websites to watch in 2011. -
1. Gilt Groupe - Start delivering to Canada!!!
2. I like that you can sort by “agony” on Hipmunk.com
tokyo baby cafe.
I just really like the huge couch/crib.
I was curious about how exactly Lady Gaga manages to find all these outlandish pieces and then this website (which I LOVE) http://cyanatrendland.com/ had all the answers for me!
She has a collective - a creative team called Haus of Gaga. From dancers to makeup to stylists, they articulate her vision and make her Gaga-fied.
HERE are all the outfits and HERE is the video.
Off to buy Wonder bread.
Sabine Pieper Fashion Illustrations.
So I just changed my profile pic to one of her illustrations and wish I could use several. They are all beautiful. It was a toss-up between what I chose and the one I’ve just posted… And all the others. I love her use of texture and media.
She is a German artist living and working in Berlin. A place that is on my “next places to visit in Europe” list.
Her work is wonderful and you can view it HERE.
Check out Naja Conrad-Hansen too.
Alexander McQueen’s Finale.
This is one of my favourites from the A/W10 AMcQ collection. It’s a beautiful, beautiful collection. See the rest here: http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/show.aspx/full-length-photos/id,8883#
Yesterday I heard a rumour that Gareth Pugh will replace McQueen as the head of the brand. And although he seems like a logical fit (tortured artist, very dark, strong and similar design POV, English) I am reminded of an interview that FT did with McQueen… maybe 2 years ago? Where he explicitly said that when he dies, the brand dies with him.
I guess we’ll see if anyone else remembers his wishes.
Enjoy the collection.
So I’m sure you’re starting to hear about this new social networking site called http://www.chatroulette.com/ . It is a video chat site where you are matched up with random people you don’t know, globally. And if you don’t like what you see, you hit NEXT. I just encountered a penis. Good luck.
The YouDesign Movement
I just finished reading this fantastic article by the NY Times on (what Trendwatching calls out as a key trend in our 2010+ decade) The YouDesign Movement.
The movement consists of companies who draw their inspirations and dollars from crowdsourcing designs. For example, you can create a T-shirt and publish it on one of these sites and see if people want to buy it. If they do, the company will produce it!
This “community” business model has been very successful in many different areas and is now taking off in the world of fashion. Here are some examples:
http://www.threadless.com/ Is a Chicago based T-Shirt business that started in 2000 with $500. In 2005 the company was worth $6.2 Million.
http://www.dreamheels.com/ Is a Canadian shoe company that asks consumers to submit designs that can be printed onto a standardized white high-heeled pump.
http://catwalkgenius.com/ Is an Irish Web site that asks fashion fans to buy shares in up-and-coming designers, is all for crowdfunding but its designers keep creative control of their work (picture featured of their homepage).
Full article here:
Read it. Go.