Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This week, due to the coming Holiday, we're giving you a peek of a few of our favorite things. You know, the odds and ends and knickknacks of things that make us smile or want to play for hours on end. Enjoy checking these out!

1. CONTEMPORIST. Great architecture/design/interior blog that has a global perspective on new and upcoming trends as well as striking inspirations found in array of buildings and homes. A favorite post? The Turkish design studio Autoban and their nest armchairs that come in three different colors and bare a striking resemblance to a bird cage.

2. IAMNEUROTIC. A fun site where people can anonymously confession to a variety of neuroses; it's a really great example where you can see how tumblr translates into use for outside websites - IAMNEUROTIC also has their own tumblr, where readers are welcomed to submit their own contributions.

3. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, IRM. The new album from the French singer/songwriter, actress, and fashion icon, IRM is the perfect follow-up to Gainsbourg’s critically-acclaimed 5:55. IRM transforms you into a place that feels something like a Godard film, each song mixes with a bit of mystery and elegance. Singer Beck was also a contributor to the album. Recommended songs: "Master’s Hand", "In the End", "Heaven Can Wait", "Trick Pony", "Voyage", "Looking Glass Blues".

4. DESIGNMILK. An online magazine dedicated to art, architecture, & design that brings it’s readers into what’s fresh and new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion, and technology.

5. FUCKYEAHFLORENCEWELCH. A tumblr dedicated to Florence Welch, the lead singer of Florence + the Machine, 2009’s breakout surprise in music. A breakout star in her own right, the tumblr posts various pictures of the musician and explores her very eclectic sense of style.

6. KATEDMACDOWELL. Very cool artist that works with mostly porcelain and hand builds all her pieces. Her canary series is fascinating. Check out: Canary 3 (porcelain, wooden wall pedestal, compact fluorescent lights, wiring, 9/2008)

7. 1DESIGNPERDAY. This a blog that features “one design” or product each day, with an emphasis on the cool and innovative. Check out the post, “Stuff you can do with Eggs”.

8. STYL.INROOMS. German blog that focuses on design, interiors, art, food and life; features innovative pieces from the global stage and offers a great array of links to different blogs and product sites.

9. CORE77. A very cool online design magazine and resource site that provides articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. It's a great place for designers and design lovers alike to come together to explore various insights.

10. POLYVORE. Interactive site that allows its users to mix and match items from various brands and stores. POLYVORE also has an up to date blog that you can follow and watch for new trends and insights to what's hot right now.

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