To add to the Pinterest board, Amazon wish list, wedding registry or other "to buy" list: a Spokes hanging lamp from Foscarini. Inspired by antique Asian lanterns, birdcages and bicycle wheels, this contemporary-looking lighting fixture was designed by Vicente Garcia Jimenez and Cinzia Cumini — the creative duo behind Studio Garcia Cumini Associati — and is one of our favorite recent finds.
There is plenty of organizing advice out there advocating one technique or another for decluttering your home and simplifying your life. Bits and pieces of that advice work for some people but not for others, often because they require a complete change or reversal in thinking. Here are three basic ideas that are easy to implement and can not only improve organization in your home but also motivate you to do more.
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Michelangelo might have been tempted to pick up a few things at this year's Spring High Point Market. There was a clear sculptural influence on the home furnishings on display — some subtle, some obvious. From undulating lines to strong angles, both upholstery and case-goods showed off their artistic sides. Less a trend than a design direction, the look can have the swirly lines of art nouveau or the hard edges of Bauhaus.
In late July, Boston-based Converse made headlines with news that it was set to release an updated version of the beloved Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker. Since the design of the original All Star had changed very little over the course of its 98-year history, some saw this as the sneaker world equivalent of drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa. Others were quick to point out that, while certainly iconic, the original shoes didn't offer much in the support department and that a redesign was long overdue.
Here are some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women's clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958. And a size 8 dress of 1958 doesn't even have a modern-day equivalent. The waist and bust measurements of a Mad Men-era 8 come in smaller than today's size 00.
NEW YORK — Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose bright, flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and film stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, has died. He was 85.
CHICAGO — Samantha Marnell and Mikyla Moya, friends who live in Gurnee, Ill., accidentally wore matching outfits of white crop tops, jean shorts, tribal print fanny packs and gray Converse sneakers to the opening day of the recent Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.