If you’re like us, and you love all things “Mad Men,” from the plots to the characters to the looks, you may have noticed the bed that Don and Betty Draper share on the show. Totally retro, it’s got a soft green button-tufted headboard fit for any suburban princess married to a mad, mad ad man — or, you know, you. While the bed on the show was created by set designer Amy Wells, Club Furniture has a similar sleeper for “Mad Men” lovers. Custom-made in North Carolina, the look-alike bed doesn’t come cheap — it’s $1,100 to $1,350, depending on size. (Oh, it’s on sale for just under a grand today!) I like the Sky blue, but the company will use any fabric you desire. Sadly, Don Draper is not included. [L.A. at Home] Keep reading »
This Hot-T Wand almost seems like something that could be an iPhone attachment and application; it’s so techy and compact. Insert the heatable stick (with safety sensors) into a cup of water, wait for the water to get hot, then dip in your tea of choice. When done, there’s a heat-protective capsule to insert the Hot-T into. So small you can carry it around in your purse and have a spot whenever you feel like it. [Cool Buzz] Keep reading »
Sculptor Peter Rolfe’s handy storage units are great for storing jewelry, underwear, or assorted random items, especially if you like your drawers in the shape of boobs or a six-pack. Created out of birch plywood, the headless, three-drawer cupboards are sure to keep your house guests on their toes. Apartment Therapy’s commenters are responding with mixed reviews: “vulgar,” “eyesore,” “hyper-sexual.” What do you think — poor taste or très chic? [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »
Inès de la Fressange is a former Chanel model, and now a successful designer and boutique owner. The Selby‘s latest photo installment provides a glimpse of Fressange’s gorgeous Paris office, which is outfitted with tons of pink and French baroque furniture. To summarize: we are extremely jealous of this woman.
This so-called “office” is more like a dream apartment filled with artfully arranged trinkets and pretty memorabilia. Bags and shoes serve as chic decorative accents, while colorful figurines with an urban vibe mix into the scheme. We have about a million new decorating ideas thanks to this series, but you can check out our favorite pics after the jump. [The Selby] Keep reading »
There’s an uproar in New Zealand over some bathrooms being built on the waterfront in the capital of Wellington. The unisex bathrooms are meant to resemble crayfish, but some are saying they look more like fallopian tubes or Madonna’s famous cone-shaped bustier (which was recently immortalized in necklace form). The design was the winning entry from a competition between 30 young designers from an architecture school, and it will cost about $278,000 to build. What do you think the bathrooms resemble? We’re not sure they remind us of Madonna’s bustier, but they certainly are bizarre-looking. [The Dominion Post, Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »
Oh lordy, how’s this for crazy back-from-Labor-Day-weekend news? There’s a scary rumor circulating that our fashion nemesis, Christian Audigier of Ed Hardy fame, has purchased Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch. Um, yeah.
According to an interview with Agence France-Presse, Audigier said, “I bought the Michael Jackson house. It’s something I’m gonna open just for the birthday (sic) of his death every June, where the media is gonna be able to come in and we’ll do exposes, etc.”
Of course entertainment bloggers are having a field day with this, but we’re more concerned with the sartorial side of things. It’s not as if Neverland is known for being a tasteful setting per se, but plop some Ed Hardy crap in there and it’s officially the tackiest place on earth. We just hope this rumor is false. [Houston Chronicle] Keep reading »
Do they sell paint like this at Sherwin-Williams? Cause if not, we don’t even want to imagine the time, energy and technique it took to paint the Louis Vuitton logo all over this house in Mexico. But if you have a passion for fashion, guess no task is too great. [Freshome] Keep reading »
Behold the Aliph Jawbone Prime. In the world of basic, boring and predictably silver Bluetooth earpieces, it stands out in more ways than one. The sleekly designed Jawbone Prime is available in several electric and eclectically named colors: Lilac You Mean It, Frankly Scarlet, Drop Me A Lime, and ‘Yello! It’s not all about fun colors, it’s also about function. This earpiece touts its ability to drown out all background noise while allowing you to have a seamless and uninterrupted conversation. The earpiece is designed to barely touch your face, and as the name suggests, lightly grazes your jawbone. It detects your voice instantly and has discreet buttons to turn the device on and off. Find it online right now for $129.99. This product cannot, however, do much about the fact that no matter what, people still look hilarious and cannot be taken seriously when they’re talking into Bluetooths. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
Restaurants produce plenty of waste, even the super fancy ones. Luckily, restaurant by-products are being put to good use. While the more typical thing to do with grease is to use it to fuel biodiesel cars, Further Soap uses it to make chic candles and soaps. Further’s products aren’t made from any ol’ restaurant grease though. Only the finest for them! Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s restaurant Mozza supplies the company with their oily crap, which gets made into hand soap and candles that smell like bergamot, olive, and exotic grasses. Who would have guessed old grease could be used to make such tasteful items? [Further Soap via Luxist] Keep reading »
The French have every right to be proud of their national cuisine, and have no problems boasting of its glory. So much so that the country’s post office has just come out with a chocolate-themed stamp collection to celebrate the key ingredient (are you dreaming of rich, flaky chocolate croissants yet?). Designed to look like a fancy bar of chocolate, the limited-edition stamps are also scented! Sending love letters can be even sweeter now.
So what would happen if the USPS decided to make a scratch n’ sniff stamp collection honoring American cuisine? Hot Pocket-flavored mail? [SecretsOfParis.com] Keep reading »