Style Steal: The Best Prints Under $200 (and as Low as $10)

Vacancy 8×12 – 16×24 print by John Santoni, $75-$125 Great original artwork is hard to find, and to also be able to afford it is even harder. It seems as though our walls are doomed to be bare and undecorated. And if you are like me, you have spent countless hours looking through Etsy only … Continue reading

Look Breakdown: Designing for Men with Restoration Hardware’s Spring Catalogue

Restoration Hardware’s Small Spaces catalogue– London Townhouse. Symmetry is the easiest way to create balance. Perhaps you have noticed that I haven’t been posting much on interior design. The truth is that I haven’t been very inspired by the latest design projects, they all seem to blend in with each other, one neo-classical console after … Continue reading

Cutting Edge: Club Monaco Opens their Online Store

If you are a young New Yorker, Club Monaco is most likely one of your first choices when you are in need of a sartorial pick-me-up. The lofty black and white stores are home to a perfect mix of basic and style forward pieces. To those who worked in my office and within my circle … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Five Spring Trends to Try

1. Basic Sandal: $ 49.90, Zara | 2.  Batya Wrap-effect Crepe Top by Batya: $200, NET-A-PORTER | 3. Soleil de Mer Leather Handbag by pb travel: $396, ebags.com | 4. Fifi High-rise Denim Shorts by Katherine Hamnett: $67.50, The Outnet | 5. Wide Jigsaw Bucklet Stingray Bracelet: $110, Leigh Elena Many of us here in New York are both excited … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Citrus

Urban Outfitters March 2012 Catalogue It’s a fact: I’m not a person who loves color. Posts such as Jarlath Mellett’s serene and monochrome design show where I stand on the color vs. neutral debate. But it just so happens that today, I have sudden whim for citron. This morning, I received Urban Outfitters’ March 2012 catalogue in … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Quixotic Chain Mail & Studs

Isabel Marant S/S 2012 Ready-to-wear collection Often when we think of Spring we think of color, flowers, and light fabrics; rarely do we think mesh and studs. Well, in this Vanguard world I can forgo the silly flowers and overrated color (let’s save them for one of Monet’s masterpieces). Instead, I have looked to Isabel … Continue reading

Cutting Edge: Uterqüe

One of the looks from Uterqüe’s Spring 2012 Collection Many of you who know me personally are aware that Zara is one of my favorite brands to shop from. Their designs are part of the same high fashion conversation that designers are having on runways, but at a much lower cost. Great design, affordable… what’s … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Opaque and Sheer from Fall 2012 Runways

Harper’s Bazaar stylist Christine Centenera Perhaps it’s my love of bold contrast or sophistication with a punk influence, but this year’s Fall Ready-to-wear runway shows have been incredibly intriguing with the mix of opaque and sheer fabrics. Leather has been a huge part of the transitional Winter to Spring fashion this 2012. It has been a … Continue reading

Tips of the Trade: Modern Kitchen Essentials

1. Linen Apron by Fog Linen: $65; ABC Home| 2. Glass Creamer: $12.95; CB2| 3. Pattern 451 Flatware: $49.95; CB2| 4. Double Walled Oil/Vinegar Carafe by Inchendorf: $22-$26; A+R Store| 5. Handmade Mineral Stained Poplar Bowl: $79; Sanderswoodworking| 6. White Ceramic Berry Basket: $5.56; Sur la Table| 7. Walnut and Maple Cutting Board: $28; ScottBlocks| 8. Black … Continue reading

Look Breakdown: Michael Kors’ Living Room

Michael Kors’ Home Photo by Douglas Friedman One of my intentions with this blog was to make great design accessible. “Look Breakdown” is one of the most effective ways, I hope, that I will make it much easier for all of you to recreate a put-together design in your own home. Michael Kors’ living room, shot … Continue reading