Flipping through American Vogue back in 2004, I spotted the most amazing watch ever, designed by Geneva-based master watchmaker, Roger Dubuis. I love the strong symbolism of the red cross and this is much nicer than the $12.99 Target watch I’ve been wearing for the last two years, dirty faux-leather band and all! I tracked it down online and someone bought it for only $14,000.00!! A girl can dream, can’t she??
In more practical terms, these two brands have some viable options:
♥Nixon watches: tough and well-designed
♥Nooka watches: space age fantastic!
I haven’t been been around these parts much due to moving. Wrapping vintage dishes in newspaper before work, going to work, then coming home from work to pack and move has been my existence for the past few days. As soon as I’m done (and make a few more trips to IKEA!), I’ll share the results with you and have some fun decorating + organization tips!
Last night, I had a little art show at Portland boutique Blue. The work will be up all month. Their merchandise is fresh and unique and I love the shops lining Mississippi St. I’ve had this pinafore for many years, but it hadn’t been worn since Halloween 2006!
Vintage Pinafore, Ebay
Black tunic, LA Made
Knit beret, F21
Purse, Miu Miu
Lace-front oxfords, Made By Elves
Nameplate necklace, Helpless Romantic
♥ Super mod black & white!
+ The Fashion Notebook set on Flickr.
1. If you have a New York lover on your hands this holiday season, look no further than the super chic MUJI New York handkerchief. (via swissmiss).
2. The Ten Favorite Freelance Blogs list is brimming with helpful information and links! (via Freelance Switch).
3. This has to be one of the best corporate catalog designs I’ve ever seen. A breath of fresh air! (also via swissmiss).
4. Ophelia Chong uses a special letter press called the Vandercook to print oversized letters and numerals on found images. A perfect marriage between graphic design and fine art, her work is a must see.
5. I just found the perfect basic black boots but is it weird that I’m afraid to buy them because they’re by Jessica Simpson??
6. An argument for the usage of Blackletter typefaces can be found here, courtesy of things to look at.
On Monday night, Nemo Design held its annual holiday party at Holocene in Portland.
When I walked in, people were spinning a large wheel so hard it nearly fell over. Fellow Nemo-er Rodger Bridges demonstrated how it was done. I gave it a swift spin and before it stopped, someone walked over, told me he’d already won twice and shoved a five dollar bill in my purse!
Cue rap tunes, a catered dinner, and the best creative personalities in Portland and you’ve got a winning party. There was an old fashioned photo booth next to the bar, so I took a few turns…
The night ended with fresh cookies and desserts. I couldn’t be happier to be included in such a fun, inviting atmosphere where I constantly learn new tricks and techniques. I get to look forward to working on a few different projects every week and ask questions and color / play with type / attend meetings. What more could a nub ask for? It’s definitely something to look forward to every week. Thank you, Nemo Design for showing me how to have fun and get work done at the same time!
The lace-up oxford trend seems to keep on rolling with no end in sight! I’ve been searching for a pair for months and finally came across some basic black ones by Made By Elves (no kidding!).
They make my feet look (even) smaller and have plenty of toe room. The uppers are super soft leather and I love them so. Though, they can’t come close to competing with Kris Atomic’s Chloes!