Leave it up to Diane Von Furstenberg, at 65, she is showing all of us how to be innovative and using the latest in technology. At her most recent show during New York fashion week some of her models wore the prototype for the new Google Glasses. For the first time you can actually film what you see giving the viewer a unique and personal point of view. After the show she took all of the footage of the show and made this amazing video.
I have always enjoyed the collective feeling of what Hovey Design creates. Now they have collaborated with Anthropologie for a series of wallpapers. My favorite is the new Antiqutarian wallpaper, which has an amazing collection of all sorts of masculine odds and ends. I really would love to line someone’s entrance hall closet with it!
Saltwood is a small paddle company based in Portland Oregon who makes every paddle by hand. I love the craftsmanship and if you are a Kayaker you know there are just three things you need; the water, the boat, and the paddle.
For some crazy reason I have been thinking about buying a vintage Mickey Mouse watch. Maybe it is because all my buddies have been sporting vintage Rolexes with striped grosgrain watchbands. I am sort of dying for something a little anti-establishment. I think a vintage Mickey Mouse watch would do the trick.
Once again Christopher Bailey at Burberry has designed an outstanding men’s collection for Fall 2012. The clothes are great but the best thing about the collection are the animal handled umbrellas. Please will someone buy one of these for me? They are $1200.00 each and I just can’t justify it…But, I oh so want one.
Tomorrow night the documentary on Diana Vreeland, The Eye Has To Travel, premieres in New York as part of New York fashion week. Diana Vreeland was born Diana Dalziel in Paris in 1903 and lived to become the most famous fashion editor of all time. The documentary will be in theaters beginning September 21st and in DC it is playing at E Street Cinemas.
For the 25th anniversary of Shark Week the Discovery Channel has brought back their famous inflatable shark, Chompie. The corporate headquarters in Silver Spring MD gets transformed into Chompies cove. If you get a chance go see him in person, it’s worth the drive around the block. All hail Chompie!
Over at FAB.com they sell these amazing little birds. They really are smoke detectors. Instead of your usual annoying alarm with the traditional detector, this little birdie screams at you and says, ‘Holy crap fire, your house is on fire!!!’