Funky Shoe: Peu by Camper

I only include this shoe on the site for Camper’s design innovation concerning it’s shoe string. The name of the shoe is Peu and it has that characteristic Camper look. But the shoe is just so much easier to put on with its one elastic shoe string, that it makes me wonder why shoes have […]

Ephemera Collecting: A Graphic Designer’s Dream Inspiration

by Roadside Pictures I found this along with a number of design resources that will inspire any graphic designer. This inspiration came to me through the chain of Coudal Partners, via DDC. I’m a long time Flickr user, but my mind is being blown again by yet another resource on Flickr, their ephemera collection. If […]

Ultraluxe- The Verailles Lighter by S.T. Dupont

Recently, Kaboodle asked me to write a weekly post for the Fab Finds column of the Kaboodle Blog. I was, of course, ecstatic at the chance to work for one of my favorite shopping sites. So when Kaboodle approached me, I decided that I wanted to write an extra-special, over-the-top weekly column which I will […]

Park Fifth: Greasy Living Coming to Los Angeles

I was reading BLDG BLOG this evening when I came across a post that intrigued me about a new condominium Tower in Los Angeles called Park Fifth. BLDG BLOG gave a brilliant description of the perks given when a buyer moves in to this project including a membership to the MOCA, the local contemporary art […]

Sunday Styles Watch: July 15, 2007

I read New York Times’ Sunday Styles each week, and I thought I might try an experiment where I feature all the advertised products in one monthly post. I almost always love every product that is advertised here, so why not consolidate this information into one brief post? Also, I’ll be able to see which […]

Bling H2O: Design Crack at its Worst

I just happened to notice this on Yahoo today, and I could not help but to put it on the blog. I present Bling H2O– the next best thing to selling luxury air is luxury water. The water is the brainchild of Kevin G. Boyd who is a Hollywood writer and producer (I’ll get to […]

Brand Crack: Frank Gehry Fold Ring for Tiffany

Mr. Gehry! Why did you not take up ring design before I got married? I really have no reason to buy one of the Frank Gehry designed rings by Tiffany. I only need one. I’ve always thought that guys wearing more than one ring usually wore polyester suits or needed occasional back waxing. You know […]

Brand Crack: Louis Vuitton Caviar Box in Taiga Leather

And now for something completely opulent. I’ve never featured anything from Louis Vuitton until recently when I made light of the $42,000 patchwork handbag. After that product, I decided to thumb through LV’s website to really get a full picture of everything they produce… or at least put their brand on. After I sifted through […]

Brand Crack: The Louis Vuitton $42,000 Handbag

Maybe I watch too much crappy television? I don’t know. But, I was watching the Preview Channel – you know, the channel that scrolls the TV guide at the bottom while washed up child actors talk celebrity gossip- the other day when the woman on the show started barking on and on about Louis Vuitton’s […]

Celebrity Smell Off One: Britney Spears Versus Paris Hilton

A couple of weeks ago, my wife Stacey and I went on a whirlwind adventure in San Francisco’s Union Square, the hub of high fashion and shopping in the city. Our goal was to smell as many celebrity scents as we could get our noses under and then critique these scents as if we were […]