Friday, June 12, 2009

No More Nice New Kitchen

About a month ago my kitchen was completely redone by my landlord. I was able to pick out most of the fixtures within his budget and was really happy with how it turned out. Well, today I took my sick kitty to the vet and when I came home all the cabinets were on the floor! Most of my dishes destroyed and my heart broken. Some of the dishes were very special ones that my mom and dad had purchased in Italy in the 60s. Above all, I am really shaken about what might have happened if someone or my cat were there when it all came down. I can't stop thinking about it. I am going to insist that when the cabinets are replaced he has it done by a licensed contractor. Two margaritas later, I am still in a bit of shock and a bit shaken.

A little trip to Soho

Today I had to go to Soho to deliver some jewelry to someone's house and I decided to do a little shopping before heading home. I'm sort of both thrilled and disgusted by what I found. (Apologies for the crappy iphone photos!)

A little stop in Urban Outfitters brought these Anni Albers necklace kits to my attention. First of all, I didn't even know they existed! And to find them at Urban Outfitters was really beyond my ken. If you dont know who she was, she was not only the wife of the famous designer Josef Albers, but she was also a founding member of the Bauhaus. She is mostly known for her wonderful textiles, but she also made these great pieces of jewelry from found objects. I first discovered her at a retrospective of the couple's work at the Cooper Hewitt several years ago.

Next stop, H&M. To my shock they had this Stooges shirt there! I almost purchased it. I have to admit I love the bedazzled logo! But the fit was not great and I decided I didnt need it. Now I kind of want to go back and get it!

Finally, on the way back to the subway I walked by the Prada store. They had this wonderful window display. The suitcases look like they are made out of paper. I also sort of love how it makes reference to Prada's legacy as a bag company. I think most people don't realize that it was started by Muiccia Prada's family and they used to do luxury bags only. I have a bag from the 80's of my mom's. Anyway, I just love the graphic imagery of this display.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More new earrings!

I've been working really hard to prep for this show and have been trying to come up with lots of inexpensive items to offer. I am just in love with these. They are 3D brass stampings that have a dimple in the middle soldered to a sterling disc. Super simple but they pack a punch... and they come in two sizes! Now available in my etsy shop.

Mod Leaf Series

I've added more items to my Mod series. I love simple forms and it doesn't get much simpler than this. They are all for sale in my etsy shop.