Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Veronika's Houzz Tour

I was poking about on Houzz today, they have such amazing spaces, and fell in love with a house tour from Veronika of A Few Things From My Life.  I'm glad I found both her house tour and her blog as both are wonderful.



She has a great sense of style and her house is very light and colorful.  I look forward to seeing more.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tory Burch, Nolita Windows

I was walking by the Tory Burch boutique in Nolita and instantly fell in love with the window, and the whole storefront, actually.  The entry is bold and welcoming with the the lacquered orange door with large glass (or lucite perhaps, I didn't investigate) handles helping it stand out and attract attention.



Although I'm not one for the Tory Burch flats with the huge logos on them (I'm not at all a logo person), the logo on the awnings are nicely bold and graphic and I really enjoy the nested 'T' motif on the facade of the building.  It's quite understated but again it distinguishes the storefront from the others.  On a day when it was probably about 15 degrees or below with the wind, it's quite amazing that I stopped to even photograph this as it was unplanned.  Unfortunately the photographs aren't the greatest, you may have to enlarge them to see the details.

 

The window displays were quite simple but interesting.  They seemed to have borrowed the book idea and transformed it into their own and used them as a backdrop to the simple outfit and string 'light necklaces' on the mannequins.

 

From the looks of it, the inside of the store promises to be just as well designed.  I'll have to stop inside some day.

{photos: jeanine}

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter At Anthropologie

Anthropologie, once again, has creative and interesting winter windows.  They vary in theme from snowy exterior scenes to snowy interior scenes to one with a white Christmas tree {I'm assuming this is what it is since it has a star on top}.

My favorite window was the most simple one with a birdhouse and tree covered in snow.


The snow scene below was constructed with stacked boxes made out of what looks like paper.


I think this car scene was one of the most creative.  If you look at the details, you can see that the car, deer crossing sign and part of the stop sign are actually upholstered.  Piles of fabric make up the snow.


 


Another of the windows had a house and trees made of small layered pieces of paper.  The shutters and scene in the window add a touch of realism.

 

Stacked chairs seem to be a popular window display concept this year.  This time, they've added a bit of snow.


{photos: jeanine}

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hello Kitty Meets Modern Architecture

Whoever said modern architecture is boring obviously hasn't visited Lever House, the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill building in Midtown Manhattan.  There is a Wind-Up Hello Kitty statue in the pedestrian space of the building.  Just the idea of this pairing makes me giggle.




(photo:  xymox/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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