Friday, January 6, 2012 10:10AM - By Meieli Detoni
QUAMTA’s going to offer some pieces this fall that will suit a select number of leather lovers. Their looks aren’t for everybody, but the nifty pouches and zipped holders could help you stay more organized. Billfolds, wallets, and coin pouches are all represented in the QUAMTA collection. Exotic leathers are exactly what you’d expect from a South Africa-based label, and they don’t disappoint: ostrich and python are included in the offerings. There’s a stunning wallet in dark brown and a neat round coin holder in tan, with other notable pieces mixing colors a bit more for pep. The black leather has an impressive sheen, and the texture truly shows up well.
Monday, January 17, 2011 11:58AM - By willkriegshauser
The hipsterdom fashion universe is a pastiche of things defined more or less by the level of irony they can convey. This means - like a ravenous, all-consuming blob - the hipster wolf-pack adopts certain items and inadvertently redefines them until they’ve lost most of their original meaning. Here’s a short list of things outlining exactly what we mean.
Thursday, December 2, 2010 7:48PM - By Meieli Detoni
What caught my eye was the keychain from Kichizo pictured here, which features two dangling coins and a fat clip. The card holder from thick leather is nice, too. Impeccably fashioned, the card holders feature white topstitching and a simple golden zip and leather pull tab. These card holders are embossed with the “Kichizo” label and are available at Porter Classic along with the keychains. [via hypebeast]
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00AM - By Jared Newman
Diamond shoppers who are tiring of the traditional brilliant cut, but still want something round, may consider a new cut called Antwerp Twins. Named for the twin babies 3D Diamonds chief executive Eva Van Looverren birthed one day after this cut’s conception, Antwerp Twins was just standardized by the HRD. The “twins” terminology comes from dome-shaped faceting on both on the crown and the pavilion. Gone is the traditional smooth table you see in a brilliant cut, resulting in a balanced contrast pattern that shines even brighter. Antwerp Twins will be showcased at a diamond show in Hong Kong, but it’s not clear when you’ll be able to pick up one of your own. [Diamonds.net via Luxist]
Monday, September 14, 2009 11:00AM - By Alex Ion
The Los Angeles Police have reported that a multi-million dollar collection of Andy Warhol art work has been stolen from the house of businessman Richard Weisman. Dubbed “The Athletes” collection, these missing works include 10 brightly colored silk screen paintings depicting famous athletes like Muhammad Ali and OJ Simpson, among others, and a portrait of Weisman himself. The collector — who was a friend of Warhol and a former investment banker, discovered the theft on September 3rd. As of now, there are no immediate leads or suspects. [via Luxuo]
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:00AM - By Alex Ion
The Markham Console Bar is living proof that sometimes it’s much more appealing to forget the modern and get back to our “rustic” roots. Inspired by an antique workbench, this raw, natural looking bar comes with a wheat stain finish and is made from a pine veneer– with saw marks, grooves and peg hole details. But more than just looks, the bar is also highly functional. There’s a recessed trough in the rear to keep your bottles safe, a gallery shelf below to hold your glasses, a hidden drawer for your tools, a cast iron bottle opener and a towel bar for when you get the cocktails wrong. Although it will set you back $1,400, the Markham Console Bar promises to stand out in the sea of contemporary home bars. We’re game! [PotteryBarn]
Monday, July 20, 2009 11:30AM - By Alex Ion
There’s no shortage of iPhone cases in the market these days (which we normally cover over on GadgetCrave) but none can compare with what artist Jasper Wong has come up with. Designed for RebelScholar, Jasper’s iPhone cases distinguish themselves from the crowd with vivid designs and linear interpretations and cartoon caricatures. Available in El Lucha Gold, Unicorn Pirate Silver, Toasty Bandit Bruiser, Chairman Wow Blue, and Pitiful Fool Pink, these colorful, graphic interpretations can be yours for $100 for each. They’re all so dope, making it hard to chose just one, don’t you think? [via Hypebeast]
Monday, July 13, 2009 11:00AM - By Chris Weiss
Craving more eye-catching style than is available in this world? Stop by DesignCrave for all the latest in edgy, innovative architecture and design. Check out 10 futuristic architectural marvels that will fill you with envy. Not on the list, but equally futuristic and conceptual, the Grid House is raised on stilts and features a bridge over water mirror connecting separate living spaces. Also, don’t miss Audi’s latest precision-tuned machine…a piano, one designer’s distinctive twist on the traditional LCD clock and the most unique sink that we’ve ever seen.
Friday, July 10, 2009 2:10PM - By Joe Wertz
Built just blocks from the Thames in the swanky Knightsbridge district of London, this townhouse on Cheval Place combines traditional, opulent British architecture and furnishings with contemporary luxuries like a Zen-minimal catering kitchen, media room and a commercial car lift and turntable system, which whisks autos to a private underground garage. The 13,000 square-foot townhome has accommodations for three staffers, an on-site security room and a palatial indoor pool outfitted with a “mood altering” lighting system. On sale for $72.8 million, the new owner will also be purchasing charming English-only residential amenities like a drawing room and a cloakroom, which sounds Victorian and really cool, but unfortunately is either a glorified closet or bathroom. [via sothebysrealty]