Henrik Vibskov was born in 1972 in Jutland, Denmark, graduating in menswear from Central Saint Martins College, London, in 2001. In addition to producing fashion collections with titles such as "The Solar Donkey Experiment: and "The Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory", Vibskov tours as the drummer for electronic band Trentemoller, designs costumes for the theatre and opera, and exhibits at art museums and galleries around the world, such as MoMA in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris and ICA in London. His designs have received numerous awards including the 2011 Torsten and Wanja Soderberg Prize, the Danish Design Council Award 2007, and a Praemieringen from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2009. He is a frequent lecturer at design schools such as Central Saint Martins and the Antwertp Royal Academy of Fine Art.
A while back in a Home Tour post, I featured residential designer Mel McDaniel's fabulous apartment in West Philadelphia. Since then she has been hard at work training with a master welder to develop and hand build a line of must have accessories for the home. Perfectly proportioned with plenty of pegs for hanging all of your Ilsa Loves Rick jewelry, this object-exercise in form meets function can be yours by contacting Mel through her blog home, I love you. The Anna Necklace Ledge (named for a favorite character in literature), $160, 20" wide with a 3" ledge and 13 pegs. Custom sizes available.
This amazing soap import from Sweden has quickly found a cult following in the US. My darling husband gifted me a bar in my Christmas stocking this year, and I was smitten at once. Delicious fragrance and large pieces of sea salt (the perfect exfoliant) will have you using this day and night. I buy it by the case.
In 2007, Greg Chait launched the luxury lifestyle brand, The Elder Statesman, a collection founded on the principles of exceptional quality, impeccable craftsmanship and the finest materials. Driven by a deep appreciation and understanding of artisan disciplines the brand has and will constantly strive to perfect the creation of the best possible works. Launching with a series of custom blankets, The Elder Statesman has expanded to offer a wide range of products including hats, gloves, scarves, handkerchiefs, eyewear, home accessories and ready-to-wear. In November 2012, The Elder Statesman's unique perspective caught the discerning eye of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and was awarded the year's top honor.
by Colombian duo Andrea Vargas Dieppa and Elisa Restrepo.
Blurring the division between the sexes, the collection is refined, androgynous and elegant. I love the Cali in low, the stacked wooden platform is an elegant take on the classic creeper.
"Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, the two decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their unique dream. What began as a single store on a quiet street in downtown New York is now a global community with outposts in New York, London, and Los Angeles, a department store in Tokyo, a wholesale showroom, an in-house clothing line, a blog, an e-commerce site, a TV channel, and an annual magazine."