BY Lan Truong in Style File on Sep 20, 2012 |
Add some punch and pizazz to your boring white dress shirt with collar clips, my must-have accessory of the year.
Most collar clips are easy to put on and take off (providing a quick and temporary way to get two shirts out of one), and you can find some reasonably priced ones at consignment stores, etsy.com, and ebay.com (tip: search for "collar tips" in addition to "collar clips").
For even more punch and pizazz, try putting collar clips on patterned dress ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in Style File on Sep 13, 2012 |
Looking for that special item that'll take your living room from blah to MoMA? Well, look no further. This mobile pops against plain white walls (yo, landlords, what've you got against cool paint colors?) and will brighten up an unused corner of even the most low-ceilinged room. You can even hang it above your bed--I hear it induces colorful dreams.
Trust me, this colorful, geometric mobile will make any area in your home supercool.
Themis Trio Hanging ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in General on Sep 06, 2012 |
In this paperless e-world of ours, it's fun, retro, and just plain courteous to send an actual thank-you note, emblazoned with a stamp and everything. (And no, a text that reads "kthanxbai" does not count as a thank-you note.) According to Nancy Sharon Collins' book, The Complete Engraver: Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette of Social Stationery, it's a practice that we should keep up. "A thank-you note is always appropriate. Any act of ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in General on Sep 04, 2012 |
Louise Fili makes awesome shit and you can see a lot of that awesome shit in her new book, Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili. A much-respected figure in the field of graphic design, Fili is known for her fancy lettering and raised the bar on book-cover design in the 1980s, creating nearly 2,000 book covers as art director for Pantheon Books. Elegantissima is a monograph of Fili's work over the past four ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in Artsy on Aug 03, 2012 |
Make your computer monitor a bit more fun by downloading our tea party desktop ... Read More