White Rabbit by Nicholas Kirkwood

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories of all time, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Parisian department store, Printemps, had asked a few designers to design a piece based on it for their window displays in February.

The first piece I’ve seen so far has been Nicholas Kirkwood, who was inspired by the White Rabbit.  Kinda over-the-top, but it makes me really excited to see what everyone else comes up with.

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Free Inspiration.. Please?

I really hope some talented young designer soon decides to be inspired by cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema of the movie,  Let the Right One In, and bases a line of clothing on it.  I would probably most definitely wear it.

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more pretty images:

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Old School Lights Done New

I can think of more than one place these vintage inspired lights could go in my apartment.  I especially love the antique looking bulbs.

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from Anthropologie

DIY Junkyard

This reminded me of Wes so much that I had to repost it.  A few months ago the flusher on our toilet broke.  I came home from work and there was an antique doorknob in its place.  To flush, all you have to do is pretend that you’re opening a door.

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via Core 77

This led me to discover more hilarious (and yet practical) DIY solutions:

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The Butcher: Joel Hester & The Weld House

Why is it that I am fine with taxidermy, and yet this art form turns my stomach? Revolting, but I can not look away:

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Chevy TableJoel Hester via dornob.com

“Snoopy” Leather Flying Caps

I just about passed out when I saw that Hermès was charging $840 for their leather flying caps (not including goggles)..  and what’s worse, they SOLD OUT!

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Why not just do what I did and pay $33.95 (or $75 w/ goggles), by ordering yours from U.S. Wings?  Look at you, smartypants!

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Images via Style, NYTimes, US Wings

Nice Blast Proof Cabinet

Need to Store Volatile Chemicals? No? Well, I bet you can think of something. See more here.

Industrial Steel Cabinet

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Bee Super

Bee SuperModern bee hives are built of supers, this is technically a Langstroth hive. These supers are begging to be used in the house for something.  You can get them here.

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Vintage Listerine

I was surprised to find out that Listerine used to resemble a bottle of Chanel perfume back in the day.  Who knew?

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More vintage Listerine below:

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Eye Candy

I saw these in Vogue Italia back in June or July, tore them out and saved them for no good reason.  I don’t know why, but it sure makes me want to buy an animal shaped hat against my better judgment.

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more images below

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Circle Scarf, Wardrobe Wonder

This circle scarf by American Apperal is my new best friend.  I’ve had it for only 3 days and have already worn it 4 different ways.  Worth. Every. Penny.

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Behold the wonders of the circle scarf:

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See some more favorites below

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Material Focus: Oh Sheet Aluminum!

Formed sheet aluminum has the ability to make me weak with a greedy, covetous feeling. Here are a few nice examples:

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1949 Petermax Muller , set on Flickr

Aluminum BSA

aluminum feathercraft boat

More below….

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Banksy on the Big Screen

British graffiti artist, Banksy, has been a favorite street artist of mine for a long time.  His high quality tags are not only an upscale alternative to the amature scribble, but they provoke thought and meaning as well.   I have to say, I’m pretty excited to see this (trailer below) when it comes out!

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Style Icon: Freddy Krueger

My favorite horror movie character of all time.

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Freddy K

Frye boots, Knife Ring Long Blades- reneeandriole, Red & Black sequin top- Luella, B & W knit top and leather hat- Karen Walker, chain knit scarf- BEAUREVOIR

4,000 Books

Someday I’d like to do this to my books.

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via Anoul Kruithof

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