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Year of the Rabbit

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Chinese New Year is this Thursday, let's start the celebrations!



The Rabbit is the fourth sign in the Chinese Horoscope and signifies calm, diplomacy, sensitivity and consideration for others.

VDay Gift Guide

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VDay Gift Guide

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Geordie Wood Photography

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Geordie Wood did this series for Susan Woo’s Spring 2010 collection, along with hand painting the dots on the individual photos as well. So cool.

Phillip Treacy

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These fabulous hats by Phillip Treacy were photographed by Richard Durbridge for Italian Vogue.




Wonderful makeup. Wonderful hats. Wonderful photography! and I love the Medusa feel that these have!

Framed

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Installation by Stuart Haygarth using frame molding on a staircase at the Victoria & Albert Museum for the last London Design Festival in September.  





Wouldn't it be wonderful to use a scaled down version in your home? Maybe just one or two layers on the outsides of the stairs, since you probably actually need them to be as functional as possible. But you could really make your stairs "pop" with an idea like this!

Yucca Lounge

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A tiny cocktail lounge, Yucca, has opened on the third floor of Mansion 26F in Sinan Mansions, Shanghai.

The building is the headquarters of Yucca’s creator, Australian-Greek chef and restaurateur David Laris, and it also houses three of his other restaurants: Funky Chicken, Fat Olive and 12 Chairs.




Yucca’s interior design is by Shanghai-based Lime 388, a design and communications agency founded by the Paris-educated Thomas Dariel and Benoit Arfeuillere.

Yucca’s crazy, modern Mexican feel conjures up thoughts of Salvador Dali, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. There are the religious undertones, tall candelabra, catholic crosses, elaborate floor mosaics. There are shocking colors, paisley arm chairs, iron gates and a big slab of marble as the main bar. It all looks a bit much, even without patrons. And the multitude of rum and tequila cocktails will only heighten the somewhat mad vibe. Undoubtedly the creators’ intention. - Tuija Seipell


Julie Eilenberger

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Inspired by science fiction and old Hollywood movies, the young Danish designer Julie Eilenberger introduces her latest work. A knitted sweater, a crochet bathing suit and an oversize jacket, make up her gorgeous latest collection. Currently completing her thesis in Berlin, Julie has already shown in 3 Berlin Fashion Weeks and completed a collection for Adidas. While already receiving quite a bit of publicity and press, Julie looked for an identity that could help present herself and her work to the masses. As her collections grows, so will her identity to accompany all areas of her line, from labels to business cards and look-books.



Hair by Peter Gray

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One of the top hairstylist in the world,Peter Grey collaborated with former assistant Masa Honda to showcased the amazing hair editorial, photographed by Takahiro Ogawa as part of the Asia Beauty Expo. Aside from inviting 17 stylists, including Nicola Formichetti, Patti Wilson and Robbie Spencer, to customize a simple men’s jumpsuit, the show also featured the cream of recent Parsons and Central Saint Martins alumni, including Jackie Lee, Paula Cheng and Thomas Tait.






The avant garde women’s and men’s fashion was there to compliment the sculptural and the couture-like; two elements that are key to Gray’s idea of show hair.






Hair by Peter Gray & Masa Honda, photography by Takahiro Ogawa, styling by Yasuhiro Takehisa, art direction by Kazuya Goan, makeup by Chiho Omae, Manicure by Kotoe, mask by Hirotake Sakai & Chiho Omae

Peter Jensen + Laurie Simmons

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In his Spring/Summer 2010 collection Peter Jensen dubbed artist Laurie Simmons his muse. “Jensen produced miniature versions of his spring lineup (adorable!) and created his own paper dolls, all of which Laurie shot in her signature dollhouse style. The hauntingly evocative photo series, which is also being turned into a book, was unveiled today at Jensen’s presentation during London’s fashion week,” said W Magazine.

Dior Illustrated

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All illustrations done by René Gruau.  I love his style!