Thursday, April 28, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman x Mother of Thousands Collective; Mrs. Noodle Pillow (Molly Findlay), Plant Chair (Chris Wolston), Pinky Boy (Chris Wolston)


Artistic intrigue pervades like a subjective scent. Standalone sculpture seems suspect, though--in context--even treacherous stone can surprise. This week's windows at Bergdorf Goodman feature works by the Mother of Thousands Collective. Molly Findlay's 'Mrs. Noodle' pillow and Ryan Schafer's 'Hottaman Seat' shows that funky furniture can fill a room with fun! Keep reading to see the other artscapes in #BGwindows ... 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

-WEEKEND WINDOWS-

 Bergdorf Goodman 57th St. and 5th Ave.

While Birthdays, Anniversaries and other memorable moments multiply with age, cyclical celebrations compound as an epidemic of Hallmark Holidays seep onto schedules. Did you know April 1st is both April Fool's Day AND International Fun at Work Day? The 3rd is Tweed Day, followed by School Librarian Day on the 4th. The 10th is National Siblings Day, 15th is Titanic Remembrance Day and the 24th is National Lingerie Day. Upcoming, the 26th is National Pretzel Day, 27th is Administrative Professionals Day (also National Prime Rib Day, Babe Ruth Day) and the 28th is Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Arbor Day lands on the 29th; plant a tree and consider National Shrimp Scampi Day while planning dinner. Cue up your calendars! While choosing cause for emotive energy (options here), have a look at this week's windows at Bergdorf Goodman, reminding all to factor fashion in every occasion...

Monday, April 18, 2016

MATCHESFASHION.COM NYC POPUP #MFxNY

Indoor Pool and parade of pooltoys at Matchesfashion.com Pop Up Townhouse #MFxNY

Behind the nondescript art-adorned entrance at 214 Lafayette St, five floors of frivolous fashion reinforce that every so often, expense encourages exquisite elegance. The bold palette and geometric graphic of James Reka's Home mural invite Manhattenites inside Soho's WOM Townhouse to partake in MatchesFashion's first stateside popup this weekend. As the site's second largest and fastest growing market (behind the UK), founders Tom and Ruth Chapman clamor to connect with US clientele. Tom Chapman notes,"...it's all about how we make the physical more digital and the digital more physical." Keep reading for a look inside... 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Kate Spade, Soho NYC

Catering to crisis, chaos spreads with careless calm. Lingering in front of Kate Spade, Soho, the effervescence of showers, flowers, spring and daydreams frolic. Today starts the Tribeca Film Festival with a succulent slate of fine flicks. While work eclipses my capacity to partake, episodes of Damages, American Odyssey and Bloodline have become my new nightcap. Keep reading for more sights from the streets this Wednesday...

Monday, April 4, 2016

CODED_COUTURE @PRATT GALLERY

View into the right half of the CODED_COUTURE_ exhibit 

Technocouture in the form of futuristic wearables comprise Pratt's CODED_COUTURE_ exhibit, a precursor to the MET Museum's upcoming Manus x Machina exhibit. After visiting an exhibit at the Design Museum Holon (Israel), Nick Battis (Director of Exhibitions at Pratt) was inspired by the focus on machinery as a tool in fashion design. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, the style showcase consists of 10 international designers and illustrates the influence of Biological, Cultural, Psychological and Sysnergistic themes through creative videos, objects, drawings and mixed media. Code, through custom conversion conceives "cool" clothes; keep reading for a closer look...  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Luxe ladies at LV Fifth Ave.

When it comes to food, bi-polar binging has been the means of mangé at the moment. Side-effect of stress? Certainly! Turbulent transformation is in store. Behind belief, brevity of breaks besets fun. Foraging feeds a fundamental gap; there's an interesting read here on the science behind stress-eating. Keep Reading for more...

Monday, March 28, 2016

BEAUTY--COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL

Beauty--Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial; Dress by Sanne van Winden + Suzanne va der Aa + Michiel Schuurman, Posters by Vlisco Netherlands

Beyond the beholder, beauty is a measure of elegance, a means of attraction and a stimulating show of grace. In an expansive display, Beauty--Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is the fifth in an annual showcase of contemporary art. 63 designers explore 7 categorizations of beauty in expressions of Extravagant, Intricate, Ethereal, Transgressive, Emergent and Elemental. Taping into innovative representations,"Beauty is visceral and embodied, not just visual. Beauty strikes the senses. It erupts from sensual invention and it adds endless value to the world we inhabit [source]." Keep reading for a look inside the exhibit...

Friday, March 25, 2016

NIKE AIR MAX CON NYC

A look inside the Air Max Vault @Nike SNKR's #AIRMAX Con

With regulatory deadlines in the red, taking time off has been tough lately. This Thursday, seeing that Nike's Air Max Con was open to the public and set at Skylight Clarkson Square, I seize the opportunity to walk down the street for a peek. In honor of the Air Max shoe and in anticipation of Global AirMax Day on March 26th, Nike has set up a 3-day tribute, guaranteed to delight sneaker heads around town. Keep reading to see more... 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Lovely ladies ready for spring in the windows of Ralph Lauren Fifth Ave

Digital devices influence the way we interact. Casual conversation carries cuteness through emoji, bitmoji and emoticons. With convenience and enhanced communication come corresponding channels for cyber-bullying and stalking. In this world of instant, choose wisely... Keep Reading to see the windows at POLO Ralph Lauren's Fifth Ave. Shop...

Sunday, March 20, 2016

LINKS A LA MODE: WEEK OF 3/14


Days are longer, making way for more time to play! Along with shopping sample sales, gossiping over brunch and driving-distance day trips, stay in tune with culture. Check out the new and ongoing exhibits around NYC including FairyTale Fashion at the FIT Museum, Thom Brown Selects at the Cooper Hewitt and Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History at the Jewish Museum. In between activities, have a look at this week's IFB Top 20...