stepping up its designer collab game with DesigNation, and Narciso Rodriguez is first up to bat! DesigNation sends designers we know and love off to foreign lands to gain inspiration for limited edition collections at more affordable prices.

Narcisco Rodriguez gained his inspiration from Istanbul and produced a collection that easily transitions from work to play. Launching November 7th @ 7am, the line ranges from $30-$150, and will only be available until the racks are empty.

Some of my favorites from the line below:

 

I personally get really excited when these designer collaborations come around because being obsessed with limited edition stuff doesn’t come cheap.

Entire lookbook and prices here.

p.s. Derek Lam is second up to bat in Spring 2013!

Kinda Like A Wallflower, But In A Good Way

While searching for jewelry inspirations, I accidentally click-click-clicked my way onto Brook&Lyn.  Her jewelry pieces are so unique and creative, yet somehow simple at the same time.  Even better yet, she creates these amazing limited edition, one-of-a-kind weavings that would make any bare wall the center of attention. You can even have one commissioned!

from the “surrounded” collection