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RJ Bijoux
RJ Bijoux

It’s hard to deny that art begets art. As the offspring of creative, artistically engaged parents, sisters Rena and Juliet emigrated from Russia to America at a young age and quickly became immersed in their new and inspiring surroundings. Through their father’s stained glass art, they had an ingrained sense of the value of creativity, […]

Stella & Dot
Stella & Dot

Accessories goliath Stella & Dot returns this season with must-have totes, wrap bracelets and earrings, among plenty of other accents to add a dash of summer color to any outfit. Seychelles Chandeliers earrings are in an elegant teardrop design, a classic shape with a touch of tropical luxury. Another highlight of the line is the […]

The Pino Solo Wine Tree
The Pino Solo Wine Tree

Now in its fifth year, Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard presents the latest installation of its Eco Chic collection. A collaboration with Derek Chen, this limited-edition wine rack is a simple yet stunning design of a tree, comprised of a 75% post-consumer stainless steel “trunk” and a base created from discarded wine barrels, a by-product of […]

Silver Seed Clothing
Silver Seed Clothing

While leggings may be a recycled trend, New York City-based Silver Seed Clothing has cultivated an ingenious method of not only supplying the masses with top-quality, Made-in-America goods, but also nurturing members of the independent, up-and-coming design world. What sets this small company of newly-minted entrepreneurs apart from the overseas Goliaths who helped set the […]

Climbing to the Top
Climbing to the Top

Sixty years ago, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary took the first steps on top of Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay, his face covered with an oxygen mask, stretches his right arm toward the sky, triumphantly waving his axe on the Mount Everest summit. Against the sky, flags of Britain, Nepal, the United Nations, and […]

Decoded: Chic, Meet Geek
Decoded: Chic, Meet Geek

A unique kind of buzz was in the air at New York Fashion Week this year, the undeniable excitement about fashion’s blossoming romance with technology. From live streaming and live tweeting to models Instagram-ing from their smart phones on the runway (thank you, Kenneth Cole), no one can deny the current focus on technology in […]

Don’t Shoot The Messenger
Don't Shoot The Messenger

The Berlin-based label Don’t Shoot the Messengers (DSTM) has an immediately recognizable aesthetic, articulated through sculptural and provocative leather accents, delicate sweeping silk, and, above all else, the color black. It’s a label in constant dialogue with the designer’s adoptive city and Berlin’s notoriously avant-garde disciples. Jen Gilpin, DSTM’s 34-year-old Canadian founder, established the label […]

Continuum: 3D Printing
Continuum: 3D Printing

“Maybe data is the new black,” quips Mary Huang, half of the pioneering design duo Continuum. It might take a moment to wrap your head around, but she and her partner, Jenna Fizel, are onto something—and their work has been making waves across the fashion and design communities over the past few years. With the […]

Elena Kriegner
Elena Kriegner

The instinctual desire to adorn ourselves is as ancient as our desire for utility. When a designer is able to fuse beauty with function, we pay attention. And in the past year art and jewelry lovers have been paying particular attention to a jewelry designer with an extraordinary eye for constructing gemstones and precious metals, […]

Mykita
Mykita

What do Lenny Kravitz and Beth Ditto know that most of us don’t? Well, aside from how to put together massively successful, award-winning albums, they’re both loyal customers of the eyewear brand Mykita. Never heard of them? Don’t worry, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work. In fact, if you were simply living in […]

Acne: Style & Usage
Acne: Style & Usage

The newest ACNE addition is located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo—one of the hottest shopping, eatery, and nightlife spots in Tokyo right alongside Shibuya and Harajuku. Cacophonous youth gather and mingle in the storefronts and in the
alleyways—each of their fashion-forward, personally styled, and nonchalantly worn ensembles more creative and eye-catching than the next. In […]

Dear Darling!
Dear Darling!

Guys out there who still haven’t decided what to give their significant other for the holidays, can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. The Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue is here. And no excuses: for the more technically inclined, there’s also an iPad App for that. Surely each and every item in […]

The Modern Mark of White Chalk
The Modern Mark of White Chalk

Offering bespoke and ready-to-wear suiting from NYC’s Nolita neighborhood, White Chalk represents an international view of modern style. The humble shop on Mulberry Street is the brainchild of owner, head-designer and creative director Aaron Black. Black’s philosophy is to embrace traditional techniques, historical details and modern touches in moderation. His expertise lies in sorting through […]

Nicholas Kirkwood Dreams in Color
Nicholas Kirkwood Dreams in Color

Award-winning shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood dreams in color. And if you want to color yourself pink – or blue, yellow, white or red – you must visit his Meatpacking district flagship store. This museum-style store, alive with animated shoes that burst with rich, saturated hues, is a glorious Alice in Wonderland retreat for shoe lovers, […]

Paper Product
Paper Product

In the heart of SoHo’s cobblestone streets, among the designer shopping destinations and luxury condos, the latest and greatest retail attraction is a building made of paper. To differentiate the new Camper House of Shoes, Shigeru Ban Architects and longtime collaborator Dean Maltz Architects opted for understated simplicity. Shigeru Ban’s first retail project in the […]

Eddie ‘Lucky’ Campbell
Eddie 'Lucky' Campbell

A beacon of cool in Dallas amid Main Street’s trite and unappealing nightlife, the Chesterfield opened in December 2011, updating classic bar theory with approachable refinement. Co-owner Eddie “Lucky” Campbell takes inspiration from the pre-prohibition era’s golden age of cocktails. Campbell explains his view: “The period between 1890 and 1910 is when barmen became craftsmen […]

Not Cycling, But Cruising
Not Cycling, But Cruising

Text by Jay Riedl Photography by Che Thomas Carr The Dutch do it, the French do it, and now New Yorkers can do it, too—zip around the city with style and ease on a bicycle made for commuting, errand-running, meeting for coffee, and handling mean city streets. The cruiser—a style also known as the urban, […]

YESTERYEAR DRESSES
YESTERYEAR DRESSES

Text by Jay Riedl     Janice Huminska claims that her dress designs appear fully realized in her dreams. She never sits down to design a season of clothing, instead making dresses as they appear to her mid-slumber. Providing she has been sleeping well, you will always find something new when you visit the Huminska […]

HONEY IN THE ROUGH
HONEY IN THE ROUGH

At the heart of Rivington Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan is a small boutique devoted not just to the dress, but to all the ready-to-wear refinery needed for an inspiring evening. Honey in the Rough is the boudoir of any woman’s dream, carrying everything from baroque earrings by Iosselliani to Miller Harris […]

A HAT FOR ALL SEASONS
A HAT FOR ALL SEASONS

Tracy in a Trilby, Hammett in a Homburg. The beloved hats of yore are making a comeback everywhere from New York to Milan, and a little shop out in the Richmond District of San Francisco is stitching them just like they used to. Paul’s Hat Works, which is not owned by a Paul but by […]

AVA CATHERSIDE
AVA CATHERSIDE

AVA Catherside is a London-based, ready-to-wear womenswear and menswear experimental label created by Anna Gloria Flores and Veronica Todisco and established earlier this year. The creative duo’s minimalistic designs reflect clean lines, edgy shapes, and androgyny. AVA womenswear from the SS12 collection recalls the robust definition that is often associated with menswear, and yet the […]

HOLIDAY PRINTS
HOLIDAY PRINTS

When not creating identities and icons for companies like IBM, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Google, San Francisco-based design firm Office gets crafty with a yearly art print, released around the holiday season. This year’s edition features a stag head rendered in a geometric lace pattern. Mount it above a fireplace, real or faux, for a stylish […]

FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE
FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE

Photographer Charles Seaborn is in love with the ocean, and he wants to share that love with everyone. The 57-year-old looks like a kid again when he talks about marine photography and the awe, reverence, and respect for nature it invests in him. The Carmel resident sees photography and art as the hub that can […]

Victoria Spruce
Victoria Spruce

Many things have been said about women and shoes, and one recurring theory is that they cannot live without each other. Designers of past and present fame have always been fascinated with footwear, and the virtually infinite variations on any given shoe certainly fuel the fire. The shoe world’s new kid on the block is […]


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