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There’s Now An Online Store Supporting Artists Whose Work Was Allegedly Stolen By Zara

When it comes to the battle of multibillion-dollar corporations vs. independent creators, the corporations almost always win. Or at least they used to. Thanks to social media, the creators are now finding new ways to fight back. Example: This online store supporting artists whose work was allegedly stolen by Zara.

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Vivienne Westwood Says, Go Ahead, Copycat

“It’s not just going to come out of you. You get out what you put in.” More »


Melt Your Stress Away With This Enchanting Little Film

Designer Shunsuke Umiyama’s latest creation is the bamboo copTer, a mobile made from a classic toy. These tiny helicopters, also known as taketambo or bamboo copters, lift into the air when spun. In Umiyama’s mobile, they spin gently in the breeze, lulling the viewer’s mind into forgetting the world for just a moment. If you’re feeling high-strung today,… More »


Home Inspiration: 19 Wonderful Workspaces

Nothing improves my productivity game like bright, tidy desk decor. This weekend I finally cleaned off the surface of my desk after weeks of letting it drown under clutter, and I feel like a new woman! Click through for some inspiration for your own dreamy at-home workspace… … More »


Dream Or Nightmare: Suspended Balcony Pools

The Bandra Ohm residential building in Mumbai, India, which will begin construction next year, will include a private balcony pool for each its 100 condos. Each 70-square-foot pool will be made of aquarium-grade acrylic and feature a view of the ocean and nearby marina, but it’s also mildly terrifying. Sure, it’s a trade-up from the… More »


This Guy Spent Thousands Turning His House Into A Playground For His Cats, And You Can Too

Do you love your cats? Do you also have $35,000 to spare? A California man did, and he used it to turn his home into a live-in playground for his 18 cats. The house includes wall ledges, ramps, and custom tunnels all specially designed for his kitties. The home also has a spiral feline “staircase” and… More »


Did Yoko Ono Rip Off A Young Designer? Survey Says …

Remember when we told you about Angel Barta, the woman who claims Marc Jacobs like, stole her life for his collections and ad campaigns? We have a new entry into the “Maybe This Famous Person Ripped Me Off” category: Brooklyn designer Haleh Nematzadeh says Yoko Ono stole her designs for her latest collaboration with NYC brand… More »


Found: The Creepiest, Coziest Snowsuit Ever

Every time in my life that I’ve had the opportunity to use a sleeping bag, I have done two things: 1) lamented its lack of leg holes, and 2) pulled the opening up over my head and realized how sublimely happy I would be if I could live my whole life in a warm, cozy… More »


Must Haves: 9 Shawl Collar Coats

It’s winter coat week, so we’ve gathered up some awesome shawl collar coats — coats that’ll keep your neck especially warm and toasty. We’ve found nine awesome options after the jump! … More »


Start Saving Up, Hipsters: This Bike Costs $70,000

Classic Schwinn not doing it for you anymore? Yearning for a ride that will really get you noticed? How about this one-of-a-kind beech wood bike? Inspired by a famous 19th century chair designed by Michael Thonet (side note: who are the people who are keeping track of famous chairs? Should I know about famous chairs?),… More »


Must Haves: 10 Cool Patterned Coats

Try as we might, there’s just no denying that it’s fast approaching winter coat season. And we say, why bother with some boring monotone black pea coat? Go for color and pattern in your winter wear. That’s why we’ve selected 10 colorful, pattern-rific winter coats for your perusal. Enjoy! … More »


Dive Into This Beautiful Photograph

I’m drawn to art that evokes a strong emotional reaction, and when I look at this beautifully simple picture, a feeling of calmness and freedom washes over me. I’d love to hang this in my office and look into those endless ripples of water whenever I get stressed out. [$60 for 11″ x 14″ print,… More »


Anna Dello Russo Does Accessories For H&M

I’ve always imagined Vogue editor Anna Della Russo — she of the bizarre hats and wild fashion — as a sort of weird banshee lady, sleepily flitting through life going to high fashion events and occasionally enjoying nights out with her band of wacky friends. You know, sort of like fashion’s version of Britney Spears. More »


Karl Lagerfeld’s Hotel Redesign Will Include Greek God-Inspired Frescoes Of Baptiste Giabiconi

Today in Karl Lagerfeld Is Really Weird: the silver-gloved fashion kaiser was recently appointed the new landscape planner of Monte-Carlo’s sumptuously swanky Hôtel Métropole, which means he’ll be redesigning the entirety of the hotel’s exterior, including the pool, terrace, gardens, and a brand new restaurant by the Chef of the Century himself, Joël Robuchon. What… More »


Marni Designs Chairs, Employs Colombian Former Inmates To Produce Them

We have officially entered the realm of designer everything: Marni, the high-end Italian brand known for its offbeat prints and artsy-homely styling, has made their way into the furniture industry with a 100-piece collection of metal chairs covered by multicolored woven plastic, and they managed to do some good in the process. The fashion house… More »


Kim Gordon Debuts Fashion Collaboration With Surface To Air

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon is pretty much the godmother of post-punk, and one of the coolest and most stylish women around. So when we heard that she’d be collaborating on a fashion collection with chic French retailer Surface to Air, we couldn’t wait to see it. Kim’s designs don’t disappoint. What does: their outrageous prices. More »


The Weird Fashions From The Central St. Martin’s Fashion Show

Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design is home to one of the world’s oldest and most well-respected fashion design programs. The school has helped launched the careers of Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Givenchy’s Ricardo Tischi, among others. Each year, the school hosts a show from the fashion program’s master’s students, showcasing their… More »


We Heart Japanese Designer Anrealage’s Effervescent Charm

Japanese designer Anrealage is the spirit sister of American sportswear designer Thom Browne. Both play with proportion and shape, and in the process create new forms and bodies. And Anrealage’s designer Kunihiko Morinaga is guided more by architecture than by current fashion trends. She loves Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi most. “I love all of Antoni… More »


Guy Fieri Designed A Line Of Men’s Jewelry, Naturally

Questions for Guy Fieri, regarding his new line of men’s jewelry. Does this line include barbecue sauce, or barbecue sauce-flavored gems? If not, why? What about a container for hot sauce or a secret compartment for other choice condiments? Was your intention in creating the line to enable ladies to quickly and swiftly identify the… More »


A Few Of My Favorite Things: M.J. Of EthicalStyle.com

Ethical Style blogger M.J. started her eco-conscious fashion blog three years ago, thinking she knew a lot about ethical fashion. “I was so wrong,” she says. “The scope is so much more broad than just organic cotton and sweatshop labor.” And her interest in ethical fashion extends far beyond clothing manufacture and fabrication. “Right now,… More »


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