Andy Warhol, the father of Pop Art, revolutionized how we see and experience art. His influence is still felt today and through the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts his artwork and legacy live on. The latest project to bring Andy Warhol’s work to life is with Bugaboo in a multi-year creative collaboration. In May 2013, we’ll see the release of two sets of accessories collections: “Flowers” and “Cars”.
Bugaboo always has great collaborations with designers but this is definitely one of my favorites. I only wish they weren’t so pricey so I could get one for my Tiny Dancer. If you could afford one of these babies, enjoy it!
If you’ve read this blog then you probably know we are a family of Disney lovers. And one of my favorite things about Disneyland is “it’s a small world”. It was my favorite as a kid and not that I have a little girl of my own we enjoy “it’s a small world” as a family.
For the Winter 2012 collection, LeSportsac teamed up with Disney to create a collection featuring handbags, totes and accessories that combine the bright aesthetic of LeSportsac with inspiration from the mid-century artwork of Disney artist Mary Blair who created the whimsical look of the “it’s a small world” ride.
Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac collection includes five seasonal deliveries, each inspired by a specific country. In addition to celebrating a country, each delivery will be anchored with a Signature Tote and a colorful print that pays tribute to the unique facades and architectural works of Disney’s “it’s a small world” Theme park attraction. The collection kicks off with a celebration of Tahiti that includes two graphic totes and a range of 12 styles in two vibrant prints.
I just came across this photo as I was catching up with my email and it’s truly a unique design. Yes, you are seeing correctly, the tables and chairs are sans legs – all are suspended like a swing. I cracked myself up trying to picture myself feeding the Tiny Dancer while sitting at the swing table and I thought you may get a chuckle out of it too. Enjoy!
Bugaboo has teamed up with Marc Jacobs and Missoni and now their latest designer stroller is designed by Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf. The Viktor & Rolf for Bugaboo stroller dubbed “My First Car” features a monochromatic design in grey with detailing to look like a car such as hand-stitched handle bar and carry handle reminiscent of leather stitched steering wheels. The stroller and footmuff even come equipped with their own license plates reading “bb – ♡ – V&R”. My favorite design feature are the rear wheels with the Viktor & Rolf embelm in them.
Designers Designers Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren stated:
Working on this collaboration with Bugaboo was a creative challenge for us as it’s out of our immediate design sphere, which always proves to be interesting as you can think about objects differently. In doing so, we envisioned a My First Car Bugaboo – a luxurious and innovative vehicle which is the ultimate in mobility design. There is a slightly ironic and unexpected twist as this Bugaboo takes to the open road – but we love the idea of any design object being transformative.
The (My First Car) Viktor & Rolf for Bugaboo Stroller is available in stores worldwide and in the U.S. at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Bugaboo.com beginning in September 2012.
Friends With You are best known for their fun visual graphics, toys and collectible pieces but the artistic duo Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of FWY recently produced an animated film short showing the lives of clouds. The short film takes us through the life of a happy cloud set to tunes and sounds of these adorable clouds. I got sucked into watching this short – I’m hoping the Tiny Dancer will enjoy it as much as I did – I’m guessing she will!
We were told as kids, and probably tell our kids today, not to play with our food. There’s a growing trend among moms and they’re not only playing with food but making art. Whether they are trying to make healthy food look exciting to little ones or whether they are channeling creative energy, these moms are making lunches that look too good to eat. I even came across images of grocery stores packaging fruit in fun ways to appeal to children.
Lunch by This Lunch Rox
Have you ever gone out of your way to create “fun” foods for your kids? Did it work? I’d love to hear about it!
I don’t know what it is about the dirt but for some reason kid’s love it. My Tiny Dancer can’t get enough of it. As an adult, it totally grosses me out but so long as she’s not putting it in her mouth I feel like I should let her explore. There’s a small patch of dirt in our backyard and she can spend the afternoon just shoveling the dirt and pouring it between buckets. I don’t know what the fascination holds -maybe it’s part of that magic that we lose as we “grow up”. Whatever it is, when I saw this Dirt is Good campaign for a line of detergent in Singapore, I thought it was pretty brilliant. Enjoy!
Lego life-size forest in the Australian Outback -via DesignBoom
I came across two Lego-inspired designs made for adults recently and it motivated me to find out what else has been inspired by the iconic children’s blocks. It turns out a lot of products are inspired by Lego’s. I guess there’s big kid in all of us that just wants to keep on building. From watches and boomboxes to USB hubs and iPhone cases – there’s a lego inspired product for most gadgets. My personal favorites are ones that revolve around food in some way (of course!) – especially the Lego-inspired cake, candles and utensils. Check out my favorites – including the life-size Lego forest built in the Australian outback to commemorate Lego’s 50 years in Australia.
A few years ago GIRL Skateboards collaborated with Sanrio to create three skate decks with Hello Kitty. Now, GIRL is building on the collaboration by creating a series of skateboards where each of their riders has their own Sanrio character deck. I want all of these!! My only question is, where are the Little Twin Stars??
Almost three years ago I got pregnant and after years of looking for a house, my husband and I decided that we needed to find a house soon. Our one-bedroom apartment in North Beach, San Francisco was not going to cut it anymore. We quickly realized we were priced out of the city and we kept looking further and further out of the city. By the time we started looking further out in the suburbs we were dejected, tired and losing hope that we’d find a house we loved. Well, we did find a house we loved but it was a good 45 minutes outside of San Francisco. The trade-off for proximity to the city was finding a beautiful house we could afford – and being able to furnish it with some of our dream furniture.
When we bought the house it was our first time doing real furniture shopping. I had done plenty of shopping at IKEA but that doesn’t count. We were looking at furniture that was not meant to be disposable anymore. As we did our research we found that we kept gravitating to the same style – we found out that we loved Mid-Century Modern.
One of the great designers of the Mid-Century Modern period and style are husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames. The pair came up with some of the most iconic pieces of furniture that define the Mid-Century Modern style. Not only are these pieces aesthetically beautiful, but they are completely functional. They are some of the most user-friendly and comfortable pieces of furniture that I have ever used. That the Eames’ styles still endure is a testament to its lasting design.
There are times that I miss living in the city, and it’s in those moments that I ease into my Eames Lounge and I forget all about SF.
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